Past Projects

Arab/Jewish Student Dialogue

Student projects and activities relating to the Middle East initiated by a weeklong retreat in February 2001.

Brandeis International Fellowships

A program that brings together scholars and practitioners from around the globe to develop projects and publications related to the ethical dimensions of their work.

Brandeis Seminars in Humanities and the Professions

Programs on values and ethics for judges and other professional groups, using literature as the basis of discussion.

CHYME (Community Histories by Youth in the Middle East)


A program in cooperation with MASAR (Jordan), Givat Haviva (Israel), and the Palestinian House of Friendship (PNA) to build capacity within a cohort of exemplary youth leaders, enabling them to design and implement cross-border community research projects.

Coexistence International

Coexistence International concluded its programming in November 2010. The wealth of practical resources it created on coexistence and complementary approaches in divided societies will continue to be available online. For further information contact Mari Fitzduff.

Global Partnerships for Education

Links Brandeis students and faculty with education programs in Chelsea, Massachusetts, the Caribbean island nation of Greneda, and Haifa, Israel, to create teams that explore family, community, and the cultural, aesthetic, historical, and intellectual inheritances of youth as sources of learning. Participants apply the skills learned to strengthen their communities and enhance the relationships of distinct cultural groups within and between communities.

Masters Program in Coexistence and Conflict

The Masters Program in Coexistence and Conflict moved to a new home in 2010: Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

A New Public Education

A Brandeis-based project designed to bring focus and a set of new ideas to the debate about the future of public education in Massachusetts and in the nation.

Newcomers Among Us

A series that brings together people who work with immigrants and refugees in the Boston area with the aim of building a network of professionals who can advise and consult one another in this critical and growing field.