Berkeley Institute

THE BERKELEY INSTITUTE OF
JEWISH LAW AND ISRAEL STUDIES

The Berkeley Institute is an interdisciplinary initiative to expand Jewish and Israel Studies offerings at Berkeley coordinated by faculty in Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Comparative Literature, History, and Music, as well in the Law, Journalism, and Business Schools. The Institute coordinates two initiatives:

  • Israel Studies: The Berkeley Program on Israeli Law, Economy and Society (ILES) is the only institution on the Berkeley campus dedicated to the study of Israel. It coordinates Israel Studies classes in a variety of departments, brings visiting professors to campus, and supports public programs, collaborations with Israeli scholars and Universities, and student and faculty research on Israel.
  • Jewish Law and Thought: The Berkeley Program on Jewish Law coordinates programming, courses and research on Jewish law, thought, and civilization.