A Symposium in Memory of Jonathan Fine: April 6, 2016 

A Symposium in Memory of Jonathan Fine will be held on April 6, 2016, at the IDC Herzlyia in the Weinrebe Auditorium (SL201), Radzyner-Sustainability Building , Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy. For further information, please see: 


Israel and the Media: April 3-4, 2016, Brandeis University

Sunday, April 3rd: 3:30 - 6:45 p.m.
in Olin-Sang Auditorium, Mandel Quad
Monday, April 4th: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
in Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
This two-day public conference at Brandeis University will examine various aspects of media coverage on Israel. The program includes a roundtable discussion with leading journalists and panels on "The Changing Landscape of the Media," "Israeli Media and Portrayal of the Conflict," and "Coverage of Israel by Jewish Newspapers." Keynote speaker Ethan Bronner, senior editor at Bloomberg News and former Jerusalem bureau chief at The New York Times, will deliver the inaugural Ilan Troen Lecture on Contemporary Israel Affairs.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. Registration requested.
Presented by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and cosponsored by the Israel Institute.
View program and register at:


The Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies invites you to a conference commemorating
Yitzhak Rabin: Twenty Years After
Sunday November 1, 2015, 10:00-5:00

 Weissberg Commons, Yeshiva University,
500 West 185th St, New York.
Speakers will include: Rabbi Yosef Blau (YU), Dr. Selma Botman (YU), Rabbi Shalom Carmy (YU), Dr. Robert O. Freedman (Johns Hopkins), Dr. Akiva Covitz (YU), Dr. Steven Fine (YU), Rabbi Ozer Glickman (YU), Prof. Margaret Olin (Yale),
Greetings by President Richard Joel, YU; Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consulate General of  Israel, New York, Dalia Rabin, Chair, Yitzhak Rabin Center, Tel Aviv.
This event is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel, New York and the Yitzhak Rabin Center, Tel Aviv.
 For additional information, please visit:
Press release:


 “Reinventing Israel: Transformations of Israeli Society in the 21st Century”
American University, Washington, DC
October 28-29, 2015

Travel Subsidies for Junior Faculty Available

Scholars are invited to attend “Reinventing Israel: Transformations of Israeli Society in the 21st Century,” an international academic conference on October 28-29, 2015 at American University in Washington, DC. The conference is sponsored by American University’s Center for Israel Studies and Jewish Studies Program. A limited number of travel subsidies are available for junior faculty and advanced graduate students. Applications for travel subsidies are due September 25, 2015. Notifications will be made on a rolling basis by October 1, 2015.

Conference Chairs:
Michael Brenner, Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies, American University and Chair of Jewish History and Culture, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich
Pamela Nadell, Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender Studies, American University

Conference Proposal:
The 1967 Six-Day War, with its resulting control of significant new territory, compelled profound changes in Israel’s self-definition. Demographically, Israel’s society has become more religious. Politically, it has gradually moved to the right. The transformation of Israeli society has been ongoing ever since.

This conference will examine the more recent aspects of the transformation of Israeli society in the 21st century, including the birth of the start-up nation and the growing economic inequality, changes in Holocaust memory and in Israel-diaspora relations. Scholars from the United States and Israel will present new insights in the fields of politics, law, economy, art, and literature. They turn our attention to the immigrants from unexpected destinations like Nigeria and Burma, who claim to derive from “the lost tribes,” as well as to the growing Israeli diaspora in America and Europe, and to the changing self-definition of Israeli Arabs who regard themselves increasingly as Palestinians. A concluding panel addresses the question of how Israel will look twenty years from now.

Link to application, with program .  

Questions: American University Center for Israel Studies,, 202-885-3780

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