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.


d*Klansville, U.S.A.: Film Screening and Panel Discussion with special guests,
including Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life, Julian Bond

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center

Join us for a screening of the PBS "American Experience" film Klansville, U.S.A. which is based on Brandeis sociology professor David Cunningham's book by the same title. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Callie Wiser, Prof. Cunningham, and Julian Bond, the Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life.

Hosted by the Department of Sociology. Part of the Richman Fellowship administered by the Ethics Center on behalf of the Office of the President.

For more information, please contact Lauren Jordahl. RSVP (optional) on Facebook.


*Social Movements, Legislation and Public Policy: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement for Today

with special guests, including Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life, Julian Bond

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Time: 12:00 - 1:45 pm
Location: Zinner Forum, Schneider Building, Heller School

Attend a panel discussion about lessons learned from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and how it continues to inform the struggle for equality in America. Featuring Julian Bond, Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life; Prof. Chad Williams, Chair, Dept of African and Afro-American Studies; and Maya Cooper '15. Moderated by Sarah Gray, Heller School PhD candidate.

Hosted by the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Part of the Richman Fellowship administered by the Ethics Center on behalf of the Office of the President.

For more information, please contact Meaghan Cummings.


*fThe Immigrant Experience.

Our Experience.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Location: Geller, 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 the 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, or Waltham Family School. Refreshments served. Cosponsored by the Office of Experiential Learning and Teaching. For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


*CASTA Mini-Festival of Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation

Friday, April 24, 2015

Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Multipurpose Room, Shapiro Campus Center

12:00 – 1:45 pm: Acting Together on the World Stage: "Asking Toward the Light"
A screening of the award-winning, Brandeis-produced, hourlong documentary "Acting Together on the World Stage: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict," which features performances from conflict regions around the world, followed by conversation with CAST students & filmmakers about shadow and light in the film and the world.

2:15 – 4:00 pm: Opening Eyes, Ears and Hearts: Performing Oral Histories about Encounters with Differences from students in CAST 150b
Students from the course "Introduction to Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation" (CAST 150b) share scenes, poems, songs and images based on oral history interviews with people different from themselves. Come prepared to listen, look, and, if you like, sing and dance as well!

Refreshments will be served.

Presented as part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts, by the program in Peacebuilding and the Arts and the Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) minor

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


Present and Defend*Advocacy for Policy Change: Present and Defend

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Location: Alumni Lounge, Usdan

The students of Advocacy for Policy Change (LGLS 161b) will present the legal advocacy projects they developed over the course of the semester. Projects include: 

  • Health Care of Minors
  • Cost of Veteran Higher Education
  • Protection of Access to Confidential Healthcare
  • Women's Health and Economic Equality
  • Consent and Counseling of Pregnant Women under 16 years of age
  • Sexual Violence on College Campuses
  • Pre-trial and Bail Reform in the Commonwealth
  • Immigration Rights and Safe Driving
  • Improving Earned Income Credit for Working Families
  • Hinton State Laboratory

Advocacy for Policy Change is supported by generous multi-year commitments from Center board member Norbert Weissberg and his wife, former board member Judith Schneider.

All are welcome! RSVP (optional) on Facebook

For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu.


Uncommencement

*Uncommencement

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

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

Come celebrate with the graduating seniors and graduate students whose work has been an integral part of the Ethics Center: Michael Abrams, Shota Adamia, Damiana Andonova, Lisette Anzoategui, Chen Arad, Marta Baran, Anna Bessendorf, Marisa Budlong, Brad Burns, Stacy Finley, Brandon Gale, Erica Granor, Jemesh Hunter, Brontte Hwang, Mia Katan, Hailey Magee, Shelby Magid, Sarah McCarty, Ryan Millis, Andrew Nguyen, Olivia Pobiel, Alina Pokhrel, Nelly Schlafereit, Karia Sekumbo, So Hyun Shin, Sydney Skov, Aliza Sotsky, Leah Staffin, Sneha Walia, Flora Wang, Heather Yoon, Hannah Young, and Gil Zamir.

Good food served! All are welcome.

For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu.