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A Conversation with Tom Friedman on the Urgency of Action on Climate Change

Monday, March 2nd 2015
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library 

Tom Friedman Event

In preparation for the March 2nd Q&A , there will be multiple film screenings. 

Films – Years of Living Dangerously: the urgency of Climate Action

BrandeisNOW feature on the film screenings 

Series of episodes 108 minutes each in prep for the talk

Feb. 23, 7:30-9:30 Shiffman 219

Feb. 24, 7:30-9:30 Mandel G03

Feb. 25, 7:30-9:30 Shiffman 219

Feb. 26, 7:30-9:30 Shiffman 219

Mar 1, 7:30-9:30 Mandel G03

Find more details about the film series here


Film, Television, and Interactive Media Program; Center for German and European Studies; Environmental Studies Program (ENVS); Department of Sociology; Social Justice and Social Policy Program; Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Program (PAX); Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism; Alumni Association; as well as student organizations: Brandeis Climate Justice; The Senate Sustainability Committee

Greek Tragedy Act II: Is Greece Starting to Look Like Weimar, Germany?
Thursday, March 5th 2015
Faculty Club Lounge
Greek Tragedy Flyer

Dr. Gazmend Kapplani will discuss the Euro crisis, Greece’s shrinking economy and the rise of populism and political extremism in Europe.

The Ethics of Ecosocialism: From Marx to the Present

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Reading Room 303, Brandeis University 
Poster for March 25th Event

Michael Löwy will discuss ecosocialism, the idea which merges  marxism and socialism with green politics and ecology. He will also address ecological sensitivity which has emerged in trade unions and left parties in the Nordic countries, Spain and Germany.  Löwy is the emeritus research director in social sciences at the French National Center of Scientific Research. He has authored books on Karl Marx, Che Guevara, Liberation Theology and more.


More upcoming events for the academic year 2014/2015 can be found here.