Ethics & Coexistence Student Fellows Presentation Series

Please join Brandeis students in exploring issues such as women's empowerment, youth living amidst conflict, and the discouragement that accompanies peacework. Students will report on these issues as they relate to their experiences as summer interns in grassroots coexistence organizations around the world.
Light refreshments will be served.

Fellows were sponsored by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life and the Brandeis Initiative in Intercommunal Coexistence.

Please contact: International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life (x68577 "ethics@brandeis.edu") with any questions.


Tuesday, October 4, 2001 --- 4:00-5:30 p.m, Lurias, Hassenfeld
"Liberated Voices: Women's Empowerment in an Unreconciled South Africa"

Aliya Caler '02
Mentor: Shulamit Reinharz, Women's Studies
Women and Peacebuilding Programme at U Managing Conflict (UMAC) in Cape Town, South Africa: empowers women from disadvantaged areas as leaders and peacebuilders in their communities

Anna Jaffe-Desnick '02
Mentor: Karen Hansen, Sociology
The Gender Advocacy Programme (GAP) in Cape Town, South Africa: works to reduce domestic violence in South Africa by educating women about their rights and increasing accessibility to resources


Tues, October 23, 2001 --- 12:30-2:00 p.m.,Usdan C
"Youth in Northern Ireland and South Africa:Growth and Ingenuity amidst Conflict"

Maryanne Cullinan '02
Mentor: Robert Hunt, Anthropology
Corrymeela Community in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland: committed to reconciliation and the healing of social, religious, and political divisions

Yaser S. Robles '03
Mentor: David Jacobson, Anthropology
Ikamva Labantu in Cape Town, South Africa: supports democracy in post-apartheid South Africa by providing educational and economic resources to the community


Tuesday, October 30, 2001 -- 12:00-1:30 p.m., Usdan C
"Bridging the Divide between Hope and Cynicism: Peace Work in Sri Lanka and the Middle East"

Jennifer Lewey '02
Mentor: Daniel Terris, the Ethics Center
Sewa Lanka Foundation in Colombo, Sri Lanka: promotes social mobilization and institutional capacity building in conflict-affected communities

Daniel Weinstein '02
Mentor: Arthur Green, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Gesher in Jerusalem, Israel: promotes dialogue between secular and religious Jews through the implementation of educational programs