University Senate                                                                      Proposed: April 15, 2005

                                                                                                Adopted:

 

 

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH
THE INSTITUTE OF JEWISH AND ISRAEL STUDIES

 

WHEREAS    Columbia University has fostered a long and distinguished tradition in the academic study and teaching of Jewish civilization, and

WHEREAS      Columbia is one of the leading institutions in Jewish studies in the country, and

 

WHEREAS    the Center for Israel and Jewish Studies within the Department of History has been flourishing since 1950 and has been expanding its offerings on the history and culture of Israel, and

 

WHEREAS      the proposed institute would include an interdisciplinary faculty who hold appointments in several departments of the university including History, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, and MEALAC; and would attract, in addition, two visiting professors and three to five visiting fellows each year, and

 

WHEREAS      the Institute’s budget would be fully self-funded and teaching would be covered by current instructional lines,

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED    that the Institute of Jewish and Israel Studies be

established under the administrative supervision of the Vice President for Arts and Sciences.

 

 

Proponent: Senate Education Committee