Upcoming Events


All events are free and open to the public, except where noted.


CASTlogoCAST Welcome Back!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: International Lounge, Usdan

The Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) community welcomes students and faculty to a new semester. All are welcome to a discussion and reception featuring international artists and peace builders who are visiting Brandeis as part of the IMPACT initiative. This open session of CAST 150b features leading figures in the global Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation field, including Babu Ayindo (Kenya); Ellada Evangelou (Cyprus); Mary Ann Hunter (Australia); Catherine Muhoma (Kenya); Shahid Nadeem (Pakistan); Carmen Olaechea (Argentina); and Lee Perlman (Israel). Roundtable discussion followed by reception.

Questions? Contact Sarah Terrazano.


Beverly Tatum Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize Award Presentation and Lecture - Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum 

“Closing the Empathy Gap: Community Building through Dialogue”

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm - Reception follows award presentation and lecture

Location: Sherman Hall

Fifty years after the assassination of civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, American society is in a state of growing political polarization, continued racial separation and increasing school segregation. Limited cross-group interaction has resulted in a fundamental empathy gap. What can individuals and institutions do to close it?

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emeritus of Spelman College, is the 2018 Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize recipient. Her critically acclaimed 1997 book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race, has been re-released in a special 20th anniversary version, with significant changes that reflect demographic shifts in America today.

Tatum will be at Brandeis University from October 3-4, with her Gittler lecture on October 3. 

The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize was created by the late Professor Joseph B. Gittler to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations. The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Endowed Fund at Brandeis University supports this annual award. It is hosted by the Ethics Center on behalf of the Office of the President.

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu