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Highlights

2018 People’s State of the Union & Story Circles
Jan. 25-Feb. 4
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Interview with Lee Perlman about
Book: “But Abu Ibrahim, We’re Family!”
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Pop Culture Collaborative
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Featured News from the Field Theme: "Role of Art in Times of Polarization, Nationalization, and Isolation"


Featured News from the Field Theme: "Peacebuilding and Arts Initiatives in the Middle East"


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

2017 CAST Annual Report
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CAST Design Lab Reports


American Theatre Magazine Features CAST, Peacebuilding and the Arts
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Article: New minor brings social purpose to the arts


Film: “Disturbing the Peace”
Combatants for Peace
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Art Radar
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Displaced Artists Fund Residency Program
Vermont Studio Center
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Introducing USDAC Outposts


Women In Music
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Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot
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Artist Protection Fund (AFP)
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Acting Together Documentary

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Nilanjana Premaratna


Nilanjana Premaratna is a PhD student at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. She is a scholar and activist from Sri Lanka with a history of volunteering and working in the Sri Lankan conflict context for over one and a half decades. Her education and research interests build upon this activism and experience.

Nilanjana graduated from the University of Colombo with a Bachelor of Arts and completed her Master's degree at the University of Queensland on an Australian Leadership Award. In her PhD thesis, Nilanjana explores the role of theatre for peacebuilding in South Asia. Thus, her research and activist interests in the nexus of art and peacebuilding complement each other, drawing from and contributing to each other.

She co-authored "Art and Peacebuilding: How Theatre Transforms Conflict in Sri Lanka," a chapter in the following book: Oliver Richmond (ed), "Palgrave Advances in Peacebuilding: Critical Developments and Approaches," London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, pp. 376-391.  

Our gratitude is given to Nilanjana for collaborating with the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts to compile a set of initiatives and organizations in South Asia working in the intersection of theatre and peacebuilding for News from the Field and for our January Peacebuilding and the Arts Now newsletter. 




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