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The Arts of Building Peace (PAX 250), International Law and Organizations (LGLS 125b), a new course: Money, Markets and Morals in American Culture (AMST 190a), and more! Details.
Our May "Ethical Inquiry" explores the ethics of voluntourism, weighing the economic, social, and developmental costs and benefits attached to the international voluntourism industry. Explore!
Ten young Bahraini artists, part of the Ulafa'a Reconciliation Art Project, recently visited Brandeis. They presented their work and process; participated in a weeklong training with Cynthia Cohen, director of the Center's Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts; and exhibited their work as part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts. Read an article about their visit in The Hoot here, and learn more about the project here.
One week before his passing, the Ethics Center and the Legal Studies program were privileged to host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Lewis at Brandeis University for what was his last public appearance, a panel discussion of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision "Gideon v. Wainwright." Video of the discussion and more, including links to Brandeis President Lawrence and Center Director Dan Terris' remembrances of Anthony Lewis, here.
Brazil's Balancing Act: Reconciling the Demands of Economic Development, Environmental Protection, and Indigenous Rights
Experts working in diverse fields examined the intersecting interests and responsibilities of those working in sometimes conflicting fields. The symposium provided a forum for dialogue about how Brazil might best fulfill its local, national, and international obligations. See here for further reading about the issues covered in the discussion.
The Ethics Center welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein - the Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations - to Brandeis to deliver the Center's second Distinguished Lecture in International Justice and Human Rights, on January 30, 2013. To read more about his lecture, as well as view photos and videos of the event, please click here.
Promoting Just Societies and a Global Rule of Law
- Brandeis Institute for International Judges: Complete report of the eighth session now available [PDF].
- His Royal Highness Prince Zeid of Jordan spoke at Brandeis on "Nuremberg: the Future of International Criminal Justice." Details and video.
Transforming Violence Through Creativity
- Acting Together on the World Stage: Anthology, documentary and toolkit now available.
- Finding Common Ground through Oral History and the Arts: Bahrain/Brandeis partnership brings the Ulafa'a Reconciliation Art Project to Brandeis. Details.
Knowledge, Action & Reflection for the Next Generation of Social Justice Leaders
- Sorensen Fellowship: the 2012 anthology of narratives is now in print: Tracing Roots [PDF].
- "Advocacy for Policy Change" (LGLS 161b) students work with Massachusetts legislators and advocacy groups to reform and propose laws. Read more.
- 'DEIS Impact: Looking back at the second annual Brandeis "festival of social justice" – with photos, videos and more....