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Alumnus elected President of major Israeli university

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On June 1st, the University of Haifa's Board of Governors elected University Rector Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze'ev the next president of the Mt. Carmel institution. After earning his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1981, Ben-Ze'ev went on to become one of the world's leading specialists in the study of emotions. His research has focused, as well, on the philosophy of the soul and the study of sensory perception. He set up the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Emotions at Haifa University.

The incoming president is an alumnus of the institution he is to lead, having gained both his B.A. (in philosophy and economics) and his M.A. (in philosophy) at the University of Haifa.

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev is married and has two sons.
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