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.


Click here to view all Sorensen Fellowship events, workshops, support sessions, and deadlines.

Click here to view all 'DEIS Impact events and deadlines


Event Poster*How Are We Talking About Immigration in the Election?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Time: 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Location: Shapiro Campus Center 313

Not who's right and who's wrong about immigration. Not who will win the November election. Let's talk about how to engage in civil discourse around often polarizing issues, with immigration being a topic of vital importance today. Featuring Brian Fried (POL) and Madeline Lopez (ICC and HIST). Moderated by Marci McPhee (Ethics Center).

Bring your lunch; light refreshments provided.

Part of a statewide Presidential Election Teach-In sponsored by Massachusetts Campus Compact.

Cosponsored by the Office of Community Service, Intercultural Center, Latin American and Latino Studies Department, Politics Department, and the Ethics Center.

RSVP (optional) on Facebook. For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu


*Summer Earnings Replacement Grant Info Session

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time: 5:00 - 5:30 pm

Location: Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC), Room 302

See the Sorensen Fellowship events page for more information. 


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Jake Greenberg '18,
at his Sorensen internship with
the Rockland Conservation
and service Corps in NY

*Sorensen Fellowship Draft Application Deadline

Monday, October 10, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Online, plus hard copy essay appreciated to Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) 310

See the Sorensen Fellowship events page for more information. 



d*'DEIS Impact Event Proposal and Funding Request Deadline

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Time: By midnight
Location: Proposal submission form here

See the 'DEIS Impact events page for more information. 


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Jennifer Almodovar '18 (left)
at hER Sorensen internship in
Boston with the Institute for
Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

*Sorensen Fellowship Application Support Weeks

October 13-28, 2016

See the Sorensen Fellowship events page for more information.

More information about the Sorensen Fellowship.

Application materials. Final application due Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm.


Merrill*THE SQUARE, A reading of a full-length play by Amy Merrill

Monday, October 17, 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Mandel Reading Room

This play by Amy Merrill is about the September, 2007 events in Nisour Square, Baghdad and one vet's struggle to take a stand. The reading is directed by Guy Ben-Aharon, Producing Artistic Director, Israeli Stage. There will be a post-show discussion immediately following. 

Free and open to the Brandeis community. 

Cosponsored by the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, the minor in Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation (CAST), and the Ethics Center. 

For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu


Undocumented Poster

*Undocumented Immigrants and Higher Education

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Time: 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Location: Lurias, Hassenfeld (Upper Sherman)

Join us for an invigorating conversation with Marina Offner, Brandeis Admissions, and Santiago Montoya '19. Bring your lunch; drinks and cookies will be served. 

Cosponsored by Brandeis Immigration Education Initiative (BIEI), EL 16a - The Immigrant Experience in Waltham: A Service-based Practicum, Jaded Magazine, and the Ethics Center.

RSVP (optional) on Facebook. For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu


*Proposal Writing Workshop

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

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

See the Sorensen Fellowship events page for more information.


*Arts, Culture and Dialogue for Conflict Transformation and Diversity in Turkey

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: Shiffman 002

A talk with visiting arts administrator Eylem Erturk. Ms. Erturk will discuss the conditions of her home, Istanbul, Turkey, in terms of cultural production and intercommunal relations.

Cosponsored by the Rose Art Museum and the Program in Peacebuildng and the Arts.

For more information, contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


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Marcelo Brociner '18
at his Sorensen internship
with Work Room Four Art
Studio in Hanoi, Vietnam
*Sorensen Fellowship Application Deadline

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Online, plus hard copy materials to Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) 310

See the Sorensen Fellowship events page for more information. 






d*Rwanda: From Genocide to Dignity and Justice

Monday, November 7, 2016

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: Heller G2

Journey with Samantha Lakin '08 into the hearts and lives of Rwandans today, 22 years after the genocide. Her dissertation research took her to difficult and little accessed spaces in Rwanda, where genocide survivors, former perpetrators, and ordinary citizens grapple with questions of history and memory of the 1994 genocide. How do these individuals view their neighbors? How do they choose (or not choose) to rebuild and engage in their communities in which both victims and perpetrators live? What does justice really mean for them, based on their unique experience of violence, trauma, healing, and recovery?

Samantha Lakin '08 is a PhD student at The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University. She holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and a BA from Brandeis. Lakin was a Fulbright scholar in Switzerland, where she researched the rescue of Jewish children to Switzerland during World War II. She has worked in Rwanda for the past four years, researching local perspectives of symbolic justice in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide: memorialization, commemoration, and personal memory practice. She has been featured on Voice of America-Afrique, and gave a Ted Talk in September 2015 at TedXFulbright. See samanthalakin.com.

Cosponsored by the MA Programs in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence, and the Ethics Center.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP (optional) on Facebook. For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu.



d*The Immigrant Experience.
Our Experience.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time: 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Location: Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center (Upper Sherman)

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.


d*'DEIS Impact: A Weeklong Festival of Social Justice

Thursday, January 26 - Sunday, February 5, 2017

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 13, 2016 at midnight.



dKeynote: Rebecca Walker


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:30 pm
Shapiro Campus Center Theater

Free ticket info here.

Founder of the Third Wave Fund for Social Justice, Walker was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential leaders of her generation. Bestselling author of "Black White & Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self" and many other works, she brings two decades of experience, insight, and innovation to the global conversation about identity, culture and power.

Walker's bio, more information and tickets here.