Ilan Troen '63
Ilan Troen is the Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies at Brandeis University and founding director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. He currently serves as president of the Association of Israel Studies. He has served as dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben-Gurion University in Israel and as director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute and Archives in Sede Boker.
He has authored or edited numerous books in American, Jewish and Israeli history. He is also the founding editor of Israel Studies (Indiana University Press), the leading journal in this new field, and he has co-edited the Schusterman Series in Israel Studies (2007-2016). He is currently chair of the Center's publication committee that has launched a new series in Israel Studies in conjunction with Ben-Gurion University and published through Indiana University Press. His publications include Jewish Centers and Peripheries: European Jewry Between America and Israel 50 Years after World War II (1998); The Americanization of Israel (2001), with Glenda Abramson; Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America (2001), with Deborah Dash-Moore; Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement (2003); with Jacob Lassner, Jews and Muslims in the Arab World; Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined (2007); with Maoz Azaryahu, Tel-Aviv, the First Century: Visions, Designs, Actualities (2012); with Donna Divine, Zionism in the Twenty-First Century (2014); and, with Rachel Fish, Essential Israel: Essays for the Twenty-First Century (Indiana University Press, forthcoming).
He has lectured widely including Tufts, Brown, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Pennsylvania, Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati), Notre Dame, Northwestern, Chicago, Lake Forest, Michigan State, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Virginia Commonwealth, Emory, Florida Atlantic, Tulane, Texas, and UCLA in the U.S.; Torino, Thessaloniki, Osnabrück, Duisburg, Amsterdam and Oxford in Europe; Witswatersrand, Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa; Sydney and Canberra in Australia; Hong Kong, Peking and Renmin (Beijing) in China; Bilkent and Koc in Turkey.
He has also been scholar-in-residence at such communal settings as the Bnai Brith Scholar in Seattle, numerous congregations such as the Hillcrest Community Center in New York, the Hampstead Synagogue on Long Island, Mishkan Tefillah in Boston, Solellim in Chicago as well as for the GA and federations and AIPAC.
Ilan Troen was born in Boston, educated at the Latin School, Hebrew College and Brandeis before taking his PhD at the University of Chicago. He was at Missouri and Princeton before making aliyah in 1975. He is married to Dr. Carol Troen. They have six children and make their permanent home in Omer, a community outside Beer-Sheva.
"Scenarios of the Future: Continuity and Change in a Century of Negotiating Imagination with Reality" in Israel: New Insights and Scholarship, ed. Frederick Greenspahn (New York University Press, forthcoming)
"Zionist Settlement in the Land of Israel/Palestine" and, with Maoz Azaryahu and Arnon, "Israel: Geography, Demography and Economy" in Essential Israel: Essays for the 21st Century (Indiana University Press, forthcoming)
“The Israeli-Palestinian Relationship in Higher Education: Evidence from the Field" and "The Campaign to Boycott Israeli Universities; Historical and Ideological sources," The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel. ed. Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm (Chicago: Wayne State University and MLA Members for Scholars' Rights, 2015).
with Shay Rabineau, "Competing Concepts of Land in Eretz Israel." Israel Studies 19. 2 (2015)
"Introduction: The Post-Holocaust Dynamics of Jewish Centers and Peripheries" from Jewish Centers and Peripheries: Europe between America and Israel Fifty Years After World War II. Ed. S. Ilan Troen, (1998)."The Protocol of Sevres: British/France/Israeli Collusion Against Egypt, 1956," from Israel Studies. "The Price of Partition, 1948: The Dissolution of the Palestine Potash Company" from The Journal of Israeli History, (1994).