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- From the Director: "LDB's Democratic Vistas" – Daniel Terris, Director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, discusses the legacy of Louis D. Brandeis and the influence his spirit has on the Ethics Center's current work.
- The website of the Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Project is now live, featuring full transcripts of interviews, video clips and the ability to conduct a keyword search across the entire collection: brandeis.edu/ethics/oralhistory.
- Germaine Ingram, this year's 'DEIS Impact keynote speaker, uses her work to advance fairness, respect, and inclusion. Her keynote address, "The Law and the Stage, Platforms for Pursuing Social Justice", included excerpts from her performance, "Freedom Underfoot", also presented on campus.
- Announcing the first cohort of ENACT Faculty Fellows, who hail from colleges and universities in or near state capitals across the United States, and will lead the national expansion of ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation.
- Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke to more than 2,500 gathered at Brandeis about Louis D. Brandeis' legacy and continued impact in the kickoff event for a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Brandeis' appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- The fifth annual 'DEIS Impact Festival of Social Justice featured 47 events attended by more than 1,400 people.
- From the Director: "Engaging & Reflecting" – Daniel Terris, Director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, discusses how social justice and its relationship with Brandeis students has developed over time.
- Announcing ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation, a new national program to engage young people in state-level legislative change, made possible by Ethics Center Board member Norbert Weissberg and his wife, former Board member Judith Schneider.
- The 18th cohort of Sorensen Fellows went back their home countries or to new places for their summer internships.
- Speakers at “The Responsibility to Protect at 10: The Challenge of Protecting the World’s Most Vulnerable Population” examined the Responsibility to Protect or “R2P” principle, which recognizes that the international community has a role to play when sovereign states fail to protect their own populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
- Julian Bond, who passed away in August at age 75, visited Brandeis in March as the 2014-15 Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life. His lecture was titled "How I Got in the Movement: A Civil Rights 'Living Legend' Tells His Story."
- The new Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) minor awarded grant funding last spring to LaShawn Simmons ’18, Sarah McCarty ’15, and Brontë Velez ’16.
- Paul Smith, Director of the British Council USA and Cultural Counsellor at the British Embassy in Washington, DC spoke at a CAST reception at Brandeis. He discussed culture and conflict to argue for the centrality of culture to resolving rises around the world.
- The spring and fall 2015 Ethics Center Leadership Council, aka the Center’s “social justice street team,” have been finding new ways to engage the Brandeis community with the Ethics Center’s resources.
- From the Director: Guest Columnist - "Each of Us & All of Us" - Cynthia Cohen, Director of the Peacebuilding and the Arts program, discusses building trust, compassion, and collaborative practices among future leaders, as a means of returning peace to a chaotic world.
- Announcing the Summer Earnings Replacement Grant. This new need-based grant, made possible with the support of Gillian Sorensen, for Sorensen Fellows acts a replacement for summer job earnings, providing an opportunity to take an unpaid internship when it otherwise would not have been an option.
- During his visit to Brandeis, Professor Benjamin B. Ferencz, former Prosecutor in the Nuremberg Trials, shared his thoughts on what the world needs now.
- The 2014 Sorensen Fellows reflect on their internship experiences in Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, Poland, and Washington, D.C. in "From Looking to Bearing Witness."
- The faculty committee of the minor in Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation (CAST) has just awarded grants of $2,000 each to four members of the Brandeis faculty for research and creative projects.
- Fourteen judges from eleven international courts and tribunals around the world gathered at the University of Malta for the 2015 Brandeis Institute for International Judges to discuss the theme "International Courts, Local Actors," focusing on the importance of local actors in global justice.
- Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez was awarded the sixth annual Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize and delivered a lecture discussing "Liberation Theology and Social Activism." Full video of his lecture and interview available online.
- From the Director - "Expression and Engagement" - Daniel Terris, Director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, discusses Brandeis University's suspension of its partnership with Al-Quds University.
- Brandeis celebrates 15 years of Sorensen Fellowships.
- "Portraits of Purpose", a collection of life-sized portraits by Don West, preeminent Boston photojournalist, will be featured at Brandeis as part of the 'DEIS Impact "festival of social justice".
- The Ethics Center convened a group of Congolese civilian and military judges in the Netherlands to discuss how sexual violence can be effectively addressed through the courts.
- Dr. Patricia Hill Collins '69, PhD '84, received the 2013 Gittler Prize for her work regarding black feminism, intersectionality, and social justice. Full video of her lecture and interview available online.
- A new independent study/internship opportunity is offered this spring, in cultural work and social transformation, with Cynthia Cohen and Jane Wilburn Sapp.
- The 2013 Sorensen Fellows wrote about their international summer internship experiences in "Parallel Paths: Journeys, Explorations and Reflections". PDF is available online.
- From the Director - "Privacy and Dissent" - Daniel Terris, Director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, discusses the significance of the Maryland v. King decision in the context of the recent revelations of Edward Snowden.
- Brandeis celebrates 'DEIS Impact, the second annual festival of social justice.
- The International Advisory Board welcomes three new members: Zia Mody (India), John Shattuck (Hungary), and Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein.
- Musician, activist, folklorist, and educator Jane Wilburn Sapp brings musical tradition, spirituality, and the struggle for justice together in her anthology A Way Out of No Way.
- Artists, scholars, and students celebrated "Art on the Front Line", a festival making the culmination of a seven-year initiative honoring the 300th anniversary of the Peace Treaty of Utrecht and the end of the War of Spanish Succession.
- The Ethics Center convened the ninth Brandeis Institute for International Judges in Lund, Sweden, to discuss "The International Rule of Law in a Human Rights Era"
- Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein spoke on "Beyond Nuremberg: The Future of International Criminal Justice". Full lecture transcript and video are available online.
- "Brazil's Balancing Act: Reconciling the Demands of Economic Development, Environmental Protection, and Indigenous Rights" was organized by the Ethics Center and the Brandeis International Business School's Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership - full video of the symposium and links to resources are available online.
- Anthony Lewis, author of Gideon's Trumpet, participated in a panel discussion on Gideon v. Wainwright and its progress.
- From the Director - "Linking the Arts With Justice" - Cynthia Cohen, Director of the Peacebuilding and the Arts, discusses on the visceral nature of theatrical expressions of justice during the symposium "Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence"
- 'DEIS Impact! kicks off its first weeklong "festival of social justice" at Brandeis, with talks, performances, exhibits, and more
- The Ethics Center welcomes two new members to its International Advisory Board: Jules Bernstein '57 and Gillian Sorensen
- The undergraduate Sorensen Fellows engage in a Africa, Europe, and the Middle East - also see their post-summer reflections
- The Global Judicial Colloquium was convened by the Ethics Center in July in Haifa, Israel
- "The International Rule of Law: Coordination and Collaboration in Global Justice" - the new report from the 2012 gathering of the Brandeis Institute for International Judges- was released
- One core committee of Brandeis students planned, publicized, and facilitated 'DEIS Impact, now known as the "'DEIS Impacters"
- "Local is Global: Bridging Domestic Action and Global Impact" - Ruth Messinger's keynote address can be found in full at the bottom of the official 'DEIS Impact page
- From the Director - "Iraq Reconsidered," considering the upcoming transition from war to stability in terms of the Ethics Center's guiding principles
- Just Performance symposium explores approaches to justice in the wake of violence and the role of public ritual, theater, truth commissions, and criminal trials in seeking justice
- Welcoming the Faculty Committee
- The 2011 Sorensen Fellows published narratives about their summer experiences in Voices in Solidarity: Six Friends Reaching for Healing Across the World
- The Acting Together Project launches a global conversation from Phnom Penh to Los Angeles
- Singer-songwriter, storyteller, and educator Jane Sapp led a group of participants during a weekend "intensive" of workshops focused on community cultural development
- Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, Volume II: Building Just and Inclusive Communities (New Village Press) is now in print
- Delivering the keynote address for the symposium Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence, Dr. Salomon Lerner Febres spoke on the power of art to restore capacities for meaning-making in the aftermath of violence
- The eighth Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ) convened in Carmona, Spain, bringing together seventeen judges from across the globe to discuss "The International Rule of Law: Coordination and Collaboration in Global Justice"
- Judges from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the U.S. came together in October at the Ethics Center's Judges Colloquium on Women and Justice in New Delhi, India
- Dr. Rosa Elena Bello - "rebel activist and doctor" - came to Brandeis in September to speak about battling social ills in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
- Highlights of recent events and upcoming events
- Center resource highlight - monthly online "Ethical Inquiry" series
- From the Director - "Legacies of Understanding," remembering Ted Sorensen and Stephen J. Solarz '62
- Center Launches New Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts
- The 2010 undergraduate Sorensen Fellows and their "Internship in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies" classmate write about their internship experiences in Shifting Perspectives: Encountering Community in a Changing World [PDF]
- Acting Together To Make a Difference: Documenting, Developing, and Supporting a Field – events celebrating the launch of the Acting Together project's resources for artist/peacebuilders
- Toward an International Rule of Law – an excerpt from the keynote address of Patricia O'Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, at the 2010 Brandeis Institute for International Judges [PDF]
- The Brandeis in the Hague Summer Program Returns
- Russian Judge Discusses Constitutional Law, International Law, and Capital Punishment
- "Year Abroad, Queer Abroad" – During National Coming Out Week, six Brandeis students discussed their study abroad experiences
- Highlights of recent events, including "Go Far, Stay Long, Look Deep: Reflections on a Year in the Marshall Islands"
- Remembering Theodore C. "Ted" Sorensen (1928-2010) and Stephen J. Solarz '62 (1940-2010)
- New Center resources & upcoming events
- From the Director - "Brandeis at its Best," an account of a forum on the UN Gaza report featuring Justice Richard J. Goldstone, Chair of the Center's Board, and former Israeli UN Ambassador Dore Gold
- Ethical Inquiries, Not Answers: new website feature explores vexing questions
- The Ethics Center Sorensen Fellows write about their internship experiences in Sustaining Hope: Six Tales of Trauma and Transformation
- New Initiative: Advocacy for Policy Change, designed to encourage citizens to bring moral and ethical insights to the process of making and revising laws
- New Brandeis in The Hague summer program on international justice introduced
- The Center's Inaugural Distinguished Lecture in International Justice and Human Rights is delivered by Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, on "International Criminal Justice: Developments and Reflections on the Future"
- The Center organizes judicial colloquia and conferences in Sierra Leone, Argentina, and Israel
- Highlights of recent events, including the TMI: Social Justice in the Age of Facebook conference
- Highlights of Teaching and Research Resources @ brandeis.edu/ethics
- Coming in 2010: Ethics and Climate Change, activities designed to raise awareness about climate change and the choices we make
- From the Director - "A Decent Respect," a look into the public scrutiny of Judge Sonia Sotomayor and her openness to the influence of international law
- Student fellowship program is renamed to honor Ted Sorensen for his ten years as founding chairman of the Center's international advisory board
- Cynthia Cohen, executive director of the Slifka Program, speaks at the UN about arts and reconciliation
- The Center's third Distinguished Visiting Practitioner discusses the delicate balance between human rights and public health in the battle against AIDS
- The Brandeis Institute for International Judges takes place in Trinidad
- Coexistence International's John Moore travels through remote regions of Nigeria to observe a training session on interfaith conflict resolution
- Highlights of recent events, including a talk about Guantanamo detainees by Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Ethics Center board member
- Richard Goldstone, former chief prosecutor of the UN Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, steps up to chair of the Center's advisory board, and Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, becomes a board member
- The first Distinguished Lecture in International Justice and Human Rights will be delivered November 30, 2009 by Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
- New publications: a report on the North American Judicial Colloquium, and a Coexistence International "Country Study" on Ghana
- From the Director - "A Counselor's Wisdom," a tribute to Theodore C. Sorensen, who is stepping down as chairman of the Ethics Center's advisory board
- The Center hosts the North American Judicial Colloquium, bringing together judges from U.S., Canadian, and international courts, with a keynote speech by Louise Arbour
- The Master's Program in Coexistence and Conflict holds a conference examining the coexistence field
- An excerpt from a Coexistence International publication on coexistence and human rights
- Coexistence International helps organize a workshop in Ghana on "Democracy, Conflict, and Coexistence in West Africa"
- Highlights of recent events, including a conference on gender justice in Africa
- The Center will host epidemiologist Brian Williams as its third annual Distinguished Visiting Practitioner
- The Slifka Program debuts a trailer for the documentary Acting Together on the World Stage
- New publications: a report on the West African Judicial Colloquia, and Ethics Center Student Fellows and other students write about their internship experiences
- From the Director - "An End to Unilateralism," a call for the next administration to embrace international law
- The Center celebrates its 10th anniversary, featuring a keynote address by Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice
- The new book The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World's Cases is the focus of a roundtable discussion
- William Haglund is the Center's second annual Distinguished Visiting Practitioner
- The Center hosts the 2nd West African Judicial Colloquium
- The Ethics Center Student Fellowship program marks 10 years of student engagement
- The 2008 Ethics Center Student Fellows are announced
- A new dual Master's Degree in Development and Coexistence is launched
- New publications: a report on BIIJ 2007, a report on the "Pieces of the Coexistence Puzzle" conference, and a special anniversary publication exploring 10 years of the Center's history
- From the Director - "After 10 Years, Taking Stock" an invitation for feedback on the work of the Center
- The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World's Cases is released
- "Acting Together on the World Stage" event features international theatre artists and peacebuilding experts
- An excerpt from Complementary Approaches to Coexistence Work
- Brandeis Institute for International Judges weighs 'Independence and Interdependence'
- Center director named associate VP for Global Affairs
- Ethics Center welcomes new staff
- New students begin the Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict
- Brandeis students produce a new online anthology
- From the Director - "After Carter," a reflection on the campus visits by former President Jimmy Carter and Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz
- Saving Species, Saving Lives: Balancing Biodiversity and Human Needs in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Pieces of the Coexistence Puzzle: Democracy, Human Rights, Gender and Development
- Announcing two online publications: Recasting Reconciliation through Culture and the Arts and Telling the Story
- Student Profiles: Andrew Ginsberg and Moussokoro Kané, two students in the Slifka Master's Program in Coexistence and Conflict
- Welcome Barbara Strauss '02 to the Ethics Center staff
- Coming Soon: The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World's Cases
- Master's Students Visit Peacebuilding Agencies in NYC and Washington
- From the Director - "Re-inventing Decency," a plea for the right response at the right moment
- 9/11: Brandeis Reflections Five Years Later
- New International Advisory Board Members
- Welcome Theodore A. Johnson and Stephanie Gerber Wilson to the Ethics Center staff
- Know Your Rights!, a collaborative project with the West African Research Center/Association and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
- The Al-Quds/Brandeis partnership continues to expand
- Patterns of Conflict, Paths to Peace: Coexistence International at the International Peace Research Association's biennial conference
- The Slifka Program teams with MusicUnitesUS for a new Intercultural Residency Series
- From the Director - "International Law Cannot Stand Alone," a defense of international courts and tribunals and their place in bringing about peace
- New International Advisory Board Members Selected
- "The Long View" - a Board event focusing on impending world problems
- Brandeis Institute for International Judges 2006 - Dakar, Senegal
- West African Judicial Colloquium - Dakar, Senegal
- The Human Barometer Exercise
- From the Director - "The Struggle for Equality Hits Home," a look at the lessons of Hurricane Katrina
- First Slifka Fellow Selected
- Partnership between Brandeis and Al-Quds University in Jerusalem is Launched
- Telling the Story: Power and Responsibility in Documenting Human Rights, a Two-Day Conference
- Creative Approaches to Coexistence and Reconciliation: A Playwright Collaboration
- A Perspective from Nablus
- From the Director - Ethics at Work: Why Tough Program Leaders Need Tough Programs
- The Center Welcomes New Advisory Board Members
- The Newcomers Among Us: The Experiences of Haitians Who Have Made Boston Their New Home
- Local Action/Global Impact: An Interactive Forum
- Faith in Action - From Brandeis to Nicaragua, From Boston to Sudan
- International Master's Program in Coexistence and Conflict Launched in March
- Remembering Ingrid Muan
- Slifka Master's Program Opens with 13 Students
- The Coexistence Initiative (TCI) Joins the Center
- BIIJ Spotlight: Human Dignity as a Human Right (BIIJ)
- Complementarity and Cooperation: International Courts in a Diverse World (BIIJ)
- From the Director
- Local Action/Global Impact
- Justice Across Cultures
- From the Director: Legacies of Leadership
- BIF & ECSF Presentations (BIF & ECSF)
- Literary Responses to Mass Violence
- Newcomers Among Us
- "Fellows" Collaborate (BIF & ECSF)
- 2004 Ethics and Coexistence Student Fellows (ECSF)
- Center Board Meets Students
- Announcing a New Master's Degree Program in Coexistence and Conflict
- From the Director: The Art of the Unspeakable
- Brandeis International Fellows 2003 (BIF)
- Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ)
- Tribute to Theodore Sorensen
- New Staff and Advisory Board Members
- 2003 Ethics and Coexistence Student Fellows (ECSF)
- Mari Fitzduff Appointed Director of the Master's Program in the Program in Intercommunal Coexistence
- New Round of Brandeis International Fellows (BIF)
- South African Art
- From the Director: Towards a Robust Ideal of Peace
- International Law and Human Rights Symposium
- Refugee and Resettlement Seminar
- 2003 Ethics and Coexistence Student Fellows (ECSF)
- Inaugural Session of the Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ)
- Reflections on the International Rule of Law
- From the Director: On Acting Alone
- Five Years of Ethics and Coexistence Student Fellows (ECSF)
- Choreography of Conflict
- New Chair in Ethics
- Brandeis in the Berkshires
- Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ)
- Humanities and the Professions
- Human Rights and September 11
- September 11 Course Offering and Lecture Series
- 2002 Ethics and Coexistence Student Fellows (ECSF)
- Brandeis International Fellows Institutes (BIF)
- From the Director: We Will Be Tested
- Guidebook for Peacebuilders
- Global Partners in Education
- International Documentary Film Series
- 2001 Ethics and Coexistence Fellows (ECSF)
- Brandeis International Fellows 2001-2003 (BIF)
- CHYME (formally Middle East Youth Leaders Exchange)
- Visiting Chinese Scholar
- 2001 Ethics & Coexistence Fellows (ECSF)
- Seminars in Humanities and Professions
- Middle East Student Retreat
- Seeger/Sapp Residency
- Catholics, Jews, and the Prism of Conscience
- The Lessons of Kosovo
- Global Education Partnerships
- New Chair in Ethics
- Undergraduate Student Fellows Share their Experiences Abroad
- Speak Truth to Power
- Juvenile Justice at the Crossroads
- Power Relations and Group Dynamics
- Coexistence Initiative Update
- Brandeis International Fellows Return (BIF)
- Undergraduates Head Abroad (ECSF)
- Coexistence Initiative Update
- The Kosovo Interventions: Two Perspectives
- Doing Justice and Loving Mercy
- The Japanese American Internment
- Empathy with "Apartheid's Crusader"
- A New Public Education
- Theodore C. Sorensen to Chair Center's Board
- Rice Family foundation Funds Brandeis International Fellowships
- Michael Ignatieff
- 1998 Fellow Continues Work on Groups in Conflict
- Coexistence and Community Building at Brandeis University and in the World
- Social Anthropologist Joins the Center as Visiting Scholar
- Reflections on 1999, Ethics and Coexistence Student Fellows
- Human Rights and Conflict Resolution: Reconciling Two Approaches to Coexistence
- Doing Justice and Loving Mercy
- Spring 2000 Courses Feature South Africa TRC Member
- New Initiative in Intercommunal Coexistence at Brandeis
- Fulbright Scholarship and USA Today Awards for Ethics and Coexistence Student Fellows
- News of Brandeis International Fellows
- Pilot "Education Partnership" Begins in Grenada
- Goldstone Speaks on "Crimes Against Humanity: How Should They Be Judged?"
- Coexistence Program Director Heads to Belfast
- New Grant Funds Seminars on Juvenile Justice
- Human Rights Symposium
- "Exposition:" A Showcase of Student Fellows' and International Fellows' Work
- Partnerships in Israel
- Ethics Center Student Fellows 1998 and 1999 (ECSF)
- Brandeis International Fellows
- Abraham Feinberg, Founder 1908-1998
- Science Fiction Texts for Judges in Brandeis Seminars
- Ethics Center New Location
- Curriculum Project
- Coexistence Student Fellowships
- Brandeis Seminars in Humanities and the Professions
- Brandeis International Fellowships in Coexistence
- Palestinian Scholar and Activist to Be the Center's First "Distinguished Visitor"