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Monday, 3/12, 5 p.m., “Social Justice and the University: Perspectives from the U.S. and Abroad”

Posted by mzoltan on March 5th, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Reading Room 303

Some say that universities are simply in the “knowledge business.” Others contend that a liberal arts education should propel students to action, particularly in the realm of social justice. What is the right answer for Brandeis University? As Brandeis undertakes a comprehensive strategic planning process under new leadership, setting priorities for years to come, what models from the U.S. and abroad can inform our thinking? Join distinguished members of the International Advisory Board of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, including leaders in government, education, business, and law from Mauritania, South Africa, Sweden, Sri Lanka, the U.S., and Venezuela.

Join us! This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, please contact ethics@brandeis.edu.

RSVP on Facebook here (optional).

Featuring:

Diego Arria (Venezuela), Former Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Former President of the UN Security Council
Hans Corell (Sweden), Former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel of the United Nations
Richard Goldstone (South Africa), Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (retired)
Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah (Mauritania), Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General for West Africa
Shiranee Tilakawardane (Sri Lanka), Supreme Court Justice, Sri Lanka
Norbert Weissberg (U.S.A.), Philanthropist; Chairman, Package Research Laboratory LLC and Stapling Machines Company LLC

Full bios and complete list of Ethics Center Advisory Board members here.

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