Ilan Troen and David Ellenson

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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Justice Louis Brandeis and the Transformation of American Zionism

Vision, Identity, and Legacy

Tuesday, March 1st 2016
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

This panel discussion is part of Brandeis University's semester-long centennial celebration of Justice Brandeis' nomination and appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The panel will feature Brandeis professors Jonathan Sarna and Yehudah Mirsky, and Wellesley professor Frances Malino.
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Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. 
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Public Conference: Israel and the Media

April 3-4, 2016

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies is hosting a conference on "Israel and the Media," taking place at Brandeis University April 3-4, 2016. Ethan Bronner, senior editor at Bloomberg News and former Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, will be the inaugural speaker for the Ilan Troen Lecture on Contemporary Israel Affairs.

The conference is cosponsored by the Israel Institute. and is free and open to the public.

For program details and registration...

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...