the gruss scholar-in-residence
The Gruss Scholar-in-Residence will spend a year in full-time residence at NYU School of Law while researching and writing significant and publishable scholarship in an area related to Jewish law and/or the interaction between Jewish and American law. It is expected that at least one published article will result from the Scholar's year of residence; this article will be considered for publication in The Tikvah Center Working Paper Series or another working paper series of the Law School.
In addition, the Gruss Scholar will familiarize him/herself with the Gruss Library, so as to serve as a resource on its contents for members of the Law School community. The Scholar will supervise the continual updating and enriching of the Gruss Library and will act as the resident liaison between the library, the main Law School library and the rest of the Law School community. The Scholar will become fully integrated with the intellectual community of the Law School, regularly attending events of both The Tikvah Center in particular and NYU School of Law in general, including the faculty colloquia and other similar events.
Candidates who wish to apply to be the Gruss Scholar-in-Residence should fill out the Tikvah Scholars application form, and indicate your preference. An applicant must have a Doctorate or Rabbinical ordination to qualify.
2012-2013 Gruss Scholar-in-Residence
Shivi Greenfield holds a PhD in Political Theory from Oxford University, where he was a Weidenfeld Scholar. His primary research interests are in ethics and contemporary political philosophy. His PhD dissertation presented a democratic-based decision procedure for the construction of a legitimate constitution for a liberal regime. He received an M.A. in Political Science (direct PhD track), and a B.A. in Philosophy, Economics and Politics (magna cum laude), both from the Hebrew University. Currently, he is a research fellow at the Chazan Center for Social Justice at the Van-Leer Jerusalem Institute, where he conducts research on the social, cultural and ethical implications of political-economic privatization.