Dean Statement on Events in Israel and Gaza


Dear Brown School Community,

The violence in Israel and Gaza is weighing heavily on all our hearts. It is essential to remember that within our own community, there are individuals who have loved ones residing in Israel and Gaza, directly impacted by the chaos brought about by this war.

Unfortunately, the assault has now evolved into a humanitarian crisis affecting both Israelis and Palestinians, leading to ongoing casualties and trauma, especially among innocent children and families. Please check in with each other, ensuring that everyone feels cared for and supported. If you need additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’ve also included a list of resources below for further support.


Dorian Traube, PhD, LCSW (pronouns: she/her/hers)
Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean and Professor
Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Student Resources:

There will be a Jewish Community Solidarity Gathering on Wednesday, October 11, from 5:30 – 6:30 at the Jewish Community Center, 2, Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur.

In addition, we welcome conversations with you to help you navigate these resources. If you would find this helpful, please contact:

Faculty & Staff Resources: