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Mukoko
Human Rights and the Crisis of Socio-Economic Development in Zimbabwe

10/25 | 12:00 - 1:45 pm
Heller, Glynn Amphitheater (G4)


Jestina Mukoko is a long-time human rights leader, activist, and Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project: an NGO that monitors human rights abuses throughout the country, providing the international community with accurate assessments of human rights abuses, including violence against women and politically-biased distribution of food.
gomez
Viajeros científicos a Sudamérica: Darwinismo y arqueología

10/25 | 3:30 p.m.
Shiffman 125


A presentation by Leila Gomez, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Colorado.
Tuzmukhamedov
International Law in Russian Constitutional Justice: A Case Study in Capital Punishment

10/25 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Heller G2


Join this talk by Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov about Russian Constitutional Law and how capital punishment was effectively banned by his country in response to international legal obligations.
Hofmeyr lecture
Isabel Hofmeyr: Who is the Reader in Gandhi's Hind Swaraj?

10/25 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Mandel Center G03


Gandhi's Hind Swaraj presents a tableau of reading in which a Reader enters a dialogue with an Editor. The dialogue appears to take place in no specific place and one task of the reader of Hind Swaraj is to try and assign some coordinates to the text. What are the implications of interpretations for ideas of diaspora & nation?
Shula
Observing the Observer: Understanding Our Selves in Field Research

10/26 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library


Book signing and talk: based on a one-year study of an Israeli kibbutz (1979-80), this presentation will deal with three topics discussed in Shula Reinharz's new book: information about the study focus - aging on the kibbutz; overview about kibbutz changes over the last 100 years; and analysis of how the research was done.
grafton
Mandel Center for the Humanities Dedication Ceremony

10/26 | 4:30 p.m.
Mandel Center Atrium


Includes the the inaugural lecture by Professor Anthony Grafton (History, Princeton University) on the topic, "Readers and Books in Renaissance Europe: Lessons of the Material Text".  Reception to follow.
kevin doyle
Green Careers Talk by Kevin Doyle, President of Green Economy

10/26 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Shiffman 219


Interested in learning more about green careers? Kevin Doyle is the president of Green Economy, an independent consulting, research, facilitation and training firm serving the public and private institutions who are growing a more sustainable global economy.
rokem
The Prisoner Redeemed: Hebrew Receptions of Heinrich Heine

10/28 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lown 315


Na'ama Rokem of University of Chicago will discuss how prose - as a figure of thought, a mode and a medium - played an instrumental role in the literary foundations of the Zionist revolution.
Creekmur
Experiments with Truth: Confronting Colonial History in Popular Indian Cinema

10/28 | 5:15 p.m.
Mandel Center G03


As part of the Soli Sorabjee Lecture Series, Professor Corey Creekmur from the University of Iowa will argue that the established genre of "the historical" in popular Hindi cinema has undergone a significant transformation in recent years.
Deiskeit
DeisKeit Klezmer Ensemble Performance

10/29 | 3:00 p.m.
Slosberg Music Center


The Brandeis Klezmer Ensemble  was founded in 2008 by Ethan Goldberg and began performing in 2009. 'Deiskeit prides itself on both classic and contemporary treatments of the Jewish and Yiddish repertoire.
NEWS
Mandel
The Mandel Center for the Humanities to be dedicated on Tuesday; line-up of global and transnational events planned for 2010-11

The Mandel Center for the Humanities Dedication Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26 featuring the inaugural lecture by Professor Anthony Grafton (History, Princeton University). More information is in the left column.  You can download the invitation to the event here.  Visit the new MCH website and the calendar of events for more exciting happenings this year.
fulbright
Educational exchange: Brandeis alumnae talk about their Fulbright experiences
Nadine Channaoui '10 and Anna Pancheshnikov '10 are both recipients of the prestigious Fulbright grant, which awards graduates the opportunity to conduct research overseas. Channaoui wakes up each morning in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Pancheshnikov in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  The Fulbright program challenges students to develop independent research projects and devise their own research methodology.
gavel
Is capital punishment ethical?
In advance of Judge Tuzmukhamedov's visit on October 25, the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life explores the question of capital punishment in the United States and around the world, featuring some of the key arguments made by proponents and opponents of the death penalty.
creekmur
Join us on Thursday for the Fall 2010 Soli Sorabjee Lecture
Professor Corey Creekmur's teaching and research focus on international popular cinema (especially American and South Asian), cross-cultural film genres, and the way in which such films interact with other media (such as music) as well as discourses of race, gender and sexuality.  See the left column for event information.
Haiti essay
A Haitian-American writes about the country he discovered after the 'quake
This essay was written by Napoleon Lherisson '11 of the Brandeis Haiti Relief Effort steering committee, who visited Haiti for the first time this past summer.  The essay was composed for a recent meeting of the Global Affairs Lunch Table, a project of the Wien International Scholars.
Queer Abroad
"Year Abroad, Queer Abroad" - student panel draws a crowd to a discussion of their experiences
What's it like to be queer in a foreign country? A panel of six Brandeis seniors spoke to a crowd of interested students about their study abroad experiences in destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East at a forum cosponsored by Triskelion and the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life on Tuesday, October 5, as part of "Coming Out Week."
NEWS RECAPS
BLOGS

TajikistanLost in Translation
Clay Westrope (M.A. Candidate) explains how "Tajikistan is currently embroiled in a conflict of misunderstanding".

SE Asia celebrationA Celebration of South Asia
On October 14, the Office of Global Affairs partnered with the South Asian Students Association for an informal gathering of everyone around campus with interest in South Asia.

SIDSustainable International Development at Brandeis and Beyond
On October 1st, first year students from the Sustainable International Development (SID) program held their annual poster session at the Faculty Club.

haitiHaiti Global Affairs Table - An Emotional and Informative Afternoon
On October 13, the first Global Affairs Table of the semester took place, this time with a focus on Haiti.
OPPORTUNITIES
Campus Meetings
Reminder: Diwali Celebration

10/23 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Ridgewood A Commons


Diwali is an important festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. It is commonly known as the festival of lights.  At our event this year Namaskar brings you various activities such as diya (lamp) painting, henna, rangoli decorating, lantern making as well as good music and great food!
Meet the Romance Studies Teachers!

10/28 | 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
Shiffman 219


This will be a great chance for you to meet the instructors of all course levels in French and Francophone Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Italian Studies covering on a broad range of subjects that will not only intrigue you intellectually but will also equip you to understand how culture and history have informed the modern world. Refreshments will be served.
Jewish Dialogue Group Discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

10/28 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Feldberg, Hassenfeld Conference Center


JDG provides facilitators to allow Jewish students to discuss their differing views on the Israel and the conflict with its neighbors.

Journalism Brown Bag Lunch Session with Edwin Vidal '77

10/29 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan


Vidal will offer industry insight and shares tips with students on how to launch a career in journalism.  He will also discuss his work with Mexicanal: the first regional news, information, and entertainment television network for Mexicans in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

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Info Sessions & Fairs
Boren Fellowship Information Session

10/26 | 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Heller G2


Register by sending an e-mail with your name and program. Come learn more about the opportunities to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests.
U.S. Job & Internship Search for Undergraduate International Students

10/28 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan


This interactive workshop offers tips to undergraduate international students searching for jobs and internships in the United States, as well as information about visa requirements in order to participate in these work opportunities.
Study Abroad Information Session

10/28 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Acad. Services Conference Room, Usdan


Each Information Session is designed to give you an overview of the off-campus study process at Brandeis including: tips for researching programs and destinations, the application process, getting credit for your work off campus, financial aid, and resources and services the Study Abroad office provides.

Deadlines
10/29: Phoebe and Dr. Donald Giddon Grant for Research on Women and Health
11/1: Sorensen Fellowship Final Deadline
11/1: Jane's Travel Grant
11/1: Interstudy
11/5: Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf Peace Award
11/5: Ari Hahn Peace Awards
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
Experiential Learning
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