PhD Students

PhD Students

One of the Cohn Institute’s main goals is to create a prolific environment for research students to grow and learn. Our PhD Students participate in research seminars, professional conferences and international workshops. Below is a list of students who chose to make their information public and their research interests. 



PhD Students:


Yair Barak

Research Topic: A History of Privatization in Israel – a Socio-Political-Economic Research

Advisors: Professor Moshe Zuckerman, Professor Itzhak Grinberg


Zohar Z. Bronfman

Research Topic: The evolution of learning and memory systems and its relation to consciousness

Advisor: Professor Eva Jablonka


Idit Chikurel

Research Topic: Salomon Maimon's Theory of Invention

Advisor: Professor Gideon Freudenthal



Ran Feldesh

Research Topic: The Evolution of Intelligence

Advisor: Professor Eva Jablonka


Maya Fisher

Research Topic: “Natural” contextualized in Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Advisors: Professor Eva Jablonka, Dr. Ayelet Shavit and Professor Nadav Davidovitch


Einav Fridman

Research Topic: Towards God's Infinity - The conceptual change of the divine infinity, from Bruno to Hegel

Advisors: Professor Yossef Schwartz, Dr. M. Roubach


Nathan Friedenberg

Research Topic: The Third Reich in the Jewish German-language Press in Mandatory Palestine, 1933-1941

Advisor: Professor Jose Brunner




Rodayna Ganem

Research Topic: The Implementation of Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali'S Methodology Of  Doubt in Developing Scientific-Critical Thinking Among Arabic High School Students.

Advisor: Professor Menachem Fisch


Yael Gazit

Research Topic: Philosophical Appropriation: On Philosophy's Engagement with its Past.

Advisor: Professor Menachem Fisch



Ron Gilboa

Research Topic: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics in the Doctrine of Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag - a Phenomenological Examination of Introversion in his Writings.

Advisor: Professor Yosef Schwartz, Professor Ron Margolin



Iddo Ginat

Research Topic: The construction of the Zionist ethos over the past century through the representations of the Palestinian/”Eretz Israeli” landscape and the Zionist building project at International Exhibitions and World Fairs

Advisor: Professor Rivka Feldhay



Chen Herman

Research Topic: A rational search for a mystical reality: Leibniz's mystic "Christian Mathematics", and its historical roots

Advisor: Professor Yosef Schwartz



Asher Jospe

Research Topic: Critical Theory of Network Society

Advisor: Professor Moshe Zuckerman


Kati Kish Bar On

Research Topic: Living with Contradiction: Testing Models of Framework Transitions through Brouwer’s Intuitionism

Advisors: Professor Menachem Fisch, Professor Leo Corry



Igal Vardi

Research Topic: The Dialectical meeting between Structuralism and Post-Structuralism.

Advisor: Professor Moshe Zuckerman, Professor Yuval Portugali


Itsik Yosef

Research Topic: Philosophy of physics, Metaphysics

Advisor: Professor Leo Corry, Professor Thomas Rycman

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