Beyond Nuremberg: The Future of International Criminal Justice

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations, will deliver a Distinguished Lecture in International Justice and Human Rights.

Wednesday, January 30 2013
5:30 PM
International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

Generously funded by the Planethood Foundation.For more information, contact

‘Deis Impact! Keynote Talk

Keynote Talk on Feb. 6, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Levin Ballroom, Usdan
By Eliza and Judy Dushku

Actress Eliza Dushku and her mother, Judy, a professor at Suffolk University, will speak about their work with the social-justice organization that Judy founded in war-torn Uganda.

For more information, contact Marci McPhee ( and Todd Kirkland (

Sorensen Fellowship Presentation: ”Tracing Roots: Uncovering Realities Beneath the Surface”

When? Thursday, December 13, 2012 – 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Where? Alumni Lounge, Usdan

What? The 2012 Sorensen Fellows present on their experiences abroad during the summer of 2012. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Sorensen Fellowship and volunteering abroad in general!

For more information, contact



Harry Potter Alliance featured in the ”Boston Globe”!

Andrew Slack ’02, a Brandeis Sociology major, was featured in The Boston Globe for his pioneering work in “fandom” based social justice through the Harry Potter Alliance. While at Brandeis, Slack traveled to Ireland on the Sorensen Fellowship. Brandeis currently has a HPA chapter that just organized a book drive.

Read about his experience as a Sorensen Fellow while at Brandeis.

Hiatt co-sponsors SoJust Leadership Forum (2/11), capstone ‘DEIS Impact! event


Brandeis University’s 2nd Annual
SoJust Leadership Forum

Monday, February 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

The SoJust Forum will be the capstone event that comprises ‘DEIS Impact, a “festival of social Justice” at Brandeis. Featuring Brandeis alumni in diverse fields including education, law, activism, this networking event will inspire current Brandeis students to see how their passions and experiences – through academics, volunteerism, internships and campus leadership – can translate into a career in public service and social justice.


Undergraduate RSVP: B.hired > Events > Forums

”Social Justice Around Us” – Art Exhibit

The Student Union’s Social Justice Committee Presents:
“Social Justice Around Us”
The Student Union’s Social Justice Committee is holding an art exhibit, “Social Justice Around Us” during the two week social justice festival, ‘DeisImpact which takes place February 1st – 11th.
If you know of any student, faculty, or staff and believe they deserve recognition within our community through the exhibit, please send in a nomination to the chair of the Social Justice Committee, Sarah G. Kim at ask that you include their full name and year of graduation. In addition, please send in a biographyanswering the following questions:

  • What does social justice mean to you?
  • What role does social justice play in your life?
  • What inspires you to continue fighting for the cause?
  • How can the Brandeis community get involved?

The due date to send in a nomination is December 11th.

Help us shed light on these dedicated individuals and their social justice causes!

“Is Peace Education Effective in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? An Impact Study of Seeds of Peace”

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 – 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Room G2, The Heller School

Join Ned Lazarus, School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, as he explores whether it’s possible to successfully educate youth for peace when they live in a reality of intractable conflict?  He presents his findings and reflections from fifteen years of dialogue and peace education practice, evaluation and research in the Middle East. Dr. Lazarus’s dissertation is a long-term impact study of the Seeds of Peace program, inspired by eight years’ work as the organization’s Program Director in Jerusalem.

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