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Traci West
A Kraft-Hiatt Lecture: Disruptive Christian Ethics by Traci West

10/11 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Mandel Center 128

Traci C. West is Professor of Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School in New Jersey.

Jewish Muslim France

Jewish and Muslim Identity in France and the US: Conflict and Dialog

10/11 | 4:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Lown 315

Taďeb is Resident Director of the Council on International Educational Exchange study center in Paris, where she teaches intercultural communication and recently organized a faculty seminar, Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

Acting Together

Acting Together on the World Stage - Brandeis launch of documentary

10/12 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Merrick Theater, Spingold

documentary features the stories and performances of courageous and creative theatre artists and peacebuilders working to resist violence, build bridges across differences, and support reconciliation in conflict regions around the world.


Hitler's First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War

10/12 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities Room 303

Thomas Weber will be exploring what effect the First World War had in the politicization and radicalization of Adolf Hitler.

Jap Am flags
Stress, Japanese Style
10/12 | 5:00 p.m.
Reading Room, 3rd floor, Mandel Humanities Center

Students of different cultures obsess, strive and dream in different ways.  Please join us in welcoming a team of young Japanese sociology students to compare notes on student life from Waltham to Tokyo.

J-G dialog

Jewish-German Dialog in Transition: Germany and its Jews

10/12 | 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities Atrium

In his talk Sergey Lagodinsky is addressing the challenges and assessing the perspectives for a substantial German-Jewish Renaissance.

Peace Meals

Anna Badkhen: Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs

10/13 | 7:00 p.m.

Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Badkhen, war-zone journalist and author, will vividly describe the intimate but fleeting friendships (and ordinary pleasures) that carried her through danger, deprivation, and the strange experience of bearing public witness to extreme forms of suffering.

Seven Heresies in Anthropology

10/14 | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Heller G3

Ricardo Godoy, Professor of International Development at Heller School, will be lecturing on "Seven Heresies in Anthropology: Findings from a multidisciplinary longitudinal study of native Amazonians in Bolivia". 

Sexuality, Secularization, and the Rise of Modern Jewish Literature

10/14 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lown 315

This colloquium provides a critical forum for graduate students and faculty to present and discuss works-in-progress, thereby fostering an interdisciplinary intellectual community in all areas of Jewish studies.

Group Saloum
MusicUnitesUs Residency: Bŕkk to the Future: Lamine Touré and Group Saloum

10/13 - 10/16

Shapiro Academic Center Atrium/ Slosberg Music Center

We invite you to join us in open classes, discussions, concerts, and workshops throughout the week that are part of the MusicUnitesUS Intercultural Residency Series at Brandeis University.  Also, visit the
Intercultural Residency Photo Exhibit: Spotlight on West Africa.


Eastern European Karaites - A Case Study in Jewish Identity

10/15 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Heller School G1

Karaites are practitioners of Karaism, a Jewish movement that considers the Tanakh, the Hebrew name for the Old Testament, to be the supreme legal authority in both Jewish religious law and theology.

South Asia Events Highlight October
Global Brandeis continues to highlight South Asia as a locale important to the Brandeis experience.  This month, you can attend:

receptionThe "South Asia at Brandeis" reception (see event on right).

Creekmur miniGo to the Soli Sorabjee Lecture featuring Professor Corey Creekmur (see below).

mini inviteApply for a new fellowship award

(see announcement on right).

Lamine Touré music, student photographs evoke African spirit
This week, Lamine Touré and Group Saloum will be on campus showcasing their talent to the Brandeis community.  Review the event schedule, read an interview with MusicUnitesUs director Judith Eisenberg, and see the student photography exhibit on West Africa.
Third Soli Sorabjee Lecture to Explore Cinematic Interpretations of Indian History
On October 28th, the latest Soli Sorabjee Lecture in South Asian Studies at Brandeis University will deal with a major shift in Indian film and society - the move by Indian filmmakers to tackle the colonial and Independence periods directly. Professor Corey Creekmur, head of Film Studies at the University of Iowa, will use his expertise in international popular cinema in a talk entitled "Experiments with Truth: Confronting Colonial History in Popular Indian Cinema."
La Mama
A new documentary film -- co-created by Peacebuilding and the arts director Cindy Cohen and filmmaker Allison Lund, in collaboration with Theatre Without Borders -- documents exemplary peacebuilding performance efforts ranging from reconciliation rituals, to staged works, to community-based participatory theatre.  Brandeis will screen the film on October 12 (more details on the left).
Livni calls for 2 states and Jewish renewal
The leader of the largest party in the Israeli Knesset declared at a town-hall-style forum at Brandeis Oct. 4 that she could not form a coalition government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party because Netanyahu was not sincerely interested in forging a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Read an additional article here.

Sinha  India's Forgotten

  Prachee Sinha
  (Heller) reports from
  her practicum in
  Lucknow, India.

ninaninaHBI Scholars in Residence Profile Their Current Projects
Nina Lichtenstein and
Julia Creet describe
                                 their research efforts.

Life in an Indian Slum
Prachee Sinha (Heller) shares her photos from the slums of Lucknow, India.
President Reinharz to lead next Faculty Lecture Forum
Reinharz will lead the next Faculty Lecture Forum, "Israel on Campus," on November 4.  His forum will address several important issues, including: how is Israel perceived on American campuses today, who are the detractors, why is Israel losing ground among contemporary college students and faculty, and what can be done about it?
Campus Meetings
Proposal-Writing Workshop

10/13 | 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Levine Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center

The workshop will offer specific suggestions about how best to present your ideas and write a compelling proposal. It's particularly valuable for those who have submitted a Sorensen Fellowship Preliminary Internship Proposal, but ALL are welcome.

South Asia at Brandeis: A Reception

10/14 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities Atrium

All are invited to join the University community for an informal gathering celebrating the many student, faculty, and other Brandeis connections to South Asia. Come hear about the Brandeis-India Initiative, the South Asian Studies Program, the South Asian Students Association, and new efforts to provide humanitarian relief to Pakistan.  RSVP requested.
Announcing the Brandeis-India Initiative Fellows Program!

The Office of Global Affairs and the South Asian Studies Program are excited to announce a new pilot program called the Brandeis-India Initiative Fellows.  The Fellows program offers limited funding for the development of creative projects aimed at building ties between Brandeis University and Indian alumni, partners, and organizations.

Check out our newly redesiged Regions section!

The "regions" section of the Global Brandeis website has been redesigned for easier and more comprehensive use.  Take a look!
Do you receive the BGI newsletter?

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry produces a monthy e-newletter highlighting events, news, and other items of interest.  Click here to sign up!
Apply for a Student-Scholar Partnership from the WSRC!

This paid internship opportunity is designed to give undergraduate students a unique learning experience by allowing them to work side by side with a Scholar or faculty member in an interdisciplinary environment.   Decisions are made on a rolling basis.
$10,000 Blogging Scholarship for students!

Do you maintain a weblog and attend college? Would you like $10,000 to help pay for books, tuition, or other living costs? is giving away $10,000 this year to a college student who blogs.
Info Sessions & Fairs
Latin America and Spain Study Abroad Info Session

10/14 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Usdan 122

Are you interested in studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country but are undecided about where to go? Come to this info session to hear about different program options in Spain and Latin America so you can make a more informed decision.

10/12: EL Expo poster presentations submissions
10/15: Atlas Corps Spring 2011 Fellowship
10/15: Study Abroad Spring 2011 Notification Deadline
10/20: Rosalie Katchen Travel Grant
10/21: College $10,000 Blogging Scholarship
10/29: Phoebe and Dr. Donald Giddon Grant for Research on Women and Health
Campus Resources
Academic Areas of Study
International Students and Scholars Office
Office of Study Abroad
International and Global Studies Program
Global Studies Program
Hiatt Career Center - International
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