Dr. Ilise Cohen


Ilise Benshushan Cohen, Ph.D., received an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and a doctorate from California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.

Dr. Cohen is a scholar-activist on Israel/Palestine and an adjunct faculty for religious studies (Judaism, historical and contemporary) at Agnes Scott College. She is committed to critical thinking and to organizing and educating for justice in Palestine and Israel. She is active in Middle East, human rights and peace building education and leads delegations of students to the Middle East on a regular basis.

Dr. Cohen is founder/coordinator of the Jewish Voice for Peace, Atlanta chapter. She was co-vice chair of the national council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the oldest pacifist organization in the US.; she was formerly chair (and is currently a board member) of Interfaith Peace-Builders.

Dr. Cohen teaches Hebrew and mentors young Jews and allies; she teaches Middle East history at Academe of the Oaks.