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.


Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court Colloquium presents a Workshop on a Current Case

April 21, 2015

Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Olin-Sang 207

Equal Protection and State Speech:  Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans

Corey L. Brettschneider
Professor of Political Science
Brown University

Issue(s): (1) Whether the messages and images that appear on state-issued specialty license plates qualify as government speech immune from any requirement of viewpoint neutrality; and (2) whether Texas engaged in “viewpoint discrimination” by rejecting the license-plate design proposed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Cosponsored by the Politics Department, the Legal Studies Program, the Gordon Center for American Politics and Policy, and the Ethics Center.

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


Taking Care of Ourselves, Taking Care of Others

April 22, 2015

Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Location: Heller G3

Are you stressed? Do you struggle to find work/life balance? Development and conflict practitioners are at higher risk of burnout and trauma. But these outcomes can be avoided if you have the tools to create healthy work/life balances and are able to identify your body's signals. Join this COEX Wednesday Lunch Speaker Series event to begin a conversation about how to attempt to right the social injustices of our world while still caring for our own minds and bodies so that our work can be sustained.

Panelists: Justin Haahiem, Life Coach, Founder of Coaching for Social Changemakers; Liz McClintock, Coexistence Practitioner, Founder and Partner of CMPartners; Maria Torres, Mental Health Clinician, Brandeis University Senior Research Associate.

Cosponsored by the Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict, Office of the Dean - Heller School, SID, Diversity Working Group, Heller Career Center, and the Ethics Center.
For more information, please contact Elise Willer.


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* The 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 Prospect Hill Community Center and Waltham Family School. Refreshments served.

Cosponsored by the Office of Experiential Learning and Teaching.

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


Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court Colloquium presents a Workshop on a Current Case

April 23, 2015

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Pearlman Lounge

Lethal Injection Protocols and the Future of Capital Punishment in the US: Glossip v. Gross

Carol Steiker in conversation with Pres. Frederick Lawrence
Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

Issue(s): (1) Whether it is constitutionally permissible for a state to carry out an execution using a three-drug protocol where (a) there is a well-established scientific consensus that the first drug has no pain relieving properties and cannot reliably produce deep, coma-like unconsciousness, and (b) it is undisputed that there is a substantial, constitutionally unacceptable risk of pain and suffering from the administration of the second and third drugs when a prisoner is conscious.

Cosponsored by the Politics Department, the Legal Studies Program, the Gordon Center for American Politics and Policy, and the Ethics Center.

RSVP (optional) on Facebook. 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

Presented by the Center's program in Peacebuilding and the Arts and the minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST). A Program of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts "Find Your Light."

12:00 pm - “Asking Toward the Light.” Award-winning film Acting Together on the World Stage: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, featuring courageous performance from conflict regions around the world, followed by conversation with filmmaker Allison Lund, Center associate Jane Wilburn Sapp and Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies Thomas King, joined by students in the CAST minor.

1:45 pm - Refreshments and Q & A about the CAST minor

2:15 pm - "Opening Eyes, Ears and Hearts: Performing Oral Histories about Encounters with Difference" by students in CAST 150b. 

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, 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.

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


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Shimon Mazor '16 at his sorensen
Fellowship with Power Women
Group in Kenya

*Summer Internship Funding Info Session

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm

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

Already thinking ahead to summer 2016? Looking to find or fund the internship you've always wanted?

Learn how you can earn money AND have a unique summer learning experience.

Featuring info about the Sorensen Fellowship, the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, and Hiatt WOW.

Info will include:

-Deadlines for Brandeis programs available for first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
-Details on how to apply, including essays and recommendations
-Changes to the Sorensen Fellowship for 2016, including:

*No requirement to be on campus the spring semester before your internship

*No requirement to arrange your internship placement before being accepted as a Fellow

And join us at 1pm for Uncommencement (see above)! Refreshments served!

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