‘Deis Impact! Keynote Talk

December 17th, 2012

Keynote Talk on Feb. 6, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Levin Ballroom, Usdan
By Eliza and Judy Dushku

Actress Eliza Dushku and her mother, Judy, a professor at Suffolk University, will speak about their work with the social-justice organization that Judy founded in war-torn Uganda.

For more information, contact Marci McPhee (mcphee@brandeis.edu) and Todd Kirkland (tkirk@brandeis.edu).

bVIEW – A new initiative on campus

December 14th, 2012

Check out the article written by BrandeisNOW on bVIEW – a new initiative on campus that seeks to bring together because  that care about Israel, regardless of their perspective. These students, both Israeli and American, are planning a Boston-wide conference that will probably take place in January of next year.

Link to full article!


Davis Peace Prize Application!

December 6th, 2012

Last Year’s winners, Kayla Dinces and Lena Morrison in Zimbabwe

Don’t forget that the…
Davis Peace Award
application will be due soon after winter break!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to win $10,000 to create a project to build peace anywhere in the world.

Application deadline: January 18th, 2013

Interested in applying? Speak with Professor Gordie Fellman (fellman@brandeis.edu) prior to Winter Break

Questions? Contact Cheryl Hansen at chansen@brandeis.edu

“Social Justice Around Us” – Art Exhibit

December 4th, 2012
The Student Union’s Social Justice Committee Presents:
“Social Justice Around Us”
The Student Union’s Social Justice Committee is holding an art exhibit, “Social Justice Around Us” during the two week social justice festival, ’DeisImpact which takes place February 1st – 11th.
If you know of any student, faculty, or staff and believe they deserve recognition within our community through the exhibit, please send in a nomination to the chair of the Social Justice Committee, Sarah G. Kim at sgk730@brandeis.edu.We ask that you include their full name and year of graduation. In addition, please send in a biographyanswering the following questions:

  • What does social justice mean to you?
  • What role does social justice play in your life?
  • What inspires you to continue fighting for the cause?
  • How can the Brandeis community get involved?

The due date to send in a nomination is December 11th.

Help us shed light on these dedicated individuals and their social justice causes!

Check out the upcoming Ethics Center events!

December 4th, 2012

The Ethics Center has  many interesting upcoming events for the end of the semester and the beginning of the next. Check their website for more information!

“Is Peace Education Effective in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? An Impact Study of Seeds of Peace”

December 3rd, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 – 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Room G2, The Heller School

Join Ned Lazarus, School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, as he explores whether it’s possible to successfully educate youth for peace when they live in a reality of intractable conflict?  He presents his findings and reflections from fifteen years of dialogue and peace education practice, evaluation and research in the Middle East. Dr. Lazarus’s dissertation is a long-term impact study of the Seeds of Peace program, inspired by eight years’ work as the organization’s Program Director in Jerusalem.