About Advanced Studies

Acting director: Dr. Yochi Fischer;
Coordinator: Dr. Adam Klin-Oron

The Advanced Studies Unit at the Van leer Jerusalem Institute is committed to academic excellence and up-to-date and groundbreaking multidisciplinary and comparative research. It is an incubator for new ideas, a base for the conduct of studies in the humanities and the social sciences, and a home for international forums devoted to the exchange of knowledge.

The unit’s activities include research groups, workshops, international conferences, and a summer seminar, all of which cover a range of disciplines, from contemporary religious and political thought to the history of science and applied anthropology. The participants in these activities include leading scholars in Israel, their colleagues around the world, and young scholars and intellectuals.