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.
Former US Ambassador to Israel Delivers Perlmutter Lecture
Martin S. Indyk delivered the Amos Perlmutter Memorial Lecture on April 1, 2015.
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.