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Ronnen Ben Arie 1Ronnen Ben-Arie is a postdoctoral fellow at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions. In his research at the center Ronnen studies the city of Haifa at the aftermath of the 1948 war and questions - what lessons can be learned from the case of Haifa for the understating of the resilience of cities in overcoming a state of war? Previously, Ronnen was a postdoctoral research fellow at ‘PECLAB – Planning, Environment, Community’ at the Department of Geography and Human Environment at Tel-Aviv University, and he teaches at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technion.
In his PhD dissertation he explored the concepts of resistance in the political thought of Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault, as a basis for thinking of possibilities for transformation of social and political order (Department of Government and Political Theory, Haifa University). Ronnen graduated from the Architecture Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem; and completed his MA studies at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel-Aviv University. His research interests include spatialities of power; contested and shared urban spaces; and settler colonialism in Israel-Palestine. The title of his recently published co-authored book, with Marcelo Svirsky, is From Shared Life to Co-Resistance in Historic Palestine (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2017).
Ronnen is also active with different organizations, especially with regard to issues of human rights and spatial planning.