Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

Institute for Advanced Israel Studies

Group of 12 people posed together outdoors

Inaugural fellows cohort, photographed at the inaugural conference, April 7, 2024.

We launched the Institute for Advanced Israel Studies in the fall of 2023. Each year, the Institute convenes an international cohort of scholars to work on a theme in the field of Israel studies through scholarly workshops, public presentations, and our annual conference.

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

We are now accepting applications for 2024-25. The theme will be "Digital Humanities in Israel Studies." The deadline to apply is May 31.

How to Apply

Inaugural year 
The 2023-24 theme was "Democracy and its Alternatives: Genealogies of Israeli Political Thought," which focused on the histories and philosophies of Israeli politics and political thought, beginning in the decades before the establishment of the state. 

During its inaugural year, the Institute was co-hosted by our partner, the Center for Jewish History in New York City.


The inaugural conference, Democracy and its Alternatives The Origins of Israel's Current Crises, took place April 7 - 8, 2024.

Visit the conference page