Our Mission

The USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities focuses on Israeli cultural history, and the variety and richness of their accomplishments. Through innovative and stimulating programs and international exchanges of artists and scholars, the Initiative brings the spirit of creative inquiry and collaboration to bear on the fruits of Israel’s vibrant artistic community. The Initiative fosters collaborations between USC and partner institutions in Israel and Southern California in order to explore the diverse aspirations reflected in Israeli scholarship, literature, visual arts, film, music, theater, dance and architecture.