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This presentation featuring Ethics Center board member Germaine Ingram will excavate a recent artist residency at the Village of Arts & Humanities in Philadelphia. We will look at how this project raises up questions about art’s capacity to stimulate social change, and the challenges for artists inherent in pursuing social practice. Learn more here!
'DEIS Impact 2017: A Weeklong "Festival of Social Justice"
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!
The Sorensen Fellowship Publication, From the Outside Looking In: Six Stories of Difference and Discovery, is now available online. Click here to view!
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.
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!
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.
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 Arts, Programs in International Justice and Society, and a range of Brandeis campus programs:
Promoting Just Societies and a Global Rule of Law
- "The Responsibility to Protect at 10: The Challenge of Protecting the World's Most Vulnerable Populations" conference brought leading scholars and practitioners together at Brandeis. Read papers based on conference sessions.
- Brandeis Institute for International Judges: View the institute summary of the 11th session now (institute report forthcoming).
- His Royal Highness Prince Zeid of Jordan spoke at Brandeis on "Nuremberg: the Future of International Criminal Justice." Details, video and PDF.
Transforming Violence Through Creativity
- New interdisciplinary minor focused on the intersection of peacebuilding, justice and culture: Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation (CAST). Details.
- Acting Together on the World Stage: Anthology, documentary and toolkit now available.
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.
Knowledge, Action & Reflection for the Next Generation of Social Justice Leaders
- Sorensen Fellowship: the 2015 anthology of narratives is now in print: Rediscoveries: Reconciling Personal Narratives in Community Building [PDF]. Also: Read about the 2016 Sorensen Fellows.
- "Advocacy for Policy Change" (LGLS 161b) students work with Massachusetts legislators and advocacy groups to reform and propose laws. Read more.
- 'DEIS Impact: As we get ready for the 6th annual Brandeis "festival of social justice" (Jan. 26 - Feb. 5, 2017) look back at the 2016 festival – with photos, videos, summaries of events, and more...
- The Center hosts two University-wide awards on behalf of the Office of the President: the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize and the Richman Distinguished Fellowship in Public Life.