Thank you to the many alumni, parents, and friends of the university who helped make the visit to India a success. In particular, we would like to recognize the following individuals for their help and support for the trip and over the past few years:
The Ashtamkar Family P'11
Parents of Amira MBA '11 and leaders in the Indian Jewish community.
Sundar Burra '71
Former Brandeis Wien International Scholar and leader of the NGO SPARC.
Bunty Chand and George Jose
Asia Society India Centre.
Sumana Dixit '90
Former Brandeis Wien International Scholar and an editor at the Hindustan Times.
Devika Mahadevan '00
Former Brandeis Wien International Scholar and leader of Mumbai Mobile Creches.
Father Frazer Mascarenhas
Principal of St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.
Zia Mody P'10
Senior Partner, AZB & Partners
Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
Naman Pugalia '09 and Sanjay Pugalia P'09
Co-founder of Revive Mumbai and producer at CNBC India, respectively.
Atul Punj P'12
Chairman of PunjLloyd Limited.
Vineeta Singh Rai '66
Former Brandeis Wien International Scholar and senior government official.
Indian-Jewish American Relations, American Jewish Committee.
Tejbir Singh '70 and wife Mala
Editors of Seminar.
Soli and Zena Sorabjee GP'10
Former Attorney General of India.
Biographies of India visit delegation
Jehuda Reinharz was named the seventh President of Brandeis University in 1994. Dr. Reinharz was the first professor of Jewish history at the University of Michigan, from 1972 to 1982, where he established the program in Judaic studies. In 1982, he became the Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis. From 1991 to 1994, Dr. Reinharz served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Reinharz is the author of more than 100 articles and 23 books in various languages. The latest edition of his book "Jew in the Modern World" is due out this year and is one of the most widely adopted college texts in modern Jewish history.
Harleen Singh is the Helaine and Alvin Allen Assistant Professor of Literature and Co-Chair of the South Asian Studies Program. She also serves as Faculty Chair of the Brandeis-India Initiative. Prof. Singh received her graduate training at the University of California - San Diego and is the author of publications on Indian culture, film, and literature. She teaches and works on South Asian women writers, gender and representation in the Colonial Archives, the postcolonial novel, writing home and abroad: literature by women of color, narratives of the South Asian diaspora, and Indian cinema.
Daniel Terris is vice president of global affairs and the director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life. 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 the co-author of the The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World's Cases (with Leigh Swigart and Cesare Romano, University Press of New England, 2007).