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Academic study of Israel is cover article in the Jerusalem Report, September 2011.
Meet the Author: Ari Shavit
My Promised Land The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Monday, January 27th
2:00-3:30pm Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Feldberg Library
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments served.
RSVP recommended, click here for online form.
Ari Shavit, Haaretz columnist and public intellectual, has written a provocative new book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, his book asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present.
This event take place thanks to the support of the Israel Institute.
The Schusterman Center is accepting applications for the Summer Institute for Israel Studies, for faculty designing courses in Israel Studies. For details, and a look at our new SIIS Video, click here.
Northeastern professor Bill Miles talks about a serendipitous moment in his teaching, thanks to his participation in SIIS 2013. Listen to his Rhode Island public radio podcast here.
Israel Studies Graduate and Post-doc Fellowships
The Schusterman Center announces two fellowship opportunities for 2014:
Doctoral fellowships in Israel Studies, for PhD candidates accepted in Brandeis' Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. More...
Post-doctoral fellowship for the academic year 2014-2015. Candidates teach one course per semester in Israel Studies, related to programs in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Israeli arts and culture, politics, sociology, economics, or other relevant disciplines. More..
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.
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.