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From the Zionist Idea to the Zionist Ideas: How to Jump Start an Old-New Conversation

Book launch and author talk with historian Gil Troy, author of The Zionist Ideas (JPS, 2018)

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Brandeis University
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March 26, 2018 Announcement of new leadership and faculty at the Schusterman Center: BrandeisNOW article


March 13, 2018 Dr. Rachel Fish and Dr. Marci Borenstein's eJewish Philanthropy article "The Case for Rigorous Israel Education for High School Students"


Dec. 18, 2017 Dr. Walker Robins' Washington post article, "The biggest fans of President Trump’s Israel policy? Evangelical Christians."


Dec. 7, 2017 radio interview with Dr. Rachel Fish about President Trump's call to move the US embassy: Listen



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Our 10th-Anniversary Celebration and Conference


On Sunday, March 25th, and Monday, March 26th, we celebrated our 10th anniversary as a center. The Ilan Troen Lectures on Contemporary Israel Affairs featured Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, and Rivka Carmi, President of Ben Gurion University of the Negev. An academic conference followed.

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Essential Israel and Online Resource Site Launchedessential israel

The Schusterman Center's newest publication has just been published: Essential Israel: Essays for the 21st Century, co-edited by associate director Rachel Fish and founding director Ilan Troen.

Online Resource Site Launched
Israel Studies Resources
, the Schusterman Center's online resource site for Israel Studies, catalogues content on the modern State of Israel: lectures, webinars, public programming, publications, databases, archives and websites. Searchable by type of resource or by topic, it includes a featured collection curated several times a year, so check back often for the latest additions!