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

Meet the 2014

*We Give You $4000, You Put Social Justice Into Action

Sorensen Fellowship 2015

Application Deadline

Monday, November 3, 2014

Time: By 5:00 pm
Location: Online, plus hard copy materials to Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) room 309

Application materials here. For more information, visit Facebook or contact ethics@brandeis.edu.

New for 2015: Additional need-based funding available through the Summer Earnings Replacement Grant!

holly wissler*Music and the Cultural Survival of Indigenous Peoples: The Andean Q'eros and Amazonian Wachiperi Peoples of Peru

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location: Slosberg Music Center, Room 212

Learn about the work of visiting ethnomusicologist Holly Wissler, who has built relationships with and documented the music of indigenous  communities in Peru. Join in conversation with Dr. Wissler, Judith Eissenberg (Music Department), and Cynthia Cohen, director of the new minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST), exploring the contributions of music and ethnomusicology to cultural survival. 

For more information, please contact Lisette Anzoategui

CAST*Lunch and Learn: Peacebuilding and the Arts at Brandeis and Beyond

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: 60 Turner Street, Waltham, MA
Open to BOLLI members

Cynthia Cohen shares news about the new minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) and other developments in the Peacebuilding and the Arts field with members of Brandeis’ lifelong learning community.

For more information, please contact Lisette Anzoategui.

d*Nuremberg Prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz

Friday, November 7, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Atrium, across from the Heller School

All are welcome to join an informal conversation with Professor of International Law and Former Nuremberg Prosecutor Benjamin B. Ferencz. Beginning in 1945 with his prosecution of war criminals during the Nuremberg Tribunal, the work of Benjamin Ferencz has long focused on issues of international criminal justice and world peace. A strong supporter of the International Criminal Court, Mr. Ferencz advocates steps to replace the "rule of force" with the "rule of law."

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

*conference of the birdsPerforming Arts in the Islamic World

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Location: Spingold Theatre Building (room TBD)

Learn from noted theater director Hafiz Karmali, currently in residence at the Brandeis Theater Department directing Conference of the Birds, based on an early Persian Sufi text, to be staged November 20 – 23. Hafiz will offer a sampling of performance traditions from Muslim societies. He will also discuss inter-religious encounters in the Brandeis production of Conference of the Birds, and the way in which religious symbolism is being appropriated in support of political ideologies in the Islamic World.

Cosponsored by the new minor in Creativitity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST); MusicUnitesUS; and the Brandeis Theater Department.

For more information, please contact Lisette Anzoategui.

d*The Immigrant Experience in Waltham: A Service-based Practicum

Learnings from a semester in the community

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Time: 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Location: Levine Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center (upper Sherman)

A city where over a dozen languages are spoken at home, Waltham presents an array of opportunities and challenges for a substantial community of immigrants. Join the students in the practicum "The Immigrant Experience in Waltham," taught by Marci McPhee, as the students share learnings from a semester of working with organizations in Waltham supporting immigrants.

Refreshments served. Cosponsored by the Office of Experiential Learning and Teaching and the Ethics Center.

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

d*'DEIS Impact: Brandeis University's Annual Festival of Social Justice...

January 30 - February 9, 2015

Keynote by Alan Khazei, Co-founder of City Year, CEO and Founder of Be the Change, Inc.

Tuesday, February 3
7:30 pm, Levin Ballroom, Usdan

One of “America's 25 Best Leaders” (US News and World Report, 2006) and author of Big Citizenship: How pragmatic idealism can bring out the best in America, Khazei will speak about empowering citizens to make a difference.

As a young graduate from Harvard Law School, Alan Khazei co-founded City Year, which now operates in 20 U.S. cities and Johannesburg and London, and served as the model for the AmeriCorps program. Khazei is currently the CEO of Be The Change, an organization he started to do collective impact work. One of “America's 25 Best Leaders” (US News and World Report, 2006), he is the author of Big Citizenship: How pragmatic idealism can bring out the best in America, and founder of Be the Change, Inc. Khazei has been a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, and teaches a course on social entrepreneurship in the Spring at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Khazei will speak about empowering citizens to make a difference.

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d*How I Got in the Movement: A Civil Rights "Living Legend" Tells His Story - Julian Bond

The Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life Lecture and Reception

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Named a “Living Legend” by the U.S. Library of Congress, H. Julian Bond has been a driving force for social change for more than 50 years – as a civil rights leader, politician, scholar, and writer. In 1960, he helped co-found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He went on to serve four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and six terms in the Georgia Senate. During his legislative tenure, Bond successfully fought to create a majority black congressional district in Atlanta and organized the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. He helped to found the Southern Poverty Law Center, whose mission is to seek justice for the most vulnerable members of society. He served as its president from 1971 to 1979. For 11 years he was chairman of the NAACP.

Richman Fellows are selected from among individuals active in public life whose contributions have had a significant impact on improving American society, strengthening democratic institutions, advancing social justice or increasing opportunities for all citizens to realize and share in the benefits of this nation. The Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life was created by Brandeis alumna Dr. Carol Richman Saivetz '69, along with her children, Michael Saivetz '97 and Aliza Saivetz Glasser '01, in honor of Carol's parents, Fred and Rita Richman. The award is funded by the generosity of the Richman and Saivetz families. The Richman Fellowship is hosted by the Ethics Center on behalf of the Office of the President.

Read more information about Julian Bond.

Read more about the Richman Fellowship, including how to submit nominations.

All are welcome to attend. RSVP (optional) on Facebook. For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu.