Sagiv Galai

HIA Program:

United-states United States 2015


Sagiv was born and raised in Israel and moved to Queens, New York at the age of 12. Sagiv’s studies have focused on the ability of activists and lawyers to influence state policies. While he has mostly focused on the manifestations of state violence and military actions, and the balance of human rights and state security, he has maintained an interest in the trafficking of migrants across the Mediterranean and Sinai desert, public health, incarceration in America and labor rights. He has done some work with Amnesty International as an intern for the campaign to close Guantanamo Bay, and has worked as a translator for an Israeli human rights organization dedicated to helping African refugees. His undergraduate thesis is concerned with the history of torture and interrogations in Israel.