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News & Highlights

'DEIS Impact 2017: A Weeklong "Festival of Social Justice"logo

Brandeis University’s sixth annual weeklong "festival of social justice" took place Jan. 26 - Feb. 5. Students, professors, clubs, and academic departments hosted dozens of events, featuring talks, workshops, performances, exhibits, and discussions. This year's keynote events featured Rebecca Walker. Read more about 'DEIS Impact here!

A Student Perspective on ENACT: Taylor Weigel, Drake University, Iowaweigel

Taylor Weigel, a student in ENACT Faculty Fellow Darcie Vandegrift's ENACT course in fall 2016 reflects on the experience. Read about it here!

2016 Sorensen Fellowship Publicationsoresnsen 2016

The Sorensen Fellowship Publication, From the Outside Looking In: Six Stories of Difference and Discovery, is now available online. Click here to view!

New Ethics CentralEC Winter/Spring 2017

The Winter/Spring 2017 Ethics Central newsletter is now available online and in print. View or download it here.

New Advocacy AnthologyEthics Central Summer/Fall 2016

The 2016 Advocacy Anthology has arrived! The Anthology features excerpted material from students in the Spring 2016 "Advocacy for Policy Change" (Legal Studies 161b) class. View the most recent edition here.

Visit the Ethics Center News Page

There's always a lot happening at the Ethics Center! Keep up-to-date by visiting the Ethics Center's news page regularly. Learn more now – and follow us on Facebook, too!

The 2016 Recommended Books From the Year list is out!Eternal Sonata

The "Recommended Books from the Year" series is an annual Ethical Inquiry tradition. Featuring books published in the year 2016 by Center staff, Board members, Brandeis faculty, and more, the list offers some excellent holiday reading (and gift) suggestions. Visit now!

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, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. Dr. Terris will be based in Jerusalem as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar through June 2017. Dr. Cynthia Cohen is serving as acting director of the Center during this time. Read more here.


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