Recent News and Events

Brazil's Balancing Act: Reconciling the Demands of Economic Development, Environmental Protection, and Indigenous Rights

Ethics Center and International Business school host panel discussion on Brazil

Beyond Nuremburg: the Future of International Criminal Justice

The Ethics Center welcomes Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein to Brandeis

Inaugural iCourts Conference at the University of Copenhagen

iCourts at the University of Copenhagen

Ethics Center attends iCourts inaugural event

Global Judicial Colloquium - Haifa, 2012

Center Convenes Global Judicial Colloquium at University of Haifa

Brandeis Institute for International Judges 2012

BIIJ 2012 Report [PDF]

A complete report of the eighth session of the Brandeis Institute for International Judges is now available. The Institute was held in Carmona, Spain, 3-7 January, 2012. View or download the report [PDF].

Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence (2011)

The Ethics Center organizes a symposium examining approaches to seeking justice in the aftermath of violent conflict and gross violations of human rights.

Judges Colloquium on Women and Justice – India (2011)

 Judicial Colloquium in IndiaThe colloquium, held in New Delhi in October, brought together judges from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the United States to address a variety of issues related to gender-based violence and its impact on the work of judges. Read more.

Exploring Global Justice: Perspectives from Young Scholars and Practitioners


Speaker Series – Spring 2014


a series of lectures by young academics and practitioners in the field of international justice

"On Knife's Edge: the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia's Impact on Civilian Violence"

Jacqueline McAllisterJacqueline McAllister, PhD candidate in political science at Northwestern University, a visiting professor at Wellesley College and the Spring 2014 Ethics Center Fellow, will speak. Read her bio here.

Thursday January 23, 2014
6:15 pm
Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Room 209

Related readings:

"The International Criminal Court and the Politics of Justice in Africa"

Alana TiemessenAlana Tiemessen, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Chicago Department of Political Science. Read her bio here.

Monday, February 24, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Heller School, Room G1

"Rule of Law and Development in Africa"

Emily StraussEmily Strauss, Special Counsel, Lawyers Without BordersRead her bio here.

Thursday March 27, 2014
6:15 pm
Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Room 209

"Strategic Action in African Regional Courts"

Nicole deSilvaNicole De Silva, PhD candidate in political science at Oxford University. Read her bio here.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
6:15 pm
Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Room 209

Refreshments served at all events.

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