2017-18 Events

Advocacy for Policy Change: Present and Defend

April 18, 2018

The students of Advocacy for Policy Change (LGLS 161b) tried to persuade audience members to vote for their bills, which were currently being considered by the Massachusetts Legislature.

three women at front of room lead discussion with students seated in audience.

Melissa Stimell of the Ethics Center, left, leads panel discussion with Cindy Friedman, center, and Terie Norelli.

ENACT Forum on Women's Political Engagement

April 9, 2018

Throughout history, women have been underrepresented in the U.S. government. Despite continued advances and reforms targeting this issue, the problem persists. In this panel discussion, Terie Norelli, former New Hampshire speaker of the House and former President of the National Conference of State Legislators, and Massachusetts state Sen. Cindy Friedman shared their personal experiences and dispensed frank advice to women interested in serving in all levels of government.

ethics center staff at ethics center 20th anniversary celebration

The Ethics Center staff at the 20th anniversary celebration. From left: Marci McPhee, Daniel Terris, Cynthia Cohen, Barbara Strauss, Leigh Swigart and David Weinstein.

Photo Credit: Heratch Ekmekjian

Ethics Center's 20th Anniversary Celebration

March 12, 2018

The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life celebrated its 20th anniversary with a three-hour symposium, "Democracies in Peril: The Role of the University"; a reception; and performances.

Babu Ayindo

Babu Ayindo

Decolonizing Approaches to Arts-Based Peacebuilding

March 6, 2018

Over the course of a week, Babu Ayindo, a Kenyan conflict transformation expert, theater artist and traditional storyteller, engaged members of the Brandeis community in activities and conversations on questions surrounding decolonization and arts-based peacebuilding. In addition to sessions with members of the CAST advisory committee and students, he led sessions open to the Brandeis community.

Film Screening — 'Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity'

October 4, 2017

This gripping documentary film, directed by Leila Sadat, director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, delivers stark testimony from survivors of crimes against humanity and makes a compelling case for the adoption of a new global treaty.