The Taub Center for Israel Studies

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The Taub Center for Israel Studies was established in 2003 with the support of the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, to advance the study of Modern Israel: its recent history, society and politics, together with the history of the Zionist movement and the Yishuv.

NYU's pre-eminent position as a center of instruction and scholarship in Jewish history and thought, Hebrew language and literature, and Middle East Studies provides a natural setting for the development of Israel Studies. The Center is a part of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU’s Faculty of Arts and Science, which offers a range of undergraduate and graduate courses on Israeli history and society. 


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Spring 2014 Events

Sunday, April 6th at 4pm
Taub Center Ten-Year Anniversary Event: Emerging Scholars in Israel Studies
Wednesday, April 9th at 5pm
Exodus In Zion: The Exodus Narratvive in Zionist and Israeli Culture
Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30pm
Reading Tehran in Tel-Aviv: a Short Documentary film and discussion
Thursday, May 8th at 7pm
Martin Buber and Israeli Sociology: German, American, and Post-Colonial Entanglements

For a full list of Taub Center and Skirball Department events please visit the Calendar.




Doctoral Fellowships in Israel Studies
Up to two new doctoral fellows a year are accepted with full scholarship under the supervision of prominent NYU faculty members. Interested students should write directly to Prof. Ronald Zweig (rz11@nyu.edu) for additional information. For the full application and information on the application procedures, please visit the Hebrew and Judaic Studies Graduate Admission Page.

Schusterman-Taub Postdoctoral Fellowships
Two Schusterman-Taub Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed each year. The call for applications for the 2014-15 Academic year appointment is now open.

Speakers Program
Visiting scholars from Israel, the US and elsewhere present lectures on campus relating to aspects of Israeli history, society and politics. These lectures are open to the public.

Graduate Workshop in Israel Studies
Bringing together graduate students from the major universities in the tri-state region, to discuss papers by Israel Studies scholars, and advanced doctoral students, in an informal setting. Meets two to three times each semester.

These and more, constitute the building blocks required to establish and maintain Israel Studies for the future, with the aim of creating scholarly leadership and encouraging the development of the field of Israel Studies in North America.



Learn more about NYU's graduate programs and academic resources in Jewish Studies here.