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News & Highlights

The 2016 Sorensen Fellows intern across the globejake greenberg

The 19th cohort of Sorensen Fellows scattered across the globe for their summer internships.  Read more.

New members join Ethics Center International Advisory Board

The Center welcomes new Board members Germaine Ingram, Jay Kaufman '68, MA '73, Ángela María Pérez Mejía and Elaine Reuben '63. Read more about them here.

Director of Ethics Center awarded Fulbright Scholarshipdterris

The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life is pleased to announce that Daniel Terris, Director of the Ethics Center, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. Dr. Terris will be based in Jerusalem as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar from August 2016 through June 2017. Dr. Cynthia Cohen will serve as acting director of the Center during this time. Read more here.

Ethics Center concludes the 11th session of the Brandeis Institute for International Judges, in Copenhagen biij2016

Center director Dan Terris and director of Programs in International Justice and Society Leigh Swigart convened the 11th session of the Brandeis Institute for International Judges, an institutional partnership between the Center and iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law. Read more here.

ENACT Faculty Fellows from 15 States Come to Brandeis to Support “Laboratories of Democracy”
ENACT Fellows in discussion at the ENACT Institute

In May, the Ethics Center welcomed the inaugural cohort of 15 ENACT Faculty Fellows to Brandeis for a 5-day institute. They hail from colleges and universities in or near state capitals across the US, and are leading the expansion of ENACT, which builds on an initiative begun at Brandeis. Read more.


The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life encompasses the Program in Peacebuilding and the ArtsPrograms in International Justice and Society, and a range of Brandeis campus programs:

Programs in International Justice and Society

Promoting Just Societies and a Global Rule of Law

Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts

Transforming Violence Through Creativity


The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation
  • A new national program to engage young people in state-level legislative change. Details.
  • 15 Faculty Fellows from colleges and universities across the country have joined Brandeis in the ENACT network.

Brandeis Campus Programs

Knowledge, Action & Reflection for the Next Generation of Social Justice Leaders