Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public, except where noted. Starred events (*) are coordinated by the Center. All other events are cosposonsored by the Center. Click here to request Ethics Center funding and/or publicity for your Brandeis campus event.

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Immigrant Experience PracticumThe Immigrant Experience. Our Experience.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Time: 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Location: Levine-Ross (Upper Sherman)

What's it like for immigrants who live in Waltham? What's it like for Brandeis students who work with them? 

Join the students in the practicum "The Immigrant Experience in Waltham," taught by Marci McPhee, as the students share what they learned from a semester working with Waltham Family School or WATCH CDC. 

Student Presenters include:

  • Teresa Campos '21
  • Jolie Gentzkow-Foster '21
  • Rachel Goldblatt '21
  • Omar Hernandez Rodriguez '19
  • Ruth Wyckoff '21
  • Janny Zou '18

Refreshments served.

Cosponsored by the Office of Experiential Learning and Teaching and the Ethics Center.

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu.

2017 Sorensen Fellows

2017 Sorensen fellows on retreat

PAX 89 Presentation

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

Join the 2017 Sorensen Fellows as they present for the final time about their work this past summer around the world.  

The students will be talking about their work at the following locations:

  • Michelle Dennis '18: Kumasi, Ghana
  • Ece Esikara '19: Boston, United States 
  • Mrudula Gadgil '18: Baltimore, United States
  • Max Gould '18: Bronx, United States
  • Paul Sindberg '18: Pretoria, South Africa
  • Leah Susman '18: Chicago, United States 

This will be the final Sorensen Fellowship presentation after the conclusion of the Sorensen Fellowship this fall.

Cosponsored by the Ethics Center.

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu.

2018 'DEIS Impact keynote speaker,
Nadia Alawa. Photo by Yiyi Wu '19.

*'DEIS Impact: A Weeklong Festival of Social Justice

Thursday, February 1 - Sunday, February 11, 2018

What's YOUR social justice? Save the date for 'DEIS Impact, Brandeis University's annual festival of social justice, featuring talks, performances, discussions, workshops and more, planned by students, professors, clubs, and academic departments.

Propose an event and apply for funding by October 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Keynote: Nadia Alawa, founding president NuDay Syria

"One Person at a Time, One Humanity Closer": Tackling the Syrian Crisis From New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm (doors open 7:00)

Location: Shapiro Campus Center Theater

As Syria's brutal conflict unfolded, one woman in New Hampshire decided to take action. Nadia Alawa founded NuDay Syria at her kitchen table in 2013. In just four years, it has grown to a multimillion-dollar humanitarian relief organization. Alawa has given a TED talk and has been featured on CBS, NECN's "The Morning Show" and in The Boston Globe. She also was recognized by The Huffington Post as one of the "Top Ten Muslims Who Save Lives."

Click for more information about Nadia Alawa and NuDay Syria.

Photo/lynn savarese

*Richman Fellowship Award Presentation and Lecture by Vanita Gupta

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library 

Vanita Gupta, the former top civil rights prosecutor in the U.S. and current president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, has been awarded the 2018 Richman Fellowship by Brandeis University. She is the first woman and the first child of immigrants to run the largest civil and human rights coalition in the nation. 

In addition to her current work, Gupta has led investigations into racial profiling and police shootings of African Americans across the U.S. She also oversaw a discrimination lawsuit against North Carolina over its reversal of rights for people who are gay or transgender. 

The Richman Fellowship was created in honor of Fred and Rita Richman. The fellowship recognizes individuals active in public life whose contributions have had a significant impact on improving American society, strengthening democratic institutions, advancing social justice or increasing opportunities for all citizens. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Vanita Gupta will be in residence at Brandeis University from Tuesday, March 6 through Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 

The Richman Fellowship is hosted by the Ethics Center on behalf of the Office of the President.

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu.