"Beyond Nuremberg: The Future of International Criminal Justice" - Distinguished Lecture in International Justice and Human Rights by Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein
"Tracing Roots: Uncovering Realities Beneath the Surface" - 2012 Sorensen Fellowship Publication
"Acting Together II: Performance and Creative Transformation of Conflict Volume II: Building Just and Inclusive Communities." New Village Press: November, 2011.
Pieces of the Coexistence Puzzle report (parts one and two)
The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life: The First 10 Years (1998-2008), a special anniversary publication on the Center
Publications by Title
The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life produces academic and general-interest publications by Center staff, visitors, and students, and publishes reports on conferences and other events. Subjects include coexistence, peacebuilding, and international justice, reflecting the primary focus of the Center. An alphabetical list of selected titles is below; click on the link at left to see the publications by subject.
"Acting Together: Performance and Creative Transformation of Conflict"
“Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict” (New Village Press, 2011) is a two-volume work describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. Whereas Volume I emphasizes the role theatre and ritual play in both the midst and in the aftermath of direct violence, Volume II focuses on the transformative power of performance in regions fractured by "subtler" forms of structural violence and social exclusion. They include case studies from around the globe and resources, tools, and recommendations to help educators, artists, students, policymakers, and funders alike to become involved with, and contribute to, the emerging field of peacebuilding performance. Read more.
Advocacy for Policy Change: Brandeis students work to reform Massachusetts law
Anthologies of undergraduate student work in "Advocacy for Policy Change" (LGLS 161b), combining the investigation of the ethical dilemmas that arise in the process of lawmaking with hands-on advocacy work with entities seeking to reform laws or to propose new ones.
Beyond Violence: Conflict Resolution Process in Northern Ireland, Mari Fitzduff, November 2002. What were the processes of conflict resolution that enabled Northern Ireland to move beyond violence and agree to such a settlement? What brought the conflict to an end. More details and ordering information available at U.N. Publications.
Both Sides of the Bench: New Perspectives on International Law and Human Rights, The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, 2004. Intended to serve as a resource for individuals and institutions involved in the work of the international judiciary. This book highlights the work of the Brandeis International Fellows in Human Rights, Intervention, and International Law. It also documents the themes raised in the related symposium.
"The Brandeis Initiative in Intercommunal Coexistence: A Multi-faceted Comprehensive Approach to Improving Intergroup Relations," Cynthia Cohen with Marci McPhee, in Education Programs for Improving Intergroup Relations: Theory, Research and Practice, Walter Stephan and Paul Vogt, eds., 2004. Teachers College Press
Brandeis Institute for International Judges - Reports
Chronicles of the institutes at which judges from international courts and tribunals around the world reflect on the philosophical aspects and practical challenges of their work
- BIIJ 2013 - The International Rule of Law in a Human Rights Era, includes discussions on the expanding impact of human rights law on international courts and tribunals, the national impact of international human rights norms, the universality of human rights, the role of of state engagement and diplomacy in international justice, and the future of international courts and tribunals.
- BIIJ 2012 - The International Rule of Law: Coordination and Collaboration in Global Justice, features discussions on issues of concurrent jurisdiction, the impact of different judicial frameworks, the role of international courts in global politics, the place for indigenous rights, and featuring "Topics in Ethical Practice: Pre- and Post- Judicial Service Considerations for International Judges."
- BIIJ 2010 - Toward an International Rule of Law, includes discussions on defining an international rule of law, upholding fairness and accessibility in international judicial institutions, break-out group sessions, and featuring a keynote address by Patricia O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel of the United Nations.
- BIIJ 2009 - International Justice: Past, Present, and Future, includes discussions on the interplay of international justice and politics, international justice in a human rights era, and language and international courts, and features "Harmonizing International Politics with Fundamental Human Rights and the Rule of Law: the Kadi Judgment."
- BIIJ 2007 - Independence and Interdependence: The Delicate Balance of International Justice, featuring break-out sessions with judges from human rights, criminal, and inter-state dispute courts conferring on issues specific to their work, and "Topics in Ethical Practice: Integrity and Interdependence: the Shaping of the Judicial Persona"
- BIIJ 2006 - Complementarity and Cooperation: International Courts in a Diverse World, featuring "Justice Without Borders," by Claire L'Heureux-Dube, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and "Topics in Ethical Practice: The Judiciary as a New Moral Authority?"
- BIIJ 2004 - Complementarity and Cooperation: The Challenges of International Justice, featuring "Human Dignity as a Human Right"
- BIIJ 2003 - Authority and Autonomy: Defining the Role of International and Regional Courts, featuring "International Jurisprudence: The Best and Worst of Times," the keynote address delivered by Theodore Sorensen; "Challenges Facing the New International Court"; and "Toward the Development of Ethics Guidelines for International Courts"
- BIIJ 2002 - The New International Jurisprudence: Building Legitimacy for International Courts and Tribunals, featuring "Ethical Dimensions of International Jurisprudence and Adjudication," the keynote address delivered by Hans Corell, then-U.N. Legal Counsel and Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs
Brandeis Students on Coexistence, edited by Devika Mahadevan '00, 2000. A booklet of student writing on coexistence theory and practice reflecting a diversity of thought and experience. It is intended for a variety of audiences, including students, scholars, and practitioners interested in coexistence issues.
"Bush's America seen by foreigners as blood-sucking Dracula," Cynthia Cohen, Manchester Union Leader, September 13, 2004.
A Call to Conversation: Majority/Minority Relations at Brandeis University, Cynthia Cohen, March 2002. An invitation to members of the Brandeis community to listen more deeply to each others' experiences of majority/minority relationship at Brandeis.
Can Brandeis Be This Place?, Cynthia Cohen, 2000. A plan of action for building community and strengthening coexistence at Brandeis 2000-2001.
Catholics, Jews, and the Prism of Conscience: Response to James Carroll's Constantine's Sword, Sylvia Fuks Fried and Daniel Terris, eds., 2001. Reflections on a symposium, held at Brandeis on Jan. 22, 2001, to coincide with the publication of Carroll's book. Authors include Kanan Makiya, Eva Fleischner, Irving Greenberg, James Carroll, Arthur Green, Eugene Fisher, Robert Wistrich, Donald Dietrich, and Paul Mendes-Flohr.
The Challenges of International Criminal Justice, a report on the Colloquium for Prosecutors of International Criminal Tribunals hosted in November 2004 by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. Representatives of the ICTR, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court, and the Special Court of Sierra Leone attended the colloquium.
Coexistence at Brandeis: Reflections and Recommendations April 2002, Cynthia Cohen. The preliminary report from the Brandeis Initiative in Intercommunal Coexistence (BIIC) to the Brandeis community. It is intended to illuminate issues of coexistence at the university and to encourage conversation about them.
Community Histories by Youth in the Middle East (CHYME), 2004. A program in cooperation with MASAR (Jordan), Givat Haviva (Israel), and the Palestinian House of Friendship (PNA) to build capacity within a cohort of exemplary youth leaders, enabling them to design and implement cross-border community research projects.
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Complementary Approaches to Coexistence Work - Focus Paper Series, Coexistence International. With this publications series, CI examines where and how certain fields intersect with coexistence work. What challenges and opportunities exist when disciplines work together toward the common goal of a more peaceful, just world? This series illustrates the possibilities of effecting positive coexistence through cooperation among related fields.
Core Competencies for Graduate Programs in Coexistence and Conflict Work - Can We Agree?, Mari Fitzduff. A four-page brochure suggesting core competencies for graduate programs like the Slifka master's program. The publication is part of the Project on Leadership notes series conducted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Country Studies, Coexistence International. With this publication series, CI describes the state of coexistence within different countries, and compares diversity and coexistence policies from countries around the world. CI has made no attempt to assess the implementation or success of such processes, or to endorse any of the initiatives mentioned in the report. We believe, however, that the documentation of the existence and scope of such efforts can contribute to a wider understanding of the variety of approaches for addressing issues of coexistence and intergroup conflict.
"Creative Approaches to Reconciliation," Cynthia Cohen, in The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to Peace, edited by Mari Fitzduff and Christopher E. Stout. December 2005. Reproduced with permission of Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., Westport, CT.
Distinguished Lecture in International Justice and Human Rights
- "Beyond Nuremberg: The Future of International Criminal Justice," Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein. (2013)
The Ethics Center welcomed Prince Zeid, the Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations, to campus in 2013. His speech dealt with the not only the international criminal justice system but also the processes of healing and justice and the role of law in the experiences of victims of trauma. Read more about his visit and view photos and videos here.
- "International Criminal Justice: Developments and Reflections on the Future," Hassan B. Jallow. (2009)
Hassan Bubacar Jallow, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), visited the Brandeis campus in 2009. His lecture tackled the issue of the future of international criminal justice system, addressing both the potential problems along its current path and possible solutions to strengthen the system as a whole. Read more about his visit here.
"Education Policy in Multi-Ethnic Societies: A Review of National Policies that Promote Coexistence and Social Inclusion," Coexistence International. CI commissioned research to examine the role of education policy in promoting coexistence. The research paper examines 10 case countries: Brazil, Canada, England, Israel, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, South Africa, and the United States of America.
Engaging with the Arts to Promote Coexistence," Cynthia Cohen, in Imagine Coexistence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict, edited by Antonia Chayes and Martha Minow, 2003.
Ethics at Work: Creating Virtue in an American Corporation, Dan Terris, 2005. An assessment of the ethics program at Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest defense contractors.
"A Fragile Democracy," Dan Terris, Sh'ma, January 2005.
"In the days after the 2004 presidential election, the news media fixed on the fact that one poll showed that 'moral values' was the principal animating the concern of 22 percent of voters in the presidential campaign..."
Global Partnerships for Education, Stephanie Gerber, 2002. Brandeis faculty and students worked with partners in Haifa, Grenada, and Chelsea, Massachusetts. This project was built on one premise: coexistence between divided peoples depends not just on dialogue, but also on a shared understanding of cultural diversity.
"How to Teach Ethics to CEOs," Dan Terris, Boston Globe, March 20, 2005.
"Human Rights Culture: The Political and Spiritual Crisis," Michael Ignatieff, January 2000. A lecture delivered during Ignatieff's residency at the Center. Contact the Center for a hard copy. Multiple copies available for classroom use.
The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life: The First 10 Years (1998 - 2008). Featuring articles on the Center's flagship programs as well as major events and activities, the publication chronicles our history and shares impressions of people whose lives and work have been influenced by their association with the Center.
The International Judge, Daniel Terris, Cesare Romano, Leigh Swigart, 2007. Based on interviews with more than 30 international judges, this book is the first comprehensive portrait of the men and women in this new global profession. To view a webcast of a panel discussion on the book at the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, click here. To listen to a discussion of the book at the American Society of International Law, click here.
"International Jurisprudence: The Best and Worst of Times," Theodore Sorensen, July 2003. The keynote address of the 2002 Brandeis Institute for International Judges, delivered in Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria.
"Jews and African Americans: Holding Down the Fort," Daniel Terris, pages 123-138, in Religion and Public Life in New England: Steady Habits, Changing Slowly, eds. Andrew Walsh and Mark Silk, 2004, AltaMira Press.
"Justice 2018: Charting the Course," Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice, March 2008. The keynote address of the Center's 10th anniversary celebration.
Literary Responses to Mass Violence, 2004. A collection of the presentations made during the symposium of the same name. Selections include the work of the poets who attended the event and reflections on the themes addressed in the symposium.Authors include Ilana Rosen, Peter Dale Scott, Taha Muhammad Ali, Antjie Krog, Rachel Talshir, Yigal Schwartz, and Eugene Goodheart.
Local Action/Global Impact: An Interactive Forum
A 44-page publication chronicling 11 of the 14 sessions that made up the February 2005 forum of the same name. Local Action/Global Impact was a five-day series of events exploring the interplay of local action and global change. The main body of the publication comes from session summaries and conclusions written by some of the over 500 undergraduate students who attended the forum.
NGOs at the Table: Strategies for Influencing Policies in Areas of Conflict, Mari Fitzduff with Cheyanne Church, eds., April 2004. An examination a several NGOs, diverse in size, location, and financial means, that have successfully influenced both policy and program development in conflicts throughout the world. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.
The North American Judicial Colloquium. A report on the North American Judicial Colloquium, which in November 2008 brought together U.S. and Canadian judges with international judges to weigh the influence of international law on domestic courts.
Peace and Conflict in Africa: Reflections from an African Peacebuilder, Hizkias Asseffa, 1999.
A scholar in residence at the Ethics Center in 1999, Asseffa gave two presentations at Brandeis on coexistence issues in Africa. The following are transcripts of those talks:
Part II: Patterns of Peace and Peace Building: Lessons and Reflections (Related to this talk: An essay by Asseffa in the book Reconciliation, Justice, and Coexistence: Theory and Practice on building peace in Northern Ghana)
Pieces of the Coexistence Puzzle: Democracy, Human Rights, Gender, and Development
This report documents the proceedings of the "Pieces of the Coexistence Puzzle" conference held on March 15 and 16, 2007, which examined the nexus of distinct but related fields working on coexistence and peacebuilding work.
Pieces of the Coexistence Puzzle: Part II
This report chronicles six problem-solving workshops that brought together theatre artists and coexistence workers in order to think creatively about a problem in a particular community or conflict region.
The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to Peace, Mari Fitzduff and Christopher Stout, eds. Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, December 2005.
The Rock: Jerusalem's Sacred Space: Responses to Kanan Makiya's Novel, The Rock: A Tale of Seventh-Century Jerusalem, Sylvia Fuks Fried and Daniel Terris, eds., 2003. Authors include Zvi Ben-Dor, Eugene Goodheart, and Oleg Grabar. The publication looks beyond the current political conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians to explore the ways in which men and women of three ancient faiths have invested meanings in the city's stones.
Student Fellowship Publications - The Sorensen Fellows (formerly the Ethics Center Student Fellows - click here for details about the name change) document the summer internships they experience all over the the world.
For a full list of complete publications as well as PDFs of each essay, click here.
- 2015 - Rediscoveries: Reconciling Personal Narratives in Community Building
- 2014 - From Looking to Bearing Witness
- 2013 - Parallel Paths: Journeys, Explorations, and Reflections
- 2012 - Tracing Roots: Uncovering Realities Beneath the Surface
The five Sorensen Fellows write about their internship experiences.
- 2011 - Voices in Solidarity: Six Friends Reaching for Healing Across the World
The six Sorensen Fellows write about their internship experiences.
- 2010 - Shifting Perspectives: Encountering Community in a Changing World
Five Sorensen Fellows and one fellow PAX 89 student write about their internship experiences.
- 2009 - Sustaining Hope: Six Tales of Trauma and Transformation
Five Sorensen Fellows and one Hiatt Career Center Universal World of Work Fellow write about their internship experiences.
- 2008 - Contrasts & Connection: Nine Students Reflect on Their Worldwide Internships Six student fellows and three other students from the Pax 89 class "Internship in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies" present essays about their experiences.
- 2007 - Translations: Six Stories of (Mis)Understanding
- 2006 - Alone With Five Others: Dispatches from a Changing World
- 2004 - The Art of Coexistence: 6 Students, 4 Countries, 1,000 Questions (Cambodia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Sri Lanka)
- 2003 - Guatemala, South Africa, Sri Lanka, USA
- 2002 - Guatemala, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, USA
- 2001 - Northern Ireland, Israel, South Africa, Sri Lanka
- 2000 - Grenada, Northern Ireland, South Africa
- 1999 - Argentina, Bosnia, China, The Gambia, Grenada, Israel
- 1998 - Bulgaria, Ecuador, Israel, Mozambique, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, USA, Yugoslavia
- Table of contents, preface, suggestions, author (11 pages)
- Unit I: Working with Integrity (55 pages)
- Unit II: Is Listening (142 pages)
Telling the Story: Power and Responsibility in Documenting Human Rights Violations, 2005. An online publication chronicling the September 2005 conference of the same name. Telling the Story brought together journalists, filmmakers, artists, forensic specialists, legal practitioners, and scholars to analyze the process by which human rights violations are documented and the reasons they are made public.
"Waldo Frank, Jean Toomer, and the Critique of Racial Voyeurism," Daniel Terris, in Race and the Modern Artist, eds. Jeffrey Melnick and Heather Hathaway. 2003. Available at www.Amazon.com.
The West African Judicial Colloquia. A report on two colloquia, in Dakar in 2006 and in Accra in 2007, during which international judges joined their national counterparts from around the West African region for dialogue about the increasing interconnections that exist between international and national justice.
Cliquez ici pour lire la version française du rapport sur les Colloques ouest africains sur la justice, tenus à Dakar (2006) et à Accra (2007)
"Working with Groups in Conflict: The Effects of Power on the Dynamics of the Group," Cynthia Cohen and Farhart Agbaria, with Marci McPhee, September 2000.
Working with Integrity: A Guidebook for Peacebuilders Asking Ethical Questions, Cynthia Cohen, 2001. A resource for people who promote coexistence and further reconciliation in historically divided communities. It is designed to engage its users in practicing an approach to ethical inquiry that is well suited to the kinds of dilemmas and questions that arise in the work of building peace. Because the document is so large, we have divided the Guidebook into smaller documents: