New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner will deliver campus lecture Feb. 2
The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism will host a public lecture by New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in International Lounge, Usdan Student Center. Bronner will discuss the behind-the-scene stories and the challenges faced by a journalist covering two opposing narratives.
One of the most knowledgeable and highly experienced American journalists currently active in the region, Bronner has been the Times’ Jerusalem bureau chief for the past two years, following four years as the paper’s deputy foreign editor, during which he focused largely on the Middle East. He served as Middle East bureau chief for The Boston Globe for six years in the 1990s and as deputy Jerusalem bureau chief for Reuters in the mid-1980s.
A series of articles that he helped edit after Sept. 11, 2001 won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. At the Globe, he covered the Supreme Court and legal affairs from Washington. His 1989 book, “Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America,” was named one of the 25 best books of the year by the New York Public Library.
About the Schusterman Center
The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, founded in 2007, is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis and beyond. The center is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the modern State of Israel by training a new generation of scholars and teachers, building a vibrant academic community, and supporting research, publications, and conferences. It seeks to make Brandeis a hub for nurturing and catalyzing Israel Studies. The center hosts visiting scholars, artists and authors who illuminate the contemporary cultural and academic environment in Israel. The center holds public lectures as well as student workshops. Recently, acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz, Justice Richard Goldstone and Dore Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the UN were among the center's guests on campus. Further information about the Schusterman Center can be found on the center's Web site or by calling 781-736-2154.
About the Schuster Institute
The Elaine and Gerald Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, the nation’s first investigative reporting center based at a university, was launched in September 2004 to help fill the void in high-quality public interest and investigative journalism, and to counter the increasing corporate control of what Americans read, see, and hear. Its goals are to investigate significant social and political problems and to uncover corporate and government abuses of power. Furhter information about the Schuster Institute can be found on the institute's Web site.