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The Glazer-CIS,BGU Israel Studies Seminar for Chinese Students

Hosted by the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism (BGRI)

The Israel Phenomenon: Ancient Culture, Modern State

February 8 – February 14, 2019


Academic Director, Dr. David Barak-Gorodetsky:  

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Eligibility: Chinese students currently studying with a university in Israel

Opening day of registration: December 2, 2018

Closing day of registration: January 1, 2019


Read about last year's Glazer-CIS@BGRI Israel Studies Seminar for Chinese Students
in a Chinese-language articles:

Making More Friends: Israel Offers First-ever Introduction Program for Chinese Students

Voice Control-Adujusted Light and Darkness in a Window - 来源: 中国科技网-科技日报 作者: 毛黎


General Information

Diane & Guilfold Philanthropies and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are pleased to invite all Chinese students residing in Israel for a seven-day seminar that focuses on Israeli history, society, politics and culture.

 The seminar will take place from February 8 to February 14, 2019 at the Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism (BGRI) – located at the heart of the Negev Desert, Sede-Boqer campus (Midreshet Ben-Gurion) of the Ben-Gurion University.

Endorsed by the Council of Higher Education, the upcoming seminar is a unique opportunity for the Chinese students to enhance their experiences in Israel. The participants will gain insights on the history of Zionist movement, the central streams of Israeli culture from the pre-state years to the present, and the general political structure of Israel including its system of governance and the relationship between religion and the state. The lectures and workshops will be given in English by the faculty members from BGRI, each according to his or her field of expertise.  


Academic Study

BRGI is devoted to the documentations and research of Zionism and the contemporary Israeli society. BGRI's faculty members have initiated, founded, and currently lead two academic programs in the field: an undergraduate program in Israel Studies at the Ben-Gurion University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP). BRGI also hosts doctoral and post-doctoral students from Israel and abroad.  


Under the guidance of the leading scholars from BGRI, the seminar participants will have an opportunity to explore the Ben-Gurion Heritage Center and the Ben-Gurion Archives.

 Dr.David Barak-Gorotesky from BGRI will serve as the Academic Director for the Glazer Seminar of 2019.