Daniel Terris, Interim Director
Daniel Terris is the interim director of the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry.
He also serves as Brandeis University's vice president for global affairs, and as director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life. He has been at Brandeis University since 1992. Programs initiated under his leadership at the Center and as assistant provost at Brandeis have included: the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence, the Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ), the Brandeis International Fellowships, Community Histories by Youth in the Middle East (CHYME), the Sorensen Fellowship (formerly the Ethics Center Student Fellowships), Brandeis in the Berkshires, Genesis at Brandeis University, the Brandeis-Genesis Institute, and the University's continuing studies division.
Dr. Terris received his Ph.D. in the history of American civilization from Harvard University, and he has written on 20th-century history, literature, and religion. He is the author of Ethics at Work: Creating Virtue in an American Corporation (University Press of New England, 2005) and co-author of The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World's Cases (with Leigh Swigart and Cesare Romano, foreword by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, University Press of New England, 2007).