Israel

Scholarly Publications

The Mystery of the Kibbutz: Egalitarian Principles in a Capitalist World

February 2018

How the kibbutz movement thrived despite its inherent economic contradictions and why it eventually declinedThe kibbutz is a social experiment in collective living that challenges traditional...

The German-Hebrew Dialogue: Studies of Encounter and Exchange (Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts)

February 2018

In the wake of World War II and the Holocaust, it seemed there was no place for German in Israel and no trace of Hebrew in Germany — the two languages and their cultures appeared as divergent as...

Other Publications

When will European groups send flotillas to help people of North Korea and Syria?

July 2011

Freedom House’s Freedom in the World survey showcases an alarming decline in freedom, democracy and respect for human rights around the world for a fifth consecutive year.

While world seeks to defeat terror, Stockholm welcomes notorious terrorist into country

June 2011

The number one topic around the globe has been the world after Bin Laden and the appropriate ways for democracies to dispose of terrorists.

News

Book: "Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past", written by Amir Eshel

August 2013

Bringing together postwar German, Israeli, and Anglo-American literature, Professor Amir Eshel (German Studies and Comparative Literature) traces a shared trajectory of futurity in world literature.

Democracy and Reconciliation: Jerusalem conference and launch of The Europe Center

September 2012

In the midst of the “Arab Spring”, and President Obama’s push for Palestinian-Israeli peace, The Europe Center (TEC) and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute hosted a May 18-19 conference on “Democracy...

Amir Eshel’s new book on the concept of "Futurity"

July 2012

Amir Eshel's new book, "Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past" challenges the traditional view of literature written about traumatic events.

Events

Workshop on Immigration and Citizenship

May 7, 2014

Workshop Goals On the first day, develop a set of research interventions (surveys, experiments, archival searches, participant observations, etc.) that will gain some leverage in measuring...

A Confiscated Memory – Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage

September 30, 2013

Professor Yfaat Weiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will speak on the topic of her 2011 book of the same title, "A Confiscated Memory - Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage"

Projects

Debating History, Democracy, Development, and Education in Conflicted Societies

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) has launched a multi-year collaborative project with research institutes in...
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