Events and news

For a list of upcoming events, click here

Visit our News page to read about past events.

To forego the official cosponsorship process and just be mentioned in the "Of Related Interest" section of our weekly Monday e-newsletter, Ethics Central Weekly, please send a one-sentence blurb, including event title, date, time, location, and a link to more information, to Requests must be received at least 5 business days ahead of the Monday on which you would like your event to appear. Please note that Ethics Central Weekly is sent during the academic year only. Requests will be evaluated for inclusion upon receipt.

Cosponsorship details

International Center
for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life cosponsors selected events organized by Brandeis centers, departments, and student groups. Cosponsorship may mean publicizing to the Center community and/or providing financial support. Cosponsorship amounts are typically up to $250.  

The Ethics Center cosponsors events related to its core mission and themes. These events reflect the guiding principles of the Ethics Center, emphasizing links between scholarship and practice, the influence of the arts, and connections to communities. The Center strives to stimulate thinking and discussion, valuing events that present a variety of viewpoints or invite consideration of a point of view, rather than advocate for a particular point of view.

It is critical for the success of your event that you allow for a MINIMUM of 7 days of publicity. Therefore, please be mindful of the deadlines listed below, allowing for at least 7 days between our response to your request and the day of the event.

Proposals are reviewed by a committee of faculty, staff, and students that meets monthly during the academic year.

Proposal deadlines for fall 2016 are: 
Friday, September 9 by 11 am - for a response no later than Monday, September 19
Thursday, October 6 by 11 am - for a response no later than Monday, October 17
Friday, November 4 by 11 am - for a response no later than Monday, November 14
Friday, December 2 by 11 am - for a response no later than Monday, December 12

Proposals submitted outside these deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis.

*Please note: If you are planning an event for the first week of February, consider making it part of 'DEIS Impact (1/26-2/5/17). Proposal deadline Oct. 13, 2016; final event details due Nov. 4, 2017. More info and application here.

All publicity must list the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life as a cosponsor (do not list the Center on publicity before you receive a response). Proposals need not have final details to be considered for funding, though proposals that are well thought through have an advantage.

  • For cosponsorship guidelines click here.
  • Download the cosponsorship request form here.
  • Download the post-event report form here. A post-event report form must be submitted before funds are transferred.

Please send proposals and questions to
781-736-8577 (phone)
781-736-8561 (fax)