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Jonathan Dekel-Chen

Former Short-Term Scholar


    September 1, 2006 — October 1, 2006

    Professional affiliation

    Rabbi Edward Sandrow Chair in Soviet and East European Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Jonathan Dekel-Chen is the Rabbi Edward Sandrow Chair in Soviet & East European Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he holds a dual appointment in the Department of Jewish History & Contemporary Jewry and in the Department of General History. He served from 2007-2019 as the Academic Chairman of the Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry and is currently Chairman of the Russian & Slavic Studies Department. Dekel-Chen's research and publications deal with transnational philanthropy and advocacy, non-state diplomacy, agrarian history and migration.

    Wilson Center Projects

    A World of Good: Jewish Philanthropy and Politics in Russia and the USSR, 1890s-1990s

    Previous Terms

    Mar 01, 2000 - Apr 01, 2000: "The Agro-Joint Experiment: Lessons from Over There"