Congratulations to recent PhD graduate, Prof. Elizabeth Imber, who is this year’s Association of Israel Studies Halpern Prize recipient for best dissertation!
The Association for Israel Studies awards the Ben Halpern Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in Israel studies (broadly defined) approved during the 2018 calendar year. This award honors the memory of Ben Halpern, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Israel Studies. His book, The Idea of the Jewish State, is still seminal in the study of Zionism. An inspiring teacher at Brandeis University, Ben Halpern left a powerful and distinctive intellectual legacy including a commitment to the study of Israeli society in accordance with rigorous scholarly and scientific norms.