SOLI SORABJEE LECTURE IN SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES: “Gender & Forest Governance: A History of Absence, the Impact of Presence”

March 2nd, 2012


 “Gender & Forest Governance:

 A History of Absence, the Impact of Presence”


Featuring Bina Agarwal 

Director and Professor of Economics

Institute of Economic Growth

 New Delhi, India

 Monday, March 19, 2012

 5:30pm, Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Agarwal is a prize-winning feminist economist who studies gender, development, and agriculture

 in India and throughout South Asia. She writes about changing the framework of traditional

economics to include women and implicit power relationships in decision making found in

patriarchal societies.  In this interdisciplinary talk she will be drawing from her

 most recent book Gender and Green Governance. 

Light refreshments provided.

Social Justice and the University: Perspectives from the U.S. and Abroad

March 2nd, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Reading Room 303

Some say that universities are simply in the “knowledge business.” Others contend that a liberal arts education should propel students to action, particularly in the realm of social justice. What is the right answer for Brandeis University? As Brandeis undertakes a comprehensive strategic planning process under new leadership, setting priorities for years to come, what models from the U.S. and abroad can inform our thinking? Join distinguished members of the International Advisory Board of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, including leaders in government, education, business, and law from Mauritania, South Africa, Sweden, Sri Lanka, the U.S., and Venezuela.

Join us! This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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  • Diego Arria (Venezuela), Former Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Former President of the UN Security Council
  • Hans Corell (Sweden), Former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel of the United Nations
  • Richard Goldstone (South Africa), Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (retired)
  • Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah (Mauritania), Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General for West Africa
  • Shiranee Tilakawardane (Sri Lanka), Supreme Court Justice, Sri Lanka
  • Norbert Weissberg (U.S.A.), Philanthropist; Chairman, Package Research Laboratory LLC and Stapling Machines Company LLC

Full bios and complete list of Ethics Center Advisory Board members here.