Distinguished Scholar of North American History at McGill University, and Research Fellow in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Engaging Israel Program, delivers today’s mission, involving questioning, studying, dreaming, and fulfilling different Zionist ideas with the challenge to look back accurately – with a dash of romance – and to look forward creatively – with a touch of rigor —weighing what Zionism can mean and become, today and tomorrow.

A leading political historian, and one of today's most prominent activists in the fight against the delegitimization of Israel, Gil Troy's writings have appeared in The New York TimesThe New Republic, and other major media outlets. He writes a weekly column for The Jerusalem Post, and is Editor-at-Large of The Daily Beast's Open Zion blog. Professor Troy is the author of eight books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan.  His forthcoming book, The Zionist Ideas, which updates Arthur Hertzberg's classic work, will be published in Spring 2018.


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