Teaching and Studying About Israel in America: The Israel Scholar Development Fund

Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher: Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies; Steinhardt Social Research Institute

Author(s): Annette Koren

Research Area: Education

Keywords: Professional Development; Diaspora Relations; Program Evaluation; Higher Education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This report, concluding the first phase of a three year study, describes the experiences of the 2006-07 recipients of Israel Scholar Development Fund (ISDF). The fund supported Israeli scholars with temporary appointments at American Universities (the Schustman Visiting Professors) and American graduate students working on Ph.D.s in fields related to Israel studies (the Schusterman Israel Scholar Awards). Both programs are designed to develop scholarship and encourage study of the history, society, and culture of Israel.