Photo of the Mandel building at Brandeis University at sunset

A Conference and Celebration
March 25-26, 2018

We invite you to join us for a celebration and conference marking the 10th Anniversary of the Center.

Sunday, March 25th

The Ilan Troen Lectures on Contemporary Israel Affairs
Olin-Sang Auditorium, North Academic Quad
Brandeis University

3:00 PM

Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel
"The United States and Israel Face a Changing Middle East”

5:00 PM

Rivka Carmi, President, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
“Personal and National Stories Intertwine: Israel at 70"

Followed by a reception in the Mandel Center for
the Humanities forum

Parking: Tower Lot
Free and Open to the Public. RSVP requested

Monday, March 26th

10th Anniversary Conference
International Lounge, Usdan Student Center
Brandeis University

8:30 AM  Check-in and Coffee

9:00-11:30 AM  Roundtable: "Home, Land, and Homeland"


Safa Abu Rabia, Harvard University
Shay Rabineau, Binghamton University
Yehudah Mirsky, Brandeis University

Followed by facilitated small-group discussions

11:45-12:45  Kosher Lunch Provided

1:00-2:45 PM  "The Distance between Beirut and Jerusalem: 162 Kilometers or 101 Miles"

A workshop on reimagining the past

with "Theatre of Operations" artists
Hagar Ophir and Hakim Bishara

2:45-3:00 PM  Closing remarks: David Ellenson, Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

Free and Open to the Public. RSVP requested