Plenary Session Speakers

See video of the AIS plenary and keynote speakers
Moshe Halbertal
Joel Migdal
Daniel Kurtzer
David Makovsky
Robert Malley
Shibley Telhami
Ilan Troen
As'ad Ghanem
Israel Harel
Nazir Mgally
Gabriela Shalev
Sammy Smooha

27th AIS Conference

Crowd gathers for AIS 2011 award ceremony

27th Association for Israel Studies Conference

"Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State" was the topic for the 27th AIS conference, held at Brandeis University June 13-15, 2011.

The Brandeis community was invited to attend Plenary sessions that featured leading scholars and public intellectuals who addressed the topics "What Does the US Want in the Middle East and What Should it Want?" and "Arabs in the Jewish State." A keynote speech was given by Professor Moshe Halbertal.

  • Over 400 participants arrived from the US, Israel and Europe
  • See the Jewish Advocate write-up of the conference.
  • Brandeis Now enthuses about the 27th AIS conference.
  • Click here for webcasts of the keynote address and plenary sessions.

Cosponsored by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.