Summer @ Yale
All Ben-Gurion Fellows participate in the Tikvah Scholars summer residential program at Yale University. The Yale program involves two-weeks of intensive study with 200 exceptional fellow students from around the world.
Fellows can choose between Session # 1 (June 27 to July 7, 2022) or Session #2 (July 25 to August 4, 2022).
Students choose electives in four key areas: Jewish thought and history, Zionism and modern Israel, the meaning of American democracy, and the great debates of Western civilization. Courses include:
Jewish Thought & History
- Why Be Jewish?
- Justice and Injustice in Jewish Tradition
- The Jews vs. Greeks: What is Human Nature?
- Jewish Political Thought
- The Heroes of Jewish History
Zionism & Modern Israel
- The Zionist Founders: Herzl, Begin, Ben-Gurion
- The Israeli Declaration of Independence
- The Great Speeches of Israeli History
- The Israeli Economy
- The Wars of Israel: 1948, 1967, the Yom Kippur War
The Meaning of American Democracy
- The Hebraic Spirit of America
- The Future of Religious Liberty
- Freedom and Equality in American Political Thought
- Left, Right, and the Future of American Politics
- Abraham Lincoln and the American Idea of Statesmanship
The Great Debates of Western Civilization
- The Birth of Western Civilization: Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, and Philadelphia
- The History of Democratic Capitalism
- The Ethics of War and Peace
- Science, Technology, and the Future of the West
- Nationalism and World Politics: Past, Present, and Future