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IMPACT: IMAGINING TOGETHER
Platform for Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation

Designing a university-based infrastructure for the field
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Call for Papers- Creative Approaches to Transitional Justice: Contributions of Arts and Culture
2020 Special Issue, International Journal of Transitional Justice
Deadline: July 1, 2019
Guest Editor: Cynthia Cohen
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Highlights

Position Opening: Associate Professor of the Practice or Assistant/Associate Professor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation
Final Deadline: March 1


Songbook: Let’s Make a Better World: Stories and Songs by Jane Sapp
*Purchase Now!*
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Call for Papers: The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development
Full Submissions Due: February 22

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"From University to Pluriversity: The Fair-Trade/Decolonial Education Model" with Daniel Bryan, The Pachaysana Institute
February 25
3:30pm - Presentation
6pm - Workshop
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The Dance + Social Justice Conference
March 9-10, 2019
Los Angeles
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IPT Master Class on Dialogue Methods for Peacebuilding

March 18-29, 2019
Austria
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Naila and the Uprising
PBS Special starting March 25, 2019
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A Reflection on Ebony Axis
By Sarah Nzisabira
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Featured News from the Field Theme: "Artists Respond to Climate Change"

Featured News from the Field Theme: "Creative Reflections on Human Migration"


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Creative Ecofiction
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Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot
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"Arts and Building Peace: The Basics and Envisioning the Future"
Essay by Cynthia Cohen
Peace in Progress Magazine
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Interview with Lee Perlman about the
book “But Abu Ibrahim, We’re Family!”
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Acting Together Documentary

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About Us

The program in Peacebuilding and the Arts is directed by Dr. Cynthia Cohen, continuing work previously undertaken within the framework of ‘Creative Approaches to Coexistence and Reconciliation.' Our program focuses on the distinctive contributions of culture and the arts to the transformation of conflict. We collaborate with several departments and programs at Brandeis University, including MusicUnitesUS, PAX (Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies), the School of Creative Arts, and the Office of the Arts.

One current major initiative is "IMPACT: Imagining Together," which is designing a university-based infrastructure for the field, a platform for arts, culture, and conflict transformation, supported in large part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Another current major initiative is "A Way Out of No Way," a multi-media project that is documenting the forty-year practice of cultural work of the extraordinary musician, educator, activist and cultural worker, Jane Wilburn Sapp

The "Acting Together" Project is undertaken in partnership with Theatre Without Borders and ReCAST, Inc.


Peacebuilding and the Arts is part of Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life. The Ethics Center also houses a program in international justice and sponsors an array of programs on the Brandeis campus.