Our speaker, Dr. Mohammed Wattad, Assistant Professor, Zefat College, School of Law, is the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professor at UC Irvine.
He is a legal scholar specializing in international and comparative criminal law, comparative constitutional law, international law and legal issues surrounding war, torture and terrorism.
A graduate of University of Haifa School of Law, Dr. Wattad holds a Masters of Law degree from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds another Masters of Law degree from Columbia University, where earned his Juris Doctorate as a Fulbright Scholar.
Dr. Wattad completed post doctorate work as a Halbert Fellow of the Munk Center at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he was also a visiting scholar, and served as a Minerva Fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. He is currently an assistant professor at Zefat College's School of Law in Israel and editor-in-chief of the International Journal Medicine and Law.
Dr. Wattad has expertise in the history of Israel and issues of self-image and identity in multi-cultural societies. He has written and spoken extensively on societal challenges confronting the Middle East and Israel, including relations between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens and Israel's external relations with surrounding Arab states.
He served as a legal clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel under the supervision of Justice Dalia Dorner and was a member of the Legal Task Force of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.