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 in 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, Dr. Terris has overseen the development of many signature programs of Brandeis University, 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. Dr. Terris has also served as the University's vice president for global affairs, building new connections for Brandeis in Israel, India, the Netherlands, and other countries. 

Daniel Terris received his Ph.D. in the history of American civilization from Harvard University. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife Maggie Stern, an artist. His four sons - Ben, Eli, Theo, and Sam - have all attended Brandeis University. 

Dr. Terris will be based in Jerusalem as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar from August 2016 through June 2017. Cynthia Cohen will serve as acting director of the Ethics Center during this time.