Lewis Program for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies

Professor Bernard Lewis, 2012
From left to right:  MDC Director Prof. Uzi Rabi, Prof. Bernard Lewis, Amb. Itamar Rabinovich, and Prof. Eyal Zisser

Professor Bernard Lewis was one of the Moshe Dayan Center's most treasured colleagues and friends, and spent a considerable amount of time at the Center throughout his lifetime. The Lewis Program for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies at the Moshe Dayan Center seeks to honor Bernard Lewis’ remarkable legacy, to build upon it, and to preserve it for future generations. 

Currently, the program will operate on two primary tracks:

1. The program will provide  dedicated support to outstanding young researchers who have demonstrated the potential for making significant contributions to the field of contemporary Middle Eastern Studies in the years and decades to come.

2. The program will pursue thoughtful collaboration with leading minds from around the world through conferences, symposia, and publications. It will continually encourage the free exchange and dissemination of new ideas and insights into today’s complex Middle Eastern reality.

In addition to the above, the Moshe Dayan Center will honor Bernard Lewis through the dedication of two rooms on the fourth floor of Gilman Building, in addition to the existing Bernard Lewis conference room.