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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.

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Visiting Israeli faculty and artists are available to give talks and performances on campus and in the wider community.

You are welcome to download this Israel's Foreign Policy Sample Syllabus as a model for your own Israel Studies course.

News & Events

June 7, 2018 -

The Center recently hosted its inaugural Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies, which included 15 presentations on a wide range of Israel-focused topics from students from UCLA and several other California colleges and universities. Israel Institute support of two professors' courses at UCLA and UC Berkeley contributed to student's participation in the conference.

May 1, 2018 -

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