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On October 12, 2020, AU's Center for Israel Studies and Jewish Studies Program brought together three of the most important Jewish voices, Isaac Herzog, David Harris, and Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, to discuss the status of Israel-Diaspora relations today.
In this year's Amos Perlmutter Memorial Lecture at American University, Dennis Ross and David Makovsky discussed their recent book, "Be Strong and Of Good Courage: How Israel's Most Important Leaders Shaped its Destiny." The book examines Israel's defining generation of leaders and how their character informed judgments they made when the nation was imperiled.
Tom Segev, Israel historian and author, discussed his new biography of David Ben-Gurion, highlighting the history of Zionism and Israel at American University's School of International Service. Sponsored by Center for Israel Studies.
Watch other visiting speakers hosted by the Center for Israel Studies.
Conferences & Seminars
This conference focused on the Israeli diaspora from New York to Nairobi and from Berlin to Mumbai, Israelis around the world, and featured a panel of speakers that included Israel studies scholars, authors, diplomats, and philanthropists. This second panel was moderated by SIS Associate Professor Guy Ziv, and featured Lilach Lev-Ari, Roni Floman, and AU Professors Randa Serhan and Pamela Nadell.
Watch other seminars and conferences hosted by the Center for Isreal Studies.
Music & Culture
Attendees gave Shesh Besh a standing ovation at their performance on 3/28. Shesh Besh is the Arab-Jewish Ensemble of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, bringing together Jewish musicians of the first ranks of the orchestra with the finest Arab musicians in Israel.
Watch other music and cultural events hosted by the Center for Isreal Studies.