Professor Saul M. Olyan has become 2015-16 president of the New England and Eastern Canada region of the Society of Biblical Literature. He will also be spending a week at the University of Exeter (England) in May 2016 as Visiting International Academic Fellow.
David I. Kertzer, the Dupee University Professor of Social Science and an affiliate of Judaic Studies, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2014).
With the generous support of a Global Experiential Learning and Teaching (GELT) Grant from the Office of Global Engagement and additional funds provided by the Program in Judaic Studies, the twelve Brown juniors and seniors in my seminar, “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Contested Narratives,” spent seven days beginning shortly before Spring Break touring the land both peoples claim to be their own and hearing a wide range of Palestinian and Israeli voices expressing their understanding of the history of the conflict and the hopes and
"Tour of Jewish Poland - Past, Present, and Future" - a collaboration between Brown RISD Hillel, Professor Adam Teller (Associate Professor of Judaic Studies and History), and the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation. The trip is a highly-subsidized opportunity to explore Jewish life in Poland with classmates from College Hill over spring break.