Intellectual Journeys

Fostering a new generation of intellectual leaders

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Broad and innovative


on complex affairs

Broad and innovative perspectives

on complex affairs


The Intellectual Journeys program nurtures intellectual leadership and critical thought among talented undergraduate students from all parts of Israeli society.

The program offers universities a unique tool to support students in becoming critical thinkers, preparing them to take on future leadership roles thoughtfully, with social and cultural awareness. The Alfred Landecker Foundation supports the Intellectual Journeys program at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute in collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv University.

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The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute fosters innovative interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences and develops new ways of addressing questions of global concern that have special import for Israeli society and the region.
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Introducing Intellectual Journeys: Fostering intellectual leaders at the Van Leer Institute

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Confront the past

Combat antisemitism

Protect minorities

Strengthen democracy

Reinforce critical thinking