Ilan Troen receives the Association for Israel Studies Lifetime Achievement Award

Ilan Troen, the Karl, Harry and Helen Stoll Professor of Israel Studies emeritus, is the co-recipient of the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Israel Studies. The two winners will each receive a prize of $7,000.

The Association for Israel Studies is an international scholarly society devoted to the academic and professional study of Israel. The Association's membership is composed of scholars from all disciplines in the social sciences and many in the humanities.

The AIS Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a senior scholar in any field of Israel Studies whose lasting and path-breaking contributions have significantly shaped the field.

Troen founded the book series, “Perspectives on Israel Studies.” The series, published by the Indiana University press, is composed of 17 books. Troen has served as an active member of the Association for Israel Studies for over two decades and served as the president between 2015 and 2017.

Troen received his bachelor's degree from Brandeis in 1963 before going on to earn his master’s degree and PhD in history at the University of Chicago. From there he served on the faculty  of the University of Missouri, Princeton and Oxford before becoming the founding Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben-Gurion of the Negev.

He returned to Brandeis in 1975 to undertake the first Chair in Israel Studies established outside Israel. Troen was also the founding director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, a catalyst for spreading a new field in the academy across the world, from China through Europe and the Americas.

As an emeritus professor, he is focused on developing courses in Israel Studies, from undergraduate to graduate level, to expand teaching of faculty across the country.


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