Honors and Awards, Fall 2016

December 28, 2016

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 screenings, our grantees have been integral to strengthening the field of Israel Studies and bringing the discipline to dozens of campuses and communities.

In recognition of their achievements, we are proud to highlight just a few of our grantees and their recent awards and distinctions:

  • Gilat Bachar received the Carl Mason Franklin Prize for Outstanding Paper in International Law for her first dissertation paper (Stanford Law School)
  • Avner Golov received the 2016 Morris Abrams Award in International Relations (Tufts University)
  • Aviad Levy received an Erasmus+ EU grant
  • Moran Benit received the Warburg Prize (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Hisham Sabbagh received a British International Studies Association (BISA) Bursary to participate in, and present at, the BISA U.S. Foreign Policy Conference at Bath University
  • Erez Maggor, Gilat Bachar, Hisham Sabbagh, Matthew Nanes, and Noam Shoked received several grants to conduct dissertation-related research and participate in training workshops
  • Daniel Sobelman received an honorable mention from the Institute for National Security Studies Tshetchik Prize for Strategic Studies for his doctoral dissertation
  • Elad Popovich was awarded the 2016 prize of the Israeli Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center for an article on social media and conflict
  • Professor Leora Bilsky received the Patricia and William Kleh award in International Law (Boston University)
  • Choreographer and dancer Ella Rothschild won an award from the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport for a decade of achievement in dance

As we continue to support new avenues in research and teaching on modern Israel, we are grateful to our grantees for carrying this torch in their own campuses and greater communities. Congratulations again on a great semester and we look forward to working with our cohorts in the new year.