Brandeis in the Berkshires
Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club
55 Lee Road, Lenox
Accommodations not included in program costs.
July 8-9: Crises and Change in the Middle East
Featuring Shai Feldman, director, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University; Kanan Makiya, Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Brandeis; Abdel Monem Said Aly, director, al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Cairo; Khalil Shikaki, director, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, Ramallah; and other scholars and Middle East specialists. Cost: $150 daily, $275 for weekend. Includes daily continental breakfast and lunch.
July 9-12: Is Democracy ''The Right Answer" for the Middle East?
Moderator: Daniel S. Terris, director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Brandeis.
Keynote address by Martin Indyk, director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, and former US ambassador to Israel, on July 10 at Cranwell. Cost: $975 includes daily breakfast and lunch, select dinners, cultural events, course materials, special events.
Aug. 13-18: America's Jewish Renaissance: What's it all about and how can we help it grow?
Moderator: Sylvia Barack Fishman, professor of Contemporary Jewry and American Jewish Sociology, Brandeis.
Keynote address by Rabbi Daniel Gordis, director of the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem, on Aug. 14 at Shakespeare & Company's Founders' Theatre. Cost: $2,430 includes all meals, cultural events, course materials, special events.
Directions: Cranwell is about 135 miles, or about 2 1/2 hours from Boston. Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) west to exit 2 and follow signs to Route 20 west toward Lenox. The Cranwell driveway is 3 1/2 miles on the right.