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The CIS facilitates research by undergraduate and graduate students and by diverse faculty in the various fields of Israel Studies, and collaborates with other Binghamton programs and centers, as well as with the Transdisciplinary Areas of Expertise.

Center for Israel Studies Knesset Simulation

Are there thirty students interested in running a Knesset simulation? This event would be led by a George Washington Univ. Professor who designs and leads political simulations.

Students would receive briefing books on specific parties and training in how to participate. The event would be Monday 30 April in the early evening, with training and meeting in the weeks before.

If we can get at least twenty student to commit to participating in this event on Monday 30 April, with some review of briefing books in the weeks prior, we can ask Dr. Lazarus to prepare us and the event!

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Israel Studies Undergraduate Research and Creative Work Grant 2017 - 2018

This award is designed to support Binghamton University students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member, and currently be enrolled in independent study credit (2 or 4) or honors thesis credit at Binghamton University (exceptions may be granted if a student has exceeded the maximum number of thesis or independent study credits allowed by his or her college). Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $500.

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Center for Israel Studies Roundtable

The Israel Studies Roundtable offers a small group of Binghamton University undergraduates the opportunity to attend a series of at least eight workshops and discussions throughout the 2017-18 academic year with Binghamton University faculty and leading scholars of Israel studies, as well as artists and other figures. The roundtable is intended to deepen the understanding of the complexities of Israeli history, culture, and society in an extracurricular environment.

Funded in part through a generous donation by Marc and Joan Saperstein on ongoing support from the Israel Institute.

You are invited to have lunch and to Skype with Dr. Michael Koplow, Policy Director of the Israel Policy Forum.

Dr. Koplow will brief us on the current political scene in Israel and the PA, as well as the current status of Israeli-Palestinian relations.

Wednesday 21 February 2018
Noon - 1pm
Judaic Studies Conference Room, Library Tower 13th Floor



For more information, please contact Professor Friedman.

Funded in part through a generous grant from the Israel Institute.

Last Updated: 2/15/18