Davis Peace Prize Project Talk

October 1st, 2014
One of our Davis Peace Prize summer projects involved a trip to Al Quds University in the West Bank to meet and build relationships with Palestinian students. Next week, the students who participated in this dialogue initiative will be talking about their experiences to the Brandeis community. For more information, take a look at their Facebook event page.



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.

Meet the Majors

September 23rd, 2014

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President of Ghana to speak at Brandeis

September 19th, 2014

The President of the Republic of Ghana, John D. Mahama, will present a talk at Brandeis on Monday, Sept. 29, 12:45-1:45 pm, in the Carl J. Shapiro Theater, Shapiro Campus Center. The talk is free and open to the Brandeis community.

In his address, “The Promise of Africa,” President Mahama will discuss recent and current growth and development on the African continent and the need for the international community to support and encourage these new development achievements. He will highlight Ghana’s efforts to attain economic growth and reduce poverty in charting a sustainable course as a stable middle-income country.

Tickets are required to attend the talk and are available at the Shapiro Campus Center box office during the following hours: Monday-Friday, 12-6 p.m. and Saturday 12-4 p.m. The box office will be closed Sept. 25-28 for Rosh Hashanah. Tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. One ticket will be issued per Brandeis ID.

Please note that security measures will be in place. No bags, cameras, video cameras, or signs or banners will be allowed in the theater. The Secret Service may also implement other restrictions. Doors will open at 12 noon.

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management’s Sustainable International Development program is sponsoring President Mahama’s talk as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. President Mahama will also meet with President Frederick M. Lawrence and attend a lunch with faculty, staff and students.


Graduation reception

May 12th, 2014

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The Black-Jew Dialogues

November 14th, 2013

The Black-Jew Dialogues is coming to Brandeis!

What’s so funny about two US American marginalized groups that have slavery, the KKK, and chicken livers in common?

That’s what you’ll find out in this extraordinary two-actor play on the history and absurdity of prejudice and racism and the power of tough conversations that push us closer to coexistence. The Black-Jew Dialogues combines fast-paced sketches, improvisations, multi-media, puppets and a game show to create a show that has gained praise across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. at universities, high schools, synagogues, and theaters.

Where: Lown Auditorium

When: November 14, 9:30 PM

Entrance is FREE!

View the trailer here. Hope to see you there!


Compassionate Listening Workshop with Yael Petretti

September 16th, 2013

This event is required for Professor Fellman’s classes but all are welcome to attend.

Shwartz Auditorium, Sunday September 22nd, 8:30am-4pm

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9/11 Remembrance Event

September 10th, 2013

The Interfaith Chaplaincy invites the Brandeis community to join them this Wednesday at noon at the Peace Memorial near Usdan Student Center to join in a brief remembrance of the events of 9/11.


Celebrate Peace on the Earth Day

April 12th, 2013

April 22nd, from 12 – 1:30 pm
SCC Art Gallery (317)

Reception for this year’s Peace Prize Winners

Sarah Van Buren ’13, Natan Odenmeier ’15, Shota Adamia ’15 (Karpf & Hahn Peace Prize)
Mangaliso Mohammed ’13 and Ardak Meterkulova ’13 (Davis Peace Prize)

Sponsored by the Peace, Conflict & Coexistence Program, and Cosponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and Department of Sociology