In the News
Schusterman Series book "likely to be read for years to come" in Daily Forward and other reviews.
Academic study of Israel is cover article in the Jerusalem Report, September 2011.
1914 and the History of the Middle East
Thursday, March 20
Heller Building, Room 163
Free and open to the public.
Middle eastern refreshments served.
This panel discussion will examine how new findings have changed our understanding of WWI and how the war dramatically changed the Middle East. Moderated by the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, the panel features:
- Paul Jankowski, Raymond Ginger Professor of History at Brandeis University
- Stephen Van Evera, Ford International Professor in the Political Science Department at MIT
- Cyrus Schayegh, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University
- Asher Kaufman, Associate Professor of History and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame
Savyon Liebrecht, Award-winning Israeli Author and Playright
Thursday, March 27
Laurie Theater, Spingold
Free and open to the public.
Savyon Liebricht comes to Brandeis at the invitation of the Center for German and European Studies and the Schusterman Center in collaboration with Israeli Stage. Actors Will Lyman, Patrick Shea and Rebecca Schneebaum will be reading from her play, Dear Sigmund and Carl, which depicts the historic meeting between Freud's and Jung's sons. Following the performance, Ms. Leibricht will take questions from the audience.
The next day, she will be sitting down with the Schusterman Scholars in a private seminar to discuss "Writing about the Holocaust."
She is the recipient of the Alterman Literary Prize for her story collection "Apples from the Desert" (1987) and the Prime Minister's Prize for Literature (1992 and 1999) and the Playwright of the Year Award (2004 and 2006).
Sunday and Monday, April 27-28, 2014
Sherman Hall and Levin Ballroom
Free and open to the public. Registration recommended.
Click here for online registration form.
We invite you to attend our conference, "The Shoah in Israeli Culture, Memory, and Politics," taking place over Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). The topic of Israel and the Shoah is not well understood, and this is a particularly meaningful opportunity to share how the subject may be treated.
The conference opens at 1:00 pm on Sunday with a videotaped message from Professor Elie Wiesel, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and University Professor. The author of Night and over 60 fiction and non-fiction books, Professor Wiesel is also the 1986 Nobel Peace Laureate.
The keynote speaker is Professor Dan Michman, Modern Jewish History Professor and Chair of the Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University; Head of the International Institute of Holocaust Research and John Najmann Chair in Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem.
For the full program, click here.
Cosponsored by the Israel Institute.
The Schusterman Center announces a new undergraduate travel program, the Frances Taylor Eizenstat '65 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grant Program. On offer are competitive grants of $2500 each, awarded to undergraduates from any Brandeis department 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. Check out the blog posts from our first awardees...
Deadline for Summer and Fall travel is March 1, 2014.
IMAX movie at the Museum of Science, Boston
Take an inspiring, eye-opening tour of one of the world’s oldest, most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over 5,000 years, Jerusalem’s timeless appeal endures. Learn how it became the center of the world for three major religions and how its historical, artistic, and spiritual connections have made it so important to so many different cultures.
Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil
A long-awaited survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin takes over the Mass MOCA's largest gallery. Grand, labyrinthine yet also surprisingly intimate, the exhibition is rich with personal narrative, political metaphor, and myth, highlighting the many formal innovations Patkin has pioneered over his 30-year career.
First Sunday of every month.
For Israel-related events in the Boston area, visit the Israeli Consulate website.