Category: International Affairs
- Right-wing radicalism conference leads to a bookMay 9, 2013
- Peace Corps veterans beat path to Heller School doorMay 7, 2013
Brandeis ranks fifth in the nation on the Peace Corps’ list of top Coverdell Fellows programs, though it only began participating in the fellowship two years ago. Currently, 27 returned Peace Corps volunteers are studying at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
- Photographer donates Israel then-and-now collectionMay 6, 2013
Photographer Dan Tassel has been collecting and shooting photographs of the Middle East for decades, and recently donated some of what he's amassed to the Robert D. Farber Archives & Special Collections, in the hopes students can put them to use.
- John Nunes '13 wins State Dept. scholarship to study RussianMay 3, 2013
- Wander with this year's Study Abroad participantsApril 30, 2013
Wander: Brandeis Abroad, the magazine which chronicles in photos, poetry and prose the experiences of Brandeis students who spend a semester studying overseas, has published its fourth edition, in conjunction with the Office of Study Abroad. It is available online and in print.
- Brandeis-Israel research collaborations announcedApril 29, 2013
Five faculty projects have won funding for the second year of the Bronfman Brandeis-Israel Research Collaboration, which was set up to encourage projects of scholarly merit between Brandeis faculty and faculty at Israeli universities.
- Chinese, Russian language students win multilingual video contestApril 29, 2013
- Unconventional approach speeds Chinese fluencyApril 29, 2013
Yu Feng, an associate professor of Chinese, devised a method of teaching the language that doesn’t require students to write characters at the outset, as the conventional approach demands. Feng’s method promotes speaking fluency as students learn a system of simplified Chinese characters, known as Pinyin.
- Healthcare CEO receives leadership award from IBSApril 24, 2013
Stanley M. Bergman, chairman and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and the world's largest distributor of health products and services to office-based doctors, dentists and veterinarians, received the Brandeis International Business School’s 2013 Perlmutter Award for Excellence in Global Business Leadership.
- The Hague puts students' classroom learning to testApril 23, 2013
Can the international community really put a sitting president on trial for serious crimes? As Brandeis students studying in The Hague have learned, international justice presents a bold mix of politics and law.
- Dead Sea Scrolls come alive at Brandeis April 23April 18, 2013
Students and other members of the Brandeis community are invited to sample food from the era and learn about the scrolls, their political and social context and the science of artifacts from the ancient world. 5 p.m. Tuesday in Rapaporte Treasure Hall.
- Davis prize-winners work on AIDS preventionApril 18, 2013
Davis Projects for Peace is a philanthropic initiative that funds grassroots projects promoting peace and addressing causes of conflict. Recently, the initiative awarded Ardak Meterkulova ’13 and Mangaliso Mohammed ’13 $10,000 each to develop their ideas for AIDS prevention.
- Program to commemorate Warsaw ghetto uprisingApril 18, 2013
At Brandeis, the anniversary will be marked with a program of Yiddish songs and diary texts on Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Rapaporte Treasure Hall. Participants include literary scholar Susanne Klingenstein MA ‘83, pianist Eugenia Gerstein, mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux and Dr. Kathy Lawrence.
- Matt Kupfer '12 named Carnegie junior fellowApril 14, 2013
A double major in international and global studies and anthropology with a minor in Russian studies, Kupfer wrote his honors thesis on “Interethnic Conflict in Southern Kyrgyzstan” after witnessing the conflict in Osh firsthand during an internship.
- Learn to change the world at Sorensen Fellowship info sessionApril 12, 2013
- CGES students to lead discussion on growing up German after the Holocaust April 11, 2013
- Students, faculty-staff to face off at Hoops for HaitiApril 10, 2013
The Brandeis Haiti Initiative will host “Hoops for Haiti,” the annual staff and faculty versus students basketball game to raise funds for Haiti, at 6 p.m. on April 14 in the Gosman Athletic Center. Tickets are free for students; donations are appreciated.
- GPG grant boosts institute for Russian JewryApril 10, 2013
Genesis Philanthropy Group and Brandeis University have signed a multi-million dollar partnership agreement to support the further development and expansion of the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry, which was founded by GPG and the university in 2009.
- International Journal hosting 'Closer Look into North Korea'April 9, 2013
- Women in Israel: From back of bus to top of agendaApril 9, 2013
Anat Hoffman has been detained by police many times in the course of her decades-long crusade for social justice, during which she has repeatedly confronted gender segregation and discrimination at Jerusalem’s Western Wall and elsewhere.
- Scholars to examine acceptance of gay marriageApril 7, 2013
The discussion will feature professors Nancy Cott of Harvard, Jennifer Evans of Carleton University in Canada, Bruno Perreau of MIT, Florence Tamagne of the University of Lille in France, David Patternotte of Universite Libre of Belgium and Axel Hochrein of the Federal Association of Gays and Lesbians in Germany.
- Global terrorism class to get visit from American Islamic CongressApril 4, 2013
- Crown Center Brief: The good, bad and ugly of Egypt's political transitionMarch 18, 2013
- Brazil's Balancing Act: Panel looks at competing interestsMarch 14, 2013
- Latin American and Latino Studies celebrates 50 yearsMarch 11, 2013
Fifty years after its founding, the Latin American and Latino Studies program will bring three of its distinguished alumni back to campus to celebrate its history and accomplishments with a discussion and screening on March 13 and 14.
- Panel to address refugees seeking asylum in IsraelMarch 10, 2013
Both a Brandeis-Genesis Institute For Russian Jewry (BGI) fellow and a Hiatt Scholar working with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Dina Kapengut '14 was cooked up a panel sponsored by both programs: 'Citizens of Nowhere: African Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Modern Day Israel.' The event will be held March 12 at 5:45 p.m.
- Retired US Air Force officer to speak on counter-terrorismMarch 8, 2013
- Brandeis screens 'Gatekeepers' at CAA in LAMarch 7, 2013
The Academy Award-nominated documentary focuses on Israel’s conflict with Palestinian terrorism, as viewed through the eyes of six former heads of the Israeli domestic security service, Shin Bet, who led the agency from 1980 until 2011.
- Russian Culture Week brings food, music, moreMarch 6, 2013
From traditional cuisine to an authentic Russian dance party, this week of evening events will showcase Brandeis’ high Russian population – one of the largest in the Boston area. Talent show will benefit blind students in Russia.
- Gloria White-Hammond to deliver Ruth First lectureMarch 4, 2013
An impassioned advocate for women and children from Boston to South Sudan, White-Hammond will speak about her major initiatives at the annual talk dedicated to the memory of First, a heroine of the South African freedom struggle.
- Panel to consider Brazil's economic, environmental concernsMarch 4, 2013
- Fellows building bridges, serving India's needsMarch 1, 2013
The Brandeis-India Initiative's fellowship program annually sends student ambassadors to India to work on social justice oriented projects and strengthen the university's ties with parents, alumni, educational institutions and organizations there. An information session about the fellowship is scheduled for March 6; deadline for applying for the next group of fellows is March 22.
- Sounds from Arab Lands celebrates musical fusionsFeb. 25, 2013
'REMIX: New Sounds from Arab Lands' will come to campus this week for a three-day residency as part of the MusicUnitesUS program, which promotes the understanding and appreciation of other cultures through music. REMIX brings together distinguished performers and composers from Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia who create music inspired by the cultural heritage of the Arab lands.
- Heartbeat envisions peace through songFeb. 22, 2013
The Israeli-Palestinian youth ensemble Heartbeat has begun its debut U.S. tour, and will perform in Levin Ballroom Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The group, which composes and plays music together, tries to combat fear and violence in the Middle East with voices of cooperation and peace.
- Wieseltier, Shapira keynote conference on ZionismFeb. 22, 2013
The Schusterman Center and Israel Institute cosponsored the two-day conference 'Zionism in the 21st Century: Contemporary Perspectives From and About Israel.' New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier and Anita Shapira, author of 'Israel: A History' were the keynote speakers.
- Prince of Jordan speaks on future of criminal justiceFeb. 20, 2013
In a lecture, 'Beyond Nuremberg: The Future of International Criminal Justice,' hosted by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan delved deeply into the question of how men and women seek to restore their humanity in the wake of genocide and other atrocities.
- Scholars to ponder role of Zionism in Israel's futureFeb. 14, 2013
The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and the Israel Institute are cosponsoring a two-day conference, Feb. 17 to 18, to examine how the lessons of the past and the realities of the present may affect the role of Zionism in the future of Israel.
- 'In the Heart of America' comes to Laurie TheaterFeb. 7, 2013
The Brandeis Theater Company will bring playwright Naomi Wallace's 'In the Heart of America' to the Laurie Theater stage Feb. 7 through 9. The play, which explores violence, racism and patriotism, is part of this year's 'DEIS Impact Festival. Janet Morrison directs.
- Eliza and Judy Dushku to keynote 'DEIS Impact WednesdayFeb. 2, 2013
Eliza’s connection to Uganda began when she joined one of her mother Judy’s Suffolk University classes on a two-week trip to the war-torn African nation in 2009. The students wanted to learn about the rehabilitation of child soldiers. What they found was shocking.
- Gender-rights expert says systemic changes neededJan. 31, 2013
The inaugural Anita Hill Annual Lecture in Gender Studies brought sexual rights and gender-based violence expert Juhu Thukral to campus to speak about the need for systemic changes in how we solve problems of gender-based violence, exploitation and trafficking.
- 'DEIS Impact festival explores questions of social justiceJan. 28, 2013
What is social justice? Members of the Brandeis community will have the opportunity to explore that question for themselves as ’DEIS Impact 2013, the university's annual festival of social justice, will be held Feb. 1 to 11 at locations around campus.
- Slifka-Malkin Scholars to speak on peaceful coexistence at Walden ForumJan. 28, 2013
- Miller hits Mideast myths, praises bVIEW's initiativeJan. 27, 2013
A veteran US diplomat and Middle East negotiator, Aaron David Miller, gave the keynote speech at a conference on Israel discourse. He joined President Fred Lawrence in urging student organizers to broaden their depolarization effort.
- Mideast expert Aaron Miller keynoting student Israel conferenceJan. 24, 2013
The conference was conceived and organized entirely by students whose interest is improving the quality of campus discussions of Israel and reducing the polarization that has long divided Israel-oriented members of the community.
- President Lawrence visits Indian alums, educatorsJan. 17, 2013
Accompanied by Harleen Singh, the Helaine and Alvin Allen Assistant Professor of Literature and co-chair of the South Asia Studies Program, and his wife, Dr. Kathy Lawrence, the president met with dozens of members of the Brandeis family in India at receptions in Delhi and Mumbai in early January.
- Jordanian prince to speak on future of international criminal justiceJan. 15, 2013
- Mideast experts to discuss Israeli election prospectsJan. 14, 2013
A panel of Brandeis experts and guests will discuss the campaign and potential impacts of the results on Israel, the Palestinians, the Arab world and the West at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Rapaporte Treasure Hall.
- New courses: Memory, music and digital humanitiesJan. 10, 2013
Memory Architecture, African American Military History and Introduction to Digital Humanities are among the 57 new courses being offered at Brandeis this spring. Professors Talinn Grigor, Chad Williams and John Unsworth offered some thoughts on their upcoming classes.
- Alain Lempereur teaches students to wage peaceDec. 21, 2012
The Alan B. Slifka Professor of Coexistence and Conflict Resolution, who came to Brandeis in 2011 to run the master's program, says people must be trained as professionals just as warriors are trained.
- American jihadis: Where are they coming from, where are they going?Dec. 17, 2012
Jytte Klausen, the Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation, has received a $459,969 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to research the role of social networks in the evolution of Al Qaeda-inspired violence in the United States.
- Sorensen Fellows to discuss wide range of experiencesDec. 11, 2012
A unique opportunity for sophomores and juniors to integrate coursework with summer internships in the United States and overseas, the fellowships are open to students in any major and include a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the internship.
- New student group focuses on visions for Israel's futureDec. 10, 2012
Chen Arad, Natan Odenheimer and Gil Zamir didn't know one another when they arrived at Brandeis in 2011 fresh from military service in Israel. Now they're pals, and they and some American friends are trying to change the way people on campus and beyond talk about their homeland. In January, they're planning a conference here of Israel-interested students from throughout greater Boston.
- Marusic awarded Marie Curie Fellowship for philosophy researchDec. 4, 2012
- 'Doroga' helps connect actors, audiences with pastDec. 3, 2012
Using theater as a tool, The Lost & Found Project aims to connect a group of Russian-Jewish actors with their roots. The play, 'Doroga,' written by the cast as vignettes, helps audiences connect to their roots as well. The troupe will gives its only Boston-area performance in the Shapiro Theater Saturday.
- Film, discussion will focus on Haitian cholera epidemicDec. 1, 2012
In October of 2010, Nepalese soldiers from a UN mission dumped sewage into a stream that carried the waste into Haiti’s most important river, causing an epidemic that killed approximately 7,000 people and sickened more than half a million. Event is Wednesday at 7 p.m., Olin-Sang Auditorium.
- Blog features Josse Collection of Holy Land MapsNov. 12, 2012
- Shikaki: Gaza becoming state, West Bank hurtingNov. 8, 2012
Senior Crown Center fellow Khalil Shikaki, a leading authority on Palestinian public opinion and politics, says Hamas is growing stronger, the Palestinian Authority is in decline and prospects for a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement are slight.
- Shteyngart, great 21st century satirist, here todayNov. 2, 2012
This Leningrad-born, New York-bred literary phenom always seems to be in character, and his character is profane, ironic, comedic, melancholic, sarcastic, satirical…. The list goes on. He'll be reading his work in Rapaporte Treasure Hall at 4:45 p.m. Monday.
- Rose exhibit catalyst for peacebuilding explorationsOct. 30, 2012
Dor Guez, the artist behind The Rose Art Museum exhibit '100 Steps to the Mediterranean' will be joined in conversation tonight at 6 p.m. by Cynthia Cohen, director of the Peacebuilding and the Arts program and Dabney Hailey, director of academic programs at the Rose. Ilan Troen, director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, will moderate the discussion.
- A visit to Syrian refugees in Jordan is an eye-openerOct. 21, 2012
Chen Arad and Natan Odenheimer met last year as roommates entering Brandeis. This summer, Arad visited Odenheimer at the Jordanian University in Amman, and they traveled together to the Syrian-Jordanian border, where they met two families of Syrian refugees.
- German-American Campus Week returns for second yearOct. 16, 2012
- MusicUnitesUS brings modern tango to campusOct. 16, 2012
The world-renowned Pablo Ziegler Classical Tango Quartet will conduct a residency on campus as part of the MusicUnitesUS program from Oct. 15 to 20. Dancers Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo will also be on hand, and Robert Ferris Thompson, author of 'Tango: The Art History of Love,' will give a talk before the final concert.
- Hamid focuses on personal side of global themesOct. 14, 2012
The author brings to life people at numerous strata of the globalizing world, from families in hard-scrabble rural villages, to ennui-ridden twenty-somethings sliding toward failure, to people who are 'making it' but don’t like what they've become along the way.
- Mellon Foundation to fund a Revolutionary seminarOct. 14, 2012
The Brandeis-based seminar, led by Professors Jane Kamensky and Susan S. Lanser, will bring together area scholars focusing on the American, French and Haitian revolutions of the late 18th Century. Several public events are planned.
- Accordionist, singer tells Berlin's story in songOct. 10, 2012
Annika Krump, an accordionist and singer from Berlin, will perform a new program at Chum's Coffee House on Thursday, Oct. 11, taking audiences on a journey through the Berlin of the last 100 years. With help from chansons made famous by cabaret singers, Krump will tell the city's story from the Weimar Republic to the present.
- Politics as usual, with Dan KryderOct. 1, 2012
- Antony Polonsky wins prize for work on Polish historySept. 20, 2012
For his three-volume monograph, 'The Jews in Poland and Russia,' Professor Antony Polonsky has received the Pro Historia Polonorum Prize for best recent Polish history written in a foreign language from the Polish Senate. Polonsky, the Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies, accepted the honor in Krakow this month.
- Rising star of Middle East art featured in Rose showSept. 19, 2012
A resident of Tel Aviv with Palestinian Christian and Tunisian Jewish heritage, Guez delves deeply into the complexities of national, religious and ethnic identities in the Middle East, using a range of photographic techniques, archival photos and videos.
- Crown Center scholars assess Arab uprisingsSept. 14, 2012
The Arab Spring that shook the Middle East last year is still unfolding amid a host of positive and negative developments, scholars in the Crown Center for Middle East Studies say, and the longterm prospect is better than the outlook for the immediate future.
- Crown donation to fund chairs, home for CenterSept. 13, 2012
The Crown family of Chicago has made a major gift to Brandeis University that will create three new endowed faculty chairs, help to provide a permanent home for the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and potentially jump start renovation of outdated mid-campus buildings.
- A personal look at one family's 'Desert Roots'Sept. 6, 2012
Mitra Shavarini, a lecturer in the Women's and Gender Studies and Peace, Conflict and Coexistence programs, will give a talk on the impetus for writing her newly published book on her parents' immigration to America and return to Iran on Friday at 5 p.m. in the Laurie Theater. Music and improv performances will explore themes of the book and reactions to the talk.
- Student NGO promotes health care as human rightSept. 4, 2012
Taking lessons from Brandeis classrooms and putting them into play on the frontiers of healthcare infrastructure development, a student-run NGO supports health care as a human right and send volunteers to Timor Leste.
- Myanmar removes Schuster fellows from blacklistAug. 31, 2012
- New Crown Center paper looks at Palestinians who favored partitionAug. 9, 2012
- Students present air quality findings at conferenceJuly 26, 2012
Students who discovered hazards to employees of nail salons were invited to present their research to the Academy of Sciences International Conference on Environmental Science in Houston last month. Meda Kisivuli '12, Liza Ansher '13 and Vivian Zeng '14 say the experience helped confirm their career choices.
- Six recent alumni receive Fulbright grantsJuly 24, 2012
Six recent alumni – Jesse Appel '12, Daniel Servando Chavez '10, Skye Fishbein '12, Olivia Edelman '12, Rachel Klein '12 and Kelsey Grab '12 – will all pursue their passions abroad with Fulbright grants for the 2012 to 2013 academic year.
- The 2012 Sorensen Fellows report from the fieldJuly 23, 2012
As the 2012 Sorensen Fellows grapple with harsh realities around the world, they report from the field on political conflict, religious tolerance, the arts and coexistence, the legacy of genocide and environmental and economic development. They'll process those experiences in an 'Internship in Peace, Conflict and Coexistence' seminar in the fall.
- WOW grant recipients are blogging about their workJune 20, 2012
The Hiatt Career Center’s World of Work program makes financial awards to Brandeis students who wish to pursue summer internships with organizations that may not be able to provide a salary. Here's what some of this summer's recipients are saying about their experience.
- Outstanding Kenyan alum killed in helicopter crashJune 11, 2012
George Saitoti '67 grew up as a tribal herdsman and rose to prominence both within his native country and in international financial circles. A former official of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, he was a leading candidate for Kenya's presidency.
- Politics, anthropology scholars win Fulbrights June 10, 2012
Billy Geibel M.A. '12 and doctoral candidate Emily Canning have earned Fulbright Fellowships for the 2012 to 2013 academic year. Geibel will teach English at a Turkish university while Canning conducts fieldwork in linguistic anthropology in Kyrgyzstan.
- Student who never traveled founds arts NGO in GhanaJune 5, 2012
In 2010, Jessye Kass '13 founded the non-governmental organization Attukwei Arts Foundation, which offers therapeutic, creative programming for children in Ghana. This summer, four Brandeis students will join her as interns.
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