2016 Davis Projects for Peace WINNER

March 22nd, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Brontë Velez has been awarded the 2016 Davis Projects for Peace award.
Please join us in congratulating her!

Davis Award 2016


Davis Projects for Peace winners

March 19th, 2015
 Congratulations to our Davis Projects for Peace Award winners! These two students got $10,000 each to implement their projects. We’re very proud of the quality of their applications and their passion to activate social justice both locally and globally.
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NEW PAX course for Spring 2015!

December 11th, 2014

-1If you would like to pre-register for this class, please email Lauren Jordahl (ljordahl@brandeis.edu), the PAX Administrator, your name and your sage ID – she can sign up on your behalf. Otherwise, the class is available for enrollment when registration opens on January 8.


Karpf & Hahn Peace Prize Winners

December 3rd, 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the Karpf and Hahn Peace! They will be pursuing their projects all over the world and reporting back to Prof. Fellman.

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Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize deadline!!

October 22nd, 2014

The deadline for the Karpf and Hahn Award application is October 29th. Though primarily intended for undergraduates, graduate students may apply and have been awarded in the past. It is a great opportunity to implement a peace project, attend a peace-related conference or develop art work on something you care about. Prizes range from $300 to $3500.

For more information, please look at the application:

If you’re interested in applying, you should set up a time to talk to Professor Fellman about your idea ASAP.

For additional questions, please contact Lauren Jordahl at ljordahl@brandeis.edu

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New Minor: Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation

October 21st, 2014

Brandeis has a new interdisciplinary minor named Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation, or CAST!

The minor tackles the issue about how we understand the connections among creativity, the arts, and social change. The program offers a coherent academic sequence where students can explore theory and practice of social change by using art and creativity. It challenges students to engage and reflect on aesthetic, interpretive, and analytical knowledge interpretation and present this information in creative, written, oral, and performative ways. Students learn social change practices, theories of change, social justice, and ethical dilemmas. Ultimately, they learn how in their futures, they can support communities to live creativity, sustainably, non-violently, and ethically.

The new minor is being “launched” with a conversation on Tuesday, October 28th from 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm in the SCC Multipurpose Room. Dean Jamele Adams will be presenting spoken word and students and faculty of CAST committees will be sharing work at the nexus of art, culture, justice, and peace! Join the conversation and have your questions answered about the new program, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP by Thursday, October 23rd here!

Learn more about the minor at go.brandeis.edu/castminor!


Adam Hochschild

September 30th, 2014

Adam Hochschild, an award-winning journalist and the author of King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africs, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-18, and other books, will be coming to Brandeis this October 13th from 3:30 to 5:00 in the afternoon in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall.

Hochschild spent most of his career writing about human rights and social justice, and is currently a lecturer at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. This October, he will be delivering a public lecture about the public debate in Great Britain over the outbreak of World War I.

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 will be available for purchase and signing.

New minor offered by Brandeis!

September 29th, 2014

Did you know Brandeis has a new minor through the Ethics Center? It’s named “Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation.” Fore more info, visit their website.



US Institute for Peace – online class offerings

September 22nd, 2014

USIP recently expanded its offerings by launching the USIP Global Campus, which features a series of facilitated online courses. These courses are designed to enable interactive and collaborative learning experiences within a broad-based classroom of students representing a diversity of backgrounds and countries. USIP faculty and experts will directly connect and network with participants in the course and those participants will be able to network as well. Some of their classes include Strategic Peacebuilding and Conflict Analysis.

For more information on their courses, check their website!


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Karpf Hahn Peace Grant

September 15th, 2014

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