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Honors SymposiumIsrael Institute Honors Symposium

The Israel Institute’s Honors Symposium provides top undergraduate students access to cutting-edge scholarship in the field of Israel Studies, an insider’s understanding of graduate work, and strategic advice on pursuing an academic career.

To apply go to: https://israelinstitute.org/content/programs/honors-symposium

Deadline: October 30, 2018

 

 


Rabi Avi ShafranA Tale of Two Speeches

By Rabbi Avi Shafran

It was the best of times

I had the honor of making two public presentations in recent days, one to second-grade students at the impressive Yeshiva Beth Yehudah in Southfield, Michigan; and the other, to students and members of the public at the University of Maryland.


Two-Year U.S. Post-Doctoral Fellows-To Israel

Fulbright picFulbright Israel is looking for the brightest and most innovative scholars who aspire to research in Israel and join the Fulbright family.

Fulbright Israel will offer up to 8 awards for U.S. Post-Doctoral Fellows in Israel.
Up to two years – $35,000 per academic year.

Due August 1, 2018

 

 


The real story behind Gaza’s marches: The Gazans who chose to stay home

An analysis written by Moran Stern, a PhD candidate in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and a graduate fellow in Advanced Israel Studies, featured in Ynetnews.
Gaza pic

Analysis: The ordinary Palestinian is not only politically weary, he is also increasingly alienated from his leadership and political institutions as venues to propel a meaningful change in his life. Under such circumstances, responding to Hama’s calls to protest and risk one’s lives by marching towards the border makes little sense.


Summer courseHistorical 25th Anniversary Summer Course

GVPT309X/ISRL349X
The Israeli Palestinian Experiment
Lessons Learned and the Search for Common Ground
One Class!! Two Perspectives!! One Common Interest!!


Weapons of mass destruction bookWeapons of Mass Media

Director, and Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair of Israel Studies, Yoram Peri’s new book, “Mediatizing Wars: Power, Paradox and Israel’s Strategic Dilemma” featured in The Jerusalem Post.  Peri’s new book, currently available only in Hebrew, examines the strategic challenges that Israel and other liberal democracies face as a result of what he calls the “mediatization” of war zones.  Peri’s book is a wake-up call to Israel and other liberal democracies fighting wars.


BalfourDeconstructing Balfour: The Declaration at 100, by Paul Scham

First appeared in Israel Horizons, no. 2, Nov. 2017

If you follow news concerning Israel, it’s been pretty hard to miss the spate of anniversaries that are being celebrated this year and next. The next one, coming up on Nov. 2, is ‘Balfour Day,’ the date in 1917 on which British foreign Minister Arthur James Balfour sent his famous letter to Lord Rothschild, known forever after as the Balfour Declaration.

Paul Scham is the Executive Director and Research Associate Professor of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies.

Photos credit: Wikipedia

Ozge and Hamza YavuzVisiting Scholars from Turkey: Hamza Yavuz and Ozge Yavuz

Hamza Yavuz is a Ph.D. candidate in international relations at Gazi University in Turkey.

Ozge Yavuz is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of international relations and also a research assistant at Gazi University in Turkey.


What is a one state solution What is a ‘one-state’ solution?

Director, and Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair of Israel Studies, Yoram Peri featured in Washington Jewish Week.

 

 

 


israel-studiesJerusalem Post: If You Build Israel Studies, They Will Come

Mitchell Bard highlights the University of Maryland’s exceptional Israel Studies program


Yiang YangGIIS establishes ties with Chinese universities

Academic interest in Israel Studies is growing at a rapid pace throughout China, and Prof. Peri met with a number of scholars and administrators at Chinese universities and institutions.


GIIS Honors RabinGIIS honors Rabin with Middle East talk

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies (GIIS) honors Rabin at its annual Dubin Lecture.


Syrian Civil WarThe Syrian Crisis and Israeli Security Challenges

GIIS director Prof. Yoram Peri discussed Israeli viewpoints and national security calculations vis-à-vis the events in Syria at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.