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Visiting Scholars

The Schusterman Center hosts the following faculty and scholars at Brandeis in 2014:

Liora Norwich, 2014-2015
Guangmeng Chen, 2014-2015
Hetian Duan, 2014-2015
Uri Bialer, Spring 2014
Tuvia Friling, 2013-2014
Yehudah Mirsky, 2012-2015
Shay Rabineau, 2013-2014
Akhmad Sahal, 2013-2014


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A Teach-In on the Gaza Conflict and BDS Movement

Sunday, November 16, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Barbara Mandel Auditorium, Mandel Center for the Humanities

Transportation to Brandeis & lunch provided.
Registration required.

The Schusterman Center's Israel Education Project offers a teach-in on the Gaza conflict and the BDS movement for students and professionals working with Israel engagement on campus. 


Donna Divine, Morningstar Professor of Government and Director of Middle East Studies, Smith College

Cary Nelson, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and author of No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Len Saxe, Klutznik Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies

Ilan Troen, Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies and Director of the Schusterman Center

For program and registration, click here.

New Books from the Schusterman Series in Israel Studies

New Schusterman Series books on Israeli culture and society have been published this summer: Anat Helman's Becoming Israeli: National Ideals and Everyday Life in the 1950s, and Tuvia Friling's A Jewish Kapo in Auschwitz: History, Memory, and the Politics of Survival.

Anita Shapira's Israel: A History is now available in paperback.

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Podcasts of Center Events

Video from the Shoah conference available here.

Ari Shavit spoke about his bestseller My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel on January 27, 2014. Click here for the video.

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