October 22nd, 2014

Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize

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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September 30th, 2014

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.

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September 23rd, 2014

Meet the Majors

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September 19th, 2014

Graduate School in London workshop

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September 15th, 2014

Karpf Hahn Peace Grant

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July 11th, 2014

Davis Peace Prize Winners report from Israel

Catie Stewart, one of the Davis Peace Prize recipients, emailed the Department of Sociology letting us know that she and the other Brandeis students at Al Quds are safe in Jerusalem.  She also sent us pictures showing some of her experiences and an article written about the initiative: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4529734,00.html

Best wishes to Catie and the students at Al Quds, who are helping to promote peace and understanding in Israel amidst all the violence.

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July 9th, 2014

2014 Davis Peace Prize Winners

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.

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July 8th, 2014

Professor’s book wins top honor

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Sociology professor Sara Shostak’s new book Exposed Science: Genes, The Environment, and the Politics of Population Health was awarded best book of the year in the American Sociological Association’s science, knowledge, and technology section.  This is an incredible honor for Shostak, as this is a highly competitive and prestigious award.  Sara’s book has been highly praised and has received much national attention.  The Sociology Department congratulates Sara on her book’s success.

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April 24th, 2014

Critical Engagements, April 28th from 5-8 PM in the Ridgewood Commons.

The Leader-Scholar Communities presents our first annual symposium, Critical Engagements, April 28th from 5-8 PM in the Ridgewood Commons.

We warmly welcome the Brandeis Community to come witness the application of academia into action in the works of 60 first-year students who are part of the Leader-Scholar Communities: Media & Politics, Global Perspectives: place, race & gender, and Leadership in Health & Medicine. These students have intensively engaged in rich, critical, and intellectual thought over the past year, and have spent the majority of their second semester learning the process of putting thought into action. Each project was specifically created in order to engage a larger audience on a specific issue, interest, or idea. Come see the process of their first-year experience in the leader-scholar program.
Light refreshments will be served!
For more information, please contact Alex Vasquez at avasquez@brandeis.edu.
We hope to see you there!

 

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April 22nd, 2014

Governing Immigration in Advanced Welfare States: The Scandinavian Case

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2pm in Mandel Reading Room 303, 3rd Floor

The Scandinavian countries today face different kinds of challenges in relation to multicultural immigration. Questions of social cohesion and the sustainability of societal formation have been raised in all three countries over the last 10-15 years. Grete Brochmann will describe and analyze the dynamics generated when these challenges meet the traditionally equality oriented and ethnically homogeneous Scandinavian countries. She asks how the political approaches available for governance are formed by the institutional structure of the region, in which the welfare state plays an essential role. Information about the speaker can be found here.
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Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the Department of Politics, International and Global Studies, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and the Department of Sociology.

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