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Visiting Scholars

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

Liora Norwich, 2014-2015
Guangmeng Chen, 2014-2015
Hetian Duan, 2014-2015
Yehudah Mirsky, 2012-2015


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Ambassador Dennis Ross to Speak at Brandeis March 26thdennis ross

"The Middle East and the Israeli Elections"

Thursday, March 26, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Schwartz Hall Auditorium

Registration recommended

Ambassador Dennis Ross is counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He served as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and previously as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For more than twelve years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. He was the U.S. point man on the peace process in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. More...

Invited to campus at the behest of student group BIPAC (Brandeis-Israel Public Affairs Committee), Ambassador Ross will be meeting with students and faculty on campus during the day. The evening program is open to the public, but registration is recommended.

This program is made possible by funding from Hillel International, and cosponsored by BIPAC, bVIEW, J Street U Brandeis, Hillel at Brandeis and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

Israel Studies Journal Features Landscapes in Spring 2015 Issue

The Israel Studies journal Spring 2015 issue features papers from Maoz Azaryahu and Yitzhak Reiter on the burial of Muhammad Ali in Jerusalem in 1938; Gonen Sagay and Alon Tal on the introduction of environmental issues into the public school curriculum; and Zippori National Park as a composite narrative, by Tal Alon-Mozes and Matanya Maya.

Podcasts of Center Events

Video from the "Shoah in Israeli Culture, Memory and Politics" conference available here.

Ari Shavit spoke about his bestseller My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel on January 27, 2014. 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. More...

Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the New York Times, spoke in 2010 about the challenges faced by a journalist covering opposing narratives. More...

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...