Women Peacemakers on the Ethnic Borders of Bosnia Herzegovina

March 4th, 2013


The Women’s Research Center at Brandeis will be hosting an upcoming lecture and discussion on women’s roles in peacebuilding in Bosnia on the borders between Muslim, Catholic and Orthodox Christian villages. This event will feature Zilka Spahic Siljak, a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Divinity School, who has conducted fieldwork and interviews with women peace activists in the Bosnian postwar society. Please join us at 4PM on Tuesday, March 12th, at the Women’s Studies Research Center (Epstein).
More event info at: http://www.brandeis.edu/investigate/events/2013/Women-Peacemakers-Bosnia-Herzegovina.html

‘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).

“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!

“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.

Davis Peace Prize

November 27th, 2012

At least one Brandeis student will win


Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2013. The projects judged to be the most promising and do-able will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.

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


”Etty” – A play on the life of Etty Hillesum

November 9th, 2012

Check out this awesome play co-sponsored by PAX!

When? November 15th at 7:30 pm
Where? Rappaport Treasure Hall
What? Using only Etty Hillesum’s words, Susan Stein’s adaptation brings us to 1943 when Etty, a young Jewish woman, is about to be deported out of Holland. As she prepares for the three day journey eastward, she digs deeper into her soul to understand this piece of history and root out any hatred or bitterness, believing  that humanity is the best and only solution for survival. Etty’s words,  insights and beliefs reach out from the Holocaust and allow us to see the power of hope and individual thought in the most extreme circumstances. In her gentle yet forthright way, Etty asks us not to  leave her at Auschwitz but to let her have a bit of say in what she hopes will be a new world.


Film screening of “Acting Together on the World Stage”

November 7th, 2012

The Peace, Conflict and Coexistence studies Program will be hosting the film screening of “Acting Together on the World Stage.

When: Wednesday, November 14th, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Pearlman Lounge

Program director of Peacebuilding and the Arts, Professor Cynthia Cohen (International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life/ Peacebuilding and the Arts) will be joining us for a Q&A session after the film.
See the power of arts and peace building unfold!

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.