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Ben-Gal, Michal

Michal Ben Gal

Michal Ben Gal (University of Haifa) 

Michal Ben Gal is a researcher and the Academic coordinator of the National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness and the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa. Michal received her PhD from the University of Haifa (2004). She is a planner (Master of City and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Technion, 1998) and member in the Israel Planners Association, as well as a lawyer (LL.B. from the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law (2009); admitted to the Israeli bar December 2010). Her main research interests include regulatory frameworks for emergency situations, and mitigation and facilitation of public and environmental conflicts. She teaches Law and the Marine Environment at the Ruppin Academic Center School of Marine Sciences. Other professional experience includes roles as planner, mediator, coordinator and adviser for public participation processes. She is civically active in public issues surrounding planning projects.