Our Mission

The Israel Institute enhances knowledge about modern Israel through the expansion of accessible, innovative learning opportunities, on and beyond campus. The Institute's many programs and initiatives advance rigorous teaching, research, and discourse about modern Israel.

Latest From The Institute

The Institute, the ADL, and the Center for Jewish History explore Israel's politics, society, and culture after 70 years of independence.  Learn more.

Join us for our "Israel at 70" conference on June 10 in New York City.

state and society screen

This Institute-supported course, designed and moderated by Hebrew University professor Michal Frenkel, features 17 guest lectures by Israeli experts.

News & Events

May 1, 2018 -

The New York Times' Book Review column features Visiting Artist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's novel, Waking Lions.

February 22, 2018 -

“There are some great professors at Rice. So, what do I bring to the table? Our course is a dialogue between contemporary music and contemporary art. I took pieces that they could not possibly know: composers from Russia and Israel. I seek to open a new world for them."