Visiting Scholars

The Schusterman Center hosts the following faculty and scholars at Brandeis in 2016-2017:

Liron Shani, 2016-2017
Sharon Shalom
, 2017
Aviv Ben-Or, 2016
André Levy, 2015-2017
Liora Norwich, 2014-2016
Yitzhak Kadman, 2016
Joseph Constance, 2016


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News of former Schusterman doctoral and post-doc fellows.

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Brandeis Students: Enroll Early for Israel Studies Courses

November 2-7 is the early enrollment period for Spring 2017 classes. Israel Studies courses on offer include the History of Israel, The Politics of Nature, Globalization, Ethnicities, the Crises of Modernity and more. See here for details.

Seeking Postdoctoral Fellow in Israel Studies 2017-2018

The Schusterman Center is accepting applications until October 31, 2016 for a postdoctoral fellow in Israel Studies, with a preference for candidates in film, politics, economics and the social sciences. For details and online application...

Registration Open for Israel Education Programs

From Anti-Semitism to Anti-Zionism:
Preparing High School Students for The New Reality

November 14-15, 2016

The Schusterman Center is hosting a conference in Fort Lee, New Jersey, for Jewish high school day school educators as part of our work beyond the Academy. For details and application...

Israel: Balance and Complexity

January 10-13, 2017

The Schusterman Center and JCRC-NY are hosting their 2nd winter seminar for faculty. It takes place in NYC on January 10-13, 2017. For details and application...

Summer Institute for Israel Studies

at Brandeis June 20 - July 2, 2017
in Israel July 3 - 12, 2017

The Summer Institute for Israel Studies has just been recognized by the Jim Joseph Foundation as a "Featured Grantee" having trained 269 professors since 2004 to teach about Israel in their universities. For details and application...

Association of Israel Studies Conference June 12-14, 2017

The Schusterman Center and Brandeis University will be hosting the 33rd annual meeting of the Association of Israel Studies: "A Century after Balfour: Vision and Reality." The Call for Papers has been issued and the deadline is January 15, 2017. Details for submission of achievement awards can be found here and includes Lifetime Achievement, Young Scholar, Best Book, Best Dissertation, and Best Graduate Paper from the previous meeting.

Highlights of Center Events

Video and Audio of Israel and the Media Conference, April 3-4, 2016. 

Podcast of author Ronit Matalon in FA/NEJS class "Breaking Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Culture" October 16, 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.
Videocast of Israel: A Personal Perspective and more...

Justice Richard Goldstone and respondent Ambassador Dore Gold
discussed the challenge of the U.N. Gaza Report in November 2009. More...