Apply now for the Karpf & Hahn Peace Awards!

October 19th, 2012

Available for undergraduate and graduate students

Awarded for artwork and essays on peace, travel grants, conference participation and peace-related projects.

Ranging from $300-$5000

Applications due October 29th to Cheryl Hansen

Pragmatic Pacifism: Proactive, Practical Peacemaking with Dr. Wayne Lavender

October 19th, 2012

October 23rd, 2012
Pearlman Lounge

7:30 p.m

Rev. Dr. Wayne Lavender P’13 will be speaking at Brandeis on October 23rd at Pearlman Lounge on the subject of Pacifism and Practical Peacemaking. Dr. Lavender is a peace maker that runs ‘’Passing the Peace’’, an interfaith, international organization that seeks to help build a world of peace and justice through bringing together people of different faiths and highlighting the importance of ending wars. He will be speaking about his work and experience as a Professor in Iraq and his foundation, that seeks to bring together people of different religious backgrounds to support orphans in Africa and raise awareness about poverty and social inequality.

”The Faces of Eve: Varieties of Mormon Feminism”

October 19th, 2012

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 – 7-9 p.m.
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Epstein Building, Brandeis University
515 South Street, Waltham MA 02454

Media portrayals of Mormon women have focused on the potential for oppression and abuse within both the mainline church and fundamentalists sects. Drawing on her 17 years of fieldwork among fundamentalist polygamous Mormons, Janet Bennion argues that some “sister wives” find fulfillment and even empowerment through their domestic arrangements. In this lecture, she will be joined by historian Laurel Ulrich to look beyond the official patriarchy and find the subtle feminisms Mormon women embody.

Janet Bennion is a professor of social sciences at Lyndon State College in Vermont. Her latest book, “Polygamy in Primetime: Media, Gender, and Politics in Mormon Fundamentalism”, was published in 2012 by the Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law, a collaboration between the HBI and the University Press of New England.

Free and open to the public

Parking in Epstein Lot

RSVP encouraged:

National Cohesion in Insecure States: Experiences from Africa

October 12th, 2012


Thursday, October 18, 2012
5-6:30 pm; Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Mistrust, rivalries, and manipulation of the legacies of the past are among the hurdles societies face after conflict on the way to national cohesion and peace. How can we pursue sustainable and ecologically responsible development in a globalized and exposed puzzle of nations, networks and interests?
You’re invited to a keynote by Michel Noureddine Kassa, Country Team Leader for the Initiative for a Cohesive Leadership in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Distinguished Visiting Practitioner in residence 10/15-10/19/12 at Brandeis.

Michel Noureddine Kassa

October 12th, 2012

Michel Noureddine Kassa is the Country Team Leader for the Initiative for a Cohesive Leadership in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is coming to Brandeis for his Distinguished Visiting Practitioner Residency October 15 – 19, hosted by Alain Lempereur, Director of the Master’s Program in Coexistence and Conflict and the Heller School and the International Ethics Center at Brandeis. On Thursday, October 18th at 5:00 pm in Rapaporte Treasure Hall (Goldfarb Library) he will be giving his Keynote Address – “National Cohesion in Insecure States: Experiences from Africa.” Check out the poster below! This is an event you won’t want to miss.


Indigenous Peoples, Women, Violence, and Peace Building

October 5th, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Time: 12:00 – 1:50 pm
Location: Heller G4

Ligna Pulido, indigenous leader from Colombia, will address U.S. policies toward Colombia (particularly the Colombian Consolidation Plan), and the effects these policies have on indigenous communities and, most especially, on women. The discusion will illuminate the connections between militarization, trade agreements, indigenous rights, women’s rights, land rights, and environmental protection.

Pizza and refreshments will be served. This event is presented by Witness for Peace New England and cosponsored by SID and the MA in Coexistence and Conflict at the Heller School, along with the Ethics Center. For more information, contact Prof. Cristina Espinosa.

Filmmaker Anand Partwardhan will screen his new film Oct 4 at 7 pm

October 2nd, 2012

Distinguished Brandeis Alumnus, Anand Partwardhan ’72, will screen his new film Oct 4 at 7 pm in the Shapiro Campus Center Theater.

We hope to see you there!