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Images of Israeli hostages snatched by the Palestinian militant group Hamas last week in a surprise attack into Israel, plastered on a wall outside the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv on October 16, 2023.

'The awful harvest of the hatred that has been afoot in the world'

Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Yehudah Mirsky was in Israel on Saturday, October 7, during the terrorist attacks by Hamas. He shared his personal reflections on what happened and their implications for Israeli society and politics.

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Israel-Hamas War: What is the risk of a wider conflict?

Gary Samore, the Crown Family Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and professor of the practice of politics, analyzes the possibilities of the conflict in Gaza spreading further into the Middle East.

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Watch: Brandeis scholars unravel Israel-Hamas conflict

Two in-depth discussions — one hosted by the Crown Center for Middle East Studes and one by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies — examined the attack on Israel by Hamas and the unfolding war in Gaza.

From Brandeis Magazine

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Brandeis Magazine

Character Development

Four gifted storytellers explain how Brandeis shaped their lives and careers.

John-Andrew Morrison

The Brandeis Questionnaire

Joy and passion, fueled by a relentless work ethic. That’s the trademark vibe of actor John-Andrew Morrison ’95.

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Arts & Culture

‘Language Is Something Very Personal’

A Q&A with linguist Naomi Baron ’68 on the threats posed by ChatGPT.

Of Note

The Urban Farming Institute of Boston presented Shostak with its Sowing Seeds of Success Award.

New research from the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Lab examines how small vibrating devices could help astronauts keep their bearings.

Leading scholars, esteemed leaders, and Brandeis community members joined together to discuss law, caste, and the pursuit of justice during The 6th International Conference on the Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, a conference hosted October 20 through October 22 at Brandeis University.

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Scene at Brandeis

Scene at Brandeis is a series featuring the work of Brandeis' staff photographers.

By Dan Holmes and Gaelen Morse

In the News

Boston Globe

Nobel Laureate Drew Weissman ’81, GSAS MA’81, P’15 interviewed.

Boston Globe

Brandeis University President Ron Liebowitz quoted.