In the News


February 2, 2018 -

Gundar-Goshen’s class, “On the Cultural Frontlines: Contemporary Trends in Israeli Art,” is an introduction to some of the exciting new writers working in different mediums, from film and television to fiction and poetry.

The Jewish News of Northern California
Article - Arts & Culture
December 12, 2017 -

Rising from poverty and extreme hardship on the streets of Netanya, Axum is an in-your-face, one-of-a-kind duo that has broadened Israel’s definition of hip-hop, reggae, and dancehall with their unique Middle Eastern and Ethiopian sounds. They were formerly Israel Institute artists-in-residence (2010-2011) at Emory University.

Wiwibloggs: Eurovision News
Article - Arts & Culture
November 22, 2017 -

Visiting Artist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's book, Waking Lions, was included in the year's notable fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

The New York Times
Article - Arts & Culture
November 4, 2017 -

Emory student Zachary Shuster interviews Amb. Reda Mansour about becoming an Israeli ambassador at age 35 and being part of Israel's minority Druze community.

Interview, Video - Israel & The Middle East, Politics & International Relations, Society, Economy, & Law
November 1, 2017 -

“This is my first time teaching in the U.S. and it is thrilling, and challenging, and exciting. I’m thankful to the Israel Institute, the Leichtag Foundation, and, of course, to SDSU for this wonderful opportunity. I hope to expose students in San Diego to my Israel, the one they won’t see in the news.”

L'Chaim San Diego Magazine
Article - Arts & Culture
October 30, 2017 -

The Electronic Curator examines whether a computer can not only generate art, but also evaluate its quality. Part of the work on the project was done during Eran Hadas' residency at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as the 2017-2018 Israel Institute Artist-in-Residence.

Video - Arts & Culture
October 26, 2017 -

A comprehensive 2009 study by Paula England of New York University, Asaf Levanon of the University of Haifa in Israel, and Paul Allison of the University of Pennsylvania used census data from 1950 to 2000 to confront two views used to explain the observed decrease in median earnings as women entered a field: queuing and devaluation.

The Washington Post
Article - Gender & Women's Studies, Society, Economy, & Law
October 26, 2017 -

On Monday, Oct. 2, a couple of Israeli films were presented by the University of Rhode Island Hillel Center.

The Good 5 Cent Cigar
Article - Arts & Culture