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AbUSed: The Postville Raid

2/14 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center

Join acclaimed Latino director Luis Argueta for a first-time screening and discussion of his new documentary. 

manufactured landscapes

Film Screening: Manufactured Landscapes

2/15 | 12:30 p.m.
Women's Studies Research Center, Epstein

View this striking documentary on the world and work of internationally acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky. 


Furor in the Arab Street: Tunisia, Egypt, and Beyond

2/15 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Panel discussion with three experts, moderated by Prof. Shai Feldman. 

War Don Don

War Don Don: The war is over, a trial begins

2/15 | 6:30 p.m.
Mandel Center G3

This film follows the recent trial of alleged war criminal Issa Sesay at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.  

Seminar on documentary film "The Dream Interrupted" and Art as Resistance

2/16 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Heller 163

Note: it would be helpful to view the film, "The Dream Interrupted", available on the Brandeis Library Reserve. 


Close Looking: Shakespeare's 1623 Folio

2/16 | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Discussion led by Ramie Targoff (English) and Adrianna Krstansky (Theater Arts). 


Film screening and discussion of "The Glass Wall"

2/16 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Heller G3

Addresses the importance of artistic exchange in realizing the dream of understanding, mutual tolerance and possible peace.


(anti)Colonialism or Kitsch? Persian Architecture in 19th-Century Bombay

2/17 | 12:10 - 1:30 p.m.
Mandel Seminar Room

Faculty lunch symposium led by Talinn Grigor (Fine Arts). 

tell my story

Tell My Story: Racial Appraisals and Black Women's Experience of Rape

2/17 | 3:30 p.m.
Pearlman Lounge

Lecture by C. Shawn McGuffey, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston College. 

over the horizon

Over the Horizon: Opportunities in Clean Energy Trade

2/17 | 4:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Lee Lecture Hall, Lemberg

Presentations from students and professionals about global clean energy.  RSVP requested. 

The Banquet

Shakespeare in World Cinema: "The Banquet"

2/17 | 5:00 p.m.
Mandel Center G03

"Hamlet" In Mandarin with English subtitles. 


Forty years in Gender and Development: A Personal Memoir 


2/24 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

WSRC Lecture Hall  

Hafkin '65 will reflect on her forty-year career in gender and development. 


*India Spotlight* 

Save the date: Vijay Prishad, professor of South Asian History and International Studies at Trinity College, will be the spring 2011 Soli Sorabjee lecturer on March 3.  More information will be featured in the next newsletter!

The Office of Global Affairs and the South Asian Studies Program are excited to announce that applications are available for a new pilot program: Brandeis-India Initiative Fellows.  These projects can be carried out as part of a summer internship, study abroad program, research project, or volunteer program in summer or fall 2011, or spring 2012.  Click here for more information.


*Brandeis in the Hague Spotlight*

On Feb. 14th, there will be a Brandeis in the Hague information Session.  This event will inform students about the Brandeis in the Hague Summer Program, in which participants explore first-hand how international courts confront a range of global problems; and meet with judges, advocates, and academic specialists for a broad survey of the international legal process.  The application deadline is at noon on Feb. 18, 2011.

Also next week, on Feb. 15, will be a film screening of "War Don Don", which acknowledges the tensions and uncertainties inherent in the process of bringing war criminals to account.  Read more about this event and the Hague info session in the left and right sidebars, respectively. 


Professor from Al-Quds University Visiting Brandeis
From February 9-18, Professor Amneh Badran of Al-Quds University will be visiting Brandeis.  She will be attending classes and speaking with academic leaders.  This visit is part of the Al-Quds University/Brandeis University Partnership, designed to foster cultural understanding and provide educational opportunities for students, faculty and staff.


ISSO photo contest winners selected
Congratulations to Tewuh Fomunyam, winner of the 2011 ISSO Spring Photo Contest: Transitions!  Second place went to "Then...and Now" by Gillian Boulay, and in third place was "Dutch Sky in Transition" by Michiel van Veldhuizen.  You can view all of the fabulous entries here.


Iranian Theatre Artist, Poet and Educator at Brandeis
Artistic Director of Mahak International Artists Inc., Mahmood Karimi-Hakak is a poet, author, translator and theatre and film maker who has written, produced, directed, and designed over 50 stage and screenplays in the U.S., Europe and Iran.  He will be featured in three events at Brandeis next week: more information about each can be found in the left and right sidebars.
AlushajIBS Alumni Spotlight: Ari Alushaj MSF '10
"I always looked forward to class - spending time with my fellow students and hearing lectures from amazing Brandeis professors. It was such a stimulating environment."

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Campus Meetings
Freedom, Love, and Those Who Stood Up for Tolerance

2/16 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Reading Room, Mandel Center for Humanities

Persian/English Poetry Reading. 
Have you missed a Schusterman Center event?

Not to worry: podcasts from major events (such as Tzipi Livni's November lecture) are available via the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies website.  Check them out! 
Info Sessions & Fairs
Study Abroad Extended Quick Questions

2/14 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Usdan Room 127

Applying to Study Abroad next year? Have a question you need answered? Ask the advisors!
Applying for WOW Internship Funding

2/14 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan

Come learn about Hiatt's World of Work (WOW) fellowships and the application requirements.
Brandeis in The Hague Information Session

2/14 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Levine-Ross, Hassenfeld Conference Center

This event is open to all and students interested in studying legal studies abroad.
Study Abroad Extended Quick Questions

2/15 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Usdan Room 127

Applying to Study Abroad next year? Have a question you need answered? Ask the advisors!
How to Find an Internship Workshop

2/16 | 3:00 - 4:00 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.
2/18: Study Abroad Applications (for '11-'12)
2/16: GSAS University Prize Instructorships
2/28: Distinguished Practitioner Residency
2/28: Study Abroad Scholarship
3/1: Gilman International Scholarship
3/1: GSAS Sachar Award
3/1: GSAS Dean of Art and Sciences Mentoring Award
External Opportunities
2011 Transitions Abroad Student Writing Contest

Enter the annual student writing contest for students who are studying, volunteering, interning, or working abroad.  Submissions are due March 8. 
Call for Applications: Framing the Global Research and Publication Fellowships

Framing the Global will develop new interdisciplinary knowledge, approaches, & methods in the field of global research and apply them to the study of global processes.  Applications are due March 10.
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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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