What's Happening

New Minor: Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation
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Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts
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Highlights

Featured Theme -
News from the Field: Artistic Responses to the Syrian Crisis 

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and Artistic Responses to Other Current Global Crises


Call for Contributions: IETM's Arts and Politics
Deadline: November 17 
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Publishing opportunity for students and faculty
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2015 Grant Opportunity: Photography Projects on Conflict
The Aftermath Project
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Reflections from IPRA's 25th General Conference
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Video: Interview with Catherine Filloux about her new play "SELMA '65"
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RFP: Artist as Activist, Rauschenberg Foundation
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Job Opening: Director, CONTACT Program, SIT
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ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art
LOI Due November 24
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Fulbright-mtvU Grants
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Listen to a podcast from Arts, Well-being and Resilience: Ideas and Music with Cynthia Cohen and Jane Wilburn Sapp
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Video: Liberian Women's Chorus' song about abducted Nigerian girls
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Listen to a podcast of a panel on the theme of Resilience, the Arts and Social Transformation at the UBIAS conference that featured Dr. Cynthia Cohen and many more
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Press Release Summary from 25th IPRA General Conference
August 10-14
Istanbul, Turkey
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Rehearsing Change: A semester study abroad opportunity in Ecuador
Spring 2015
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Read News from the Field under the featured themes of Creative Approaches to Sustainability and Environmental Justice
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and Puppetry and Social Transformation


View a video from
"Composing Our Lives
Together" song-writing
workshop with Jane Sapp
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Read more News from the Field.


Drum circle fosters new approach to peace
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Don West unveils portrait of Jane and Hubert Sapp at "Seeking Lives of Purpose"
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Read Jean Randich’s award-nominated review of the Acting Together anthology.
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Learn about our new project:
"A Way Out of No Way"
with Jane Wilburn Sapp
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View video: Presentation by the Ulafa’a Visual Artists of Bahrain
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Xchange Perspectives (XCP) is using a Peacebuilding and the Arts report to support their work in South Sudan. Read more and watch the video.
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Acting Together Documentary

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Watch the preview!


Find "Acting Together" screenings near you.


Acting Together short film featured in Culture Unplugged film festival
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Newsletter

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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.

Our 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.