The MGSDII is a network of Israel Studies programs on San Diego campuses including UC San Diego (UCSD), San Diego State University (SDSU), CSU San Marcos (CSUSM), University of San Diego (USD) and Cal Western School of Law supported by a growing consortium of charitable funders. The programs include academic courses led by visiting Israeli professors; collaborative classroom learning and travel programs; master classes and lecturers; filmmaker and artist residencies; conferences and symposiums; and community education opportunities.
How do we do it?
Deep multi-faceted education about Israel on San Diego campuses
Visiting faculty and artists to teach contemporary Israel Studies on San Diego campuses for students of all backgrounds
Permanent Israel Studies courses on San Diego campuses
Israeli artists-in-residence programs
Symposiums, conferences, and guest lecture series on San Diego campuses
Innovative field research, study, and engagement experiences to Israel for students and faculty
Investing in Israel Studies is an important way to affect knowledge and attitudes concerning Israel. By creating serious, educated, and balanced discourse, and by not shying away from Israel’s challenges and achievements, Israel Studies has a significant potential impact on the image of Israel that is different to, but on par with or exceeding, results of pro-Israel advocacy organizations.