Dr. Ilan Troen

The Stoll Family chair in Israel Studies at Brandeis University and founding Director of its Schusterman Center for Israel Studies


will discuss

To Whom Does"THE LAND" Belong?

Theological and Secular claims to Israel / Palestine

Prior to the 19th century, claims to territory universally rested on appeals to divine sanction.  Secular arguments

have now come to supplant theology, however, Jewish, Christian and Islamic claims to the Holy Land continue

to coesxist with modern argumentation. 

In addition to setting forth this thesis, the presentation will consider to what extent secular claims are a veneer for traditional ones.






WHERE: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

15 St. Paul St. Brookline (corner of St. Paul and Aspinwall)

WHEN: Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 PM

Dining and Drinking at 6:30 PM - Program begins at 7:30 PM

PRICE: $30.00





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About our speaker

Ilan Troen is the Stoll Fanily Chair in Israel Studies at Brandeis University and founding Director of its Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.  In this capacity he has contributed to the rapid development of Israel Studies through a program that has prepared 250 academics from 200 universities worldwide and has contributed to the establishment of centers or programs of Israel Studies in the U S, Canada, China, India , Hungary, and Romania.  His public engagements focus on disseminating an informaed appreciation for Israel, including a leading role, in the campaign to counter BDS.

Born and educated in Boston, Troen made aliyah in 1975 from the U S and joined Ben-Gurion University where he was the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute and Archives in Sde Boker.  He is the authaor and editor of numerous books and articles in  English and Hebrew in Americn Jewish and Israeli History.  He  is also the founding editor of Israel Studies, an international journal to which more than 3,000 universities susbscribe.  He  is currently the president of the Association for Israel Studies.

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