ABOUT US

The Association for Israel Studies is an international scholarly society, chartered in the U.S., devoted to the academic and professional study of Israel. The Association's membership is composed of scholars from all disciplines in the social sciences and many in the humanities.

PURPOSE

Formed in 1985, the Association for Israel Studies is an international, interdisciplinary scholarly society devoted to the academic and professional study of modern Israel. AIS is open to all individuals who are engaged in, or share an interest in, scholarly inquiry about Israel, the Zionist movement, or the pre-state Jewish community in Palestine. The Association's membership is composed of scholars from all disciplines in the social sciences and many in the humanities.


SCHOLARLY AFFILIATIONS

AIS is an affiliated member organization of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA). AIS sponsors panels or workshops and holds a reception and board meeting at the annual MESA conference. AIS also sponsors panels at meetings of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association (APSA).  Since 2016 the AIS is an affiliated member organization of the American Historical Association (AHA). It is authorized to participate in the work of AHA, through such activities as the organization of panels and workshops at the annual AHA conference. Since 2016 the AIS is an affiliated member organization of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). In Israel, AIS works in cooperation with various scholarly associations, institutes and universities.


INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS 2019

GOLD:

• Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland

• Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

• Center for Israel Studies at American University

• The Taub Center for Israel Studies, New York University

• The Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel at Michigan State University

• The Ben–Gurion Research institute for the study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University

* Department for Israel Studies, University of Haifa


SILVER:

• The Schwalb Center for Israel & Jewish Studies, University of Nebraska

• Judaic Studies Program, George Washington University

* The Institute for Israel Studies, University of Texas at Austin

* Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies, University of Toronto

 

Board of Directors

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Officers

PRESIDENT
Dr. Yael Aronoff
Director of The Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
Room C-730 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824 USA
aronoffy@msu.edu

 

VICE-PRESIDENT 
Dr. Arieh Saposnik
Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
POB 257 Sede Boker Campus, 84990 
Midreshet Ben-Gurion, Israel
Israel
saposnik@bgu.ac.il

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dr. Asaf Shamis
Department of Israel Studies
University of Haifa
Eshkol Tower, 1416
199 Abba Khoushy Ave.
Haifa, 3498838
Israel
ashamis@staff.haifa.ac.il

 
TREASURER
Dr. Ilan Ben-Ami
The Open University of Israel
POB 808
Raanana 43107
Israel
Tel: 972-97781822
ilanbe@openu.ac.il

 

EDITOR, ISRAEL STUDIES REVIEW
Dr. Yoram Peri
Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair in Isael Studies
Director of the Joseph B. and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA
yperi@umd.edu

 

EDITOR, ISRAEL STUDIES REVIEW
Dr. Paul Scham
Executive Director
Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
0140 Holzapfel Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA
pscham@umd.edu

 

ASSISTANT TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
Stephanie Colley
University of Haifa
Department of Israel Studies
Eshkol Tower, 1416
199 Abba Khoushy Ave.
Haifa, 3498838
Israel
scolley@campus.haifa.ac.il

CONTACT US

AIS contact information:

By Mail:

University of Haifa
Department of Israel Studies
Eshkol Tower, 1407
199 Abba Khoushy Ave.
Haifa, 3498838
Israel

By Email:

ais@aisisraelstudies.org

Annual Meeting