I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Harvard University Department of Government where I study political theory and international relations. My dissertation book project is a normative theory of democratic civil-military relations provisionally titled "Not Just War".

Whereas traditional normative research on militaries focuses on war, my research focuses on the place of militaries in domestic life. Drawing on work by political scientists, international relations scholars, sociologists, and economists as well as contemporary normative democratic theory, I study the idea of militarism and its relationship to liberal democracy. I argue that liberal democracies should aspire to civilianism where relations between the state, society, and the military reflect the supremacy of values such as equal citizenship, co-rulership, and solidarity. I draw out the normative ramifications of this view for recruitment, treatment of soldiers and veterans, civilian control of militaries, and the use of the military for non-defensive purposes, all while remaining sensitive to the unique institutional configuration of different states.

I was a Stone Ph.D. Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration at HKS, and I am currently a research fellow at the Berl Katznelson Foundation and at Molad: the Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy. I publish research and opinion pieces in Hebrew and English on a variety of issues, mostly in the area of Israeli politics and national security.