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Visiting Scholars

The Schusterman Center hosts the following faculty and scholars at Brandeis in 2015-2016:

Uri Bialer, 2015
Joseph Constance, 2016
André Levy, 2015-2016
Liora Norwich, 2014-2016
David Rier, 2015


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Spring Speakers

We are hosting a set of lectures in the Spring which include Pew Research Center Survey of Israeli Citizens on March 22nd, Tal Becker on March 23rd, Daniel Gordis on March 29th, Michael Marmur on April 12th, and Moshe Fox on April 19th.  For details...

Israel and the Media

April 3-4, 2016

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies hosted a public conference on "Israel and the Media," at Brandeis University April 3-4, 2016. Ethan Bronner, senior editor at Bloomberg News and former Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, was the keynote speaker. For audiocasts and further details...

Video of keynote and roundtable, Israel and the Media:

Podcasts of Center Events

Video of Louis Brandeis and the Transformation of American Zionism March 1, 2016. 

Podcast of author Ronit Matalon in FA/NEJS class "Breaking Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Culture" October 16, 2015

Video highlights from "The Teaching of Israel in the Academy" symposium April 2015

Ambassador Dennis Ross speaks at Brandeis March 26, 2015. For the video...

Ari Shavit spoke about his bestseller My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel on January 27, 2014. Video.

Amos Oz, world-renowned novelist, activist and public intellectual spoke of his personal perspective on Israel in a public lecture, and discussed his novel A Tale of Love and Darkness to a group of Summer Institute for Israel Studies fellows.
Videocast of Israel: A Personal Perspective and more information.

Justice Richard Goldstone and respondent Ambassador Dore Gold
discussed the challenge of the U.N. Gaza Report in November 2009. More...