Dr Ilan Zvi Baron, BA (Hons), MSc, DPhil
Ilan Zvi Baron completed his PhD at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 2007 where he was an E.H. Carr Scholar and recipient of an Overseas Research Scheme grant. He completed an MSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics and a BA (Hons) in Political Science at the University of Victoria, Canada. He has been deputy editor of Millennium, and has worked with various international NGOs in Geneva and Zurich. Dr Baron has been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics, and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals. In addition, he has held visiting posts at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, and at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. Baron is currently working on research project about political responsibility and the Jewish Diaspora. The project is concerned with the political responsibility of the Jewish Diaspora toward Israel, if indeed such a responsibility can even be argued to exist, and if so, what account of responsibility is appropriate. The project involves three parts. The first, is an examination of the causal assumption contained in the idea of responsibility. The second, which builds on his past phenomenological inspired work about the politics of the relationship between the Jewish Diaspora and Israel, is on the possibility of a phenomenological account of (political) responsibility. The third is an examination of political responsibility as addressed in the writings of Hans Morgenthau, Raymond Aron and Hannah Arendt.
In addition, Dr. Baron is working on a project in Food Politics, exploring the role of food in the Jewish Diaspora's relationship with Isrsel, as well as more generally on the paradoxes in post-industrial societies pertaining to the production of food knowledge, the commodification of food, and alienation from food.
Dr Baron teaches courses on International Theory, Methodology in the Social Sciences (with a focus on the philosophy of science/social science), and the international political sociology of the Jewish Diaspora's relationship with Israel.
Dr Baron has written for Haaretz, YNet, and has been a contributing author at www.publicseminar.org
- Nations, Nationalisms and Diasporas
- Political Theory
- Food Politics
- International Political Sociology
- International Political Theory
- Jewish Politics and Zionism
- Normative Theory
- The Jewish Diaspora
- Political Theory
Indicators of Esteem
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia: Between January and April 2014, I was a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History, at the University of British Columbia, where I completed the manuscript of my forthcoming book "Obligation in Exile" which is about the Jewish Diaspora's relationship with Israel. I also was one of the speakers at the inaugural Limmud Vancouver (http://limmudvancouver.ca).
- Visiting Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations:
During the periof of July 7, 2015 to September 30, 2015, I was a Visiting Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi (2015). Obligation in Exile: The Jewish Diaspora, Israel and Critique. Edinburgh University Press; Oxford University Press.
- Gunning, Jeroen & Baron, Ilan Zvi (2013). Why Occupy a Square? People, Protests and Movements in the Egyptian Revolution. London: Hurst.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi. (2009). Justifying the Obligation to Die: War, Ethics, and Political Obligation with Illustrations from Zionism. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi (2009). Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism by Eric Hobsbawm. Intelligence and National Security 24(6): 570-605.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi. (2005). Book Review: General International Relations Jean Baudrillard, The Spirit of Terrorism (London: Verso, 2002, 52 pp., £8.00 pbk.). Paul Virilio, Ground Zero (London: Verso, 2002, 82 pp., £8.00 pbk.). Slavoj Žižek, Welcome to the Desert of the Real (London: Verso, 2002, 154 pp., £8.00 pbk.). Millennium Journal of International Studies 34(1): 267-271.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi (2003). Chris Brown, Sovereignty, Rights and Justice: International Political Theory Today (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2002, 296 pp., £16.99 pbk., £55.00 hbk.). Millennium 32(1): 143-145.
Chapter in book
- Baron, Ilan Zvi (2016). Reflexivity, Critique, and the Jewish Diaspora. In Reflexivity and International Relations: Positionality, Critique, and Practice. Amoureux, Jack L. Steele, Brent J. Routledge.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi (2016). Eating Jerusalem: Politics, Food and Identity. Jewish Studies Quarterly 23(3): 267-285.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi (2016). Reading Cookbooks: Israeli Food and the International Relations of the Every Day. Arts and International Affairs (March 8).
- Baron, Ilan Zvi (2015). IR has not, is not and will not take place. International Relations 29(2): 259-263.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi (2014). Diasporic Security and Jewish Identity. Modern Jewish Studies 13(2): 292-309.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi (2014). The Continuing Failure of International Relations and the Challenges of Disciplinary Boundaries. Millennium - Journal of International Studies 43(1): 224-244.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi (2014). The Jewish Question in the 21st Century: An Unanswered Question? Exploring the Jewish Question in Literature and Politics. Jewish Journal of Sociology 56(1): 5-28.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi. (2010). 'Dying for the State: The Missing Just War Question?'. Review of International Studies 36(1): 215-234.
- Baron, Ilan Zvi. (2009). The Problem of Dual Loyalty. The Canadian Journal of Political Science 42(4): 1025-1044.