Israel & Zionism


This committee is responsible for planning, promoting, executing, and evaluating programs that involve Israel, her peoples, culture, geography, and politics. Such programs include but are not limited to outside speakers, faculty speakers, student speakers, films, and videos.  Program topics include both political and non-political subjects and political programs reflect a broad range of views from across the Zionist mainstream.  This committee is also responsible for encouraging students to visit, study, or work in Israel and works to remove obstacles in order to maximize participation in these options. This committee works to foster Clark’s ongoing dialogue with Israel and offer a well-rounded view of past, present, and future Israel.

We are fortunate enough to have a full-time staff member working with our IZ committee, through the IACT program. To read more about Heather Alper, click here!


Ceci Bachana, ’24
Major: Undeclared
Fun Fact: My last name (Bachana) is actually spelled wrong and shortened! The full version is “Bakhanashvili,” which is Georgian.

Jay Abdella, ’22
Major: Political Science
Fun Fact: I am hyper-mobile in my left shoulder.

Ethan Quinn, ’25
Major: Economics
Fun Fact: I have a boating license!

Sam Bazer, ’25
Fun Fact: My dog is a lab-chihuahua mix!