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March 2019

"Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life - Anna Deavere Smith" (3/21)
The 2019 Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life, Anna Deavere Smith, gave a lecture titled “Snapshots: Portraits of a World in Transition”. Playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith uses her singular brand of theater to explore issues of community, character, and diversity in America. 
The MacArthur Foundation honored Smith with the “Genius” Fellowship for creating “a new form of theater — a
 blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie.” Smith's film and TV appearances include The American President, Rachel Getting Married, Philadelphia, Nurse Jackie, The West Wing, and Black-ish. Read a BrandeisNOW article about Smith's lecture here

"The Trials of Richard Goldstone" (3/18)
The Ethics Center hosted a reading, discussion, and reception featuring Richard Goldstone, Ethics Center International Advisory Board member and former chair; and Daniel Terris, Director Emeritus of the Ethics Center. In The Trials of Richard Goldstone (published in December 2018 by Rutgers University Press), Daniel Terris tells the story of this extraordinary individual and the price he paid for his convictions. Richard Goldstone’s dramatic life story reveals that even in a world rife with prejudice, nationalism, and contempt for human rights, one courageous man can advance the cause of justice. Read more about the event here

February 2019

'DEIS Impact (2/3-9)
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Student Union, supported by The Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice and The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, presented Brandeis University’s eighth annual weeklong "Festival of Social Justice." Students, professors, clubs, and academic departments hosted dozens of events, featuring talks, art making workshops, performances, exhibits and discussions. Read more about 'DEIS Impact here

January 2019

"Year Abroad, Queer Abroad" (1/22)
The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life; the Office of Study Abroad; the Gender and Sexuality Center; and the Intercultural Center hosted the annual YEAR ABROAD, QUEER ABROAD: LGBTQIA+ Returnee Panel. This panel of students spoke on their experiences as LGBTQIA+ students who have traveled abroad, followed by a Q&A session. Read more about the 2013 event here

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