Michal Cotler-Wunsh heads the Nefesh B’Nefesh Institute for Aliya Policy & Strategy. She was a Member of Israel’s 23rd Knesset where she served as Chair of the Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Use; Chair of the Subcommittee on Israel-Diaspora Relations; and as a member of the Foreign Affairs and Security, Law, Children’s Rights, Women’s Rights, and Immigration and Integration Committees.
Michal was born in Israel and raised in Canada. She received her LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her LL.M. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
She is a PhD candidate in the Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law and Politics programme at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Freie Universität of Berlin, researching freedom of speech on University campuses and tracking the effects of (attempted) regulation of rights.