Prof. Yedidia Z. Stern
Vice President, Research
Director, Center for Religion, Nation and State
Professor Yedidia Z. Stern is a full professor and former dean of the law faculty of Bar-Ilan University. He was chairman of the Committee to Determine the Legal Status of Insurance Agents in Israel; chairman of the National Committee for Civic Studies; chairman-elect of the Coalition Committee to Enact an Israeli Constitution; chairman of Israel Science Foundation’s Committee for Assessment of Legal Research; a member of the government’s commission of inquiry into the state’s treatment of the residents of Gush Katif after the disengagement from Gaza and northern Samaria; an advisor to the Ministry of Justice on the Companies Law (2001–2007); and the president of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Israeli Judaism. He is a member of multiple committees and boards of public organizations, including Bank Leumi.
Areas of expertise
Religion and state; law and Jewish religious law; constitutional law; justice system; corporate law, corporate acquisition and finance; corporate governance and structure.