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BrandeisNOW article about President Lawrence's trip to Israel.

President Lawrence kept a blog about his travels and meetings.

Presidential Trip to Israel

In June 2011, President Fred Lawrence and a group of Brandeis academic and administrative leaders visited Israel to develop opportunities for collaboration in science, connect with Israeli alumni and friends, and raise the university's profile with students interested in studying in the United States.


  • Al-Quds University, a Palestinian university with campuses in Jerusalem and the West Bank, with which Brandeis has an ongoing partnership. Brandeis faculty involved in the partnership will be working there at the time.
  • Yemin Orde Youth Village, which works with children and youth who immigrate to Israel unaccompanied. The village, in northern Israel, currently has a heavily Ethiopian population;
  • The Russian-speaking community in Tel Aviv, to strengthen the Israel ties of the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry. This institute, which provides scholarships at Brandeis for students from Russian-speaking backgrounds, is sponsored by the Genesis Philanthropy Group, which also is active in Israel.
  • Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, in Jerusalem.