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Designing a university-based infrastructure for the field
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In partnership with the University of Cyprus:
3-Week Summer School:
Theatre in (Post) Conflict Communities
July 2-20, 2018
Nicosia, Cyprus
University of Cyprus


PeaceCon 2018
October 24-26
Washington, DC

Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy - Peacebuilding Newsletter

Theatre: Spotlight on Russia

"Arts and Building Peace: The Basics and Envisioning the Future"
Essay by Cynthia Cohen
Peace in Progress Magazine

Interview with Lee Perlman about
Book: “But Abu Ibrahim, We’re Family!”

Pop Culture Collaborative

Featured News from the Field Theme: "Arts and Social Change in Kenya: Past and Present"

The Brandeis minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) presents:

2017 CAST Annual Report

CAST Design Lab Reports

Displaced Artists Fund Residency Program
Vermont Studio Center

Women In Music

Professor Cynthia Cohen Solves the World's Problems with Creativity
The Brandeis Hoot

Artist Protection Fund (AFP)
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Acting Together Documentary

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“Acting Together” Documentary Selected to Receive a
2012 Telly Award

June 8, 2012 –
 The Telly Awards has named Cynthia Cohen and Allison Lund as winners in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “Acting Together on the World Stage.”  Selected from nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, Telly Award is the most well-known and prestigious professional video industry award, this is a tremendous honor for the production team including Theatre Without Borders, Brandeis University’s Peacebuilding and the Arts program, and filmmaker Allison Lund.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding professional video and film productions. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards.  “Cohen and Lund's accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, comprising the Silver Telly Council (Silver being the highest presented award), judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.  “Acting Together on the World Stage” won a Bronze Telly in the Education category.

ATThis July will mark one-year anniversary of completion of the documentary, “Acting Together on the World Stage.” This award is both a tremendous honor and great recognition of our on-going effort for promoting peace through the use of arts. If you want to get involved in the Acting Together project, please contact Polly Walker at pollyowalker@gmail.com. View the screening event calendar and learn more about the Acting Together project.

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