Saturday, September 18th | 13 Tishri 5782

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017


Ilan Troen

Professor, Brandeis University

The Stoll Family chair in Israel Studies at Brandeis University, president of the Association for Israel Studies, and an emeritus professor at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University, Ilan Troen is one of the founding fathers of the field of Israel Studies.

Israel Studies seeks to present an objective scholarly approach to Israel and its history, in contrast to the often hostile attitude of conventional Middle East studies.

Through the efforts of Troen and others, a generation of scholars will be trained in a more open-minded and unbiased view of the Jewish state.

Troen states, “We pursue the free and informed inquiry of all aspects of Israeli society, and disseminate our findings in hundreds of institutions across the world. While we hold diverse views on Israeli history, politics and culture, we all uphold a free and unfettered exchange of ideas.” (Photo: Flickr.)


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