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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Re-imagining Religion, Caste, and Social Justice in South Asia

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

The third annual international conference on the unfinished legacy of Dr B.R. Ambedkar at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

The Center for Global Development and Sustainability (GDS) invites you to join scholars, policy makers, practitioners, students, and the public for two and a half days of panels, presentations, networking and social events around these pressing issues in India and South Asia.

More information about the conference

Register online. You MUST register to attend.

Cosponsored by the Ethics Center, among others

Questions? Contact gds@brandeis.edu.


Sustainable Identities: Mini-Festival of Creativity, Art and Social Transformation

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

Over the last year, the CAST minor has seen its students produce a variety of outstanding art projects that challenged the status quo and worked towards social transformation. Join us for an extravaganza of senior capstone performances, short films exploring the narratives of young immigrants living in Waltham, various art pieces challenging the concept of identity and snacks.

Part of The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts.

Questions? Contact haukezie@gmail.com.


advocacy*Advocacy for Policy Change: Present and Defend

Monday, May 1, 2017

Time: 2:00 - 3:15 pm

Location: Alumni Lounge, Usdan

The students of Advocacy for Policy Change (LGLS 161b) will try to persuade you to vote in favor of their bills on the following topics:
- immigration
- employment
- privacy
- criminal justice
- education
- health care
...and more!

Attend and exercise your right to influence public policy! All are welcome!

A reception will follow, in the Atrium of the Mandel Center for the Humanities.

RSVP (optional) on Facebook

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


IP*The Immigrant Experience. 
Our Experience.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Time: 12:00 – 12:50 pm

Location: Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

What’s it like for immigrants who live in Waltham? What’s it like for Brandeis students who work with them? Join 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 Charles River Public Internet Center, Prospect Hill Community Center, Waltham Family School, or WATCH CDC. Refreshments served.

Cosponsored by the Office of Experiential Learning and Teaching.

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu


flyer*Uncommencement

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Atrium, across the Loop Road from the Heller School

Please join us for a reception as we honor the members of the Class of 2017 who’ve studied and worked with the Ethics Center: Ariella Assouline, Mauria Atzil, Sara Cardenas, Shikha Chandarana, Emily Conrad, Annie Fortnow, Regine Guevara, Alex Gustafson, David Herbstritt, Sondos Khawaled, Michelle Kim, Kira Levin, Wilkins Lugo, Regina Roberg, Ayelet Schrek, Shadi Sheikh Sharif, Emma Silver, Ashley Simmons, Chantal Sochaczevski, Heather Spector, Cassidy Tatun, Morgan Winters. 

All are welcome and refreshments will be served. 

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


Sophie*Summer Internship Funding Info Session

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Location: Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Atrium, across the Loop Road from the Heller School

Thinking ahead to summer 2017? Looking to find or fund the internship you've always wanted?

Learn how you can receive funding through the:

Sorensen Fellowship
The Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program
Hiatt WOW

Refreshments served. RSVP (optional) on Facebook. Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


Crenshaw*Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize Award Presentation and Lecture by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library 

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics 2016-2018, is a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. She is a groundbreaking scholar of intersectionality who pioneered the intellectual movement known as Critical Race Theory. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Kimberlé Crenshaw will be in residence at Brandeis University from Monday, October 23 through Wednesday, October 25, 2017. 

The Gittler Prize is hosted by the Ethics Center on behalf of the Office of the President.

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu