Shlomo Avineri

Professor of Political Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Shlomo Avineri is professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and of the Forum 2000 Foundation Program Council, Mr. Avineri previously served as Director-General of Israel’s Foreign Ministry (1975–1977). He is also a distinguished author, whose widely translated books include The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx (1968), Israel and the Palestinians (1971), and Hegel’s Theory of the Modern State (1974). Mr. Avineri is a recipient of the Israel Prize, the country’s highest civilian decoration. He graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the London School of Economics.