May, 2015- SIGNAL’s Executive Director, Carice Witte is in China with Prof Aryeh Tepper, Director of the Glazer-Ben Gurion University (BGU) Israel Studies Seminar for Chinese students studying in Israel. Ms. Witte and Prof. Tepper are in China visiting SIGNAL’s partner universities, lecturing to students who are studying about Israel in the SIGNAL-University Israel Studies Program.
Prof. Tepper and Ms. Witte are lecturing in Beijing, Chongqing, Henan, and Xi’an. Students attending the lectures are pursuing BA, MA and PhD degrees that include or are focused on Israel Studies. Some of the students attending are participating in the SIGNAL annual Israel Studies Research Paper Competition. The student’s research for this full semester project is supervised by faculty advisers and the papers are reviewed by a panel of professors. Some of the participating faculty are SIGNAL Fellows who formerly studied about Israel and teaching Israel Studies at SIGNAL’s Israel studies Faculty Training Program at the BGU Sde Boker campus where the Israel Studies International Program is based.