The Brandeis-India Initiative

FALL 2010  
The global health imperative: two Brandeis students help deliver care in Mumbai and Patna

Sammy Icaza '12: Preventable blindness in rural India

The native of Panama interned with Dr. Ajit Sinha in Patna last summer, helping to screen patients. More>

Sriya Srikrishnan '12: The other side of home

Sriya grew up in Mumbai, but last summer was her first experience venturing into the slum communities. More>
New fellowship program will award $1000 to Brandeis students for study and service in India

Inaugural Brandeis-India Initiative Fellows will complete internships, service projects and research in collaboration with Brandeis alumni, parents, and friends.

Fall Soli Sorabjee Lecture a lesson in film & history

Prof. Corey Creekmur from the University of Iowa was our guest for the latest in the lecture series -- he told a packed crowd of over 100 about Indian filmmakers' "experiments with truth." More>

Video of the lecture     

Announcing the spring 2011 lecture (Date TBA): Prof. Vijay Prishad of Trinity College and author of The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World
Other news from the Brandeis-India Initiative

Introducing President-elect Frederick Lawrence

Incoming Brandeis president forged partnerships in India while dean of George Washington Law School

Here in Waltham, we are all excited about our next president -- Fred Lawrence. He is a leading expert on law and civil rights and, formerly, the dean of the George Washington University Law School.

But President-elect Lawrence is also a dedicated globalist, and at George Washington, one of his primary projects was expanding the law school's partnerships in India. He traveled almost every year to India, professing that he was bitten by the "India bug."

President-elect Lawrence has already said that building partnerships in India is a long-term goal, and one only done under the mantra of mutual benefit. He hopes to continue and build upon the initial work of the Brandeis-India Initiative and President Jehuda Reinharz.

You'll be hearing much more from Fred Lawrence, and about him, in the coming months. In the mean time, we wish you a safe and happy holidays.

 Daniel Terris
 Vice President for
 Global Affairs

 Harleen Singh
 Helaine and Alvin Allen
 Assistant Prof. of Literature & Women and Gender Studies

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