The International Master’s Degree Program in Israel Studies offers students the opportunity for an in-depth study of the State of Israel from the beginning of the Zionist movement until the present. Emphasis will be placed on the complexity of Israeli society, including its multicultural character both in the State as well as in relation to the Jewish Diaspora.
Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented growth of scholarly interest in Israeli history, politics, society, and culture. Numerous programs, research centres, and chair endowments in Israel Studies have been established in North America and Europe, adding a new, fresh, and innovative dimension to existing programs in Judaic Studies. The Israel Studies program is designed for students who wish to deepen and widen their understanding of the experiences of the Israeli population, and to see them against the larger backdrop of twentieth-century Jewish history, Middle Eastern politics, and society.
The program will examine Israeli society from a variety of perspectives, including Aliyah and migration, economics, politics, culture, religion, and the ties between Israel and Jewish communities abroad.