Professor Paul Eidelberg
Internationally known political scientist, author and lecturer, is the founder and president of The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy with offices in Jerusalem and Washington, DC. He is also president of the Yamin Israel party.
Prof. Eidelberg served in the United States Air Force where he held the rank of first lieutenant. He received his doctoral degree at the University of Chicago. While at the university, he designed the first brain scanner for the Argonne Cancer Research Hospital.
Before making aliya in 1976, Prof. Eidelberg wrote a trilogy on America’s founding fathers: The Philosophy of the American Constitution, On the Silence of the Declaration of Independence, and A Discourse on Statesmanship.
In 1976 he joined the faculty of Bar-Ilan University.
From his rabbi, HaGaon HaRav Dr. Chaim Zimmerman (z”l), he learned how to interface Torah and political science.
Prof. Eidelberg has written several books on the Arab-Israel conflict and on Judaism, including Demophrenia: Israel and the Malaise of Democracy, Beyond the Secular Mind, and Judaic Man. His most recent book, Jewish Statesmanship, provides the philosophical and institutional foundations for reconstructing the State of Israel. This book, which contains a Constitution for the State Israel, has also been published in Hebrew and Russian. He is currently working on a Jewish philosophy of history.
Prof. Eidelberg has lectured before Israel’s Foreign Office and has written policy papers for various Knesset members. He is on the Editorial Board of Israel’s premier journal Nativ, as well as on the Advisory Council of the Ariel Center for Policy Research. He has written more than 1,000 articles for newspapers and scholarly journals in the United States and Israel.
During the past five years, Prof. Eidelberg has been conducting seminars on constitutions, diverse parliamentary electoral systems, Jewish law, and related topics at the Jerusalem center of the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy.