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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*Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Restorative Justice: A Panel with Richman Fellow Rev. Jeffrey Brown (see below), Rodney Peterson, Robert Lewis, Sheila McMahon, and Matt Carriker

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center (Upper Sherman)

Come hear what is being done around work with forgiveness, reconciliation, and restorative justice in Boston and on the Brandeis campus, and see how you can be a part of it!

Rev. Matt Carriker will be moderating a panel with Rev. Jeffrey Brown (Richman Fellow - see below), Rodney Petersen (Executive Director of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries), Robert Lewis (President of the Values over Violence Institute), and Sheila McMahon (Director of Sexual Assault Services and Prevention at Brandeis).

This event is part of Rev. Brown's Richman Fellowship residence at Brandeis from March 21-23, 2017. 

Sponsored by Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries.

RSVP (optional) on Facebook.

Questions? Contact carriker@brandeis.edu


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*"The Courage to Listen: Why It's More Critical Now Than Ever" - Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life Award Presentation and Lecture by Rev. Jeffrey L.Brown

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (note date change)

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

How did it happen that Boston, a city that was drowning in the waters of community violence, hopelessness, "silos" and immobilizing apathy, was transformed through simple acts of empathy and dialogue? Why is having the courage to listen even more critical for our nation and world today? 

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, founder of RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace), has helped communities all over the world adopt the RECAP model, which helps to ensure the right of every young person to live in an urban community without violence.

The event is free and open to the public. View the poster!

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

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


*Going Against the Grain with Richman Fellow Reverend Brown

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: Ridgewood Commons, near the Admissions building

Join the MLK Fellows for this evening conversation with this year's Richman Fellow, Boston's own Reverend Brown (see above). How did this prominent humanitarian balance his responsibilities with his passion to reduce crime for the youth of Boston? Reverend Brown, founder of RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace),  is known for his groundbreaking work in efforts to reduce youth homicide in Boston by 79% from 1990-1999.  Come and share your own thoughts about balancing responsibility with passion for change.

Refreshments from Sabatino's served.

Sponsored by the MLK Fellows and the Ethics Center on behalf of the Office of the President.

Questions? Contact Wilkins Lugo '17.


eBlack Lives Matter: Local Movements, Global Futures

Thursday, March 23 - Friday, March 24, 2017

Registration, Schedule, Sponsors, and more information here

"Black Lives Matter: Local Movements, Global Futures," a two-day symposium, aims to connect the local struggles of Brandeis students and other scholar-activists in the Boston area to broader national and global issues that have animated the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Events will consist of student forums, teach-ins, keynote speakers and panels featuring prominent scholars, artists and activists. Featuring Rev. Jeffrey Brown (Richman Fellowship winner - see above) at the session 1 panel on Friday, March 24, 9:30 am, Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library.

All attendees are required to register, including members of the Brandeis community! 

Registration is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of African and Afro-American Studies. Cosponsored by the Ethics Center and many others.


d*Cultural Spaces in the Rebuilding of Communities: Examples from Colombia, Syria and the United States

Monday, March 27, 2017

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Location: Mandel Atrium

How can culture and the arts be mobilized as communities seek to recover from violence, conflict and disorder?
Join us for a panel discussion with members of the International Advisory Board of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life : Germaine Ingram - Dancer, choreographer, songwriter, and vocal and dance improviser; civil rights lawyer (Philadelphia, PA); Ángela María Pérez Mejía - Chief Cultural Manager of Banco de la República (Bógota, Colombia); and John Shattuck - Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, former president of the Central European University (Boston, MA). Moderated by Kristin Parker, Interim Director of the Rose Art Museum and Cultural First Responder.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP (optional) on Facebook.

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu


*Artists Mining/Lifting Community Identity and Capacity

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Shapiro Campus Center room 314 (note location change)

This presentation will excavate a recent artist residency at the Village of Arts & Humanities, a community-based arts organization that is a long-time fixture in a socially and economically challenged neighborhood of Philadelphia. The residency with internationally-recognized Nigerian artist Olanrewaju (Lanre) Tejuoso focused on themes of remembrance, memorialization and transformation. We will consider the intentions of the project, the opportunities and challenges of this arts-driven community engagement, the short-term and potential impacts of the project, and the lessons learned. We will look at how this project raises questions about art’s capacity to stimulate social change, and the challenges for artists inherent in pursuing social practice.

Featuring Germaine Ingram, member of the Ethics Center Advisory Board and 2016 ‘DEIS Impact Keynote Speaker, and Grimaldi Baez, the Philadelphia artist who facilitated the engagement between Tejuoso and community residents.

Cosponsored by the Dean of Students, Social Justice and Social Policy, Rose Art Museum, the minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST), and the Ethics Center.

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


WomenWomen as Agents of Change? Fresh Perspectives on Gender & Religion

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Location: Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI), Women's Studies Research Center

Four PhD candidates from the Brandeis History Department discuss their research on Gender and Religion, and reflect on what history can teach us about current gender issues.

  • April French will discuss Baptist and Pentecostal women in Siberia during the Soviet eta
  • Natalie Cornett will speak on nineteenth-century Polish women’s activists
  • Michelle Mann will discuss women in Algerian society
  • Geraldine Gudefin will speak on Jewish women in America during the early twentieth-century

The panel will be moderated by Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, HBI’s Associate Director.

Free and open to the public.

Cosponsored by Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Ethics Center.

RSVP to hbi@brandeis.edu.


Chrismaldi Vasquez, TEDx Speaker

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Intercultural Center

ONE Brandeis presents Ms. Vasquez who will give a talk about a marketplace of opportunity and investment for low-income families United States and a movement that transforms the stereotypes, practices and policies that currently undermine families’ efforts to get ahead. She will discuss poverty in terms of her work, followed by a question and answer session.

Co-sponsored by ONE Brandeis and the Ethics Center.

Questions? Contact Sage Rosenthal.


SanaaSanaa Studio - Black Visual Art and Culture

Friday, March 31, 2017

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

/sa'na:/ 1. Swahili "art, work of beauty." 2. Arabic "greatness, highness of status."

Friday musings. An art gallery opening in honor of the black student-artists who continuously gift us with their craft. Graphic design, portrait installations, performance art and more.  Please join us for a night of black splendor. Doors open at 6:30 pm. 

Cosponsored by the Social Justice and Social Policy Program - Brenda Meehan Social Justice-in-Action Grant, the minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST), and the Ethics Center.

Questions? Contact Amanda Anderson


Citizenship DayBrandeis Citizenship Day

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 

Time: 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Location: Sherman Function Hall

Brandeis Citizenship Day is an event focused on immigration, global citizenship, and community featuring panelists from the ACLU, Project Citizenship, Brandeis’ International Students and Scholars Office, and Waltham’s Newcomer Academy.

Presented by the Student Association for TRII. Co-sponsored by the Social Justice and Social Policy Program - Brenda Meehan Social Justice-in-Action Grant, Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, and the Ethics Center.

RSVP (optional) on Facebook. Questions? Contact jonathangoldman@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


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