Great Law School Forum opportunity!

Brandeis University’s Annual
Law School Forum

Monday, November 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld

Admissions representatives from 15+ East Coast law schools will be on campus for this special event, sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center. All Brandeis students and alumni are welcome to attend.

Careful research and thoughtful preparation of questions to ask law school representatives are strongly suggested.  This is a very special opportunity to present yourself in a small setting.

Brandeis students: RSVP via B.hired > Events > Career Forums

Professional dress is required.

Pragmatic Pacifism: Proactive, Practical Peacemaking with Dr. Wayne Lavender

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.

”The Faces of Eve: Varieties of Mormon Feminism”

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 – 7-9 p.m.
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Epstein Building, Brandeis University
515 South Street, Waltham MA 02454

Media portrayals of Mormon women have focused on the potential for oppression and abuse within both the mainline church and fundamentalists sects. Drawing on her 17 years of fieldwork among fundamentalist polygamous Mormons, Janet Bennion argues that some “sister wives” find fulfillment and even empowerment through their domestic arrangements. In this lecture, she will be joined by historian Laurel Ulrich to look beyond the official patriarchy and find the subtle feminisms Mormon women embody.

Janet Bennion is a professor of social sciences at Lyndon State College in Vermont. Her latest book, “Polygamy in Primetime: Media, Gender, and Politics in Mormon Fundamentalism”, was published in 2012 by the Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law, a collaboration between the HBI and the University Press of New England.

Free and open to the public

Parking in Epstein Lot

RSVP encouraged:

Harry Potter Alliance event

Andrew Slack ’02, co-founder and executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance, spoke in Pearlman Lounge last Thursday about the forthcoming Brandeis chapter fo theHPA, as well as the organization’s goals and initiatives in an event sponsored by the Sociology Department and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

According to the HPA website, the organization “work[s] for human rights, equality, and a better world” by drawing parallels to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.


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Anne Frank: An American Heroine?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Time: 2:00 – 3:15 pm
Location: Olin-Sang 112

Anne Frank’s Diary was turned into an American play in 1955 by Goodrich and Hackett. In this version, Anne was viewed as a victim of universal suffering, not just Jewish suffering. The Jewish playwright Meyer Levin protested loudly and took his complaints to court.

Come hear a talk on the controversy by David Barnouw, Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, co-editor of the Revised Critical edition of Anne Frank’s Diary and author of several works on the Dutch experience in WWII.

This event is cosponsored by the University Writing Program and the Ethics Center. For more information, contact Heather Lefebvre.


Indigenous Peoples, Women, Violence, and Peace Building

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Time: 12:00 – 1:50 pm
Location: Heller G4

Ligna Pulido, indigenous leader from Colombia, will address U.S. policies toward Colombia (particularly the Colombian Consolidation Plan), and the effects these policies have on indigenous communities and, most especially, on women. The discusion will illuminate the connections between militarization, trade agreements, indigenous rights, women’s rights, land rights, and environmental protection.

Pizza and refreshments will be served. This event is presented by Witness for Peace New England and cosponsored by SID and the MA in Coexistence and Conflict at the Heller School, along with the Ethics Center. For more information, contact Prof. Cristina Espinosa.

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