Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of the Hebrew University’s Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, and Chairman of JPR’s European Jewish Demography Unit, Prof DellaPergola has an MA in Political Sciences from the University of Pavía, and a PhD in Social Sciences and Contemporary Jewry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Born in Italy in 1942, Prof DellaPergola has lived in Israel since 1966. A specialist in the demography of world Jewry, he has published or edited sixty books and monographs including Jewish Demographic Policies: Population Trends and Options (2011), Jewish Population and Identity: Concept and Reality (with Uzi Rebhun, 2018), Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism among Jews in Europe, 2018: A New Structural Look (2020), and Diaspora vs. Homeland: Development, Unemployment and Ethnic Migration to Israel, 1991–2019 (2020), besides over 300 papers on historical demography, the family, international migration, Jewish identification, antisemitism, and projections in the Diaspora and in Israel. Prof DellaPergola has lectured at over 100 universities and research centres all over the world and was a senior policy consultant to the President of Israel, the Israeli Government, the Jerusalem Municipality, and major national and international organisations.
A winner of the Marshall Sklare Award for distinguished achievement in the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (1999), and the Michael Landau Prize for Demography and Migration (2013), Sergio is the chief editor of Hagira – Israel Journal of Migration, a member of Yad Vashem’s Committee for the Righteous of the Nations, and a Board Member of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research.