Global News Archive 2008
- MusicUnitesUS on the WGBH Forum Network (video)
Listen to visiting artist Shubha Mudgal perform at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center, then hear faculty discuss the relationship between gender and art. >Brandeis-India Initiative
- Brandeis celebrates International Education Week
- "Bach" to the basics: Brandeis University Chorus to perform Cantata 21
- North American Judicial Colloquium examines international law and domestic courts
Also see video of the keynote talk by Louise Arbour, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
- E.J. Graff on international adoption
- Tim Morehouse '00 shares his Beijing silver medal with campus (video)
- Coexistence International visits Ghana and Liberia for workshops on democracy and justice
Three members of the Brandeis community who work on reconciliation and coexistence recently consulted with leading government, civil-society and international officials in Liberia in an effort to strengthen peace, justice and democracy in that formerly violence-plagued West African nation. They also visited Ghana for a three-day workshop on sustainable and inclusionary democracies.
- The Iranian economy in the shadow of economic sanctions (Crown Center Brief)
Prof. Nader Habibi, the Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East, evaluates the impact of the international economic sanctions leveled against Iran in the context of its nuclear efforts in "The Iranian Economy in the Shadow of Economic Sanctions."
- Ethics Center board member hands down major decision in Sri Lanka
- Friedman: Earth is hot, flat and crowded
Best-selling author and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman '75 told an overflow Brandeis crowd that the Earth is "sicker than feared." He also spoke to students, faculty and staff working on the Sustainability Initiative at Brandeis.
- Visit to the Hague highlights the work of international judges
- Heller faculty and alum present on infectious disease in China
- Author James Carroll to teach course on religion and violence in spring 2009
- Chinese scholar of Judaism enlightens Brandeis
“I hope the audience…will learn how a Chinese scholar looks at Judaism,” Fu Youde says of his visit to Brandeis, where he gave a public lecture and two teach-ins. He said he hopes to establish an academic relationship between the two universities.
Read more: Fu Youde's journey
- Kwame Anthony Appiah awarded the inaugural Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize
On October 27, the University will award the inaugural Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize to Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah at a special awards ceremony and lecture which is scheduled to take place in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall.
- Corporate social responsibility panel at Brandeis International Business School confronts transparency issues in the workforce
- New projects in the Brandeis-Al-Quds University Partnership
This summer, Brandeis undergraduates and graduate students joined their peers at Al-Quds University for discussions ranging from "What is a good society?" to "What is effective teaching?" Read more about the Summer Institute in Turkey and the Distinguished International Teaching Fellows program.
- Brandeis International Business School launches "Global Green MBA"
- Olympic fencer Tim Morehouse '00 wins silver in Beijing
- Brandeis to strengthen ties to India
Brandeis has a long and multi-faceted history of engagement with India, including prominent alumni connections, academic relationships and curricular initiatives. In the coming months and years, the Office of Global Affairs will be leading an effort to build on these substantial ties to develop even closer relationships and deeper partnerships in India.
>More South Asia at Brandeis
- "The Global" symposium report available for download (pdf)
- With new funding, Brandeis students make an international effort
- Genesis' global appeal (video: Quicktime required)
- Students from renowned energy research center in India study coexistence and conservation at Brandeis
- Israel at 60: Jewish State or State of the Jews? (video: Quicktime required)
- Economist Catherine Mann on U.S.-China relationship (Toronto Star)
- Crown Center Senior Fellow Khalil Shikaki quoted in The Economist on Palestinian political divisions
- Hiatt World-of-Work fellow interning for "Voice of America" in China
- Brandeis Genesis program hosts high school students from Moscow
- Ethics Center Student Fellows report on summer placements
Each summer, a group of Brandeis students undertake an internship of their choice - anywhere in the world - with the goal of improving the lives of others and discovering more about themselves in the process. This year's fellowships range from reproductive health work in Uganda to criminal justice research in Beijing. Read more "updates from the field." You can also learn more about former ECSF Naomi Safran-Hon '08's efforts to raise money for her internship site in South Africa.
- Ben and Jerry's honors "Peace Pioneer" Aaron Voldman '09
- Muslim views of Israel at 60
- Morris lets relentless lens do the work for "Standard Operating Procedure" (video: Quicktime required)
- Thinking like the Romans
- An update on The International Judge
- New on video: The Globalization of the American University (Quicktime required)
On April 8 and 9, the Office of Global Affairs hosted a university-wide symposium designed to examine the implications of "the global" on research and the curriculum. Read more about the symposium and participating faculty.
- U.S. Rep. Markey challenges students to organize against climate change
- Nobel Peace Prize laureates talk justice and equality at Brandeis
- A new focus for networking students: global poverty
- Fencer to become first Brandeis Olympian
- Morris film on Abu Ghraib prison scandal gets Boston premiere at Brandeis April 17
- Leaders from around the world heading to campus for Wien program celebration
- "Collective happiness"
- Fulbright Scholar Amit Pinjani Selected as a Boston MBA All-Star
Pakistani native balances excellence in the boardroom with commitment to public education and service.
- Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams to Visit Brandeis
Laureates will speak on "Gender, Peace, and Human Rights" as part of the HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion, and the Law. An Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, Ebadi (right) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003; Jody Williams, professor of peace and social justice at the University of Houston, was the 1997 recipient for her work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
- Ethics Center Student Fellow Margot Moinester '09 Wins $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace Grant for Rwanda Project
- Ten Innovative Projects Selected for the First Global Brandeis Fund
Grantees will develop campus and overseas relationships to strengthen the international teaching, research, and campus life dimensions of Brandeis.
- Thinking Globally, Researching Locally
It is axiomatic that the best scientific research requires not only subtle brainpower but also broad thinking across disciplines. Combine these qualities in researchers who come to Brandeis from around the world with training in all kinds of scientific disciplines, and global thinking takes on new meaning.
- Prof. Kanan Makiya comments on Iraqi archives
Makiya is the founder of the Iraq Memory Foundation, devoted to preserving and documenting records of Iraqi life.
- 2008 Ethics Center Student Fellows Named
- Sen. Carl Levin on Iraq and Guantanamo
Recalling the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s critique of the war in Vietnam, Sen. Levin (D-Michigan) cautioned that America's policies are damaging the country's standing in the world and its security.
- Slifka Program Professor Leads Workshop on International Food Standards
- South African Ambassador Welile Nhlapo to Visit Brandeis
- Breakthrough Research Turns the Tide on Waterborne Pathogen
- Brandeis University Chorus to Tour Germany and Austria (pdf)
The project, largely student funded, is the first international tour of any student music ensemble at Brandeis
- Brandeis-Al-Quds Partnership Participant Jessica Kent '09 Discusses Her Interfaith Work on Good Morning America
- Kanan Makiya on Iraq
Professor Makiya, the Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, spoke with NPR about the next steps for the U.S. and Iraq.
- Women's Studies Research Center and Ethics Center Exhibit Explores Healing Power of Art
- Iranian Composer to Visit Brandeis' Lydian String Quartet
- An International Education Resolution for Massachusetts
Brandeis administrators David Elwell and Doris Breay are teaming up to pass a joint MA House-Senate resolution on international education, advocating for increased support for cross-cultural exchanges and institutional collaborations.
- Global Brandeis Network Launched
The Office of Global Affairs introduces the Global Brandeis Network, which includes this web portal, an e-list, and a weekly interactive email.