Joint research projects and classes are closely connected with the individuals who have been shaping the academic cooperation between Germany and Israel for decades.
Science historian Mark Geller is currently based in Berlin, studying medicine and magic in the ancient Near East. He received over two million euros from the European Research Council for his research.
The Israeli musician is currently at Freie Universität working on his dissertation on Jewish writers in the GDR.
Peter Schäfer headed the Institute of Jewish Studies at Freie Universität. He has been the Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin since 2013.
Islamic and Jewish studies scholar Sarah Stroumsa studies the shared intellectual history of Jews, Muslims, and Christians in the Islamic Middle Ages