Global Engagement

What are the roots of injustice? How do we heal a world that is more connected, yet more divided, than ever?

The global engagement component of the Brandeis Core explores social, political, cultural and linguistic diversity in the United States and the world by focusing on three thematic areas, listed below.

How to fulfill the global engagement requirements

Learning Goals

Exploration, Understanding, Pluralism: Diversity Courses

At Brandeis, you are encouraged to learn about a wide variety of human societies, cultures, and countries and about causes and consequences of differences among racial, ethnic, religious, and other groups. Listed below are a sampling of the Spring 2021 courses that address these issues; we hope that you will consider including some of them in your studies. They are grouped under “Religion, Race, and Culture,” “Global Perspectives,” and “Gender and Sexuality” though naturally many of the courses intersect these groupings. For additional course offerings, please refer to the registrar’s website

2020-21 Faculty Committees

DEIS-US and DJW Committee

Name Department
Harleen Singh, Chair German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature
Muna Guvenc Ospina Leon Fine Arts
Jeffrey Lenowitz Politics
Ilana Szobel Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

World Languages and Culture Committee

Name Language / Culture
Irina Dubinina, Chair Russian
Hisae Fujiwara Japanese
Caitlin Gillespie
Greek, Latin
Hollie Harder French
Sara Hascal Hebrew
Eva Heinrich German
Ellen Kellman Yiddish
Hanan Khashaba Arabic
Eun-Jo Lee Korean
Xiwen Lu Chinese
Vinodini Murugesan English
Elena Gonzalez Ros Spanish
Paola Servino Italian
Sabine von Mering German
Cheryl Walker Greek, Latin
Lisa Zeidenberg Library Research and Instructional Services