Browse the archives below for news stories collected during the 2011-12 academic year.
Former Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde ’73 was found guilty of failing to adequately inform other Icelandic officials of events that led up to the 2008 financial crisis, according to an April 23 New York Times article.
Amnesty International at Brandeis University welcomed Paul O’Brien, the Vice President of Policy and Campaigns for Oxfam America, to speak on Thursday afternoon in the Levine-Ross conference room about the challenges he has dealt with in his line of social justice work.
The Israeli short story writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret spoke in the Mandel Center for the Humanities on Friday afternoon as part of the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts.
Fast forward seven years. It’s 2011, and I’m a sophomore at Brandeis. As a NEJS major, I had always planned to study abroad in Israel, but when I dropped the major I knew I wanted to study in London. It was a combination of a lot of factors: the connection I felt with the city the first time I was here, the fact that my mother had studied abroad in London in college and still talked about it, and knowing that Prince Harry was still single.
While neither President Obama nor Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has gotten what he most wanted from the other regarding the Iranian nuclear issue, each has given the other valuable assistance in handling the tense situation.
Christopher Lau ’12 has been accepted into the 2012-2013 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, one of 75 U.S. students chosen from an applicant pool of over 500 for the study-and-work-abroad fellowship.Archive
Terry Chenyu Li ’14, a Beijing native, took part in the Brandeis-India Initiative program and had the opportunity to teach children of different ages in a village in India.
"The most straightforward way to encourage virtual collaboration is for students to conduct comparative primary research on topics of international importance", says Vice President for Global Affairs Daniel Terris.
Students and faculty gathered in the Mandel Center for the Humanities last Monday evening, enjoying a delicious Indian buffet and catching up with friends and colleagues while Brandeis-India Initiative Fellows shared stories from their summers abroad in India.
The Final Report of the AIEA forum, titled "One Size Does Not Fit All: Sustained Global Commitments for the Small and Medium-Sized Institution", has hit the presses. The forum took place on the Brandeis campus January 28-29, 2011.
The chance to speak candidly with international judges in The Hague was a memorable part of this Brandeis program for 14 undergraduates, which was marking its second summer. Students combined classroom study with immersion in heated deliberations taking place throughout this “international capital of peace and justice.”
The Office of Study Abroad promoted its programs during the annual study abroad fair on Thursday. It’s main initiative was to promote the new spring semester Hague program and to debut Wander, a student magazine featuring essays, photography and art produced by Brandeis students who have recently studied abroad.
The Heller School hosted a book discussion in collaboration with the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program and the Silberman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy on the newly released book “Hearts on Fire: Twelve Stories of Today’s Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action” by Jill Iscol, author, philanthropist and longtime advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
There are two things that are bound to happen at every meal abroad. First, my friends and I will inevitably joke about how beautiful everyone is in Buenos Aires. Second, we have to gush over how incredible our meal is. These are unavoidable pieces of living in a gorgeous, bustling city where dulce de leche is a staple in half of your meals and its inhabitants are forever tanned.
Usually, only one melodic solo instrument is featured in traditional classical ragas, however in this concert the audience had the unusual and exquisite treat to hear the play between two masterfully played leading instruments. It was a new experience for lay listeners and scholars of the field alike.
Eight women took the stage drumming, singing and dancing. Nimbaya! came to the university to teach, perform and create a path for peace through their music.
Brandeis Hadassah Institute presented the 4th annual Diane Marjowicz Memorial Lecture on Gender and Human Rights dealing with sex segregation in Israel. The event featured Anat Zuria's film "Black Bus" and a lecture by Boston University law professor Pnina Lahav.