Professor Doherty at the German Historical Institute, Moscow
Professor Doherty gave a talk in Moscow this September entitled "The Rise and Fall of the Committee for the First Amendment," about the group of Hollywood directors and stars who flew to Washington to protest the hearings of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947.
Professor Gaskins in The Hague
Richard Gaskins was teaching in The Hague during the past Spring and Summer. Students from Brandeis and other US universities come to The Hague for intensive studies of global justice and human rights. The diverse international courts found in The Hague serve as our learning laboratory, especially the International Criminal Court (ICC). We saw trials and hearings dealing with international crimes committed in the Balkans, Kenya, the Congo, and Lebanon. Spring students held internships in various Hague courts and NGO’s, while the summer students engaged with judges and lawyers in a series of mock legal exercises. Our cozy host city of Leiden is an historic university town, which came alive in June to cheer on the Dutch soccer team in the World Cup.
"Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America" June 10-12, 2014
Marking the 50th anniversary of the slaying of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, the American Studies Program at Brandeis University hosted a conference on the theme “Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America," on June 10-12, 2014.
An Exciting Event with Major General Anthony Cucolo
On April 2nd Major General Anthony Cucolo gave a talk titled, "The Media: A Serviceman's View," which was received with enthusiasm by both Brandeis students and Faculty. Maj. General Cucolo is the 49th Commandant of the U.S. Army War College. Prior to his arrival at Carlisle Barracks, he spent ten months as the Director of Force Development for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, at Headquarters, Department of the Army in the Pentagon. His office on the Army staff tied resources to requirements to develop equipment solutions for the entire Army, active, Guard and Reserve–from uniforms and rifles to attack helicopters and armored vehicles.
A Special Event with Thomas Doherty
October 9th, 7:30 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Brandeis University professor Thomas Doherty, author of Hollywood and Hitler 1933-1939, reconstructs what Hollywood produced for the big screen during the emerging Nazi threat, and how the Jewish backgrounds of many of the Hollywood studio executives affected how they treated Hitler and his victims. Did Hollywood lie low, or stand tall and sound the alarm
Honored alum shares good news and praise for former Department Chairman Larry Fuchs
Julieanna Richardson '76, a major in American Studies (as well as Theatre Arts), is, we believe, the first of the graduates in our program to receive an honorary degree. Professor Lawrence H. Fuchs was long the chair of the Department of American Studies. Her letter is below.