Al-Quds University Graduate Students Visit Brandeis

As part of a multi-year partnership between Brandeis and Al-Quds University, a Palestinian university in Jerusalem, four American Studies graduate students and a member of the faculty visited Brandeis from March 20 to 30, 2006. The four students, in the midst of master's theses, attended classes, met with students and faculty, and conducted research in the library. They were accompanied by Professor Mohammed Dajani.

During their stay, our guests participated in three events:

Monday, March 20 — A welcome reception for the visitors in the Atrium of the Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, in which Jerry Cohen introduced the American Studies Department and the AQU visitors introduced themselves.

Wednesday, March 22 — Professor Mohammed Dajani, founder of the American Studies Institute and co-director of the Brandeis/Al-Quds exchange, presented his ideas on the future of Israeli/Palestinian relations and peace prospects.

Wednesday, March 29 — A short program introducing Al-Quds to the wider community. The celebration included a photo exhibition of Al-Quds, Palestinian food, and Middle Eastern music.