Past Projects

For information about past projects, click here.


The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life has four core program areas:

Brandeis Programs in International Justice and Society, directed by Leigh Swigart

Brandeis Programs in International Justice and Society aims to enhance the work of the international justice system by informing the general public about its accomplishments and challenges, serving the needs of the international judiciary through institutes and meetings, and encouraging inquiry on related activities in the fields of human rights and complementary justice programs.

The Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, directed by Cynthia Cohen

Through courses for undergraduates and graduate students, practitioner residencies, and documentation and research projects, the program works with artists and peacebuilders to discover and articulate the distinctive contributions of culture and the arts to the transformation of conflict.

Campus Initiatives at Brandeis, directed by Marci McPhee

The Center's on-campus mission is to reinforce deep and sustained consideration of issues of ethics, coexistence, and justice as a central and dynamic feature of Brandeis University, encouraging a climate of balanced consideration, creative response, and ethical reflection on those issues. One of the Center's signature on campus programs is the Sorensen Fellowship, which supports and funds Brandeis sophomores and juniors to intern with the organization of their choice, anywhere in the world.

ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation, coordinated by David Weinstein

ENACT is a new national program engaging students at colleges and universities across the United States in state-level legislative change by teaching them how to work with legislators, staffers, and community organizations to advance policy, with a substantial hands-on component in which they engage directly in that process, modeled on the “Advocacy for Policy Change” course at Brandeis.