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Center for Israel Studies

In 1998, Shimon Peres inaugurated the first center for Israel Studies in the country at American University. The center sponsors frequent public programs, including conferences, discussions, lecture series, performances and exhibits, in addition to the Minor in Israel Studies.

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Antisemitism in Postwar America (Part 3 of the Antisemitism Series)
Thursday, October 1, 2020, 12:55-2:10 p.m.
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The Changing Relationship between American Jews and Israel
Monday, October 12, 2020, 12:00-1:30 PM
RSVP for The Changing Relationship between American Jews and Israel

Antisemitism and Racism (Part 4 of the Antisemitism Series)
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 9:45-11:00 AM
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25 Years: Israel-US Relations Since Rabin
Monday, October 19, 2020, 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
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Antisemitism Since the Holocaust: America, Israel and Europe: A Virtual Series 
Hosted by Center for Israel Studies and Jewish Studies Program Fall 2020
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About the Center for Israel Studies (CIS)

AU's Center for Israel Studies (CIS) is a nationally known pioneer and leader in the growing academic field of Israel Studies. Our approach is multi-disciplinary, going beyond the Arab-Israeli conflict to study modern Israel's history, vibrant society, culture, multiethnic democracy, and complex geopolitical challenges. The center sponsors frequent public programs, including conferences, discussions, lecture series, performances and exhibits, in addition to the Minor in Israel Studies.

We invite you to be a part of the growth of our center by attending our programs and offering your support. Your commitment and generosity will ensure that CIS will continue to serve as a model throughout the nation in this growing field.

Anti-Semitic behavior in both 1945 and 2019

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Distinguished Scholars to Talk About Antisemitism in Series of Virtual Conversations

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Amy and Alan Meltzer in front of blue AU background

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Center for Israel Studies Receives $2 Million as part of $7 Million Gift

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