Professor Alexander Yakobson is a Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute and Associate Professor of Ancient History at the Hebrew University and a scholar of democracy, popular politics, public opinion and elections in the ancient world.
Prof. Yakobson holds a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in ancient history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and previously taught at the University of Haifa.
In 1999, he published Elections and Electioneering in Rome: a Study in the Political System of the Late Republic. In addition to his focus on the ancient world, Prof. Yakobson researches the themes of democracy, national identity, nation-states, and the rights of national minorities in Israel and Western democracies. He co-authored a book on these subjects with Amnon Rubinstein: Israel and the Family of Nations: the Jewish Nation-State and Human Rights (published in Hebrew, 2003 and English, 2008).