National Cohesion in Insecure States: Experiences from Africa

September 27th, 2012

From October 15th to the 19th, Michael Noureddine Kassa will be in residence as Brandeis as a Distinguished Visitor of the International Center for Ethic, Justice and Public Life. his Keynote Address will be on Thursday, October 18th, from 5:00 to 6:30 at the Rapaporte Treasure Hall at the Goldfarb Library. For more information on other events that Michel N. Kassa will be hosting or participating in, check this website.

Don’t forget International Peace Day’s events!

September 21st, 2012
Come join the International Day of Peace Festival! Stefan Schindler will be lecturing at 2pm in the Geller Conference Room.
FREE BEN AND JERRY’S ICE CREAM will be provided afterwards, along with vegetarian snacks. Moreover, performances will be held on Chapels Field, including Company B, WBRS Music, and other fun activities.

Millenium Campus Conference: Making Brandeisians proud

September 20th, 2012

This past weekend, over a thousand college students gathered at Northeastern University for the Millennium Campus Conference. During the two days of the event, participants had the opportunity to attend lectures with key note speakers and to also participate in workshops and networking sessions. Through the discussion of the Millennium Development Goals, the conference helped attendees develop tangible skills that can be applied to every day life.

An interesting aspect of MCC was Brandeis’ alumni and student leadership throughout the event. Sam Vaghar ’08, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Millennium Campus Network, is a great example of how Brandeis students can incorporate their passion for social justice to a professional career. Vaghar has met with President Obama and was  a featured speaker in a tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina through the request of the State Department. Leila May Pascual ’15 and Sarah Van Buren ’13 facilitated a workshop named ”Mobilizing a Movement Through Personal Narrative”. Through their workshop, participants learned how to better expose their stories to an audience and to explain why they became passionate about a cause. In addition, Sajed Kamal, a Brandeis lecturer, participated in a discussion on ”Environmental Tensions: The Pressures Developing Countries Face Regarding Climate Change.”

Marci McPhee from the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis facilitated a workshop named ”Maximizing My Impact in the World”. With the help of three students (Sarah van Buren ’13, Paul Sukijthamapan ’13 and Miriam Wong ’14), McPhee spoke about how to channel one’s passions and the best how one can cause changes, whether locally or globally.

Moreover, Brandeis students were very excited to see their peers taking on leaderships roles at a major event. According to Genevieve Oliveira ’15, ”The conference was very well organized and the participants were clearly excited to be there. However, to me, the best part was seeing my peers talk about their achievements and inspire so many others to do the same. The things they are doing outside of the classroom show me that social justice does not have to be something that is only mentioned while at Brandeis – we can take it with us throughout our lives”. For more information regarding Millennium Campus Conference and the Brandeisians that participated in this year’s event, please visit htttp://



International Day of Peace, Friday, September 21st

September 19th, 2012
Come join in the International Day of Peace Festival! At 2pm in Geller Conference Room you are invited to hear Stefan Schindler’s lecture:
Trifecta from Hell: Despoliation, Proliferation, Klepto-Capitalism. A panel discussion following, and then 4-6pm
FREE BEN AND JERRY’S ICE CREAM, vegetarian snacks, Company B, WBRS Music, and other fun activities on Chapels Field.  

A new opportunity for students

September 19th, 2012

WorldBoston, the World Affairs Council serving Eastern Massachusetts is launching WB2030, a network for young professionals and students seeking to make valuable international connections and to access global expertise for career development.


On Thursday, September 20, Duke University Professor Jen’nan Read will lead a presentation on the American Muslim electorate and the upcoming Presidential election. The event is free to attend and refreshments will be provided. Please see the attached Flyer


About WB2030 Membership


WB2030 is open to all university students, recent graduates, and young professionals from ages 20 – 39. Membership benefits include:

  • Free admission to The Future of China and regular WB2030 events
  • Networking with prominent international delegations
  • Full member discounts at all ticketed WorldBoston programs
  • Access to Members-only receptions at WorldBoston
  • Membership status in the World Affairs Councils of Americanational network
  • A free copy of China in Ten Words, signed by Yu Hua, for attendees at kickoff event

Graduate students and undergrads are encouraged to join!

Membership rates:

  • Current students: $20 per year
  • Young professionals: $30 per year