Anniversary Film, Report

View a film and read a special report that look back at 10 years of the Ethics Center.

10 Years of Innovative Approaches to Global Coexistence and Justice


1998 to 2008 

The late Abraham Feinberg, whose generous gift founded the Center, wrote the following words in describing his vision of what was to become the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life:

"Those of us who might be interested in the concept must be prepared to suffer the description of ourselves as fools, dreamers and pursuers of an impossible idea."

Ten years later, some of those dreams and impossible ideas are being realized. The Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary throughout the 2007-08 academic year; the celebration is an opportune time to take stock of where we have been, what we are, and to position the Center at the cutting edge of future inquiry.

A series of events will take place during the year-long anniversary celebration that will showcase various aspects of the Center's work. The entire Brandeis community is invited to attend any and all of these events, and to help the Center celebrate the past 10 years — and look ahead to the next decade!

Schedule of Events

July 23-27, 2007   The fifth Brandeis Institute for International Judges in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Oct. 5-8, 2007   Acting Together on the World Stage: Setting the Scene for Peace, featuring theater professionals from around the world

Oct. 26-27, 2007   "ECSF Extravaganza!" - The Ethics Center Student Fellow reunion and campus presentations

Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2007   Forensic Anthropology, International Justice, and the Quest to End Crimes Against Humanity, with Dr. William Haglund, forensic anthropologist with Physicians for Human Rights

Nov. 8, 2007   Celebrating the publication of the book The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide The World's Cases

Jan. 16-Feb. 26, 2008   Healing, Community and Transformation: Student Visions from Johannesburg, a photography and linocut exhibition

March 13, 2008   "Charting the Course: The Next Ten Years"
Keynote Address by Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice

May 13-16 2008   Capstone conference & reunion, featuring graduates of the master's program in Coexistence & Conflict in a two-day conference, with respondents from the professional coexistence field.