Dr. Muhammed Khalaily

Researcher in the Program on Arab Society in Israel at the Israel Democracy Institute.

He holds  a PhD.  from the School of Political Science at the University of Haifa on the subject, "The role and survival of primordial structures in modern politics: A  Neo-Institutional Analysis of Clan Continuity in Arab Politics in Israel." His dissertation won the award for the outstanding research paper at the annual conference of the Israel Political Science Association. Muhammad was one of the initiators of the coalition to encourage voting in Arab society in the 22nd and 23rd Knesset elections. He has published a book with co-author  and colleague Dr. Yossri Khizran, titled : "Abandoned to its Fate: Arab Society in Israel in the Shadow of the Arab Spring."