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Next Week's Events

Carroll

Religion and the Quest to Contain Violence: A Symposium

3/14 | 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld


A symposium to mark the publication of James Carroll's Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World.

Asper

2011 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship

3/15 | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Lee Lecture Hall, Lemberg


In honor of Helen Greiner's extensive work in robotics, the panel discussion will focus on women entrepreneurs in technology roles. 

Grae

Lecturer: Seth Grae BA '85, Lightbridge

3/15 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Lemberg Academic Center, Room 54


Lightbridge has evolved into a world leader in developing advanced nuclear fuel technologies.

Global Affairs Table: Egypt
with free lunch


3/16 | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Hassenfeld, Upper Sherman
Lurias Room

 

The break of a new dawn in Egypt: where do we go from here? The Global Affairs Table invites you to be a part of our first luncheon this semester for a discussion on recent events in Egypt and other Arab States.

Share your personal views and interact with informed students, faculty and other Brandeis community members. Get the personal insights of local
Egyptian resident and fellow student, Sara Enan '11, as well as expert views from Professor of Arab Politics, Eva Bellin (POL/Crown Center),
and Professor Nader Habibi (Crown Center/ECON).  

 

Attendance is limited to around 30 so be sure to RSVP here. A free lunch is included.

 

Lesser

Lecturer: Eric Lesser '89, IBM Institute for Business Value

3/18 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lemberg Academic Center Room 54


Lesser will be speaking on "Working Beyond Borders: Insights from the Global Human Resource Offer Study".
 

baasa

BAASA SKIN Fashion Show

3/18 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Levin Ballroom


Come watch your peers strut down the catwalk donning the latest fashion by Asian American designers!
NEWS
Japan Earthquake
The Office of Global Affairs, along with many other international offices and organizations at Brandeis, stands by the people of Japan, and all those affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami, in this difficult time. These offices are currently trying to make sure that students and families who may be affected in any way are safe and supported. If you need assistance, please get in touch with the International Students and Scholars Office, Office of Study Abroad, Student Life or Counseling Services, or relevant professional school office.

Carroll

Symposium to explore the ties between religion and violence
On March 14, author James Carroll will lead a series of presenters and panelists on the topic of religion and violence. 


Join an online conversation on religion and violence with panelists James Carroll, Asma Afsaruddin, and Bernadette Brooten
In conjunction with the James Carroll symposium, the Ethics Center is launching an online dialogue platform, "EthicsTalk," where the campus community can join the conversation any time of day. To join, visit go.brandeis.edu/EthicsTalk, click "register" and use the registration key "ECTalk"
Daniel Shapiro '91 to become U.S. Ambassador to Israel
President Obama has chosen Daniel Shapiro, a senior adviser who has helped shape the administration's response to the political upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa, as the United States ambassador to Israel, the White House said Wednesday.  Also: read the Justice article here.  

Skinner

Schuster's E. Benjamin Skinner named 2011 Young Global Leader
The World Economic Forum announced its Young Global Leaders (YGLs) for 2011. E. Benjamin Skinner, senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, has been selected.  
IBS presents the 2011 Asper Award
The Asper Center for Global Business Leadership is proud to present the 2011 Asper Award to Helen Greiner, CEO of CyPhy Works. In honor of Ms. Greiner's extensive work in robotics, the panel discussion will focus on women entrepreneurs in technology roles. See event information on the left side.
PROFILES
VikidnitskyIBS Alumni Spotlight: Boris Vilidnitsky MSF '09
"I felt prepared coming into this job but the learning curve is still steep... I'm open to any opportunities that arise, and I am excited to see what happens next."

More Profiles 

NEWS RECAPS
BLOGS
Korean musicianModern Traditions: South Korean Visiting Musicians and Open Class
"The presentation completely surprised me, reminding me of the myriad of opportunities Brandeis students have to be exposed to traditions and practices completely outside of anything we have experienced before."

PrashadVijay Prashad enlightens guests about the struggles of South Asian Americans
"Immigrants can't just rebuild their lives in a new homeland, as they would like to."

More Blog Entries 

OPPORTUNITIES
Announcements
The Brandeis in The Hague Summer 2011 Deadline is on March 18

Don't miss the opportunity to study in The Hague this summer! The application deadline is on Friday.  Visit the program website for more details. 
Interested in Ghana and global health?

As part of the Global Brandeis Fund project on Ghana and health organized by Karen Duca PhD '98, we are looking for students and faculty interested in attending, or helping to organize, a spring workshop using Skype to connect with colleagues in Ghana. Email oga@brandeis.edu to learn more.
Campus Meetings
Our Bodies Ourselves Turns Forty

3/17 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
WSRC Lecture Hall, Epstein


Learn how you can help current participants from many countries come to Boston to be part of the upcoming 40th anniversary. 
Classics Meet the Majors

3/17 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Mandel Foyer


Enjoy refreshments and mingle with Classics majors.
Info Sessions & Fairs
World-of-Work Application Review Day

3/14 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center, Usdan


Schedule a World-of-Work review appointment to receive feedback on your application documents. 
Peace Corps Brown Bag Information Session

3/15 | 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.
China Study Abroad Panel

3/15 |  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ridgewood A Commons


Brandeis Global China Connection hosts a panel of students who have recently returned from studying abroad in China.
Deadlines
3/15: Justice Brandeis Semester Programs
3/15: J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund
3/15: African Studies Association Meeting (proposals due)
3/15: Dan David Prize
3/16: HBI Seminar Series: Jewish Women and the Arts - Spring '12
3/18: Summer 2011 Study Abroad Application
3/18: Brandeis in The Hague Summer Program
3/24: Rapaporte Foundation Summer Internship Grants
3/24: WOW Fellowships application deadline
3/24: ENCOUNTOUR Costa Rica Trip
3/25: Esther Kartiganer Prize for Excellence in Journalism and Women's and Gender Studies
3/25: Ethics Center Event Co-Sponsorship
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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