A Sample of Featured Events - Spring 2011
Yuri Foreman: A World Champion Speaks on Boxing, Judaism, and Life
February 8, 2011
Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry
The Comedian Harmonists: Popular Music, and the Transference of Race at the end of Weimar Germany
January 28, 2011
Center for German and European Studies
Furor in the Arab Street: Tunisia, Egypt, and Beyond
February 15, 2011
Crown Center for Middle East Studies
Peacebuilding and the Arts Weekend Intensives
April 1-3 & 8-10, 2011
International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life
Over the Horizon: Opportunities in Global Clean Energy Trade
February 17, 2011
Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership
Priorities and Pitfalls: The New International Financial Regulation
March 24, 2011
Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance
Microfinance: Does It Work?
March 10, 2011
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
Religion and the Quest to Contain Violence
March 14, 2011
Schusterman Center for Israel Studies (among others)
On Jews and Other Nations: An Intellectual Biography of Hans Kohn, 1891-1971
January 28, 2011
Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry
Brandeis University is home to three university-wide centers of inquiry and twelve interdisciplinary research centers/institutes focused on issues of global significance. They range from the study of regional economic trends to the study of international justice.
University-Wide Academic Centers
The Mandel Center for the Humanities aims to deepen humanities scholarship at Brandeis through new curricular and research activities while strengthening students’ knowledge and critical thinking across multiple disciplines.
The cornerstone of the university’s science complex renewal project, the Shapiro Science Center provides two floors of chemistry and biology teaching labs and classrooms, three floors devoted to research labs, and an atrium and café.
The Center aims to increase knowledge within each of its individual component disciplines, as well as to foster interactions among the components, giving rise to new scientific initiatives.
International Research Centers & Institutes
The Asper Center serves as Brandeis' platform to probe and understand the key trends affecting entrepreneurship across cultures and borders.
The Brandeis Genesis Institute (BGI) prepares Russian-speaking Jews from around the world to become effective community leaders fortified by Jewish knowledge, a systematic understanding of Russian Jewry, and a commitment to the future of the Jewish people.
CGES' mission is teaching, research and outreach to broader communities about the social, political and cultural issues involved in integrating diversity and difference in Germany and Europe in the new millennium.
With a commitment to objective research and such a wide array of activities, the Crown Center is poised to take its place as a leading university research center for the study of the Middle East.
The Gordon Center supports research; campus-based lectures, workshops, and conferences; and publications focused on various aspects of public policymaking in the United States and other developed democracies.
The mission of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life is to develop effective responses to conflict and injustice by offering innovative approaches to coexistence, strengthening the work of international courts, and encouraging ethical practice in civic and professional life.
The Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership adds a new dimension to the Brandeis International Business School (IBS) and will help chart an innovative path in the education of global business leaders.
The Rosenberg Institute, established in 2002, is the International Business School's principal research platform in the field of international finance. The Institute seeks to analyze and anticipate major trends in global financial markets, institutions and regulations, and to develop the information and ideas required to solve emerging problems.
The Schuster Institute, established in 2004, was created to help fill the void in high-quality public interest and investigative journalism—and to counter the increasing corporate control of what Americans read, see, and hear.
The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, founded in 2007, is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond.
The Tauber Institute is devoted to the study of modern European Jewish history, thought, culture and society. It has a special interest in studying the Holocaust and its aftermath within the context of modern European intellectual, political and social history.