Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

Institute for Advanced Israel Studies

We are delighted to announce the launch this fall of the Institute for Advanced Israel Studies in collaboration with the Center for Jewish History in New York. Each year, the Institute will bring together an elite international cadre of scholars in the field of Israel studies who are working on the same theme from different angles.

The Institute includes workshops for scholars to discuss research in progress, public talks and other events throughout the academic year, and will culminate in a two-day conference on April 7 & 8, 2024. Scholars will also produce short essays, presenting key aspects of their work in an accessible way for a public audience.

Inaugural Theme: Democracy and its Alternatives: Genealogies of Israeli Political Thought
The theme for the 2023-24 academic year is "Democracy and its Alternatives: Genealogies of Israeli Political Thought," which will focus on the histories and philosophies of Israeli politics and political thought, beginning in the decades before the establishment of the state. The fellows will work to unearth the many strands and global contexts of Israeli political ideologies, tracing their genealogies, and demonstrating the significance of these histories for contemporary debates.

The inaugural cohort comprises 13 distinguished scholars who teach and research at institutions in Israel, the Netherlands, and the US.  We are proud to present the inaugural fellows of the Institute for Advanced Israel Studies. 

Meet the 2023-24 Fellows

Applying for 2024-25
Information on how to apply will be posted here in the spring semester. Stay tuned.