Reshaping the Discourse on Israel: The Role of Israel Studies on Campus and Beyond

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST

College campuses have become hotbeds of criticism and bias against Israel, both in the classroom and on the quad. This call will explore how the growing field of Israel studies is contributing to more informed, fair and multi-dimensional teaching, study and scholarship about Israel, as well as to building knowledge and understanding of Israel at universities across the U.S. and around the world. Pioneering leaders in the Israel studies field, together with funders who have both created and supported innovative initiatives, will share insights about how investing in and promoting the study and teaching of Israel can change the intellectual and public discourse on campus and well beyond.

The call is sponsored in partnership with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Leichtag Foundation and Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.

Presenters include:
Lisa Eisen (Moderator) -  Vice President, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Charlene Seidle - Vice President, Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego
Ilan Troen - Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies and Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University
Ariel Roth - Executive Director, Israel Institute
Marty Blank - The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation