Hindu Altar on campus!

January 30th, 2014

All are cordially invited to witness ‘Murthi Sthapana’ the ceremony to establish the Hindu altar on campus. Murthi means sacred sculpture or image, sthapana means placing. This ceremony is done to place the sacred sculpture or image. The purpose of the ceremony is  to awaken the mind of the participants, through the power of ritual, to the presence of divinity within the sacred image.

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Learn more about this year’s Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize Winners!

December 5th, 2013

Click the image to find out who the Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize Winners are, and that they’ll be doing with their grant!

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Abie Troen, Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize Winner

November 21st, 2013

Congratulations to Abie Troen, one of our Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize Winners! Here’s some info on him and his project.

Abie Troen, Film Major, Class of ’14, from Jerusalem, Israel.

In his project, Abie will be going to Kenya to hold a screening of the short documentary films that he is creating for the Kenyan Street Vendor’s Alliance. At the screening, he plans to invite supporters, donors, but also the street vendors who are all the stars/protagonists of the films. He hopes this will project will highlight the struggles of the street vendors who are members of the alliance, the men and women pursuing social justice and the coexistence between different groups on Kenyan city streets.


Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize

September 25th, 2013

Would you like to receive up to $3500 to work on a peace-related project? If so, please apply for the Karpf and Hahn Peace Awards. Deadline for application is on October 25th.

Please visit our website for more information.


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“Deconstructing War, Building Peace” course this semester!

September 6th, 2013

fellmanIt’s no surprise that Professor Gordie Fellman’s classes are adored by Brandeis students. TIME magazine wrote an article about America’s most sought after undergraduate courses, and ”Deconstructing War, Building Peace” is one of them!


To read the full article please visit:


Student wins ASA award

June 27th, 2013

Andrea Verdeja ’14, a Politics major at Brandeis University, was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Elise Boulding Award from the American Sociological Association, the highest Sociology professional association in the country. Verdeja, a Roosevelt Fellow, wrote the award-winning paper for the fellowship course on identity issues amongst Palestinians. Her essay was named ” “The Merging of Times: Refugee Identity within the West Bank,” and Professor Gordie Fellman recommended that she applied to the prize due to the paper’s outstanding quality. Prof. Fellman also won an award from ASA a few years ago for his distinguished scholarship. Verdeja was not only commended on the excellent quality of her writing, but was also invited to attend the ASA meetings  that will take place in New York City this August in order to receive her award in person and meet the committee that selected her. We’re very proud of Andrea for nationally representing Brandeis University and for all of her accomplishments!




PAX Graduation Reception

April 26th, 2013

PAX minor? Class of 2013? Then don’t forget to attend this year’s PAX RECEPTION! Your faculty will be there and they are looking forward to saying their farewells and meeting your families. This year’s reception will be held from 2:00 to 3:3opm, Friday, May 17th at Rapaporte Treasure Hall (at the Library). See you there, and get ready for your big day!





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