2004 News Archive

December 2004

Conference: "Justice Across Cultures" in Jerusalem (12/21/2004)

Ethically Speaking (12/08/2004)
The Center's newsletter is now available in print and online.

Cynthia Cohen presents to Sesame Workshops International (12/07/2004)

Both Sides of the Bench: New Perspectives on International Law and Human Rights
The publication - resulting from the 2001-03 Brandeis International Fellowship Program in Human Rights, Intervention, and International Law - is now available online.

Imagining Self and Other: Creativity and Ethical Action in the Aftermath of Violence
Artists, Cultural Workers, Peacebuilders, and Scholars Exchange Ideas at a Recent

November 2004

Cynthia Cohen leads workshop for Montreal artists and community organizers (11/27/2004)

Position opening (11/29/2004)
Program Manager of the Coexistence Initiative at Brandeis (TCI Brandeis)

The Coexistence Initiative (TCI) joins the Center (11/28/2004)

The 2005 Ethics and Coexistence Student Fellows (ECSF)

The Center has moved (11/20/2004)
Visit us in the new Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex

Reflections on the 2004 American presidential election by Goenawan Mohamad (11/17/2004)
Mohamad was a presenter in the recent symposium of the Brandeis International Fellowship Program (BIF), "Re-Imagining Self and Other: Creativity and Ethical Action in the Aftermath of Violence."

Song Under the Stairs - a concert of Yiddish and Latino Songs with Beth Anne Cole (11/15/04)

Mari Fitzduff engages with activists, academics, policy makers, and leaders in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem (11/08/2004 - 11/11/2004)

October 2004

Artist Talk: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons (10/28/2004)

The Newcomers Among Us: Sharing Experiences and Learning Lessons (10/27/2004)
The Center hosted a day-long seminar that brought together professionals and members of the Brandeis community to discuss issues surrounding immigration in Waltham, Newton, Lincoln, and other near suburbs of Boston.

The impact of standards and high-stakes tests on children with disabilities (10/26/2004)
A symposium features the voices of 10th grade students in the Boston Public Schools.

Globalization, Trade & Justice (10/20/2004)

First Ethics and Coexistence Student Fellows Reunion is Held (10/16/2004)
Former and current ECSFs met to give updates about Brandeis and share information about their work abroad.

Hizkias Assefa, stories from an African Peacebuilder (10/14/2004)

Jane Sapp & Olivier Urbain: The Power of the Arts in Re-humanizing Self and Other (10/14/2004)

'Regret to Inform' film and discussion with Barbara Sonneborn (10/13/2004)

Re-Imagining Self and Other: Creativity and Ethical Action in the Aftermath of Violence
An event of the Brandeis International Fellowship Program: Recasting Reconciliation through Culture and the Arts (10/13/2004 - 10/14/2004)

Brandeis holds art exhibits (10/07/2004)
Brandeis International Fellow Symposium featured in the Daily News Tribune

American Election Dilemmas, International Context (10/04/2004)

September 2004

Al-Quds University Partnership Informational Meeting and Reception (9/27/2004)

The Iraq Memory Foundation (09/17/2004)
Founded by Center Faculty Associate Kanan Makiya, The Iraq Memory Foundation is approved by Iraq's Prime Minister to conduct humanitarian documentation.

Religion and Ethnicity in Medieval Spain - Thomas Glick Lecture (9/10/04)

August 2004

Seeking event cosponsorship?
The Center offers cosponsorship support to student clubs, faculty, and other Brandeis organizations

Re-imagining Self and Other: Creativity and Ethical Action in the Aftermath of Violence (10/13/2004 - 10/14/2004)
View the announcement of the Fall 2004 symposium of the Brandeis International Fellowship Program

International justice's prodigal parent (08/06/2004)
Brian Concannon, Jr., guest faculty member for the 2004 Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ), reflects on America’s role in International criminal law and the 2004 BIIJ Institute in Salzburg, Austria

July 2004

The Center hosts the third Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ) (06/28/2004 - 07/03/2004)
Complementarity and Cooperation: The Challenges of International Justice

Former visiting scholar Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela wins top book prize in South Africa (07/07/2004)
Gobodo-Madikizela won the South Africa's top literary prize for her work A Human Being Died That Night, about the crimes committed by Eugene de Kock.

May 2004

Justice Richard Goldstone receives honorary degree from Brandeis University (05/23/2004)

Board Chair Theodore Sorensen asks New School University graduates to "Restore Our Country to Greatness" (05/21/2004)
Sorensen delivers the 2004 commencement address at New School University, New York

NGOs at the Table: Strategies for Influencing Policies in Areas of Conflict (05/07/2004)
A new publication edited by Mari Fitzduff, director of the Master's program in Coexistence and Conflict, and Cheyanne Church is now available.

April 2004

Joseph Bisson and Marci McPhee honored with Employee Service Awards (04/30/2004)

Ethically Speaking Spring 2004 is now available in print and online (04/28/2004)

Comedy for Peace: If We Can Laugh Together, Then We Can Live Together (04/24/2004)

Tastes of Memories: A Concert of Cultures (04/22/2004)

The Newcomers Among Us: Sharing Experiences and Learning Lessons (04/21/2004)
The seminar was the second in a series that explores contemporary immigration in Massachusetts.

Is Arab-Jewish Coexistence in Israel Still Possible? (04/19/2004)
A talk presented by Rabbi Ron Kronish and Mr. Issa Jaber

Gen-Tech Women: Choice & Responsibility, a talk by Carmel Shalev (04/14/2004)

March 2004

Now accepting applications: Master's Program in Coexistence and Conflict
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for a new Master's Program in Coexistence and Conflict beginning September 2004 at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

Traumatic Past, Creative Responses: Reflections on the Holocaust as a Challenge for Today (03/31/2004)
A presentation by Björn Krondorfer

Udi Aloni: A Local Angel (03/30/2004)

Dr. Ralph Bunche Lecture (03/18/2004)

Center board members meet with Brandeis students (03/15/2004)

Marina Pevzner, '04, former Ethics and Coexistence Student Fellow, presented the Peace Abbey's Courage of Conscience Award to the Israeli organization, New Profile (03/06/2004)

Justice Across Cultures (03/08/2004)

Reflections on Violence and Social Justice: The Weather Underground (03/07/2004)

Eyes Wide Shut: Opening Our Eyes to Stereotypes (03/02/2004)
The first public event of the new International Collaboration Network (ICN), chaired by Marci McPhee-Center assistant director, has students, faculty, and staff talking.

War and Peace, a Documentary about Kashmir (03/01/2004)

February 2004

Unmasking Esther - Purim Activist Workshop (2/25/04)

My Years as a Civil Rights Activist in SNCC (2/25/04)

Local artist is "inspired" by the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence and develops products for peace education

Sari Nusseibeh, Center board member and president of Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, speaks at Harvard University (02/20/2004)

Ambassador Diego Arria, Center board member, announced to the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY) that Milosevic had notice of 'slow genocide' (02/12/2004)

Eyes Wide Shut: Opening our Eyes to Stereotypes (02/10/2004)

January 2004

Coexistence at Brandeis: Reflections and Recommendations
A research-based analysis of intergroup relations at Brandeis University