In the News


March 25, 2019 -

"The Israeli political realm is gearing up for elections, and some of the voices that dominate the public sphere are women, but not in the ways they have in the past. This year, the traditional roles of models, actresses and politicians seem both blurred and upended." -Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir, Israel Institute Visiting Associate Professor in Harvard's Department of Sociology.

Fresh Ideas from HBI: The HBI Blog
Article - Gender & Women's Studies, Israel & The Middle East, Politics & International Relations
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.

Arutz Sheva
Article - Arts & Culture
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.

Scientific American
Article - Israel & The Middle East, Society, Economy, & Law
March 5, 2019 -

Ms. Rasooly—who is currently in residency at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, through the Israel Institute’s Visiting Israeli Artists Program—explained during an interview Saturday that she came to puppetry after being a classical pianist and classical singer from a very young age.
Interview - Arts & Culture
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.

The Morning Journal
Article - Arts & Culture
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.
Kusi News
Interview, Video - Arts & Culture
February 9, 2019 -

During the spring semester, Shadur is teaching in Indiana University’s department of theater and contemporary dance. Based in Tel Aviv, she came to Bloomington as part of the Visiting Israeli Artists Program, which brings artists from various disciplines to North America for residencies.

The Hoosier Times
Article - Arts & Culture
January 22, 2019 -

Israel Institute Visiting Artist Yael Rasooly (Spring 2019, Trinity College, Hartford) joins Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival founder Blair Thomas for a WBEZ 91.5 Chicago radio interview on puppetry and the international festival.

WBEZ Chicago
Interview, Radio/Podcast - Arts & Culture