Israel Studies at Binghamton offers undergraduate students courses, lectures, programs, grants and fellowships to examine the history, literature, and culture of modern Israel. Grants are available to support undergraduate research and creative work.

For more information, contact Center Director, Professor Randy Friedman.

New Minor in Israel Studies

A new minor in Israel Studies allows students to pursue research and coursework in the history, politics, literatures, and cultures of Modern Israel.

The minor requires six courses, including History of Modern Israel, and a course in state and society.| Read More

For more information please email Professor Friedman.

Israel Studies Undergrad Research and Creative Work Grant

This award is designed to support Binghamton University students' independent research or creative work. The Center for Israel Studies supports research in the history, politics, literatures, and cultures of Israel.  To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member, and you must be enrolled for independent study credit (2 or 4) or honors thesis credit at Binghamton University during fall 2016. Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $500.  

For more information and to apply click right here. 

Application deadline: Ongoing.

Affiliated Faculty

Drawn from many Departments and disciplines across Harper College, CIS faculty work on a wide range of issues in Israel Studies.

Learn more about our Affiliated Faculty.


harelWe will welcome new Assistant Professor of Israel Studies Assaf Harel this Fall. Professor Harel received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Rutgers and focuses on ethnography and anthropology of religion, messianism, and the settlement movements.

More on his research and writing can be found here.

Support Israel Studies at Binghamton

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Please go to the Binghamton University Foundation website and follow the Foundation instructions.

 The Center for Israel Studies is funded in part through a generous grant from the Israel Institute.

Last Updated: 3/22/17