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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OkwuiLecture by Okwui Enwezor “Postwar: Art between Pacific and Atlantic 1945 – 1965”

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Wasserman Cinematheque

Lecture by the prominent curator of global art, Nigerian-born Okwui Enwezor; moderated by Salah Hassan.

Sponsored by Fine Arts, AAAS, The Rose Art Museum and the Ethics Center.

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


RabbenThe Worldwide Refugee Crisis with Linda Rabben

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Faculty Club Lounge

Linda Rabben is an author, human rights activist and associate research professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland. She has a long experience with Brazil and has worked for Amnesty International, the Rainforest Foundation, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and other NGOs on human rights, migration, environmental and international development issues. Since the late 1990s she has published eight books about human rights, including Fierce Legion of Friends: A History of Human Rights Campaigns and Campaigners. Her new book, Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History, was published in September 2016 by the University of Washington Press. 

Cosponsored by Center for German and European Studies, Masters Program in Coexistence and Conflict, Department of Anthropology, and the Ethics Center. 

RSVP required. Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu


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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Lurias Room, 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 Peterson (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.

Questions? Contact carriker@brandeis.edu


Rev. Brown*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

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown  cofounder of the TenPoint Coalition and 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 flyer!

The Richman Fellowship is coordinated by the Ethics Center on behalf of the Office of the President, cosponsored by the Department of African and Afro-American Studies; Brandeis Arts Council; Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation (CAST); Division of Creative Arts; Department of Fine Arts; and the Rose Art Museum.

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


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 week 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).

Refreshments will be served.

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


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