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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

PeaceCon 2018
October 24-26
Washington, DC
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Post-graduate course on Arts and International Cooperation - Collaborating on Fragile Contexts and Processes of Peace Building
Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
Next course begins: January 2019
Register by: October 31


As Criminalization of the Arts Intensifies in Cuba, Activists Organize
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Yanelyz Nunez Leyva
Photo courtesy Yanelyz Nuñez Leyva, Hyperallergic


Theatre. Immersion. Education. (TIE)


Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
January 4, 2018
UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (ONCHR)

The Brandeis minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) presents:

2017 CAST Annual Report

Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot
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On Ajoka: An Interview and In Memoriam
By Fawzia Afzal-Khan
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Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy - Peacebuilding Newsletter
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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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Pop Culture Collaborative
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Featured News from the Field Theme: "Arts and Social Change in Kenya: Past and Present"

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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.