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"Measure Their History" - Antony Polonsky's The Jews in Poland and Russia 


Prof. Antony Polonsky's three-volume magnum opus provides a comprehensive political, social, economic, and religious survey of the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe from 1350 to the present. To mark its publication, this symposium will consider the impact of Polonsky's work on the field of Eastern European Jewish studies through a scholarly panel, a keynote by author and journalist Ruth Franklin, and a visual presentation of pre-war Eastern Europe through film clips.


9/19 | 3:00 - 9:00 pm | Hassenfeld Conference Center        


Village by Village

Village by Village, Barrio por Barrio: Integrated Development in Nicaragua 


Starting on a small scale, Dr. Bello has developed comprehensive social programs resulting in enormous changes in health, education, and welfare, especially for children and women, in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.  For a complete list of residency events, click here.


Keynote Address: 

9/21 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm | Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb      

hiding in plain sight WGS 2011 Fall Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Prof. Silvia Arrom

Prof. Arrom will give a lecture entitled "Hiding in Plain Sight, but Lost to History: Charitable Ladies in 19th-century Mexico".  Arrom is the Jane's Professor of Latin American Studies at Brandeis.

9/22 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm | Rapaorte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb    


Photography and Climate Change 

9/19 | 12:10 - 2:00 pm | Heller G02       


How are photographs used to communicate different aspects of climate change? Ulrike Heine from the University of Giessen, Germany will discuss a set of projects originating in the fields of photojournalism, art photography and commercial photography.   



U.S. Department of State Brown Bag Information Session 

9/20 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Luria 1, Hassenfeld     


Join Mary Thompson-Jones, New England Diplomat in Residence, who will be on campus specifically to discuss with Brandeis students career opportunities with the Department of State and answer your questions.



Jews, Pagans, and Heretics: Classifications of Humanity in Early Medieval Canon Law 

9/20 | 12:20 - 2:00 pm | Lown 315      


David Freidenreich (Colby College) will speak about how, while Augustine is certainly not the only Christian to treat all non-Catholics as equivalent, the dominant trend in Catholic thought is to classify Jews, pagans, and heretics within an implicit or explicit hierarchy.



More Events 

Time to start thinking about study and work abroad

David Wilkerson '12 was firm in his belief that making the effort to spend time abroad was something every student should try to do.
Wander, a magazine of student experiences abroad, makes its debut 

A new magazine founded by students seeks to highlight the process of exploration, adventure, and discovery that happens while students aren't at Brandeis.

Business school students immersed in Turkey 


A group of 30 IBS candidates flew to Istanbul to connect with prominent business leaders and gain an in-depth look at Turkey's economy. 


More News  


Paid undergraduate leadership opportunity

Do you have creative ideas and strong opinions?  Apply by Monday, September 19 at noon for the six-member Ethics Center Leadership Council!
9/25: Brandeis Pluralism Alliance funding for Fall 2011
9/29: HBI Artist-in-Residence Program - March 2012
9/30: Local Action/Global Impact (early deadline)
10/1: WSRC Visiting Research Associates
10/1: Winston Churchill Scholarship
10/3: Spring 2012 Brandeis-Run Study Abroad Programs
10/3: Gerzon Scholarship for Eastern European Holocaust Studies (Spring 2012)
10/5: Sorensen Fellowship Preliminary Proposal
10/7: Ethics Center funding

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