Congratulations to our doctoral fellows, post-docs, and our visiting faculty and artists for a successful fall semester! This past fall, our programs brought 16 Israeli professors, and five prominent Israeli artists, to campuses across the United States. Through hundreds of public discourse events, such as panels, lectures, performances, and film...Full story>
On Monday, November 14, 2016, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yossi Baidatz sat down with Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, for a roundtable discussion on, “A Disordered Middle East–Israeli and American Perspectives.” Baidatz, former head of the IDF Command and Staff College, drew...Full story>
On October 1, 2016, the Israel Institute, in partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Social Sciences, launched Israel: State and Society on Coursera.
This course presents Israel from multiple...Full story>
Check out the latest piece from second-year Post-Doctoral Fellow Elad Popovich, "Israel and Turkey's Rocky Road Back to Diplomacy," featured in The National Interest.
Elad Popovich is an Israel Institute Research Fellow in the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs...Full story>
Israeli choreographer Ella Ben-Aharon made the Marietta Daily Journal news last week as Kennesaw State University looks forward to hosting her as a Fall 2016 Schusterman Visiting...Full story>
Idan Cohen, a former Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist at Amherst College, was invited back to the campus this spring to teach two dance class. In a collaboration with the Amherst College Theater and Dance Department, the Amherst College Orchestra, and theIdan Cohen Dance Company, several notable Israeli opera singers came to perform in ...Full story>
Books by two recipients of Israel Institute grants, Dr. Liav Orgad and Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit, are available for purchase online.
Dr. Liav Orgad's book, The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights, offers a comprehensive analysis of a key issue in constitutional theory-national identity and human rights -- majority...Full story>
Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor received an award from the Israel Dance Critics' Circle for the best Israeli creation. The award recognizes the piece "Two Room Apartment." Sheinfeld and Laor will be in residence at Rutgers University during the spring semester, where they will teach classes on dance technique and...Full story>
The following is footage from a forum, "Israeli Security in the Face of Arab Turmoil," hosted by the Israel Institute at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 7, 2013. Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States and current president of the Israel Institute Itamar Rabinovich led the discussion with Bloomberg View columnist and veteran...Full story>
The Israel Institute sponsored an intimate performance on Sunday night in Washington, DC by Keren Peles, one of the most successful and influential Israeli singer-songwriters in recent years. The concert was Peles’ first performance in the United States.
The crowd sang along and danced to Peles’ many hit...Full story>