International Alumni Network

The Brandeis International Alumni Network is a social, educational and professional group that welcomes both undergraduate and graduate alumni living abroad or in the U.S. Keep in touch and stay connected through our International Alumni Network, find other international alumni through a network directory and maintain your valuable Brandeis connections, wherever you are. Get involved through in-person and virtual events, alum-to-alum outreach, engagement on social media and by sharing news about our alumni across the globe. Please join our International Alumni Network Facebook Group and bookmark this page to stay connected!
Ohad Elhelo ’16, IBS MA’17
Alumni Profile

Ohad Elhelo '16, MA '17 on what motivates him, the future of work and how Brandeis changed his career

'It’s always about helping others', says Ohad Elhelo '16, MA '17.

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President Liebowitz to visit with Brandeis community in Greater China

This is his first trip to the area as the president of Brandeis. Events will be held in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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Entrepreneur Brian Goldberg '99 serves up a cross-cultural food sensation

Early on a sunny morning, tourists are already crowding into New York City's Times Square. And, even at 11 a.m., a line is snaking along the sidewalk near Mr. Bing, a food stand in the middle of the pedestrian plaza.

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Brandeis celebrates 60 years of the Wien International Scholarship Program

The weekend featured distinguished alumni, students and faculty who spoke about the legacy of the program which to date has brought nearly 900 students from over 110 countries to Brandeis.

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Alumni Profile

Toshizo “Tom” Watanabe ’73 receives Alumni Achievement Award at Wien anniversary

The Japanese entrepreneur and philanthropist was presented with the university's highest form of recognition at a March 9 gala celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Wien International Scholarship Program.

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Toshizo “Tom” Watanabe ’73

Brandeis University receives $10 million gift for scholarships for students from Japan

The gift from Toshizo “Tom” Watanabe ’73, an alumnus of Brandeis and its Wien International Scholarship Program, is the single largest ever from an international graduate.

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Alumni in the News

How a business bootcamp is fostering Palestinian-Israeli collaboration

PBS Newshour features "Our Generation Speaks," a startup built by a Brandeis alumnus that aims to create joint startups between Israelis and Palestinians

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Pay it forward: A Q&A with former Wien scholar Shota Adamia ’13

The former Wien recipient from Tbilisi, Georgia, took some time to talk with the Alumni Association about the impact the program, why he gives back to his alma mater and his advice for fellow Brandeisians.

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Past Event Wrap-Ups

Upcoming Events

  • Faculty in the Field with Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna ’75, MA ’75

    March 19, 2019

    More than 30 alumni, parents, students and friends attended a Faculty in the Field event with Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna ’75, MA ’75 at Beit Shmuel in Jerusalem.... Professor Sarna spoke on the topic of "American Jews and Israel: Contemporary Questions, Historical Perspectives." His presentation was followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Jody Garfinkle ’80 chaired the event.

  • Brandeis Reads and Writes

    November 28, 2018

    Alumni and friends enjoyed an evening with local Brandeis authors Sharon Hart-Green '79, MA'83, PhD'96, and Nina Josefowitz '72, Ph.D., C. Psych.... The authors spoke about their experiences with the books they have each written and had published in the past year. Myra Kotkin Novogrodsky '68 moderated the discussion. Judi Shostack '78, immediate past president of the Alumni Club of Toronto, hosted the event at her home, complete with her famous muffins.

  • 31st Annual Thanksgiving Day Tea

    November 18, 2018

    Alumni, parents, students and friends gathered at The Arts Club on Sunday, 18 November for the Alumni Club of Great Britain's 31st Annual Thanksgiving Day Tea.... This year's programme featured American Studies Professor Tom Doherty, who shared insights from his new book, "Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC, and the Birth of the Blacklist." The nearly 70 attendees included many of the incoming Midyear students who are spending the fall semester in London before coming to campus in January.

  • Montreal Alumni and Friends Gathering

    October 16, 2018

    The first-ever Montreal Alumni and Friends Gathering was held at the home of Ali Mindel '93 and co-hosted with her cousins Gigi Cukier Sala '00 and Ashley Cukier '09. ... Mark Surchin '78, a Montrealer and the first Canadian to lead the Brandeis Alumni Association, welcomed the group virtually with a pre-recorded message that included some of his favorite Canadian Brandeis stories (go Habs!). The attendees were delighted to meet each other, hear updates from campus and learn about the Brandeis-Canada Endowed Scholarship. They look forward to more Montreal gatherings in the future!