2018-2019 Visiting Faculty
2017-2018 Visiting Faculty
2016-2017 Visiting Faculty
Oded Brosch, San Diego State University, Winter and Spring 2017
Oded Brosh is a political scientist from IDC Herzliya who specializes in security studies, specifically nuclear politics, strategy, deterrence, proliferation, and related WMD issues. A Senior Research Fellow at IDC Herzliya’s Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS), he is the author of “IAEA 26 February 2016 Iran Inspection Report Summary” (IPS Publications, 2016) and “Iran in 2025: Four Scenarios” (IPS Publications, 2015).
Dana Ivgy, San Diego State University, Spring 2017
Ivgy starred most recently in “Zero Motivation,” which won Best Narrative Feature and the Nora Ephron Prize at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and for which she received a Best Actress Award (her second) from the Israel Film Academy. Variety cites her acting as “so natural, it’s hard to believe it’s even a performance.” For 10 years, she has also been performing internationally with the Israeli stage comedy troupe Tziporela, for which she serves as artistic director. She will be a Schusterman Visiting Israel Artist at San Diego State University from January 15 to May 5, 2017.
Adi Shany, UC San Diego, Doctoral Fellow
Shany earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Specializing in the economics of education and human resources, her recent publications include “Out of Africa: Human Capital Consequences of In Utero Conditions” (National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers, 2016 – with Victor Lavy and Analia Schlosser).
Matthew Nanes, UC San Diego, Doctoral Fellow
Discipline: Political Science
Nanes’ dissertation examines the effects of ethnic and religious inclusiveness in the police and domestic security forces in divided societies.
Information for Professors
Research Grant Opportunities:
These grants are for co-curricular development activities and library resources to help enhance the understanding of Israeli culture, economy, society, history, and politics. Click HERE for more information.
These grants facilitate the research and writing of books or scholarly articles that make an original contribution to the field of Israel Studies and promote a greater understanding of modern Israel. Click HERE for more information.
Visiting Israeli Faculty, Scholars, and Artists:
The MGSDII is proud to partner with the Israel Institute in bringing the most talented Israeli faculty, scholars, and artists to San Diego. For a full list of visiting faculty and scholars, please click HERE. For a full list of visiting artists, please click HERE. If you would like to arrange a guest lecturer with any visiting faculty or artist, please contact Mitchell Price at email@example.com for more information.
Additionally, we welcome the opportunity to partner with you to bring faculty, scholars, and artists to San Diego to teach university courses. For more information, please click HERE.
34th Annual Meeting of The Association for Israel Studies
This summer, the Israel Studies Institute at UC Berkeley is hosting the 34th Annual Meeting of The Association for Israel Studies on June 24-27, 2018. The annual AIS conference is hosted each year by a different academic institution, in collaboration with the AIS Board. The theme of the conference is Israel at Seventy: Challenges and Opportunities.
We at the Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative commend UC Berkeley in its historic decision to be ready and willing to embrace this conference. We hope to have robust attendance from San Diego and are offering generous scholarships for faculty to attend.
If this is your first time to the AIS Conference, we will provide an $800 grant toward registration and travel. If this is not your first AIS Conference, we will provide a grant for the conference registration.
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Faculty Trips to Israel:
If you would like more information on how to arrange a trip to Israel tailored to your discipline or academic department, please contact Mitchell Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of San Diego Faculty Explore Israel’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship/Eco-System (January 15-17, 2018)
Working with the USD’s Chell Roberts, Dean of the Shirley-Marcos School of Engineering, the MGSDII developed a three day trip in Israel to experience its global contributions.
The three day trip focused on Israel’s expertise and innovation in water, energy, cyber security and start-up technologies. Faculty met with Israeli industry leaders and Israeli university counterparts in what the MGSDII hopes will be the first of many of these type of faculty trips.
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