The Association for Israel Studies is an international scholarly society, chartered in the U.S., devoted to the academic and professional study of Israel. The Association's membership is composed of scholars from all disciplines in the social sciences and many in the humanities.
Formed in 1985, the Association for Israel Studies is an international, interdisciplinary scholarly society devoted to the academic and professional study of modern Israel. AIS is open to all individuals who are engaged in, or share an interest in, scholarly inquiry about Israel, the Zionist movement, or the pre-state Jewish community in Palestine. The Association's membership is composed of scholars from all disciplines in the social sciences and many in the humanities.
AIS is an affiliated member organization of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA). AIS sponsors panels or workshops and holds a reception and board meeting at the annual MESA conference. AIS also sponsors panels at meetings of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association (APSA). Since 2016 the AIS is an affiliated member organization of the American Historical Association (AHA). It is authorized to participate in the work of AHA, through such activities as the organization of panels and workshops at the annual AHA conference. Since 2016 the AIS is an affiliated member organization of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). In Israel, AIS works in cooperation with various scholarly associations, institutes and universities.
INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS (2017)
- Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies at Concordia University
Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland
The Institute for Israel Studies of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University
Center for Israel Studies at Anerican University
- The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University