Ilan Troen and David Ellenson

Visiting Scholars

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

Uri Bialer, 2015
Andre Levy, 2015-2016
Liora Norwich, 2014-2016


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Brandeis Students: Sign up for Israel Studies Courses

A wide range of Israel Studies courses are on offer at Brandeis for Fall 2015:

  • Breaking Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Art
  • Israel's Foreign Policy
  • Ideology and Society in Contemporary Israel - Major Controversies
  • Who is a Jew? Jewish Status and Identity in Israel and America
  • Modern Arab-Jewish Literature
  • Love, Sex, and Power in Israeli Culture
  • Jewish Political Thought
  • Israeli Politics in a Comparative Perspective
  • Making New Jews - Zionism and the Construction of Israeli Identity (University Writing Seminar)

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Distinguished Teacher and Scholar David Ellenson to Lead Schusterman Center

Brandeis University has just announced the appointment of David Ellenson, an internationally renowned scholar of modern Judaism, as acting director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Ellenson succeeds Ilan Troen ‘63, the Karl, Harry and Helen Stoll Professor of Israel Studies, who served as director of the center since it was founded in 2007. More...

Ilan Troen '63 Elected President of the Association for Israel Studies

Ilan Troen ’63 has been elected president of the Association for Israel Studies, the preeminent international society for scholarship and research of modern Israel. He formally assumed the presidency at the association’s annual meeting June 3 in Montreal. He continues at Brandeis as Karl, Harry and Helen Stoll Professor of Israel Studies.

Podcasts of Center Events

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...