AU’s Center for Israel Studies (CIS) is a nationally known pioneer and leader in the growing academic field of Israel Studies. Our approach is multi-disciplinary, going beyond the Arab-Israeli conflict to study modern Israel’s history, vibrant society, culture, multiethnic democracy, and complex geopolitical challenges. The center sponsors frequent public programs — including conferences, discussions, lecture series, performances and exhibits. We invite you to be a part of the growth of our center by attending our programs and offering your support. Your commitment and generosity will ensure that CIS will continue to serve as a model throughout the nation in this growing field.
— Shimon Peres, president and former prime minister of Israel, giving a speech at AU's commencement after receiving an honorary doctorate.
Video: David Gregory & Ambassador Michael Oren
Keynote Video: Leon Wieseltier
See Leon Wieseltier keynote, "Israel Studies, Jewish Studies: Same but Different," from conference on March 3, 2013.
Ambassador Dennis Ross and US MIddle East Policy
A standing room only crowd attended SIS Dean James Goldgeier’s discussion with Ambassador Dennis Ross on US Policy in the Middle East.