Dr. Isaac Hollander

Extraordinary Itineraries in an Extraordinary Land.

Seminars on the Modern Middle East.

The Opportunity

What happens inside and around Israel matters. But beyond the spectacle of fast-moving events lies a neglected logic of historical, geographic and cultural forces, viewpoints and processes. You deserve to understand it - to observe, and do your own thinking. Now is the opportunity.

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My Expertise

As Professor of Middle-East History, Culture, and Israel Studies at top universities my hallmark has been dealing sensitively and fairly with politically-charged and agenda-ridden materials. Revealing how history underlies current events - and exploring the geographies and cultures driving that history.

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In Their Words

"The instruction was brilliant. Specifically, Dr. Hollander's lectures covered very complex, controversial and detailed subjects yet he managed to convey the material in a manner that was easy to follow and understand."

"Professor Hollander was a superb instructor who guided us through a dense and historically contentious subject with perfect attention to detail and critical analysis."

"The topic is incredibly controversial, but Professor Hollander did his best to ensure a balanced, nuanced, and critical understanding of both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"When exploring historical documents / primary sources he challenged the students to critique authenticity and identify inherent biases within the text.  ... [H]e skillfully decoded their cultural meanings thus revealing information that would otherwise have gone unnoticed."

"His ability to articulate the varying cultural perspectives was impressive."

"I don't think I have ever taken away so much knowledge and insight from one course."

“Your teaching had a deep impact on my intellectual development … I’m indebted [in] my perspective on Middle Eastern events to the richness of the course ...”

“Your passion on this subject is contagious!"

"The level of enthusiasm ... was inspiring."

"[A]lways engaging and energetic."

"Professor Hollander is simply outstanding."

"He's probably one of the best Profs at U of T ..."

"[O]utstanding, teaches some of the best classes at U of T."

"Very nice and funny."

"He is super nice."

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Itineraries

Let us discuss your group's needs and interests.

Seminars

Middle-East Orientations.

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