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Academy, History, Antisemtisim, Zionism, Middle Eastern Relations, US-Israel Relations
Professor Gil Troy is a Senior Fellow in Zionist Thought at the JPPI - the global think tank of the Jewish people. Troy, a Distinguished Scholar in North American History at McGill University living in Jerusalem, is an award-winning American presidential historian and a leading Zionist thinker. The author of eight books on the American presidency, and five books on Zionism, his latest projects include the best-selling, instant classic “The Zionist Ideas”; the “masterful” three volume set of Theodor Herzl’s “Zionist Writings,” launching The Library of the Jewish People; and “Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People,” co-authored with Natan Sharansky.
“Never Alone” was just released in Hebrew and in an updated paperback edition in English, with a foreword written by President Isaac Herzog, who praised Troy as “a revered scholar, author and history professor,” while calling the book “as challenging, humorous, and intellectually sophisticated as its authors.”
A popular teacher and speaker, as well as a regular columnist for the Jerusalem Post, Troy is widely published both as a presidential historian and a Zionist activist, with recent articles in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Hill, the Jewish Journal, Commentary, and the Jewish Week. Troy has also been a commentator on various television documentaries, including CNN’s popular “decades” series on the Eighties, the Nineties, the 2000s, and, just last summer, the 2010s. Troy is currently working on a series of Letters to his students, called “Leaps of Hope,” as well as five children’s books about key Zionist heroes. Last spring, a series of videos based on the “Zionist Ideas” he wrote for OpenDor Media attracted over a million views combined. He also serves on the Adult Education Subcommittee preparing JNF’s World Zionist Village in Be’er Sheva.