The Schusterman Center has invited the following faculty and scholars to Brandeis this academic year:
Uri Bialer, Spring 2014
Tuvia Friling, 2013-2014
Yehudah Mirsky, 2012-2015
Shay Rabineau, 2013-2014
Akhmad Sahal, 2013-2014
Click here to see where former Schusterman doctoral and post-doc fellows are now.
Connect to Jellyfish - our online resource center for Israel Studies
New at the Schusterman Center
Meet the Author: Ari Shavit
My Promised Land The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Monday, January 27th
2:00-3:30pm Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Feldberg Library
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments served.
RSVP recommended, click here for online form.
Ari Shavit, Haaretz columnist and public intellectual, has written a provocative new book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, his book asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present.
This event take place thanks to the support of the Israel Institute.
The Schusterman Center is accepting applications for the Summer Institute for Israel Studies, for faculty designing new courses in Israel Studies. For details and viewing of our new SIIS Video click here.
SIIS 2014 takes place June 16-30 at Brandeis and July 1-10 in Israel.
Northeastern professor Bill Miles talks about a serendipitous moment in his teaching, thanks to his participation in SIIS 2013. Listen to his Rhode Island public radio podcast here.
Israel Studies Graduate and Post-doc Fellowships
The Schusterman Center announces two fellowship opportunities for 2014:
Doctoral fellowships in Israel Studies, for PhD candidates accepted in Brandeis' Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. More...
Post-doctoral fellowship for the academic year 2014-2015. Candidates teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, related to programs in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Israeli arts and culture, politics, sociology, economics, or other relevant disciplines. More..
The Schusterman Center announces a new undergraduate travel program, the Frances Taylor Eizenstat '65 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grant Program. On offer are competitive grants of $2500 each, awarded to undergraduates from any Brandeis department pursuing academic or career interests in Israel. Click here for further details.
Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best
Rose Art Museum
September 17 - November 3rd, 2013
Israeli-born artist Omer Fast kicks off a new multi-year series at the Rose called "Rose Video." First shown at the 2011 Venice Biennale, 5000 Feet is Best opens up a discussion about one of the most pressing issues of today - drone surveillance and warfare. This project is part of a set of five new exhibitions that opened September 17th at the Rose Art Museum. Click here for details about the artist.
Podcasts of Center Events
Program and video from "Zionism in the Twenty-First Century" conference. February 17-18, 2013.
Keynotes by Anita Shapira, Tel Aviv University and Leon Wieseltier, The New Republic.
A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism
With Daniel L. Byman, Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution, in March, 2012.
David Makovsky and Gaith al-Omari spoke in September, 2011. Watch a video of the event: UN Recognition of Palestinian Statehood - A New Dawn or Another Debacle?
Sayed Kashua, celebrated author, columnist and screenwriter, was invited in the spring of 2010 to share his body of work with several Brandeis classes.
Further details and audiocast of Arab Labor screening and Q&A
Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the New York Times, spoke in 2010 about the challenges faced by a journalist covering opposing narratives.
Additional information and link to audiocast
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 further information about the author
Justice Richard Goldstone and respondent Ambassador Dore Gold discussed the challenge of the U.N. Gaza Report in November 2009.
Further information and link to videocast