Daniel Terris

Daniel Terris is the director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University.

An intellectual historian, he has written on race and ethnicity in the United States, business ethics, and international law and justice. His books include “Ethics at Work: Creating Virtue at an American Corporation” and “The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World’s Cases” (with Leigh Swigart and Cesare P.R. Romano).

As an academic entrepreneur and leader, he has overseen the development of many signature Brandeis University programs, including the Brandeis Institute for International Judges, the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry, the Master’s Program in Coexistence and Conflict and the university’s Division of Graduate Professional Studies. He has also served as the university’s vice president for global affairs, building new Brandeis connections in Israel, India, the Netherlands and other countries.

He received a BA and a PhD in the history of American civilization from Harvard University.