New PAX course for Spring 2015!

If 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.

 

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Prof. David Cunningham featured on BrandeisNOW

Professor David Cunningham, Chair of the SOC department, was recently featured on BrandeisNOW for his research on the influence of KKK on Southern voters in the 1960s. For more information, read the full article.

http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2014/december/cunningham-kkk-impact.html

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Davis Projects for Peace

Want $10,000 to implement a peace project anywhere in the world? One (or more) Brandeisians will get the opportunity to do so through the Davis Projects for Peace, and that could be you!

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Davis Projects for Peace

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for the 2015 Davis Projects for Peace grant.  All Brandeis undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this $10,000 grant. 

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2015Interested students must contact Professor Fellman prior to December 12 to discuss their proposal.

The Davis Projects for Peace initiative encourages students to design grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2015.

For more details, please visit: http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/peace/awards/davis.html

 

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Karpf and Hahn Award deadline

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:
http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/peace/pdfs/Karpf%20_Hahn%20Peace%20Award%20application.pdf

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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Creativity, Arts & Social Transformation launch event

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Adam Hochschild

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!

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President of Ghana to speak at Brandeis

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.

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Karpf Hahn Peace Grant

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