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Conversation with MK Tzipi Livni: A Town Hall Meeting on Israel-Diaspora Relations

10/4 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Hassenfeld Conference Center

Livni, a former foreign minister of Israel who is currently leader of the opposition in the Knesset and head of the Kadima party, will address Israel-Diaspora relations in a Town Hall-style program.

Tree Falls

If a Tree Falls: A Family's Quest to Hear and Be Heard

10/4 | 6:30 p.m.
Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall, WSRC

Please join us for a book signing, reading, and celebration. Jennifer Rosner's revelatory memoir explores family, silence, and what it means to be heard.

Dagfinn Rime

Economics Research Seminar: Dagfinn Rime

10/5 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Alumni Common Room

Rime is the Director of Research at Norges Bank.  His research interests are on financial market behavior, and in particular the microstructure of foreign exchange markets.


Eva Peron: History and Myths

10/5 | 3:10 p.m.
Shiffman 122

A lecture by Professor Marysa Navarro, 2010 Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting Professor.


MUM Film Screening

10/5 | 3:30 p.m.
HBI Lecture Hall, Epstein

HBI Scholar in Residence Julia Creet directed, produced, and wrote this documentary archiving her mother's experiences as a Holocaust survivor in Hungary.


John Brewer: From Grand Tour to Tourism?

10/5 | 4:30 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Brewer, a professor of History and Literature at CalTech, will be presenting a lecture on "Neo- Classicism, Modern Sentiment and the Business of Travel in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries".

Queer Abroad
Year Abroad, Queer Abroad

10/5 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Abraham Shapiro Academic Center Atrium

Want to find out what it's like to be queer in a foreign country? Come hear returning students talk about their experiences abroad as members of the queer community.


Brown Bag Seminar: "Shadows of Empire: How Post-Imperial Successor States Shape Memories"

10/6 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Shapiro Campus Center,
Multi-Purpose Room

Dr. Joshua Walker will present his recently defended dissertation and current book project in which he lays out an argument and framework for understanding the evolution of successor states like Japan and Turkey.


Joy Gordon: Invisible War

10/6 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m
Pearlman Lounge

Gordon's book examines how in every political, legal, and bureaucratic domain, the deliberate policies of the U.S. ensured the continuation of Iraq's catastrophic condition.


MusicUnitesUs and the power of music
Judith Eissenberg, Director of MusicUnitesUs, tells the story of the origins of the initiative, its challenges and successes, and what we have to look forward to this year.  Read this poignant interview to find out how music can change the lives of students throughout the community and the world.

Group SaloumClick here for a schedule of the fall residency, or here to learn more about Lamine Touré and Group Saloum.
Crown centerBelfer

New Middle East seminar to be Brandeis-Harvard joint venture
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis inaugurated a new Crown-Belfer Middle East Seminar series on Sept. 29.  The new series aims to assemble professors and experts from the Boston area universities and encourage debate on issues in the Middle East and U.S. policy within the region.
Sinai sees weak recovery and deep economic trouble
The U.S. economic recovery is losing momentum in the face of a persistently high unemployment rate, anemic consumer spending, and a mounting federal deficit, according to Allen Sinai, the noted financial forecaster and chief economist at Decision Economics, the market information advisory firm.
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Have you seen the new BrandeisNOW?
This week, Brandeis launched a redesigned university news site to better serve the needs of students, faculty and staff. Developed by the Office of Communications, the site offers more space for campus news and announcements, featured events, videos, slideshows and links to media coverage of Brandeis.  Another new feature is news story categorization, such as International Affairs.

TajikistanSalom Tajikistan!
Clay Westrope (SID student) recalls his first days in Tajikistan.

Campus Meetings
20th Anniversary of German Unity

10/4 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities Roofgarden

Celebration of the unification of Germany in 1990.  Refreshments will be served.

King Lear/Korol Lir in Russian (with English subtitles)

10/5 | 7:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Shiffman 219

King Lear/Korol Lir directed by Grigori Kozintsev with music by Dmitri Shostakovich and based on a translation by Boris Pasternak.

International Justice and Human Rights Gathering

10/7 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Abraham Shapiro Academic Center Atrium

This informal get-together will include discussions about: the creation of an international justice and human rights interest group, how to hear more about "Brandeis in The Hague", and events YOU would like to see on campus and how you can help make them happen.
RSVP for upcoming CGES events

Thomas Weber's lecture on "Hitler's First War" on October 12th: RSVPs due today.

Panel discussion on "German Austerity vs. U.S. Stimulus" on October 20th: RSVP by October 5th.

Join the 'Green Shot' competition

The German Embassy in Washington D.C. is sponsoring "Climate Change Campus Weeks" in the US in honor of the 20th anniversary of German unification. For this project, students are to create 5-minute video clips that deal with a climate/energy-related topic. All films should create a link to Germany at some point. Email for more information.
Info Sessions & Fairs
Study Abroad Info Session with CIEE Portugal

10/7 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Academic Services Conference Room, Usdan

Each information session is designed to give you an overview of the off-campus study process.  Dr. Nuno Senos, Resident Director of the CIEE Language and Culture Program in Lisbon, Portugal will present at this session as well.

Health Careers Study Abroad Info Session

10/8 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Academic Services Conference Room, Usdan

A panel of pre-health students who have recently returned from study abroad who will explore types of programs, resources, and application time lines.

10/6: Sorensen Fellowship Preliminary Internship Proposal
10/12: EL Expo poster presentations submissions
10/15: Atlas Corps Spring 2011 Fellowship
10/20: Rosalie Katchen Travel Grant
External Opportunities
Peace Corps Alumni & Networking Panel

10/4 | 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Room 313

Hiatt is bringing back Brandeis alumni who served as Peace Corps Volunteers to meet Brandeis students.  Come hear from an esteemed panel of alumni speak about their Peace Corps experience and what they are doing now.

Campus Resources
Academic Areas of Study
International Students and Scholars Office
Office of Study Abroad
Global Studies Program
Hiatt Career Center - International
Experiential Learning
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