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The Program Committee of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies invites scholars conducting research on any aspect of Israel Studies to submit proposals for organized panels and individual papers. Of particular interest are proposals relating to the conference theme: A Century After Balfour: Vision and Reality. This year's conference will be held at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA on June 12-14, 2017.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2016
The past two decades have witnessed a dramatic shift in the extent and focus of concerns about Jewish life on campus. The Jewish community is increasingly occupied with the education of the next generation and the rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment on campus. Outreach to Jewish students—from the expansion of Hillel and Chabad to the flourishing of Birthright Israel, as well as the growth of Jewish and Israel Studies—have engaged formerly uninvolved students with Jewish education and Jewish life. This article describes the situation on campus: the proportion of Jewish students, Israel-related activity, and perceptions of anti-Semitism.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
The 2012-13 Directory of Israel Studies builds on the work of previous directories through inclusion of course enrollment data and identification of faculty. A key change is the recognition and addition of upper-level Hebrew language courses as Israel-focused. At the 316 colleges and universities included in the Directory, Israel-focused courses increased from 609 in 2011-12 to 616 in 2012-13. Including upper - level Hebrew language courses, however, increases further the total number of Israel - focused courses in 2012 - 13 : 701 courses.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2014
In 2005, the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) initiated a program to place visiting Israeli professors (VIPs) on university campuses in the United States. The program seeks to expose students at colleges and universities to serious academic study about modern Israel through the placement of Israeli academics in temporary positions, thereby enhancing student understanding of Israel’s culture, government, and society as well as the domestic and international challenges the country faces. This study is based on a survey of over 200 students who took courses from an AICE visiting Israeli professor in spring 2011.
Updated: Dec. 12, 2013
UCLA's Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies will host the 29th annual conference of the Association for Israel Studies at UCLA on June 24-26, 2013, the first time the international event will take place on the West Coast. The three-day conference, 'Israel in the International Arena: Scholarship, Imagery, Discourse and Public Policy,' brings together some 300 scholars from around the world — including the U.S., Israel, Canada, England, Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary and China — for more than 80 panels and roundtable discussions addressing topics in history, politics, law, economics, international relations, literature and art.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013