Argaman Institute

An academy for the study of Jewish, Zionist, and conservative thought and policy

What We Do

Journey from Aristotle to the Rambam, from Adam Smith to Jabotinsky, from the Federalist Papers to Ben Gurion. Political and cultural leadership in the present require us to learn deeply from the great traditions that have shaped our world. Through text-based seminar learning, the Argaman Institute aims to cultivate a new generation of Zionist intellectuals whose foundational work will foster the growth of Israeli conservatism. Argaman hosts various academic programs in the worlds of culture, political thought, and public policy. In each of its endeavors, participants immerse themselves in classic texts alongside some of the top political philosophers in Israel and the world.

Core Projects

Cultivating intellectual leadership steeped in the greatest texts of the Jewish, Israeli, and Western traditions

Academic Programming

Argaman runs three programs for outstanding students and researchers in the social sciences and the humanities: the Exodus, Jerusalem, and Adam Smith seminars. Together participants plumb the depths of conservative and liberal thought, and receive a generous stipend encouraging probing research, original scholarship, and high-level writing. You can find more details at our website (Hebrew).

Zion Fellowship

Open to researchers in the humanities, social sciences, and public policy, the Zion scholarship aims at supporting and encouraging research in Argaman’s core subject matter areas. These include conservatism, Zionism, political thought and Jewish political thought, strategy, and law. You can find more details at our website (Hebrew).

Lectures & Events

The Argaman Institute hosts a variety of private and public intellectual lectures and events. Topics range from the hottest timely debates on the public agenda to the major philosophical questions of the human condition. You can find more details at our website (Hebrew).

Academic Programming

Argaman runs three programs for outstanding students and researchers in the social sciences and the humanities: the Exodus, Jerusalem, and Adam Smith seminars. Together participants plumb the depths of conservative and liberal thought, and receive a generous stipend encouraging probing research, original scholarship, and high-level writing. You can find more details at our website (Hebrew).

Zion Fellowship

Open to researchers in the humanities, social sciences, and public policy, the Zion scholarship aims at supporting and encouraging research in Argaman’s core subject matter areas. These include conservatism, Zionism, political thought and Jewish political thought, strategy, and law. You can find more details at our website (Hebrew).

Lectures & Events

The Argaman Institute hosts a variety of private and public intellectual lectures and events. Topics range from the hottest timely debates on the public agenda to the major philosophical questions of the human condition. You can find more details at our website (Hebrew).

Leadership

Dr. Ronen Shoval

Dean, Argaman Institute

Dr. Ronan Shovel holds a master's degree from Hebrew University in Jewish philosophy, and a Ph.D. from the University of Paris, under the guidance of Prof. Shmuel Trigano. He is Associate Research Scholar & Lecturer at Princeton University.
Shoval founded and chaired the Im Tirtzu movement, headed the Uri Zvi Greenberg House board, and led Professors for Political and Economic Resilience. He also served on the board of the World Zionist Organization.

Leadership

Dr. Sagi Barmak

Director, Adam Smith Program

Sagi is a founder of the Exodus Program for Conservative Political Thought, and currently directs the Adam Smith Program at the Argaman Institute. He has a PhD in American History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a reserve officer in a forward-operating medical company and was previously a civics and history teacher.

Leadership

Matanel Bareli

Fellow, Argaman Institute

Matanel has a BA from Shalem College in Interdisciplinary Philosophy and Jewish Thought. He is managing director of content at the Kedem Center for Religious Thought, leads various study groups, and is editor of the journal Religia.


Leadership

Tom Ziv

Director, Exodus Program

Tom is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He frequently writes on public affairs and formerly managed the student publication Zavit Acheret. He was a founding board member of “Tacharut -- the Movement for Freedom of Employment” and is a paricipant in Eitam, the Kohelet Policy Forum’s program for outstanding doctoral students.

Leadership

Daniel Bortnovskiy

Adam Smith coordinator and Online community manager

Daniel has a B.E.D in social enterprises & education program, reserve officer in search and rescue brigade, graduate of Exodus program.




Leadership

Noa Nevo

Student coordinator, Exodus program alumni

In the final stages of a B.A. in the department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry (majoring in Second Temple Period and the Middle Ages) and the department of Asian Studies (majoring in Japanese language and culture), The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.Dedicating herself to the research of the Jewish diasporas in Iran and Central Asia.

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