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Center for Israel Studies
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Washington, DC 20016

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Event Info: The Kibbutz: Ideal, Crisis, Renewal

RSVP: The Kibbutz: Ideal, Crisis, Renewal

Thursday, October 27th


Event Info: Israeli Perspectives on the U.S. Elections

RSVP: Israeli Perspectives on the U.S. Elections

Thursday, November 3rd

Recent News & Events

"Family Feuds: American Jews and Israel"

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Panel discussion on the changing relationship between U.S. Jews and Israel which featured:

  • Dov Waxman (Northeaster), author of Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel
  • Michael Barnett (GWU), author of The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews
  • Yaron Gamburg, Minister of Public Diplomacy at the Embassy of Israel

Moderated by Pamela Nadell, Director of Jewish Studies Program. Co-sponsored by Jewish Studies Program and School of Public Affairs. A book-signing followed the discussion.

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"SIS Graduate Practicum Report: Finding Cooperation Amid Conflict"

Monday, September 12, 2016

Students from the 2016 SIS Summer graduate practicum, "Finding Cooperation Amid Conflict: Israeli-Palestinian Water-Energy-Food Cooperation in the Middle East," presented their research along with their AU faculty advisors, Dr. Eric Abitbol and Dr. Ken Conca. Co-sponsored by the School of International Service Global Environmental Politics Program.

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"Is the Land Full? Addressing Overpopulation in Israel"

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Alon Tal, a leading academic and veteran Israeli environmental activist, discussed his new book, The Land is Full - Addressing Overpopulation in Israel. Tal discussed the ramification of Israel's extraordinary population increase, including burgeoning pollution, dwindling natural resources, overburdened infrastructure, and overcrowding. Co-sponsored by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Book signing reception followed the discussion.

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"Global Israel Series"

Global Israel is a series of events at Washington, DC embassies exploring Israel's diplomatic, economic, and cultural relations with other countries. Attendance at Global Israel Events is restricted to AU students, faculty, and friends of the Center for Israel Studies.

Read about the series: Empanadas and Diplomacy: Uruguay Embassy Event Kicks off "Global Israel" Series.

February 29, 2016 Embassy of India
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November 2, 2015 Embassy of Germany

October 8, 2015 Embassy of Ethiopia
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September 9, 2015 Embassy of Uruguay
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Fall 2016 Focus on Israel-Europe Connection

This September, the Center for Israel Studies will pivot its attention to the relationship between Israel and Europe. Michael Brenner, Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies, will teach a new course on “Europe and Israel”.

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Coming Soon

  1. The Kibbutz: Ideal, Crisis, Renewal

  2. Israeli Perspectives on the U.S. Elections

  3. The Legacy of Shimon Peres

  4. CAS Spring Gradaute Student Open House

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