Media Attention


Brandeis University Magazine "Destination Istanbul" by Sue Rardin (PDF)

Spring 2008
Brandeis University Magazine

In last summer's steamy heat, as Turkey seethed with tension over a suddenly called presidential election, two groups of Brandeisians arrived in Istanbul. The first, comprising thirty-two graduate students, had come to study Turkey's financial markets and institutions. The second, younger delegation had come to neutral territory to meet 'the other'...(read more

"Starting the Conversation" by Garrett Nada, a participant in the undergraduate exchange. (PDF)

December 2007
Chalav U'Dvash

Garrett Nada recounts his participation in a trip to Istanbul, Turkey where students from Brandeis University and Al-Quds University discovered what mades a good society. He reveals the tensions and wonders of interacting with Palestinian students as a Zionist and an American Jew. (read more)

"Al-Quds President Visits" by Holly Leighton

October 16, 2007
The Justice, the independent student newspaper of Brandeis University

When Al-Quds University President Sari Nusseibeh first visited Brandeis in 1997, a groundbreaking partnership between the two institutions was inspired. During Nusseibeh's return here last Thursday, he reflected on the struggles within his homeland and inner consciousness. (read more)

Here & Now"Palestinian Students Speak" presented by Dalia Labadi and Eliana Zeidan Berkley, two participants in the American Studies Exchange

April 5, 2006
Here & Now, National Public Radio (NPR)

Dalia Labadi and Eliana Zeidan Berkley were interviewed on "Here & Now," a regular program produced by National Public Radio affiliate station WBUR 90.9 FM in Boston, Massachusetts. (listen)

"Learning and teaching: Palestinians hope to break stereotypes," by Daniel Pereira

April 4, 2006
The Justice, the independent student newspaper of Brandeis University

Students who bemoan the trek up the Rabb steps might want to consider the words of Dalia Labadi, one of four students who spent the last week visiting Brandeis from the Palestinian University in Jerusalem, Al-Quds. "To get to my university, I pass around four to five checkpoints, something like that," Labadi said. "Sometimes it takes an hour, sometimes more than an hour. Sometimes you miss lectures because you can't be there on time. But, as long as there are no soldiers, it's OK..." (read more)

"Al-Quds prof goes to Brandeis" by Matt Rand (PDF) 

March 27, 2006
Jerusalem Post, Online Edition

Yasser Arafat failed to understand Western mentality and Western culture, according to Al-Quds University professor Muhammad S. Dajani. Along with four graduate students in Al-Qud's American Studies program, Dajani is spending the next two weeks at Jewish-founded Brandeis University... (read more)

"West Bank University Builds Partnership With Israeli Institutions" by Katherine Zoepf (PDF)

March 24, 2006
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Online Edition

On a cold winter morning, Khuloud Khayyat Dajani, a Palestinian, stands in the freezing rain, juggling two bags of books, a stack of plastic folders, and an umbrella. The dean of public health at Al-Quds University, she is part of a long line of people attempting to pass through Kalandia, one of Israel's largest military checkpoints in the West Bank...(read more

"2 Universities Trade Ideas Across Armed Checkpoints" by Samuel G. Freedman 

February 1, 2006
The New York Times, Section B, Page 7, Column 1

In the damp chill of a Jerusalem winter three years ago, Jehuda Reinharz returned to Israel, his native land, in his present guise as president of Brandeis University here. From his hotel on the western, Jewish, side of the contested city, he telephoned a peer in the Arab neighborhoods to the east, Sari Nusseibeh, president of the Palestinian university, Al Quds...(read more)

"Fishing for a solution in the Mideast" by Rachel Pfeffer and Ben Terris

January 17, 2006
The Justice, the independent student newspaper of Brandeis University

Normally when someone goes fishing, he hopes to reel in a big trout or bass, but for Imad Abu-Kishek, an administrative and financial assistant visiting from Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, his biggest catch while living in Waltham was human...(read more)