Ph.D., Senior Lecturer.
My name is Simon Epstein and I have been teaching at RIS since the middle of the 1980s. I am now teaching in the Graduate Division a seminar about the history of the State of Israel. The course integrates political, social, cultural, diplomatic and military developments. It is organized in a chronological framework, preserving the specificity and emphasizing the main features of each stage in the history of Israel: 1948-1956, 1956-1967, 1967-1973, 1973-1977, 1977-1982, 1982-1992, 1992-2000, 2000-2011.
I may say that teaching foreign students is a wonderful experience, in general, and that teaching at the graduate programs is especially challenging and rewarding.