Ilan Troen and David Ellenson

Visiting Scholars

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

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


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Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Applications are being accepted for the Summer Institute for Israel Studies, taking place at Brandeis University June 14 - 26 and in Israel June 27-July 6, 2016. Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences who plan to teach a course on modern Israel are eligible to apply.

Nearly 250 faculty members have created new courses in their discipline and taught over 10,000 students with syllabi developed at Brandeis. For details of the program and an online application, click here.

Podcasts of Center Events

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...