The dynamic relationship of American Jews to Israel is one of our most robust areas of research. Included in the research area are our studies of Taglit-Birthright Israel. In addition, two sets of publications concern the state of Israel studies in the United States and the efforts to develop the field of Israel studies by bringing Israeli academics to the United States to teach about Israel and to support American graduate students pursuing Israel-related research topics. Additional scholarly publications build on these topics by examining Americans' attachment to Israel (and the question of generational distancing), how American Jews think about political issues pertaining to Israel, and how their views affect their feelings of connection to the Jewish state.
Teaching and Learning about Israel: Assessing the Impact of Israeli Faculty on American Students
This report discusses the impact of visiting Israeli professors on classroom environments and learning experiences for students enrolled in their courses about Israel.
Searching for the Study Israel: A Directory of Courses about Israel on U.S. College Campuses 2011-12
A directory of 2011-12 Israel course offerings at American colleges and universities created to document the prevalence and diversity of Israel studies in the academy.