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Brandeis provides various opportunities and resources for undergraduates to get involved with international law. Check out how you can get involved through the Ethics Center Leadership Council blog's most recent posting by Council member Amelia Katan '15.
Advocacy for Policy Change returns this spring, and we introduce a unique Peacebuilding and the Arts internship/independent study opportunity documenting and presenting 40 years of community-based work towards social justice. Details
Judicial Colloquium: Adjudicating Sexual Violence Under International and Domestic Law (The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
International judges, as well as civilian and military judges from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, convened in The Netherlands to discuss addressing sexual violence through the court system. Details and slideshow.
A growing number of businesses worldwide are engaging in practices of corporate social responsibility, through achieving ethical business standards and increasing the transparency through reports on their achievements. An Ethical Inquiry by Kristina Jacobs '15. Explore!
Now in print: "Advocacy for Policy Change: Brandeis students work to reform Massachusetts law" (2013 edition)
Read or download [PDF] the newest anthology of the work of students from "Advocacy for Policy Change" (LGLS 161b). Issues include conflict minerals, comprehensive sex education, domestic worker rights, online voter registration, support for homeless youth, a coal-free Commonwealth…and more!
Sixteen judges from 13 international courts and tribunals attended the ninth Brandeis Institute for International Judges in July in Lund, Sweden. The theme: “The International Rule of Law in a Human Rights Era.” Three undergraduate interns from Brandeis provided support throughout the Institute: Rida Abu Rass '14, Anastasia Austin '14 and Alex Glomset '14. Read their reflections on the experience.
Three exceptional individuals join the International Advisory Board
The International Advisory Board to the Ethics Center has recently welcomed three new members: Zia Mody (India), John Shattuck (Hungary), and Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein (Jordan). Read more about these exceptional individuals here.
Peacebuilding and the Arts director honored for global leadership
Cindy Cohen, director of programs in peacebuilding and the arts, was honored by Medicine Wheel Productions as a 2013 "Medicine Woman" for her global leadership in engaging artists to work for social change. The award follows close on the heels of the profile of Cindy Cohen in the May/June 2013 issue of American Theatre magazine.
The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life encompasses the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, Programs in International Justice and Society, and a range of Brandeis campus programs:
Promoting Just Societies and a Global Rule of Law
- Judicial colloquium held in The Netherlands addressing sexual violence under international and domestic law in the case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Full news report and slideshow available.
- 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, video and PDF.
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 and video.
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 ahead to the third annual Brandeis "festival of social justice" – with information on how to get involved, what to expect, and more...