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Hillel Cohen's Year Zero of the Israel-Arab Conflict 1929 receives Azrieli Award for Best Book in Israel Studies.

New Schusterman Center Brochure asks "Why Does it Matter?"

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News & Events

Reception for Eizenstat Undergraduate Travel Grantees

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Reading Room, Mandel Center for the Humanities
(third floor)

Open to students and public. Light refreshments served.

Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat will attend our 3rd annual reception for grantees of the Francis Taylor Eizenstat '65 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grant Program on Wednesday, November 9. Applications for 2016-2017 are due March 30, 2017. Last year's grantees studied at Hebrew University, interned at the Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, volunteered on a farm for school-leavers, researched Jewish law and excavated antiquities. Details here...

Inviting Applications for Fellowships

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...

Summer Institute for Israel Studies Fellowship 2017

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.

New Books Published

orit rozin

Orit Rozin's A Home for All Jews: Citizenship, Rights and National Identity in the New Israeli State, and Tamar HessSelf as Nation: Contemporary Hebrew Autobiography have just been published as part of the Schusterman Series in Israel Studies, by Brandeis University Press.

Author Moshe Naor of forthcoming publication Oriental Neighbors: Middle-Eastern Jews and Arabs in Mandatory Palestine, will be at the University of Washington on Tuesday, November 29th, and at UC Berkeley Law School on December 1st, 2016.

Around Town

Music and Dance October 29th

Legendary Israeli singer-songwriter Yehuda Poliker appears at the Berklee Performance Center on October 29, 2016.
Vertigo Dance Company appears October 29-30, 2016 at the Shubert Theatre. 

"Votes for Women:" The History of Equal Suffrage in Israel and America
Sunday, October 30, 2016
7:00 PM
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Brandeis University

Free and open to the public. RSVP at

Israeli Stage
Israeli Stage presents staged readings and full productions of Israeli plays in English, under the artistic direction of Emerson College alumnus, Guy Ben-Aharon. More...

For other Israel-related events in the Boston area, visit the Israeli Consulate website.