Photo from the opera “Where Elephants Weep”

Exploring Peace

In today’s global society, how do the arts contribute to social transformation and building peace? Explore these ideas on the Peacebuilding and the Arts website.

The Arts and Social Justice

Brandeis University's commitment to social justice is reflected in many of the university's arts programs and research centers. The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life is home to the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts. Working with theater, music and visual artists around the globe, it explores the intersection of the arts and peacebuilding. MusicUnitesUS brings international musicians to campus for concerts and innovative educational programs. The interdisciplinary minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) engages students in interdisciplinary exploration of the stories, the people, the actions and the artworks that animate this boundary.

By connecting cultural understanding with the artistry, Brandeis seeks to transcend global boundaries and nurture the ethical imagination.

 Watch a video about performance and peacebuilding in zones of conflict.

(Photo credit: Raphael Winer)