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The creation of the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies exemplifies Concordia University’s commitment to excellence in teaching and to enhancing the University’s research capacity to ensure a strong and solid foundation for life-long learning.  If you’re a student wanting to explore courses in Israel studies, a researcher in search of funding for a conference and field research or simply want to learn more about Israel, the Azrieli Institute can provide support and guidance. Learn more


Hillel Cohen, winner of the J.I. Segal Award in Israel Studies

The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies is proud to announce Dr. Hillel Cohen as the winner of the third biennial competition for the Azrieli Institute Prize for Best Book in Israel Studies in English or French. The competition is organized under the auspices of the J.I. Segal Awards of the Jewish Public Library.

The book, 1929:Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, which was published by Brandeis University Press for the Schusterman Series in Israel Studies, can be purchased from your local bookstore.

Dr. Cohen is Associate Professor at the Department of Islam and Middle East Studies and head of the Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism and the State of Israel at the Hebrew University.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Jewish Public Library on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

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Mark Your Calendar

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Dr. Derek Penslar is coming to the Institute on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 pm. He will be talking about The end of the affair?  The character of the zionist-diaspora romance.  For more information.

Videos of Past Events

Dr. Steven Wagner, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University, speaks on “Palestine is but a small part of the great Arab fatherland”: British Intelligence, Ibn Sa’ud, and the 1939 White Paper on Palestine as part of the Azrieli Institute speakers series.


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