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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2014 Davis Peace Prize Winners In Action For the Summer

The Davis Projects for Peace initiative encourages students to design grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world.  In this year’s round of applications, four Brandeis students were given grants to spend their summers in India and Israel to work towards their causes.

Abie Troen and Andrea Verdaja are in India filming a documentary promoting the rights and entitlement of Dalit (untouchable) women. Abie and Andrea have made this video, showing some of their work in India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edq0i_NHDzs

Catie Stewart ’16 and Eli Philip’s ’15 are spending their summer in Israel working on their project, “Brandeis University – Al Quds University Student Dialogue Inititative” is working on establishing a long-term dialogue between students of the two universities

Graduation reception

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PAX and SJSP graduation reception

Calling all PAX and SJSP minors!!

Make sure to come to the department’s graduation reception on May 18th, from 2:00 to 3:30pm on the Rappaporte Treasure Hall. Professors Gordie Fellman and David Cunningham will be saying their final greetings to the Class of 2014, along with invited guest speakers. For more information, please contact Cheryl Hansen at chansen@brandeis.edu.

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