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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.

Latest From The Institute

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

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February 19, 2019 -

Choreographer Gil Kerer and dancer Alon Karniel are working in the school’s department of dance as part of the Israel Institute’s Visiting Artists Program, according to a news release from the Institute.

February 15, 2019 -
Israeli screenwriter and filmmaker Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz will teach at San Diego State University during the spring 2019 semester, thanks to the Visiting Israeli Artists Program. Watch Ronit speak about her experience with KUSI News.