Honors Symposium

Group photo with Honors Symposium 2020 participants and facilitatorsThe Honors Symposium is a selective three-day workshop for undergraduate students interested in Israel and the Middle East. The workshop includes lectures by leading researchers, a movie screening, a simulation exercise, and networking opportunities. Top university sophomores, juniors, and seniors have a unique opportunity to learn about topical issues related to Israel in an interactive, academic setting, as well as learn about graduate studies in the field of Israel studies.

At the end of the symposium, students leave with an insiders’ understanding of contemporary issues in Israeli politics and society, as well as strategic advice about how pursue an academic career.

 

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UPCOMING SYMPOSIUM

January 2021 (Exact Dates TBD)

HOW TO APPLY

Please review the Applications tab for more information on how to apply.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

October 22, 2020

CONTACT

Please contact Dr. Ilai Saltzman, Associate Director for Academic Programs, at isaltzman@israelinstitute.org with any questions.

ELIGIBILITY

The Honors Symposium is open to university sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the United States who are interested in Israel and the Middle East and who are considering graduate work related to modern Israel.

 

workshop logistics

The next Honors Symposium will be held in January 2021 near New York City (exact dates to be announced). The Institute covers economy transportation to and from the symposium within the United States, lodging, and food during the program.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for participation in the 2021 Honors Symposium, you must complete the online application via the application portal. You will be asked to submit the following information:

1) General information (name, contact details, school, etc.);

2) Your GPA;

3) A statement of intent explaining why the Honors Symposium is of interest to you (up to 100 words);

4) An academic curriculum vitae (CV) or resume; and

5) An unofficial transcript.

Following the application deadline, the Institute will contact you if you are accepted into the symposium cohort.

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Applications to attend the 2021 Honors Symposium are due October 22, 2020.

 

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For more information about the Honors Symposium, please direct your questions to Dr. Ilai Saltzman, Associate Director for Academic Programs, at isaltzman@israelinstitute.org.

 

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