This informal event is a great opportunity to meet others interested in India while enjoying great Indian food! The Brandeis-India Initiative Fellows will be the featured guests at this event. They will be giving a very brief presentation highlighting some of their experiences.
Babi Yar was the name of a ravine on the outskirts of Kiev where the single largest mass murder of Soviet Jews occurred on September 29-30, 1941. This symposium explores four aspects of the event through different lenses: Babi Yar in history, Soviet responses to Babi Yar after the reoccupation of Kiev by the Red Army, representations of Babi Yar in Jewish literature, and its symbolic meaning for the Russian intelligentsia.
10/5 | 2:00 - 6:00 pm | International Lounge, Usdan
How can we challenge students to examine complex global issues from multiple cultural perspectives? How do different disciplines approach the problem of understanding developments with global reach and impact? What tools can best assess students' mastery of a complex global issue or development?
Highlights the work of International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team over three years across four continents. After the screening there will be brief commentary and discussion with Prof. Richard Gaskins and Brandeis students who recently completed the Brandeis in The Hague Program.
As participants reflected in discussion later in the event, the notion of narrative as understood by one's self and by others played a large role in the events of the summer. The speakers noted the inherent difficulty in contending with different narratives, particularly when tied to being a traveler in a foreign land.
China and India have joined overweight America in the obesity epidemic that's sweeping across the world, and concern over this has prompted the Asian Food Channel to create a documentary investigating healthy diets.
One professor believes that the Palestinian bid for statehood and for acceptance as a full member in the United Nations has placed Israel and its ally, the United States, in a difficult diplomatic position...
...while the other says that, although PR has been important all along for both sides, Palestinians seem to be gaining ground in the effort to make their case before the world that the two-state solution is the only viable way to end the confrontation.