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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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We have new phone numbers! Click on the image to note our new phone numbers as well as changes to our academic program offerings.

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

March 12, 2019 -

Leading Israeli composer Aviya Kopelman, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence since 2013, will teach at University of California Berkeley during the 2019 spring semester, thanks to the Visiting Israeli Artists Program. “The Israel Institute is thrilled to have one of Israel’s leading composers-in-residence with us this year. Aviya is a ground-breaking artist of distinction, a woman who has reached unparalleled achievement in her field, and a generous teacher,” says Flo Low, Associate Director, Arts Programs, the Visiting Israeli Artists Program.

March 7, 2019 -

Author Gad Yair is an Israel Institute visiting researcher at M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management and a faculty member at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.