The Berkeley Institute houses two core programs, the Berkeley Program on Israel Studies, a nationally-recognized initiative for the study of Israel, and the Berkeley Program on Jewish Law, Thought and Identity, the only program of its type in the western United States.
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 22-member faculty committee from Political Science, Sociology, Economics, History, Jewish Studies, Music, as well as the Schools of Law, Journalism, and Business.
Israel Institute Visiting Professor/The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Visiting Professor of Israeli Law and Society Ori Aronson wins the annual Shneur Zalman Cheshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law
Fall Semester Courses by Visiting Israeli Professors
Special Topics in Jewish Studies: A Jewish and Democratic State (Jewish Studies 120, Section 2)
Israel Institute Visiting Professor/The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Visiting Professor of Israeli Law and Society Ori Aronson
Governance Feminism (Gender and Women Studies 210.2)
Israel Institute Visiting Professor Hila Shamir
The Emergence of the Modern Jerusalem, 1850-1950 (History 103F.006)
Visiting Professor Yuval Ben-Bassat
Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Israel (Undergraduate Business 98/198 DeCal)
Co-Facilitators: Nir Maoz and Jackson Block, Undergraduate Fellows, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. Faculty Sponsor: Steve Tadelis, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Undergraduate Fellowship: Call for Applications
The Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies invites UC Berkeley undergraduate students to apply for the Berkeley Institute Undergraduate Fellowship. The fellowship is offered for one year with a possibility of extension. Learn more
Spring 2015 Semester
Fall 2014 Semester