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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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In Memoriam

Prof. Michael Feige, who was a Visiting Professor at Brandeis’ Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, NEJS and Anthropology, was one of the victims of the terror attack in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, June 8. Professor Feige was a beloved colleague and friend of many in our community and a reminder of how close terror is to each of our lives. [Ilan Troen, Founding Director]

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Israel Studies Seminars for University Faculty

Summer Institute for Israel Studies
The 2016 Summer Institute for Israel Studies takes place at Brandeis June 14-26. This is our 13th summer hosting university professors for an intensive two-week seminar, enabling them to then teach the subject at their own universities.

Crash Course on Israel Studies
Israel: Balance and Complexity, the Schusterman Center's Crash Course on Israel Studies, will be repeated for faculty in New York, January 11-14, 2017. Stay tuned for registration details...

Israel Education Project; Beyond the Academy

High-School Students
This summer the Schusterman Center is hosting, for the first time, a Young Leaders Conference on Israel Studies (June 27-30 at Brandeis) for college-bound teens seeking to lead the discourse about Israel on campus. This opportunity to educate high-school students about the complexities of Israeli society – its successes and its challenges, is fundamental to our work outside the academy. The students will be addressed by Brandeis graduate Daniel B. Shapiro '91, US Ambassador to Israel.

From Anti-Semitism to Anti-Zionism: Preparing High School Students for The New Reality: On November 14-15, 2016, the Schusterman Center is hosting a conference in Fort Lee, New Jersey, for Jewish day school educators. The program is supported by the Avi Chai Foundation. For details and registration...

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...