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Our Mission

The mission of the Israel Institute is to enhance knowledge about modern Israel by ensuring university students in the United States and around the world have access to in-depth classes about Israel during their time on campus.


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About the Israel Institute

The Israel Institute is a nonprofit organization that advances the academic study of modern Israel in partnership with leading universities around the world.

Executive Director Dr. Ariel Ilan Roth and Board Chair Ambassador Daniel Shapiro currently lead the Israel Institute, which was founded in 2012 by former Tel Aviv University President Professor Itamar Rabinovich with the generous support of Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies.

Israel Institute programs provide opportunities for Israeli scholars to engage in academic exchange in the United States and around the world and for American scholars to deepen their knowledge and develop new courses on Israel.

The Israel Institute is a fully independent 501(c)(3) organization and does not accept financial support from any government entity.

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