Michael Karayanni is the Bruce W. Wayne Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was the Dean and before that the Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights, the Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law and the Center of the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity all at the same institution. He held visiting positions at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Georgetown Law Center, Melbourne Law School, Stanford Law School, Yale Law School and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His research interests are in private international law and inter-religious law, multiculturalism and civil procedure. Among his publications is Conflicts in Conflict, A Conflict of Laws Case Study of Israel and the Palestinian Territories (Oxford University Press, 2014); A Multicultural Entrapment: Religion and State Among the Palestinian Arabs in Israel (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Karayanni received his LL.D from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his S.J.D from the University of Pennsylvania.