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September 2014
2014 Elections Speakers Series
As part of Pol 105A: Elections in America, the Politics Department is pleased to welcome a series of speakers to discuss the dynamics of this year's Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign and election. All members of the Brandeis community are welcome to attend. Room Locations are subject to change. Click here to download a flyer for these events.

Wednesday, September 10
Chris Lane, Political Director at Mass GOP
“Party Organizations in State and National Politics”
3:30PM - 4:50PM in Olin-Sang 112

Wednesday, September 17
Evan Falchuk, United Independent Party Candidate for Governor
“Campaign Finance and Independent Party Politics”
3:30PM - 4:50PM in Olin-Sang 112

Monday, September 22
Sasha Beder-Schenker, Brandeis Alum (’14) and Organizer/Internship Director at Martha Coakley for Governor
“Campaign Strategy and the Coakley Campaign”
3:30PM - 4:50PM in Olin-Sang 112



October 1-2, 2014
Conference: The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Join us for this two-day conference that will explore the critical theory of Herbert Marcuse. Keynote speakers include Martin JaySidney Hellman Ehrman Professor, University of California, Berkeley, and Douglas KellnerGeorge F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair, University of California, Los Angeles.

The conference coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Marcuse's most famous book, "One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society," and our recent discovery of an early draft of this book that was given to Brandeis by Marcuse himself. 

Registration for the conference is free. Lunch will be provided both days. More information on this conference and the work of Herbert Marcuse is available here.

This event is cosponsored by the Department of Politics.



As part of Pol 160A: The War on Global Terrorism, the Politics Department is pleased to welcome the following speakers to discuss religious fundamentalism and the use of technology in counterterrorism. These events are co-sponsored by the Office of Dean of Arts and Sciences. Both events are free and open to the public. Click here for more information on these events.

Monday, October 27, 2014
Malise Ruthven, The New York Review of Books
3:30PM - 4:50PM in Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G03

Malise Ruthven is a journalist, teacher, and writer for The New York Review of Books with a PhD from Cambridge University. He will speak about his work on religion and fundamentalism.

Monday, November 10, 2014
Guermantes Lailari, Lt. Colonel, USAF (ret.)
3:30PM - 4:50PM in Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G03

Guermantes Lailari, Lt. Colonel, USAF (ret.) will speak about counter-terrorism and technology with special focus on hijackings and the use of an airplane as a weapon.