Who We Are
Noemi Gal-Or (B.A., Tel Aviv University, Ph.D., Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, LL.B., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada) is Director of the Institute for Transborder Studies (ITS) and professor of Politics and International Law, the Department of Political Science, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She has published extensively in various matters including security and strategic studies (specifically terrorism) and conflict resolution; international law (trade & investment, dispute settlement, humanitarian, human rights, and criminal, law); international organisations (UN, WTO); international political economy (cross-border integration); public policy; regional integration (EU, NAFTA, negotiated FTAA); migration; and gender. She consulted the Solicitor General of Canada and the Government of Israel in some of these areas.
Prof. Gal-Or is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), and had served other legal professional, academic, and community associations in various positions. Currently, she is serving on the Executive of the CBA National International Law Section as Communications Officer as well as on its International Dispute Settlement Committee and the CBA’s Anti-Corruption Team; is vice-President, Board of Directors, International Law association (ILA) Canadian Branch, which she represents on the ILA’s Non-State Actor, Use of Force, and Feminism and International Law, Committees as well as the Study Group on International Organisations; member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), vice-Chair of its UN21 Study Group and member of its International Organisations Study Group; board member, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists; and Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s representative on the Canada-US Relations Committee of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Prof. Gal-Or is manuscript referee for Oxford University Press; Leiden International Law Journal; Canadian Journal of Political Science; and St Antony's (Ox) International Review (STAIR). She is a frequent contributor to various legal professional publications incl. the Lawyers Weekly and the CBA’s International Lawyer and Bulletin - the National International Law Section’s newsletter.