Students Engage with World Leaders

March 8, 2010

The Center, in collaboration with the Social Justice Leadership Series, invited Brandeis students to small, informal conversations with eminent members of the Center’s International Advisory Board in March.

In “The Obama Administration, One Year On” former U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker, lawyer and former John F. Kennedy legal advisor and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, and businessman and philanthropist Norbert Weissberg discussed the political landscape and challenges facing the administration.

In “Update from Across the Globe” the President of Al-Quds University in Jerusalem Sari Nusseibeh, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General for Somalia Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah of Mauritania, and Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka Shiranee Tilakawardane spoke about recent developments connected with their work. "The question is," said Nusseibeh during the Q&A, "how can somebody step in and help, not on the basis that he's on one side against the other, but with the understanding that he is in fact for both sides."

Justice Richard J. Goldstone of South Africa, Chair of the Ethics Center’s International Advisory Board, and diplomat and jurist Hans Corell of Sweden were guests of the “International Law and Organizations” course (LGLS 125b).