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Dr Cochav Elkayam Levy

Dr Cochav Elkayam Levy

Founder & Chair

Dr. Cochav Elkayam Levy is the founder and chair of the Dvora Institute for Gender and Sustainability Studies, as well as the Civil Commission on Oct. 7th Crimes by Hamas against Women and Children. Notably, she served as the principal author of the National Report on Gender Mainstreaming in Times of Emergencies, a document adopted by the Israeli government in June 2022.

Recognized for her leadership, Dr. Elkayam-Levy was named one of the most promising young leaders under 40 in Israel by The Marker Magazine in 2022 (Ha'aretz). Her recent contributions include co-authoring an analysis of the implications of the government's legal reform on the lives of women in Israel.

Currently holding the position of Sophie Davis Fellow on Gender, Conflict Resolution, and Peace at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dr. Elkayam-Levy imparts knowledge in areas such as human rights law, international law, climate justice, and feminist theories at both Hebrew University and Reichman University. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

With a background as an SJD and former Human Rights Scholar of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Dr. Elkayam-Levy has previously served as a Perry World House Fellow. Recognized globally, she is a Salzburg Global Fellow for Outstanding Scholars in International Law, based in Washington DC, and a distinguished member of the President’s new Climate Forum.

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