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Ely Merzbach

Professor Ely Merzbach is an international research on Probability theory and Stochastic Processes and a member of the mathematics department and Gonda Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. Professor Merzbach research focused on Set-Indexed stochastic processes, Levy processes, Fractional Poisson processes and spans numerous topics underlying important applications in areas spanning Brain Research, financial systems, Bio Systems, Complex and stochastic systems, Environmental and other systems.   

 

 He served as Dean of the Faculty of Science of Bar-Ilan University.

Professor Merzbach is also involved with connections between Science and Jewish philosophy. He wrote 40 papers on this subject and several books in hebrew, for example "The Logic of the Lottery", Reuven Mass, Ltd., 208pp. (2009).

 


 

Hany Azazy

Hany Azazy is a lecture of Methodology and Philosophy of Science at department of Philosophy, Ain Shams University. Main interests are Logic and its history especially Islamic medieval formal and informal logic

 


 

Joshua Halberstam

Joshua Halberstam  received his Ph.D. in philosophy from New York University, has taught philosophy at NYU, TC/Columbia University and  currently teaches Philosophy and Communications at BCC/City University of New York.  He has published widely in epistemology, ethics, legal theory and philosophy of religion and is currently working on a book on judgment and systemic confusion. He is also the author of the novel A Seat at the Table and has written several books in the area of Jewish Studies. His most recent book is The Blind Angel: New Old Chassidic Tales, a translation of Chassidic stories from the Yiddish. 


 

Mauro Zonta

Mauro Zonta (b. in Pavia, 1968) is, from 1998, Associate Professor of History of Jewish Philosophy and Reader of History of Arabic Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Sapienza Università di Roma.
 Among his main activities, there are more than 100 communications to various scientific congresses or scientific lectures at various academic institutes. He has published 14 books and more than
130 scientific articles.
The scope of the studies conducted by Mauro Zonta mainly concerns
the history and the source texts of Jewish Philosophy, without neglecting arabic and siriac philosophy. He is member of the editorial board of two scientific international reviews.


 

Michael Chernick

Michael Chernick is Professor Emeritus of Rabbinic Literature at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York School. He has authored three books on rabbinic hermeneutics, two in Hebrew לחקר) המידות כלל ופרט וכלל וריבוי ומיעוט and (לחקר מידת גזירה שווה and one in English, A Great Voice That Did Not Cease.


 

Michael Nosonovsky

Dr. Michael Nosonovsky is an Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He got his Master's degree in engineering from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (1992) and in Semitic languages from St. Petersburg State University (1996) as well as PhD in Mechanical Engineering (2001) from Northeastern University in Boston. Michael taught modern and Biblical Hebrew and participated in many field trips to Jewish sites of Eastern Europe studying Hebrew inscriptions on old gravestones.

 


 

Moshe Koppel

Moshe Koppel is a professor of computer science at Bar-Ilan University. His main area of research involves the use of machine learning techniques for text analysis. He is also the founder of DICTA, a research institute devoted to applications of computational linguistics to Jewish texts.


 

Sergey Dolgopolski

Sergey Dolgopolski came to the the Department of Comparative Literature and The Institute of Jewish Thought and Heritage in 2010. He holds a Joint Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from UC Berkeley and Graduate Theological Union, and the degree of Doctor of Philosophical Sciences from the Russian Academy of Sciences.

His  general area of interest is the variety of ways in which philosophy and literature interact creating new philosophical concepts and new literary forms.  He specializes in the Talmud as body of text and thought seen from poetic, rhetoric, and philosophical perspectives, with a particular interest in mutual hermeneutics of philosophical, rhetorical, and talmudic traditions, and with an emphasis on mutually shaping engagements of poetic, talmudic, and philosophical thinking.

He authors a monograph Rhetoric of the Talmud in the View of Post-Structuralism (1998, St-Petersburg and Jerusalem, in Russian). One of his books is What is Talmud? The Art of Disagreement (Fordham U. Press, 2009). His new book The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud, with Fordham University Press, was published in the Fall 2012. 

 


 

Alan Futerman

Alan Futerman (Rosario, Argentina) is an advanced student of BA in Economics at the University of the Latin-American Educational Center (UCEL). He has been researcher at the Bases Foundation, focusing in economic theory from the perspective of the Austrian School of Economics. He has also been editor at www.catalactica.com.ar, a website on social sciences and economics, and is co-founder and member of the Editor Committee at Revista Dissertatio, journal for the publication of the best qualified final thesis by students of BA in Economics at the National University of Rosario. He was also member of the Hadar Foundation. He has contributed essays to journals like Revista Procesos de Mercado, Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law and Invenio, and lectured on economic subjects in congresses and seminars, such as the Annual Meeting of the Argentine Association of Political Economy (AAEP), among others. His main interests are macroeconomics, political philosophy and epistemology.


 

Jesenko Tešan

Jesenko Tešan has completed his dissertation, Perpetual Peace Treaty as War: A Study in Permanent Liminality, and its defense, and will receive his degree from the National University of Ireland, Cork in winter 2018. He also holds master degrees from LSE and Cambridge. He has co-authored numerous publications with Joan Davison. His latest publication is Defending the Nation from her Nationalism(s) Nationalism and Ethnic politics, (2017). His research interests lie at the intersection of political, socio-anthropological phenomena and the path out of permanent liminality for societies facing intractable teritorial disputes.

 


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