The Brandeis-India Initiative Fellows Program

The Fellows program, which is supported by Indian parents and friends of the university, matches Brandeis students' passion for social justice with the interests and needs of Indian sponsors and partners.

Read the blog of current fellows.

Images from the 2011 Fellowships

Donze

MILANA and Advocacy
by Melissa Donze '12

gandhi bazaar

Hindu Seva Pratishthana
by David Wilkerson '12

little mehndi

Footprints and Stories
by Nusrath Yusuf '13

terry

Explorations in India
by Terry Li '14

Masala Chat

Masala Chat
by Jessica Christian '13

Brandeis-India Initiative

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 Brandeis is pursuing a wide variety of projects aimed at connecting the University more closely with India by deepening student, faculty and alumni relationships with the world’s largest democracy. Projects include partnerships with Indian institutions, hosting campus events, and supporting student involvement in social justice efforts.

Congratulations to our 2013-2014 Brandeis-India Fellows!

2013-14 fellows

Left to right: Ariel Magid, Jonathan Wexler, Ankita Sukthankar, Aliza Gans, Rhea Sanghi, Jessica Friedman, Farhat Jilalbhoy (not pictured: Kiran Gill, Molly Lortie, and Alina Pokhrel)

Read more about our ten 2013-2014 fellows and their projects here.

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You can also join us on LinkedIn through the “Brandeis Alumni and Friends in India a sub-group, under the International Alumni and Friends group, for people who are connected to the Brandeis Community and India in some capacity. This group is for students originally from India, faculty working on or in India, parents of current and former students, alumni working in India, etc.  It is a place for members to seek advice on finding jobs and internships in India, ideas on how to connect with the Brandeis Community in their area, and suggestions on how to get settled. More information on LinkedIn and joining the groups can be found here.

Fred Lawrence visiting India

Presidential Trip to India, February 2012

In February, President Fred Lawrence led a delegation of Brandeis faculty and staff to India. It was the second Brandeis visit in three years. The trip strengthened partnerships with Indian institutions and organizations, particularly in the sciences. President Lawrence also teamed up with Brandeis parents and alumni to speak on international justice and human rights. Learn more about the trip here.

>View video of President Lawrence and Soli Sorabjee discussing "Justice in Diverse Societies"