The Hartman Institute's academic conferences bring together leading scholars from around the world for deep textual exploration based on the notion that a multidisciplinary community of scholars can achieve shared understanding and new discourses for addressing contemporary challenges.
The Annual Conference for a Jewish Democratic Israel convenes leading thinkers, activists, and policymakers in Israel to generate a discussion on pressing matters of social concern in Israeli society. Open to the public and attracting a diverse demographic of participants, the conference provides an intellectual foundation for a shift in consciousness about Israeli-Jewish civil society. Participants emerge with a clearer understanding of the deep Jewish roots of social justice and how they can and should be realized in modern day Israel.
The Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought hosts two conferences - the International Theology Conference and the International Philosophy Conference. Each of these attracts dozens of invited scholars from around the world who come together at the Hartman Institute campus in Jerusalem for an intensive week of joint high-level study.
Believing that every religious tradition may be challenged and enriched by the doctrines of another, the International Theology Conference brings together leading Jewish, Christian, and Muslim theologians for a week tripartite dialogue and interreligious join study. Through an intimate, respectful, and rigorous academic encounter, participants engage in intensive textual study, sharing their beliefs, reflections, and dilemmas.
The International Philosophy Conference attracts renowned thinkers from around the world for a week of intensive study and interdisciplinary exchange that confronts ethical and political issues through the prism of Jewish philosophy. Through this conference, the Institute creates a unique discourse that provides new directions for addressing contemporary challenges. Click here to read more about the conference.