About the Center for Israel Studies
“As place, Israel reflects its geography and history. The country is at one and the same time Middle Eastern and European, a Jewish state and a home to many religions. At times in harmony but also at times in tension, these diverse cultural influences define Israel. As place, Israel has also been shaped by its particular topography and ecology. These challenges have sparked Israeli pioneers in the sciences and social sciences.
The Center for Israel Studies at American University was created to study, examine, and interpret the rich landscape of Israel as a nation and a people.”