Brandeis delegations to Al-Quds University this spring
March 25, 2009
The on-going Brandeis partnership with Al-Quds University continues to involve a range of faculty and students. This week, Perry Hanson, Vice President and Vice Provost for Libraries and Information Technology, will visit Al-Quds for further consultation on their strategic planning and administrative systems. And this May, several groups from Brandeis will be visiting Jerusalem to undertake projects in effective teaching and learning.
On May 3, Al-Quds University will host the first partnership academic conference, "Women, Leadership, State, and Society." The international conference will draw upon diverse perspectives as well as the Palestinian context, covering higher education, government, and community organizations. Plenary speakers will include Brandeis professors Anita Hill (Heller) and Mari Fitzduff (Coexistence and Conflict). As part of the conference, Brandeis faculty and conference committee members James Mandrell (Romance/WGS) and Susan Lanser (WGS/Literature) will also undertake consultations in language teaching and faculty mentoring, respectively. Provost Marty Krauss and Prof. Shula Reinharz (Sociology) also serve on the conference committee. A full conference program will be announced soon.
Building upon two successful summer undergraduate programs in Istanbul, from May 8 - 19 four Brandeis students who participated in the programs will visit Al-Quds University with assistant provost Alwina Bennett. Congratulations to Claire Cooper '11, Garret Nada '10, Holly Devon '11, and Jared Hirsh '10, who will participate and lead workshops and outreach with their Al-Quds student peers.
Finally, I'm excited to announce that three Brandeis faculty members, Derek Isaacowitz (Psychology), Anne P. Carter (International Business School/Economics), and Daniel Thomas Kryder (Politics) were selected to be "in residence" at Al-Quds University in early May. They will be teaching short modules, and consulting on curriculum and research development.
You can visit www.brandeis.edu/aqu for more information on the Brandeis-Al-Quds University Partnership.