Program on Israel Studies

The Program is a cross-campus initiative supporting academic discourse and scholarship on the study of Israel, through course coordination, programming, and research support. It serves as a center for faculty and student research and discussion, a convener for speakers and conferences, a supporter of new research areas and classes, and an avenue for collaboration with Israeli universities and academics.

The Program’s ongoing initiatives include: The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Colloquium on Israel Studies, a campus-wide forum for academic discussion between faculty, campus and graduate student Fellows; the Tel Aviv-Berkeley LL.M. (Masters Degree) Program, now in its seventh year; the Graduate Student Workshop in Israeli Law, Economy and Society, as well as programs supporting visiting faculty and fellows, undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of Departments, and research.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Student Lectures: Religion, Law, and State in Israel

The Berkeley Institute hosts a new lecture series for students in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Next Lecture in the Series: The Jewishness of Israel: Meaning, Justification, Implications

Ruth Gavison, Haim H. Cohn Professor Emerita of Human Rights Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Founding President of Metzilah Center of Zionist, Jewish, Liberal, and Humanist Thought

November 5, 2014 in 132 Boalt Hall
Reception at 5:40PM, Lecture at 6:00PM
See webpage for more information about the series

Upcoming Student Lectures: Different Angles on the Middle East Conflict

The Berkeley Institute hosts a new lecture series for students in Fall 2014.

Next Lecture in the Series: The Water Conflict between Israel and the Palestinians
Itay Fishhendler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Visiting Professor, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

October 31, 2014 in the Goldberg Room (297 Boalt Hall)
12:00 Noon
See webpage for more information about the series

PAST EVENTS

"From India to Israel: A Multicultural Celebration"
April 10, 2014
The Magnes Museum

Covering Israel: Conversations with Contemporary Journalists
Co-Sponsored with the Graduate School of Journalism

"My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel"
Ari Shavit

Senior Correspondent, Haaretz
February 14, 2014
Noon, Northgate Library
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

"Reporting Israel: the Personal, the Political, and the Press" *
Aluf Benn

Editor-in-chief, Haaretz
February 21, 2014
Noon, Northgate Library

"Covering Israel: A Reporter's Notebook"
Janine Zacharia
Former Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Washington Post
Noon, North Gate Library
March 7, 2014

* This event is co-sponsored by the Israel Center, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties and the Israeli Consulate.

FILM SCREENING AND TALK CO-SPONSORED WITH BERKELEY HILLEL:"Brave Miss World"
Cecila Peck
Director
7:30pm, 145 Dwinelle
February 19, 2014

PANEL AND NETWORKING EVENT CO-SPONSORED WITH SEVERAL ENTTIES ACROSS CAMPUS AND IN THE COMMUNITY: "Israeli Start-Ups in the International Arena"
6pm, 105 Boalt Hall
March 6, 2014

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: "Israeli and Palestinian Waterways: History, Politics, and Technology of Water and Environment in the Middle East"
March 11, 2014

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Photo Credits: (1) Dmitry Pistrov; (2) AP (Bernat Armangue); (3) Andrew Ratto; (4) Clare Bayley.