New opportunity to engage in timely discussions with Brandeis faculty

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Have a question for a Brandeis professor? Want to know more about the economy, healthcare or politics?

Tap the expertise of our distinguished faculty by submitting a question and we'll track down an answer. Below are the faculty members and their areas of expertise. Ask away!

Meet the Professors


Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner | American politics

Meyer and Ida Kirstein Visiting Professor in Social Planning and Administration
Author, "The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy"

Sample questions: What will be the lasting impact of Trump's impeachment? Can Trump be defeated? What is the future of the progressive movement?

Cindy Parks ThomasCindy Parks Thomas | Healthcare policy

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Sample questions: Will Medicare For All work? Why does the cost of prescription drugs keep rising?

Gary SamoreGary Samore | Foreign relations

Crown Family Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies
"WMD Czar" in the Obama administration

Sample questions: Are we headed to a war with Iran? How can we stop North Korea from getting nuclear weapons?

Stephen CecchettiStephen Cecchetti | Finance and economics

Rosen Family Chair in International Finance, Brandeis International Business School

Sample questions: How does growth of the financial sector impact the economy? How effective are the regulations designed to prevent another global meltdown?

Shayna WeissShayna Weiss | Israeli society, politics and culture

Associate Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

Sample questions: Why are we seeing a renaissance of Israeli TV? How are ultra-Orthodox Jews reshaping Israeli society? Can the stalemate in Israeli politics be broken?

Additional Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Lifelong learning opportunities abound for Brandeis alumni. In addition to the new Ask a Professor program, quench your thirst for knowledge through one of these alumni offerings:

Alumni College

Alumni College at Alumni Weekend, June 5-7, features open lectures with distinguished Brandeis faculty and alumni presenters, including University Professor Anita Hill and Inspector General Michael Horowitz '84. View the full Alumni College schedule

Brandeis Travelers

Experience other cultures and gain new perspectives by traveling with Brandeis. 2020 destinations include Northern Italy, Southeast Europe, Iceland and Greece.

Faculty in the Field

Attend a Faculty in the Field event in a city near you to hear some of Brandeis' most fascinating professors discuss engaging topics from the opioid crisis to the magic of Hollywood.

Graduate Study at Brandeis

Pursue graduate studies at Brandeis with the help of the alumni discount.