Together the Institute's programs promote student and faculty engagement by developing opportunities for research, programming, and mentorship; by bringing visiting faculty and scholars to UC Berkeley; and by organizing colloquia, programs, and classes to strengthen academic inquiry and discourse across the Berkeley campus.
The Institute was launched in 2011, and draws its 15-member faculty committee from Political Science, Sociology, Economics, History, Jewish Studies, Music, as well as the Schools of Law, Journalism, and Business.
Upcoming Spring International Conference
Israeli and Palestinian Waterways:
History, Politics, and Technology of Water and Environment in the Middle East
Want to learn more about our conference? Read our news story!
Contact Rebecca Golbert or Miri Lavi-Neeman for more details.
Link to video for "My Promised Land"-Talk with Ari Shavit
Link to video for "Prospects for Peace"- Lecture by Ambassador Dennis Ross, November 14, 2013
Link to video for "What We Can Learn from the Jewish Political Tradition"-Robbins Collection Lecture by Professor Michael Walzer, November 12, 2013
Link to video for "Political Theory and Social Criticism" with Professor Michael Walzer-Conversations with History series, hosted by Harry Kriesler, Institute of International Studies
Also, "J Weekly" Profiles Professor Aronson-Lehavi: "From Ritual to Performance and Back Again"
NEWS: The Berkeley Institute "Fills an Appetite for Jewish Learning"
"Israeli and Palestinan Waterways: History, Politics, and Technology of Water and the Environment in the Middle East"
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way at the Great Hall.
March 11, 2014
8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Keynote: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Registration required. Click here for the registration page.
"Between 'Man' and 'Woman': Talmudic and Contemporary Gender Diversity"
by Charlotte Fonrobert, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University.
March 19, 2014
Graduate Theological Union Library at 5:00pm
Lecture Co-Sponsored with the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union"
Program on Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity
Program on Israel Studies