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March 2015

Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life Lecture: How I Got in the Movement: A Civil Rights "Living Legend" Tells His Story - Julian Bond  (3/31)
H. Julian Bond will deliver the Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life lecture. Named a “Living Legend” by the U.S. Library of Congress, H. Julian Bond has been a driving force for social change for more than 50 years – as a civil rights leader, politician, scholar, and writer. Richman Fellows are selected from among individuals active in public life whose contributions have had a significant impact on improving American society, strengthening democratic institutions, advancing social justice or increasing opportunities for all citizens to realize and share in the benefits of this nation. The Richman Distinguished Fellowship in Public Life was created by Brandeis alumna Dr. Carol Richman Saivetz '69, along with her children, Michael Saivetz '97 and Aliza Saivetz Glasser '01, in honor of Carol's parents, Fred and Rita Richman. Read more.

February 2015

'DEIS Impact: A Weeklong "Festival of Social Justice" (1/30-2/9)
Sponsored by The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life and the Student Union, students, professors, clubs, and academic departments host dozens of events throughout the week, featuring talks, artmaking workshops, performances, exhibits and discussions. Full schedule of events and more information on the festival here.

'DEIS Impact Keynote with Alan Khazei, Co-Founder of City Year and CEO of Be The Change, Inc.
 (2/3)
The 2015 'DEIS Impact Keynote speaker Alan Khazei delivers his address "Social Change Through Civic Engagement and Pragmatic Idealism." A co-founder of City Year, which now operates in 20 U.S. cities and Johannesburg and London, Khazei is currently the CEO of Be The Change, INc., an organization he started to do collective impact work. Khazei has been a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, and teaches a course on social entrepreneurship in the spring at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Read more.

January 2015

'DEIS Impact: A Weeklong "Festival of Social Justice" (1/30)
Brandeis University’s fourth annual weeklong "festival of social justice" begins!  See February for more.

Innovative work by Brandeis faculty supported by grants from the CAST program (1/12)
The faculty committee of the minor in Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation (CAST) has just awarded grants of $2,000 each to four members of the Brandeis faculty, for research and creative projects: Adrianne Krstansky (Theater), Judith Eissenberg (Music), Azlin Perdomo (Hispanic Studies, Romance Studies) and Ilana Szobel (Near Eastern and Judaic Studies). The awards will support creative and scholarly inquiry into theory and practice at the nexus of arts, culture and social change; enhance teaching and advising; and animate an interdisciplinary conversation about creativity, social justice and peacebuilding through the arts. Read more.

The 10th Brandeis Institute for International Judges: "International Courts, Local Actors" (1/4-1/8)
The Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ) provides members of the international judiciary with the opportunity to meet and discuss critical issues concerning the theory and practice of international justice. The 10th BIIJ took place in Malta in January, organized by the Center in collaboration with the University of Malta. Read more.

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