The Schusterman Center hosts the following faculty and scholars at Brandeis in 2014:
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Click here for news of former Schusterman doctoral and post-doc fellows.
New at the Schusterman Center
- Moving Images: Israeli Video Art in Context
- Myra Kraft Seminar in Israel (for Hornstein students)
- Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East
- Israel: Dilemmas of Identity
- Israeli Women Writers on War and Peace
- The Holocaust in Israeli and Jewish Literature
- History of the State of Israel
- Israeli Politics in a Comparative Perspective
- The Modern Jewish Experience
$2500 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grants
The Frances Taylor Eizenstat '65 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grant Program awards competitive grants of $2500, to Brandeis undergraduates pursuing academic or career interests in Israel.
Students from all departments are encouraged to apply. Israel offers unique opportunities in science, hi-tech, the arts, social justice, archaeology and Hebrew language instruction. Find out more at a Q&A with the 2013-2014 grantees, in the presence of Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat.
Eizenstat Travel Grant Reception and Q&A
Thursday, September 18
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Free and open to the public
Light refreshments served
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.
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