November 19, 2019The World Languages and Cultures Committee with generous support from the Division of Humanities, the Provost and the Dean of Arts and Sciences, invited all members of the Brandeis Community (students, faculty, and staff) to experience and celebrate the linguistic diversity of Brandeis during the "I'm Global Week 2019."
The Mega Language Lunch featured individual language tables for speakers of the following languages - Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. No matter the level of proficiency, all were welcome! The only rule is NO ENGLISH! It was a great opportunity to celebrate and support language diversity at Brandeis.
October 29, 2019
a conversation with Edoardo AlbinatiEdoardo Albinati is a novelist and screenwriter who lives in Rome. His novel Svenimenti won the 2004 Viareggio Literary Award, and The Catholic School won the Strega Prize in 2016. For the last twenty-five years, he has worked as a teacher in Rebibbia, the largest prison in Rome.
Presented by The Italian Studies Program at Brandeis University and the Consulate General of Italy, cosponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities.
April 13, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Professor Debbie Felton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Humans have always been drawn to the idea of creatures and worlds that exist alongside or outside of our own. These extraordinary ideas can take many forms, from average people with usual abilities to worlds of the dead and fantastic beasts. But as Elbert Hubbard once said, "The supernatural is the natural not yet understood." Today, we have realized that many of the past's supernatural events were simply misunderstood natural phenomena.”
April 12, 2019
May 7, 2019
May 3, 2019
Honoring Professor Bernadette J. Brooten, Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies and Founding Director of The Feminist Sexual Ethics Project at Brandeis.
May 3, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Mewhinney.
April 16, 2019
Presented by World Languages and Cultures Committee and Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
From left to right: Max Le Blanc, Olivia Spelman, Gavi Klein and Professor Paola Servino
April 16, 2019
Speaker: Ross Melnick
Co-sponsored by the International Global Studies Program, the Department of Romance Studies, and the American Studies Program at Brandeis University.
April 15, 2019
Speaker: Meike G. Werner (Vanderbilt University)
April 13, 2019
With Kathleen Moran, associate professor and chair of philosophy, Brandeis University; Jens Timmerman, professor of moral philosophy, University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Lucy Allais, professor of philosophy, University of the Witwatersand, Johannesburg, and the Henry Allison Chair of the History of Philosophy, UC San Diego; and Adrienne Martin, the Akshata Murty '02 and Rishi Sunak Associate Professor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Claremont McKenna College.
April 10, 2019
Words and Artifacts: Treasures of a Cuban-Jewish Exile
Speaker: Ruth Behar, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Sponsored by HBI Project on Latin American Jewish and Gender Studies, the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, Brandeis Alumni Association, Brandeis International Business School, and Brandeis Latin American and Latino Studies Program.
April 8, 2019
Ashley-Rose, an award-winning Haitian-American educator, organizer, and poet from Boston
Melissa Alexia, a dance artist/educator, certified yoga teacher, and writer
Sponsored by Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST); co-sponsored by the Department of English.
April 5, 2019
Speaker: Mari Ishida
Sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and Comparative Literature and Culture Program.
March 27, 2019
A Talk by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel.
Sponsored by the Ethics Center and co-sponsored by African and African American Studies Department, the English Department and Romance Studies Department.
March 25, 2019
“What is Home?”
Sponsored by Center for German and European Studies (CGES), Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Department of Theater Arts and the Hebrew Program.
March 22, 2019
Speaker: Alisa N. Bokulich, professor of philosophy at Boston University.
March 20, 2019
Presented by the Italian Studies Program.
March 18, 2019
Sponsored by the Hebrew Program.
March 13, 2019
Speaker: Prof. Dominic Machado, College of the Holy Cross.
March 10, 2019
February 8, 2019
February 6, 2019
Speaker: David Enoch, the Rodney Blackman Chair in the Philosophy of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.