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Yoram Hazony moved to New Jersey in 1983 in order to pursue a degree in East Asian Studies at Princeton University. Completing his undergraduate education with high accolades, Yoram Hazony gained admission to Rutgers University, where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Theory. Yoram Hazony authored his dissertation on the political theory evident in the Book of Jeremiah and its relevance to modern politics. Since graduating, Yoram Hazony has completed two more books, one concerning political philosophy in the Book of Esther and another about the challenges facing the post-Zionist Jewish state. Currently, Yoram Hazony is working on The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture: An Introduction, which will soon be published by Cambridge University Press. Yoram Hazony has also been involved with editing New Essays on Zionism and has authored an introduction to Moses as Political Leader. Yoram Hazony co-founded the Shalem Center, a research institute in Jerusalem. Yoram Hazony now serves as the Center’s Provost and is also a Senior Fellow in its Department of Philosophy, Political Theory, and Religion. Last year, Yoram Hazony submitted an application for the establishment of Shalem College, which he hopes to open in the next few years. Shalem College would be Israel’s first liberal arts college based on the American education system. Yoram Hazony resides in Jerusalem with his wife and their children. Yoram Hazony is a Senior Editor for Hebraic Political Studies and sits on the international Advisory Board of the John Templeton Foundation. Yoram Hazony is also involved with the Hume Society, the American Philosophical Association, and the Society of Biblical Literature. Yoram Hazony often presents at various conferences held around the world and is a speaker for the B’nai B’rith Lecture Bureau.

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