Category: International Affairs
- Pencil or paycheck?Aug. 19, 2015
Child labor is illegal in India, but sending children to work instead of school is a way of life in many developing countries, says Nidhiya Menon, associate professor of economics at Brandeis International Business School.
- Iran’s frozen funds: how much is really there and how will they be used?Aug. 11, 2015
Nader Habibi, professor of the economics of the Middle East at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, estimates that the value of all Iranian assets blocked since 1979 likely exceeds $100 billion. However, the assets released as part of the Iranian nuclear deal will represent only a fraction of Iran’s total frozen assets.
- Is Puerto Rico the next Greece?July 17, 2015
Are financial crises contagious? IBS professor Daniel Bergstresser weighs in to discuss the current debt crisis in Puerto Rico, as well as its effect on American households and the municipal bond market.
- Iranian nuclear agreement: questions and politicsJuly 15, 2015
Nader Habibi, the Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East in the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, discusses the Iranian nuclear agreement and its potential impact on Iran and the Middle East and how it might affect the petroleum market.
- Representatives of Brandeis fly on El Al’s maiden Boston to Tel Aviv flightJuly 7, 2015
- Geopolitics of oil production and its environmental and economic impactJune 23, 2015
Brandeis IBS' John Ballantine sits down with BrandeisNOW to discuss the evolving worldwide oil market and what the American consumer can expect in the months to come.
- David Ellenson to lead the Schusterman Center for Israel StudiesJune 22, 2015
Ellenson, an internationally renowned scholar of modern Judaism and academic leader, to begin serving as acting director of the center July 1.
- Prof. Ilan Troen '63 elected president of the Association for Israel StudiesJune 17, 2015
Troen, the Karl, Harry and Helen Stoll Professor of Israel Studies, assumed the presidency June 3.
- Alumnus in Nepal to help people of earthquake-ravaged nationMay 22, 2015
Ayal Weiner-Kaplow ’11 was in Nepal when it was hit by a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake on April 25. He stayed to help with relief efforts and has been designing and building temporary shelters and sanitation facilities and assisting with logistics for aid shipments.
- Yotam Ottolenghi explains the stories and traditions behind his cookbook, 'Jerusalem'May 17, 2015
Ottolenghi spoke at the Fellows and Trustees Breakfast before receiving an honorary degree during Brandeis’ commencement ceremony on Sunday.
- Michael Pizziferri '15 makes the right connectionsMay 8, 2015
After graduation, he will be the director of operations and global education programs at WorldBoston.
- New SPARK initiative ignites entrepreneurship across campusMay 5, 2015
The first class of SPARK winners includes a social networking app, health-care initiatives and web-based educational tools. SPARK is designed to support projects that promote positive social, educational or financial impact on a broad range of issues.
- Nepal in her heart: Alina Pokhrel ’15 strives to make a difference in her native landApril 29, 2015
Brandeis student responds to devastating earthquake in Nepal. Heller School’s Laurence Simon provides tips on how to give wisely for Nepal relief.
- Brandeis Study Abroad: Where will you go?April 28, 2015
About 40 percent of Brandeis students opt to study abroad their junior year, using the chance to travel to learn about the world – and themselves.
- French students win International Video CompetitionApril 21, 2015
Students representing eight of the languages offered at Brandeis showed off their acting and foreign language speaking skills as they presented their short films.
- Sharing stories of war and struggle leads to new friendships April 14, 2015
Students working in the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry uncover previously unknown, first-hand accounts about living in the Soviet Union before and after World War II.
- Iran nuclear deal should boost economy, yet unknowns remainApril 9, 2015
Professor Nader Habibi, in a published commentary, says the recent agreement on the framework for Iran rolling back its nuclear program should greatly benefit the country’s economy.
- World Health Day: Serving up food safetyApril 7, 2015
The Heller School's Theodore Johnson discusses worldwide food safety and public health issues and the need for greater action.
- Ancient cities destroyed by modern madnessApril 1, 2015
To date, militants in Northern Iraq have bulldozed at least two ancient cities and destroyed or looted hundreds of artifacts. Professor Tzvi Abusch discussed with BrandeisNOW the destruction of these sites and their impact our understanding of the ancient world.
- Former U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering to speak at commencementMarch 30, 2015
Senior statesman is one of five honorary degree recipients being recognized for achievements in literature, international relations, dance and culinary culture.
- Former Miss World encourages sexual assault survivors to speak outMarch 25, 2015
Linor Abargil came to Brandeis to screen her documentary, "Brave Miss World," and speak to the community about eradicating rape and sexual assault.
- Sorensen Fellows prepare for summer journeysMarch 20, 2015
The eight Brandeis undergraduates will participate in internships around the globe this summer.
- Thomas Friedman ’75, H’88: Role of climate change overlooked in Middle East turmoilMarch 2, 2015
Thomas Friedman '75, H'88 said the “-ism” that will determine the Middle East’s future will be environmentalism, not radicalism or extremism, during a talk at Brandeis.
- International Center for Ethics organizes gathering of judgesJan. 16, 2015
Judges serving on the benches of 11 international courts and tribunals around the globe gathered in Malta from Jan. 4 to 8 for the 10th Brandeis Institute for International Judges.
- Jankowski's 'Verdun' wins World War One Historical Association's book prizeJan. 16, 2015
Paul Jankowski, the Raymond Ginger Professor of History, has won the 2014 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize for his book “Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War.”
- Sorensen Fellows reflect on summer journeysDec. 15, 2014
The six fellows had internships that took them around the globe. They described their experiences in a recent presentation.
- ADHD pandemic causes researchers to fidgetNov. 18, 2014
In a recent paper in the journal Social Science and Medicine, professor Peter Conrad and coauthor Meredith Bergey examined the growth of ADHD in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Brazil.
- Enter Jesse Appell ’12: comedian and global Internet sensationNov. 14, 2014
Fulbright Scholarship to study Chinese comedy leads Brandeis alumnus to use humor to connect people and nations.
- Brandeis goes global during International Education WeekNov. 12, 2014
Campus will connect with the world for a weeklong celebration of diverse cultures, people, and ideas.
- Wandering the Earth and stars with Isaac Steinberg ’15 Nov. 10, 2014
Isaac Steinberg is an avid traveler, amateur astronomer and editor-in-chief of Wander: Brandeis Abroad, the student magazine supported by the Office of Study Abroad. For International Education Week, Nov. 9-14, Wander is presenting a student photo exhibit in the Shapiro Campus Center atrium.
- Ebola in West Africa: The outbreak's impact and a look to the futureNov. 6, 2014
Public health physician and adjunct professor Theo J.C. Lippeveld and director of the PhD Program at the Heller School and Chief Economist of the Global Health Bureau for USAID Allyala K. Nandakumar talked about Ebola in West Africa last week.
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