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Tuesday, March 19 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
A Grantmaker’s Guide to Israel on Campus

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In the nuanced and complicated campus climate regarding Israel, few challenges have faced greater resistance to change than those involving faculty and campus administrators. How can funders help to create change in this environment, ensure that their funds achieve their goals, and not go astray? This session examines what funders need to know when making grants in this dynamic and challenging area. We’ll hear first-hand from funders, faculty members, veteran Israeli diplomats, and others as we explore innovative models (and potential pitfalls) for endowing faculty chairs, developing Israel Studies centers, engaging faculty and administrators, and discuss what strategies funders can and have employed to create positive change.


Presenters
avatar for Samuel M. Edelman

Samuel M. Edelman

Executive Director, Israel on Campus Coalition Center for Academic Engagement
Samuel M. Edelman is executive director and CEO of the Center for Academic Engagement of the Israel on Campus Coalition and the academic affairs advisor for the Israel on Campus Coalition. He has served as the executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and is California State University Chico, emeritus professor of Jewish, Israel and... Read More →
avatar for Lisa  Eisen

Lisa Eisen

National Director, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Lisa Eisen is national director of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and head of its Washington, D.C. office. She is the founding chair of the Israel on Campus Coalition, and also chairs the board of the iCenter. Lisa is the founding and immediate past board chair of Repair the World and also serves on the national boards of the Israel Institute, BBYO and Project Interchange Seminars in Israel. Her previous positions include... Read More →
avatar for Stephen  Kuperberg

Stephen Kuperberg

Executive Director, Israel on Campus Coalition
Steve Kuperberg is executive director of the Israel on Campus Coalition, a national organization dedicated to empowering the network of campus Israel supporters to create a positive campus environment regarding Israel. Steve has served with ICC since 2009, during which time ICC has led successful efforts to build lasting connections between campuses and Israel, defeat anti-Israel initiatives, and provide positive Israel education. Steve is... Read More →
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David Siegel

Consul General of Israel
David Siegel assumed the post of consul general of Israel in Los Angeles in August 2011, where he serves as the senior representative of the State of Israel to the Southwestern United States. Most recently, David served as chief of staff to Israel's deputy minister of foreign affairs, where he was involved in policy formulation and decision-making at the senior levels of Israel's foreign policy establishment. He previously served two terms at the... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2013 10:45am - 12:00pm
Whittier Room Beverly Hilton

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