AIS Annual Meeting, 2017


 
 
33rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR ISRAEL STUDIES
A CENTURY AFTER BALFOUR: VISION AND REALITY
SCHUSTERMAN CENTER FOR ISRAEL STUDIES, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, WALTHAM, MA
JUNE 12-14, 2017
 
The Program Committee of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies invites scholars conducting research on any aspect of Israel Studies to submit proposals for organized panels and individual papers. Of particular interest are proposals relating to the conference theme: A Century After Balfour: Vision and Reality
 
A century after the Balfour Declaration we wish to revisit the possibilities and ideas reflected in this seminal document in the context of present realities. This centenary provides a lens for scholars to examine topics such as Israel’s attitudes towards imperialism and world powers, Israel in the context of the Middle East, relations between Diaspora Jews and the Zionist movement and the State of Israel, the meaning of a Jewish homeland, the imperative to secure the civil and religious rights of non-Jewish communities, and the role of international institutions in implementing the Declaration. These and other issues invite research and scholarship by the multiple disciplines that constitute the humanities and the social and political sciences.
 
Program Committee:

David Ellenson, Chair
 

Gannit Ankori & Tal Dekel, Visual Arts

Shulamit Reinharz & Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman, Gender Studies

Andre Levy & Judith Goldstein, Anthropology

Bruce Phillips & Sergio Della Pergola, Communal Studies

Arye Naor & Yoram Peri, Communications

Sara Horowitz & Yaron Peleg, Film and Theater

Maoz Azaryahu and Shay Rabineau, Geography

Naomi Sokoloff & Tamar Hess
, Hebrew Literature

Derek Penslar & Aviva Halamish, History

Uriel Abulof & Yael Aronoff, International Relations

Len Saxe & Jonathan Rynhold, Israel-Diaspora

Suzanne Last Stone & Rifat Azam, Law

Tamara Cofman Wittes & Stuart Cohen, National Security

Ilan Peleg & As’ad Ghanem, Arabs in Israel

Joel Migdal & Ayelet Harel-Shalev, Political Science

Tamir Sorek & Uri Ram, Sociology

Elie Rekhess & Khalil Shikaki, Arab-Israeli Conflict

Chaim Gans & Sara Hirschhorn, Zionism

Aziza Khazoom & Esther Meir Glickstein , Ethnic Identities

Alex Sinclair & Ofra Backenroth, Education

Michal Shaul & Yehudah Mirsky, Religious Studies


Conference Coordinator: Rachel Fish, ais2017@aisisraelstudies.org

 

The program is made possible with generous support from the Israel Institute.

 
 
 
 



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