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Dr. Sara Kahn-Nisser, Senior Lecturer

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The Open University of Israel Department of Sociology Political Science and Communication One University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 4353701, Israel
Office:972-9-7780710 Email:sarakn@openu.ac.il

2006-2009
PhD with highest distinction, International Relations, Bar Ilan University
2004-2005
MA with highest distinction, Political Science, Bar Ilan University
2002
Diploma, Journalism and Communication, Bar Ilan University
1999-2002
BA, Political science, Bar Ilan University
2018-present
Senior lecturer, the department of Sociology Political Science and Communication, the Open University of Israel
2014-2018
Lecturer, the department of Sociology Political Science and Communication, the Open University of Israel
2012-2014
Visiting lecturer, the department of Sociology Political Science and Communication, the Open University of Israel
2011
Adjunct lecturer, the department of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University
2011
Junior research fellow, New Public Agenda project, Israel Democracy Institute
2010
Emile Noel Visiting Research Fellow, Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, School of Law, New York University
2004-2009
Instructor, the department of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University
2004-2009
Instructor, the Interdisciplinary department of Social Sciences, Bar Ilan University

2015 The Open University of Israel’s Research Authority, ‘Information is Power: A tripartite model of the influence of human rights monitoring’

2012 The Open University of Israel’s Research Authority, ‘Agents of Norm Diffusion: The ILO, the EU and labor rights in Europe’

2010 The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, school of Law , New York University, ‘Drawing the Line: The EU's accession criteria in the cases of Turkey, Poland and Romania’

2006  Department of Cultural Cooperation at the French embassy in Israel, ‘Identity, Inclusion and Diversity: The European Parliaments' Debates on Turkey's Accession 1978-2004’ (funding for a month long research trip to the European parliament’s archives in Luxembourg)

2006-2010  Bar Ilan University's President’s Fellowship of Excellence for Outstanding PhD Students, ‘Identity, Inclusion and Diversity: The European Parliaments' Debates on Turkey's Accession 1978-2004’ (full scholarship and monthly stipend).

2004-2006 Full scholarship for MA studies, Bar Ilan University.

Academic coordinator of the twelfth Annual meeting of the Israeli Association of International Studies, the Open University of Israel, Ra’anana, June 2018.

Convener of a roundtable titled ‘Human rights in international relations’, the 11th annual meeting of the Israeli Association for International Studies, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, June 2017.

Discussant in a panel titled ‘Israel in a Changing International Environment’, the annual meeting of the Israeli Association for International Studies, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, June 2017.

Convener of a workshop titled ‘European Union Politics: Theoretical, Empirical, and Methodological Advances’, workshop organized as part of the Eleventh Annual Graduate Conference, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, December 2015.

With Maya Sion-Tzidkiyahu, convener of a workshop titled ‘European Integration – Between Convergence and Differentiation, Consolidation and Diffusion’, workshop organized as part of the tenth Annual Graduate Conference, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, December 2014.

Chair, the subcommittee for Sociology, Political science and Communication.

Representative of Lecturers at the Senate.

Member, the committee for recognition of previous studies.

Member, the academic committee of the Open University's 40th anniversary events.

Member, the subcommittee for Education and Psychology.

Member, ad-hoc departmental review committee on course offerings, the department of Sociology Political science and Communication.​

Member, the Academic Curricula committee.

Member, the Social Sciences faculty committee.

The social sciences journal

Journal of Conflict Resolution

International Studies Review

Journal of Common Market Studies

European Journal of International Relations

Asia-Europe Journal

‘The external consequences of internal policies: how human rights protection shapes the EU's normative influence’, presented at the 25th international Conference of Europeanists, Chicago, March 2018.

‘The external consequences of internal policies: how human rights protection shapes the EU's normative influence’, presented at the annual workshop of the British International Studies Association’s working group on European Security, Aston University, Birmingham, December 2017.

‘Practice what you preach: How human rights policies in EU members states
affect the legitimacy of the EU as a foreign policy actor’, presented at the Fifteenth Biennial meeting of the European Union Studies Association Miami, May 2017.

‘The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy’, presented at the Fifteenth Biennial meeting of the European Union Studies Association Miami, May 2017.

Participation in the Second EU-Israel strategic dialogue, Zikhron Ya’akov, November 2016.

‘Racing to the bottom or climbing to the top: Economic integration and labour rights’, presented at ‘Global Justice and Labour Rights’, The Open University of Israel, Ra’anana, November 2016.

‘Analyzing the Effect of the European Neighborhood Policy: The Case of Human Rights’, presented at the annual meeting of the Standing Group on the European Union of the European Consortium of Political Research, Trento University, Trento, June 2016.

‘Rational, Sociological or Both? Identifying the Mechanisms of ENP Influence’, presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, October 2015.

‘Rational, Sociological or Both? Identifying the Mechanisms of ENP Influence’, presented at 'Theorizing the ENP', the College of Europe, Bruges, September 2015.

‘Competition, Emulation, and Learning: Beta and Delta Convergence of Labour Rights in Europe’, presented at the fourteenth Biennial meeting of the European Union Studies Association, Boston, March 2015.

‘Europeanization of Labour Standards in the EU and the Developing World: Findings and an Agenda for further Research’, presented at the Biennial meeting of the European Union Studies Association, Boston, March 2015.

‘An Effective Norm Diffuser: The EU and Labor Rights in EU-acceding Central and Eastern European Countries’, presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), Leeds University, Leeds, September 2013.

‘Success and Failure in Norm Entrepreneurship: The ILO, the EU, and Labor Rights in Europe’, presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Political Science Association, Catalan Parliament, Barcelona, June 2013

‘Models of European Identity: Turkey, Poland, and Implications for Israel’, presented at the annual workshop of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, May 2013

‘Time, space and Norm Diffusion: Core Labor Standards in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe’, presented at the Annual EastBordNet Conference, Humboldt University, Berlin, January 2013

‘External Governance and Norm Diffusion: The EU the ILO and Labor Rights Promotion in EU-acceding CEEC ‘, presented at the ‘External Governance in Theory and in Practice’, a workshop organized by the Europe Forum in collaboration with the Free University of Berlin, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, October 2012

‘Modes of Membership and the EU’s Accession Criteria: the cases of Turkey and Poland’, presented at ‘Turkey and the EU: Challenges and Opportunities’, a conference organized by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies, Yaditepe University, Istanbul, June 2010

‘Modes of Membership and the EU’s Accession Criteria: the cases of Turkey, Poland, and Romania’, presented at the Emile Noel Workshop, New York University School of Law, New York, March 2010

‘Towards a Phronesis of EU Enlargement’, presented at the 5th annual conference of the Israeli Association for International Studies,  Tel Aviv University, May 2009

‘Members of the European Parliament’s perceptions of Inclusion and Diversity in the EU 1979-2004’, presented at ‘The Road the EU travelled along’, the University of Siena, May 2008

 ‘When the targets are members and donors: analyzing inter-governmental organizations' human rights shaming’, Review of International Organizations, available at: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs11558-018-9317-4.pdf
JCR IF 2.686 Q1 Political science and international relations

2.2018. Constructive Criticism: Shaming, Incentives and Human Rights Reforms’. Politics and Policy, 46(1), 58-83
SJR IF 0.305
Q2 Political science and international relations (SJR)

3.2016.  The Ripple Effect: Peer ILO Treaty Ratification, Regional Socialization, and Labour Standards. Global Governance, 22(4), 513-532
5 Year JCR IF 1.016
Q1 Political science and international relations (SJR)

 2015. The hard impact of soft coordination: Emulation, learning and the convergence of collective labour standards in the EU. Journal of European Public Policy, 22(10), 1512-1530
5 Year JCR IF 2.079
Q1 Political science and international relations (SJR)

 2015. Channels of influence: The EU and Delta Convergence of Core labour Standards in the Eastern Neighbourhood. European Journal of Development Research, 29(1), 127-143
5 Year JCR IF 0.941
Q1 Political science and international relations (SJR)

 2015. A Matter of Degree: Europeanization, ILO Treaty Ratification and Labour Standards in Europe. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 25(3), 356-375
SJR IF 0.33
Q2 Political science and international relations (SJR)

 2014. External Governance, Treaty Ratification and Monitoring: The ILO, the EU, and Labor Rights in EU-acceding Central and Eastern European Countries. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 20 (4), 383-398
5 Year JCR IF 1.019
Q1 Strategy and management (SJR)

 2013. Conditionality, Communication, Compliance: The Effect of Monitoring on Collective Labor Rights in Europe. Journal of Common Market Studies, 51 (6), 1040-1056.
5 Year JCR IF 1.814
Q1 Political science and international relations (SJR)

2012. Towards a Unity of Ethics and Practice: Interpreting Inclusion and Diversity. International Studies Review, 13 (3), 387-410
5 Year JCR IF 1.177
Q1 Political science and international relations (SJR)

 2010. Nationalism, Identity and Rebellion: An Interpretation of the Wadi Salib Riots. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 16 (4), 375-396
SJR IF 0.3
Q2 Political science and international relations

 2009. Between Ethnic Nationalism, Civic Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Discourses on the Identity of the EU and the debates on Turkey's Accession, Alternatives vol. 8(2),1-28

1.2017. The Common Foreign and Security Policy and the EU as a Global Actor, in: Buonanno, Laurie and Zahariadis Nikolaos (eds.) Routledge Handbook on European Public Policy. New York: Routledge.

2.2016. Rational Institutionalism, Constructivism or Both? A Spatial Econometric Approach to Measuring the Impact of Incentives and Socialization in the European Neighbourhood Policy. In: Gstöhl, Sieglinde and Simon Schunz (eds.) Theorizing the European Neighborhood Policy. New York: Routledge. pp 42-61

 2009. MEP’s perceptions of Inclusion and Diversity in the EU 1979-2004, in: Prada Daniela and Pasquinucci Dannielle (eds.) The Road the EU Traveled Along. London: Peter Lang. 215-225

 2010. Drawing the Line: The EU’s Political Accession Criteria and the Construction of Membership Emile Noel Working Paper available at: http://centers.law.nyu.edu/jeanmonnet/papers/papers10.html

 2013. Aydin- Düzgit, Senem (2012). Constructions of European Identity: Debates and Discourses on Turkey and the EU. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 51(6), 1210.

 2011. With Gianluigi Palombella Integration and Function: Taming Governance in the EU. Transnational Legal Theory, vol. 1 no. 4, 587-595

Textbooks 

 2016. The European Union: History Institutions and Policies. Ra’anana: Open University of Israel Press (628 print pages)

  • ‘Of dragons and tigers: international relations in East Asia’ (10979)
  • ‘Democracy and international organizations’ (12191)
  • ‘The European Union: history, institutions and Policies’ (10801)
  • ‘Human rights in the international arena’ (10535)
  • ‘Introduction to international relations’ (10205)
  • ‘World at war 1918-1939’ (10482)
  • ‘The United States in the international arena since 1945’ (10717)
  • ‘Human trafficking’ (10779)
  • ‘Africa between dependence and sovereignty’ (10206)
  • ‘Democracy and democratization in the Arab world’ (12021)
  • ‘Africa in international relations’ (10330)
  • ‘War and strategy’ (10390)
  • ‘Democracy and international organizations’(12191)
  • International Political Economy with Ze’ev Rozenhek. Development under way.
    Of dragons and tigers: International relations in East Asia. Fully developed running course.
  • Democracy and International Organizations. Fully developed running course.
    The European Union: History, Institutions, Policies. Fully developed running course.