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Leading a Global Energy Company in Unsettled Times

4/11 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room, Lemberg

Lecture by Klaus Barbknecht, Vebudnetz Gas.  Please RSVP. 
My Perestroika

4/11 | 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Shiffman 219

Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Robin Hessman
Charter Cities - From Idea to Implementation

4/11 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lee Lecture Hall, Lemberg

Lecture by economist Paul Romer. 
The Salvadoran Peasant's Dilemma and Its Implication for Policy and Practice

4/12 | 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Glynn Amphitheater, Schenider

Colloquium by Barry Shelley, Heller School. 
The Invisible Wounds of War

4/12 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
WSRC Lecture Hall, Epstein

Lecture by Marguerite Bouvard, WSRC Scholar. 
Nexus of Arts and Social Transformation

4/12 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Mandel Center Room 303

Roundtable for leaders and educators in the arts and social transformation. 
Euro in Crisis?

4/12 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb

A Discussion with Lucas Papademos and Jeffry Frieden
Acting Together on the World Stage: Documentary Film Screening

4/12 | 4:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Theater

Screening will be followed by a series of responses and a reception. 
Lecturer:  Dr. James Afful Clarke, Unite For Sight

4/13 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Heller G3

Clarke frequently speaks about eye care in Ghana, global health, and international development. 
The Legend of the Berlin Wall - As Presented by a Mole

4/13 | 4:45 p.m.
MCH Atrium

Lecture by Slavenka Drakulić, a Croatian author 

The Climate Fix

4/13 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Schneider G3

Lecture by Roger Pielke Jr., University of Colorado. 
Reform, Revolt, Resistance: What Next for the Arab Spring?

4/13 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Mandel Center Atrium

Featuring a Libya expert and the former US ambassador to Yemen and Qatar.
MADE IN INDIA : Documentary Film Screening

4/13 | 8:00 p.m.
Wasserman Cinematheque

Film about the human experiences behind "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India. 
Earth Day Panel Discussion

4/14 | 12:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium

Four Brandeis professors discuss "Philosophy, Ethics & the Arts,  Sustainability Across Disciplines".
Cartoneros - Documentary film screening

4/14 | 4:40 - 6:00 p.m.
Shiffman 219

Follows the paper recycling process in Buenos Aires.

trade summit

Gov. Patrick headlines Global Trade Summit
Governor Deval Patrick outlined key advantages that Massachusetts must leverage to compete successfully in the global marketplace in a speech he delivered at Global Trade Summit 2011 on April 5.  The summit attracted more than 300 business, academic and government leaders. Read also: Perspectives from Global Trade Summit 2011  

Earth Week

Brandeis celebrates Earth Week 2011
"Earth Week 2011: Sustainability Across Disciplines, Campus, and the World" begins April 10.  Partners from across campus are planning exciting events: from Green entrepreneurs visiting from China to hands on projects weatherizing homes in Waltham. Please visit the Campus Sustainability website for a complete list of events.  

Hoops for Haiti

Brandeis Haiti Initiative sponsors second annual basketball fundraiser
Students claimed the Hoops for Haiti title Monday night, April 4, defeating the faculty and staff team, 49-42, in the second annual charity basketball game organized by the Brandeis Haiti Initiative.  Proceeds from the game will be donated to ETE (Empowering Through Education) Camp, Hope for Haiti, Partners in Health and Japanese earthquake relief efforts.  Read also: Hoops for Haiti fosters community, raises money  


Peacebuilding and the Arts hosts two events
Brandeis' Peacebuilding and the Arts program focuses on the distinctive contributions of culture and the arts to the transformation of conflict.  On April 12th, the program will first be hosting "Nexus of Arts and Social Transformation: A Roundtable for Leaders in Higher Ed".  Later that day will be the Documentary Film Screening of "Acting Together on the World Stage".  Information about both events is in the left sidebar.  Read also: Program works with art to create peace


Japan Relief fundraising aiding victims of disaster
Numerous student and cultural groups across campus have joined forces to create Japan Relief in support of Red Cross aid to victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11.  So far bracelet sales have brought in more than $5,000.  
Film series aims to foster discussions of sexual violence
The Women's and Gender Studies Program, the Department of Sociology and Hillel are co-sponsoring a four-part film series to facilitate discussion of sexual violence, most of which are internationally-focused.  Information about the final two films is in the right sidebar.  
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"As if in response to my continuing adaptation to my surroundings, just as I was beginning to be able to have some grasp of the language in Germany, I was thrown on another trip around Europe."

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There are a few important deadlines coming up these next two weeks: make sure not to miss them!
Need another class for next semester?

Check out the offerings by the Crown Center for Middle East Studies! Courses include the new "POL 133A: Contemporary Politics in the Middle East".
Campus Meetings
Students For Tibet and PHRONT Fundraiser

4/11 | 5:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Shapiro Hall Lounge

FIFA Tournament to raise funds for Tibetan refugee children's education in India. 
Nakba Commemoration Day

4/11 | 7:00 - 10:50 p.m.
Mandel Center G12

Three generations talk about the Palestinian Disaster during the '48 War. 
Sexual Violence Film Series: Metamorphosis

4/12 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Pearlman Lounge

Four women expose their stories of rape and incest in this Israeli documentary. 
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the First Man in Space

4/12 | 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Ridgewood A Commons

The Russian Club will be having speakers come talk about this event. 
Global Affairs Table: Libya

4/13 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
International Lounge, Usdan

Discussion led by Libyan expert Dirk Vandewalle.  Please RSVP.
Sexual Violence Film Series: Campfire

4/13 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Pearlman Lounge

An Israeli family copes with sexual assualt. 
Palestinian Solidarity Seder

4/14 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Intercultural Center Lounge

As we commemorate the Jews' liberation from Egypt, we will unite for justice today in the Middle East.  
Anthropology Research Symposium

4/15 | 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Brown 316

Anthropology faculty and graduate students will present their work. 
Memories of Bussa's Rebellion

4/15 | 8:25 p.m.
Brown 224

Presentation by Jonathan Turbin, 2011 Jane's Travel Grant Recipient. 
Info Sessions & Fairs
Study Abroad Info Session

4/12 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Office of Study Abroad, Usdan 127

Each of the Information Sessions is designed to give you an overview of the off-campus study process. 
4/12: Brandeis-India Initiative Fellows Program
4/13: Brandeis in the Hague Spring '12
4/13: Brandeis in Israel Spring '12
4/15: Chris Lerman Prize for Essays on Extraordinary Women
4/22: Ethics Center Event Co-Sponsorship
4/27: Giller-Sagan WGS Senior Paper Prize
4/27: Jane's Essay Prize
4/29: Summer Study Abroad Study Notification
Campus Resources
Academic Areas of Study
International Students and Scholars Office
Office of Study Abroad
International and Global Studies Program
Graduate Program In Global Studies
Hiatt Career Center - International
Experiential Learning
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