News and Events

International justice: Brandeis students do legal work abroad in The Hague

Hague Peace PalaceCheck out the Brandeis Now article featuring Melissa Stimell (SJSP Chair) and Richard Gaskins (SJSP Steering Committee) and their students studying at the Hague - International justice: Brandeis students do legal work abroad in The Hague: Students encounter new perspectives in the world's human rights and international law hub.





The Program in Social Justice and Social Policy (SJSP) stands in solidarity with the students who peacefully occupy the office of the University President. The mission of SJSP is to develop effective social policies and encourage students to advocate for change.  SJSP seeks to teach students to

“Rigorously engage with core questions of liberty, equality, and justice

Interrogate the historical, structural, and cultural contexts that shape the dynamics of discrimination and inequality in a range of institutions

Clearly communicate theories, analyses, and policy solutions, both orally and in writing

Apply generalized principles to a range of real-world issues and settings

Deploy analytic frameworks and tools to develop effective policy approaches to specific social problems

Adeptly consider and respond to objections to proposed policy solutions

Collaborate with …communities to develop policy strategies that address pressing issues.” University Bulletin.

How can we demand these educational commitments for our students and not of ourselves? Our students are now taking the lead. These are the leaders of the next generation.   It is our responsibility as faculty to support the peaceful demonstration and encourage the dialogue by which they seek change.

Past Events

Filmmaker Mickey Lemle '69 - The Last Dalai Lama.

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Location: Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center

Description: A portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, featuring interviews with his family and the people he has inspired since his exile from Tibet in 1959.


White Ribbon Day
Date: Wednesday, March 1
Location: SCC

Description: Designed especially with men in mind, this was created by Canadian men in 1991 on the anniversary of a massacre of women in Montreal. They began the White Ribbon Campaign to urge men to speak out and take a Pledge to help end violence against women. 

White Ribbon Day
Activism from Vietnam to Palestine with Noam Chomsky
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wasserman Cinematheque
No tickets required. Co-sponsored by SOC and PAX.