Gal Ben Haim
Gal Ben Haim received her LL.B. in Law, Summa cum Laude, from Bar Ilan University. During her studies, Gal served as editor-in-chief of 'Mechkarei Mishpat' – Bar-Ilan Law Studies Journal, and worked as research and teaching assistant for various professors. Upon graduation, Gal served as a law clerk to the Hon. Justice Uzi Vogelman of the Supreme Court of Israel. Gal currently works as an attorney at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Gal was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to pursue her LL.M. studies at Columbia University, focusing on international criminal law.
Nir Gonen received his LL.B in Law and B.A in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University. During his studies, Nir worked as a research and teaching assistant in the areas of legal theory, public law and legal history. Upon graduation, Nir served as a law clerk and a senior law clerk to the Hon. Justice Esther Hayut, President of the Supreme Court of Israel. Nir was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to pursue his LL.M at Yale University.
Nitsan Plitman was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to pursue her research project titled “A Religion Shaped by Government: Examining the Place of Israeli Government in Designing and Changing Jewish Religious Law”.
Nitsan holds an LL.B. in Law and Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University) magna cum laude) where she also worked as a teaching assistant and as editor-in-chief of ‘Mishpatim’ law review. She is currently finalizing an M.A. degree in Jewish Thought at the Ben-Gurion University for which she received the ‘Michel Halperin Prize’ in the fields of ethics, law and policy, Ben-Gurion University, in 2018 for promising thesis research proposal “The State of Israel as a Halachic Adjudicator”.
Nitsan is interested in the overlapping realms of religious and secular law and sees Israel as a unique study case for examining how religions change when becoming institutionalized and how secular structures discourse in religious terminology.
Before her current Fulbright grant Nitsan worked as a Legal advisor for the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in the department of Supreme Court litigation.
Tal received her LL.B. in law, magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University. During her studies, Tal served as Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Tel Aviv University Law Review ('Iyunei Mishpat'), and as a research and teaching assistant in various courses. Today, Tal clerks for the Hon. Deputy Chief Justice Hanan Melcer of the Supreme Court of Israel. Tal's areas of interest focus on the intersection between corporate governance, public administration and technology.
As a Fulbright fellow, Tal will pursue her LL.M. at Harvard University, focusing on the effects of big-tech monopolies (like Facebook, Google or Amazon) on various civil rights and liberties.
Israeli filmmaker Tamar Baruch (b.1987) graduated from the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University and from York University in Toronto, and was a student of Jewish Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Her short films, including Gloria (2013), Power of Attorney (2014), and Stranger of the Dunes (2017), have been screened at film festivals worldwide, and received First Prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival and Amazon Most Promising Director Prize at the Montreal World Film Festival, amongst others. She has also been nominated for an Israeli Academy Award (Ophir), earned a MacDowell Fellowship, and is a recent laureate of the Israeli Ministry of Culture's Early Career Film Award.
At NYU Tamar will pursue a Master's Degree in documentary filmmaking as a Fulbright Fellow.