Professor llan Troen is the Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies at Brandeis University and founding director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. He currently serves as president of the Association of Israel Studies. He has served as dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben- Gurion University in Israel and as director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute and Archives in Sede Boker. His visit to Jindal Centre for Israel Studies at Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University is supported by American Jewish Committee's Asia Pacific Institute.
He has authored or edited numerous books in American, Jewish and Israeli history. He is also the founding editor of Israel Studies (Indiana University Press), the leading journal in this new field, and he has co-edited the Schusterman Series in Israel Studies (2007-2016). He is currently chair of the Center's publication committee that has launched a new series in Israel Studies in conjunction with Ben-Gurion University and published through Indiana University Press. His publications include Jewish Centers and Peripheries: European Jewry Between America and Israel 50 Years after World War II (1998); The Americanization of Israel (2001), with Glenda Abramson; Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America (2001), with Deborah Dash-Moore; Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement (2003); with Jacob Lassner, Jews and Muslims in the Arab World; Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined (2007); with Maoz Azaryahu, Tel-Aviv, the First Century: Visions, Designs, Actualities (2012); with Donna Divine, Zionism in the Twenty-First Century (2014); and, with Rachel Fish, Essential Israel: Essays for the Twenty-First Century (Indiana University Press, 2017).
He has lectured widely including Tufts, Brown, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Pennsylvania, Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati), Notre Dame, Northwestern, Chicago, Lake Forest, Michigan