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Does Austrian Literature Exist - and if so, why not?: Notes on an Obstinate Myth

11/2 | 12:10 - 2:00 pm
Mandel Humanities Center Reading Room (303)

Journalist Sigrid Loeffler lectures.  What separates German and Austrian literature is their common language. The small Austrian literature has always depended on its big German counterpart. The Germans have no problem with Austrian literature - while the Austrians certainly do.
World Economic and Political Outlook: A European Perspective

11/3 | 12:00 p.m.
Faculty Club Lounge

Leadership forum led by Dr. Klaus Scharioth, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the U.S.  Open only to the Brandeis community.
Judith Dean
Brown Bag Seminar: Judith Dean (IBS)

11/3 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Alumni Common Room, Lemberg

Dean's research focuses on international trade and economic development. Much of her work examines the relationship between trade and the environment.
There are Jews in My House: A Reading and a Conversation with Lara Vapnyar

11/3 | 5:15 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Vapnyar is the winner of the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers.  She is lauded by many critics as one of the most promising new literary voices in the nation. Reception and book signing to follow.
Irving Roth
Irving Roth, Holocaust Survivor

11/4 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Roth is the Director of the Holocaust Resource Center at the Temple Judea of Manhasset, New York. A holocaust survivor, Roth endeavors to convey the lessons that can be learned from his experience in the death camps of Poland, working to ensure that an atrocity like the Holocaust never happens again.
President Reinharz: Israel on Campus

11/4 | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz will give an interactive lecture and participate in a live discussion.  Reinharz will explore how Israel is perceived on American campuses today, who are the detractors, why Israel is losing ground among contemporary college students and faculty, and what can be done about it. To register, click here.
The Diane (Dina) Markowicz Memorial Lectures on Gender and Human Rights

11/7 | 7:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Dr. An-Na'im, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law School, will speak on "Polygamy and Gender Justice in the 21st Century: Reflections on Basic Principles". Approaching the issue with a radically open mind, he will examine how polygamy compares to monogamy in social and personal terms and discuss the implications for the theory and practice of human rights.  RSVP strongly encouraged.
Profiles of global achievements
The Office of Global Affairs is proud to present the first two profiles of Brandeis community members engaged in global endeavors:

DmitryDmitry Shaplyka, MBA/MA '12
"Things happen all the time [at Brandeis], and they move you. Even if you don't want them to, they move

Claire CooperClaire Cooper '11
"I never imagined I'd be doing all this before I came here."

The 2010 Markowitz Lecture discusses polygamy, polygyny, and polyamory

The Markowitz Lectures on Gender and Human Rights features internationally renowned scholars, judges, and activists discussing ways of negotiating the tensions between gender equality and religious or cultural norms. This year's theme is: "Polygamy, Polygyny, and Polyamory: Ethical and Legal Perspectives on Plural Marriage".  Click here for a pdf of the program, and see the event in the left column for more information about the keynote speaker.
Brandeis magazine
Brandeis Magazine launches new website (and Fall 2010 edition)
The new and improved Brandeis Magazine website is more interactive and easier to navigate than ever before.  Globally themed stories include:
Russian Judge
Judge explains decline of Russia's death penalty
Russia has curtailed its use of the death penalty as a result of its obligations as a member of the Council of Europe, a process explained to Brandeis students on October 25 by Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov, a professor of international law and a counsellor to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.  The talk also explored the subject of capital punishment in international and national law.

MadievaIn a Pickle No More
Clay Westrope (M.A. Candidate) talks about how teaching food preservation techniques has greatly helped families in Tajikistan.
Campus Meetings
Trial and Travel in Mesoamerican Archaeological Research

11/1 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Brown 224

A presentation by Bryce Davenport (Anthropology doctoral student, 2010 Jane's Travel Grant recipient).  This event is free and open to all.
LALS Meet the Majors

11/3 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Venue: TBA

Please join us for this opportunity to meet and mingle with your classmates and the LALS faculty.
Coffee & Discussion Hour: Linguistic Anthropology with James Herron

11/4 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Room 315

Afternoon coffee with Linguistic Anthropologist, James Herron, from the Harvard Writing Project. Please R.S.V.P. on the Anthropology Latte site.
Study Abroad Application Workshop

11/4 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
International Lounge, Usdan

The Application Workshop will allow you to understand each of the steps in the complex application process. The workshop focuses on how to get into your desired program and is for students applying to study abroad in Spring 2010.
We have a YouTube Channel!

Global Brandeis is proud to premiere our YouTube channel.  The goal of the channel is to have videos relating to Global Brandeis in an easy-to-view format. Check out our first videos: selections from an interview with Claire Cooper '11 in which she talks about her involvement in the partnership between Brandeis University and Al-Quds University (as part of a profile series called "Critical Encounters with the Arab World").
Info Sessions & Fairs
Study Abroad Information Session

11/1 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Office of Study Abroad Usdan 122

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.
Peace Corps Brown Bag Lunch Info Session

11/3 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center

Looking for a way to share your skills with communities in need, learn a new language, and become part of a new culture? Join us to learn more about available opportunities with Peace Corps!

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
11/15: HBI Translation Competition
11/19: Richard Saber Undergraduate Research Grant
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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