Center Staff Members Receive Promotions

Over the last several years, three key members of the Center's team have played important roles in developing and implementing major new dimensions of our work. The following promotions both recognize the initiative that they have taken and empower them to continue and expand on their achievements in the years to come:

Cynthia Cohen has been named executive director of the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence as of July 1, 2006. In this role she will be responsible for helping to build connections between the activities of the various components of the Slifka Program and for helping to create linkages between the Slifka Program and other parts of the University community. Cindy will retain her title as director of coexistence research and international collaborations, continuing her important work in the area of arts and reconciliation.

Marci McPhee has been named associate director of the Center as of July 1, 2006. As assistant director, Marci has assumed leadership of the Center's campus activities, including campus events and the Ethics Center Student Fellowship Program. In her new position, Marci will continue her leadership of campus programs and Center administration, as well as assuming additional responsibilities related to the Center's international advisory board.

Leigh Swigart has been named director of programs in international justice and society as of July 1, 2006. As associate director of the Center, Leigh has taken the lead on designing and implementing the Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ), as well as programs related to justice and culture in the United States and beyond. In her new position, she will continue to run the BIIJ, as well as develop both off-campus and on-campus programs that bring Brandeis scholarship in areas like anthropology, sociology, and the humanities to bear on issues of justice in the U.S. and beyond.

Join us in congratulating these three outstanding individuals on their work and their new positions.