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last utopia

The Limits of Human Rights Thinking

2/7 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Mandel Center for the Humanities Room 303

A Symposium on Samuel Moyn's "The Last Utopia" featuring Moyn and respondents from Brandeis.


The Shah: A Book Talk with Prof. Abbas Milani

2/8 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Olin-Sang 207

Milani will discuss his new biography of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlavi.


Yuri Foreman: A World Champion Speaks on Boxing, Judaism, and Life

2/8 | 7:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

In 2009 Foreman won the WBA Super Welterweight Belt title. He also studies the Talmud and Jewish mysticism and attends rabbinical classes. 


"Politics of Curriculum" - 16th Annual Lubin Symposium

2/10 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Roundtable discussion of heritage language learning and teaching.


Anthropology Colloquium Series: Leslie Salzinger

2/10 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Pearlman 113

Salzinger is an Sociology professor at Boston College. Her most recent book is "Genders in Production: Making Workers in Mexico's Global Factories".


"The People Must Be Forced to Go to Palestine"

2/10 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lown 315

A new Assessment of Zionism among the Survivors of the Holocaust.  Colloquium led by Avinoam Patt, University of Hartford.


Career Paths in International Justice and Human Rights

2/10 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex Atrium

Talk by Karen Naimer, a human rights lawyer who has worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.


Brandeis University Chorus and Chamber Choir

2/13 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Slosberg Recital Hall

Songs of Love for People and Place: Songs for Voices, Early and Modern of Weelkes, Elgar Snefl, Lassus, and Brahms.


Office of Global Affairs hosts AIEA Forum
On January 28 and 29, the OGA hosted senior international representatives from institutions across the country for a forum titled "One Size Does Not Fit All: Sustained Global Commitments for the Small- and Medium-Sized Institution".  The forum was a great success, as many valuable ideas and strategies were exchanged.  Read more here or here.

study abroad

The study abroad application deadline is February 15th!
Considering studying abroad in Fall '11 and/or Spring '12?  The deadline is fast approaching!  Attend some of the information sessions and workshops described in the right column to help prepare you for this life-changing experience.
Safety of students studying in the Middle East
Brandeis is monitoring events in the Middle East that have the potential to affect our students studying in the region. Given the outbreak of violence in Egypt and the fast-moving pace of events there and in other nations in the area, the safety of Brandeis students is our first concern.


World champion boxer to visit campus
When not in the ring, Belarusian-born Israeli professional boxer Yuri Foreman studies the Talmud and Jewish mysticism and attends rabbinical classes.  Hear him speak about his two passions on Feb. 8 (more details on the left).


Jewish Studies Colloquia to explore Zionism in Holocaust surviors
Avinoam Patt, professor of Modern Jewish History and Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford, will speak about Rabbi Abraham Klausner on Feb. 10.  "An analysis from the perspective of Klausner suggests a need to complicate understandings of the supposedly uniform identity of the surviving population in postwar Germany and how their understandings of Zionism may have changed in the first three years after the war."
Tajikistan ChinaHungry China = Hungry Tajikistan?
Masters candidate Clay Westrope discusses China's influence on Tajikistan, both negatively and beneficially.  "An energy and nutrition hungry China may mean a perpetually hungry Tajikistan in the future."

More Blog Entries

Campus Meetings
NEJS Book Party

2/10 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Mandel Center Library

The Feminist Sexual Ethics Project invites you to join us in celebrating the publication of three titles by project contributors.
2011 Poster Contest for (EL)2

We seek your creativity to market the third annual Experiential Learning Symposium on March 24.  The winning designer will be paid $100 for their work on the poster and related materials.  Click here for more info.
Correction: Russian Community Engaged Learning Initiative

The website about the initiative, as mentioned in the previous newsletter, may not have been viewable off-campus.  You may find out more information here.
Info Sessions & Fairs
Study Abroad CIEE Information Table

2/7 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

CIEE's reps will answer student questions and provide information on the various CIEE programs.
Study Abroad Queen Mary Information Table

2/7 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Usdan Room 127

Reps will lead an info session to answer student questions and provide information on the Queen Mary curriculum.
How to Find an Internship Workshop

2/8 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan

Come learn about tips and techniques for finding a summer or academic internship and about Hiatt's World of Work fellowships.
Study Abroad Extended Quick Questions

2/8 | 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Usdan Room 127

Applying to Study Abroad next year? Have a question you need answered? Ask the advisors!
Summer Study Abroad Info Session

2/9 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

This session will be focused on CET Catania and Brandeis in The Hague.
China Education Initiative Brown Bag Info Session and Office Hours

2/10 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan

Come to this info session and the following office hours to learn about how you can make a difference in the lives of China's students and impact the future of Sino-U.S. relations.
Study Abroad Funding Workshop

2/10 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, Usdan

This session will help you prepare financially for your time abroad.
Can the Red Cross and Heller School Help Each Other?

2/10 | 5:30 p.m.
Heller-Brown G53

The Red Cross Climate Centre is recruiting advanced students to support its climate risk management projects in developing countries, integrating knowledge with action.
Applying for WOW Internship Funding

2/10 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan

Come learn about Hiatt's World of Work (WOW) fellowships and the application requirements.
Peace Corps Brown Bag Information Session

2/11 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan

The recruiter from the Peace Corps will discuss various volunteer opportunities/programs offered through the organization and how students can get involved.
2/7: Clinton Global Initiative University
2/10: Boren Scholarship
2/13: (EL)2 Applications for Undergraduate Symposium Presenters
2/15: Study Abroad Applications (for Fall '11, Spring '12, & Academic Year '11-'12)
2/16: GSAS University Prize Instructorships
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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