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

Important Changes! Click on the image to note upcoming changes to our phone numbers as well as our academic programs.

2018 Guide to Experts: 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

November 28, 2018 -

2012-2013 Visiting Artist Sharon Ya'ari was named a 2018 Laureate of the Emet Prize, an annual prize given for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far reaching influence and significant contribution to society. “The Emet Prize is awarded to Sharon Ya'ari for his in-depth work in the field of creative photography and his contribution to the promotion of excellence in teaching in the field, in which he is unsurpassed; and for his scholarly work in the field of photographic media, the corporeality of photos and the impact of time and place on photography in our culture.”

November 20, 2018 -

The 2019 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival will feature two works by Yael Rasooly (2018-2019 Visiting Artist at Trinity College), Paper Cut and Glamour in the Dark.