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Center for Israel Studies

In 1998, Shimon Peres inaugurated the first center for Israel Studies in the country at American University. The center sponsors frequent public programs, including conferences, discussions, lecture series, performances and exhibits, in addition to the Minor in Israel Studies.

CIS Events

For links to videos of our 2020-21 Antisemitism Series visit the Antisemitism series website.

To watch our recent events, see the CIS Video Playlist.

The Center for Israel Studies

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About the Center for Israel Studies (CIS)

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, in addition to the Minor in Israel Studies.

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.

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A panel hosted by the Center for Israal Studies

Center for Israel Studies Receives Two Major Matching-Challenge Gifts

Meltzer and Trone families donate to $10 million fundraising campaign.

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Henny Wolf

A Mother's Liberation

Center for Israel Studies Director Michael Brenner pens powerful tribute to his mother

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Emily Haber

Anti-Semitism on the Rise

German Ambassador Emily Haber speaks at AU about growing problem in Europe and US

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