Leon Wieseltier delivers keynote address"Reflections on the Balfour Declaration," at the June 2017 annual meeting of the Association for Israel Studies. June 12, 2017

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News of former Schusterman doctoral and post-doc fellows.

Visiting Scholars

The Schusterman Center hosts the following faculty and scholars at Brandeis in 2017-2018:

Zvi Zohar, 2018
Shlomit Aharoni Lir, 2017-2018
Talia Shimony, 2017-2018
Gökhan Çinkara, 2017-2018
Sharon Shalom, 2017
André Levy, 2015-2017

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New at the Schusterman Center

“The Mute's House” - Film Screening and Discussion with Director Tamar Kay

Monday, October 16, 2017

5:00–6:20 pm

Mandel Center for the Humanities

3rd-Floor Conference Room

Free and open to the Brandeis community. Space is limited; RSVP by October 12th to

Award-winning filmmaker Tamar Kay will share her Oscar nominated documentary short (32 minutes), “The Mute's House,” in Professor Gannit Ankori's “Art and Trauma: Israeli, Palestinian, Latin American and United States Art" class. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by Q&A with the director, moderated by Prof. Ankori. For details...

'All the Rivers' - Author Talk & Book Signing with Dorit Rabinyan

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Free and open to the public

Dorit Rabinyan, one of Israel’s most acclaimed young novelists, brings her international bestseller 'All the Rivers' to Brandeis, as part of her North American book tour.  Her newest work is the Cover of 'All the Rivers'controversial, award-winning story of a forbidden love affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man in post-9/11 New York City. 

Rabinyan will discuss her newest novel and engage the audience in a Q&A, followed by a book signing. 'All the Rivers' will be available to purchase at the event. 
Cosponsored by the Crown Center for Middle East Studies; the Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation Program; the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies; and the Hebrew Language Program at Brandeis University

Leon Wieseltier delivers keynote address

Leon Wieseltier delivers keynote address, "Reflections on the Balfour Declaration," at the June 2017 annual meeting of the Association for Israel Studies.

For video...

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 for Israel Studies
We have also launched an Online Resource Site for Israel Studies. The site 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!