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April 9, 2014
  • The hearing for Katherine Fillo's dissertation proposal, entitled "Understanding the Organizational Learning and Financial Impact of Adverse Events in Massachusetts," will take place on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:30 am in Heller-Brown room 147.

    The abstract is attached.

Global Health and Innovation Conference

Presented by Unite for Sight
Yale University, New Haven, CT
April 12-13, 2014

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register now to secure the lowest registration rate: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch abstract for consideration.

Complete conference details can be seen on the 2014 Global Health & Innovation Conference website.

Call for Proposals: Diversity Challenge at Boston College

Racial or Ethnic Discrimination Across the Lifespan, October 24-25, 2014
Submission Due Date: April 19, 2014

The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) is pleased to present the 14th annual Diversity Challenge: Racial or Ethnic Discrimination across the Lifespan.  We seek proposals that focus on research, assessment, interventions, and health policies that move beyond merely comparing racial/ethnic groups to more fully considering the complexity of race and culture as effects on mental and physical health. We welcome proposals that address such issues across the lifespan and focus on specific age groups, such as children and adolescents and adults of all ages. Also, we encourage proposals outlining systemic approaches to these concerns, which may include preventive strategies, school interventions, and agency collaborations that focus on racial life experiences, such as racism and discrimination, and/or  cultural attributes, such as resilience and health beliefs.

Click for our Online Proposal Form.

Call for Papers: International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICSH 2014)

Gaborone, Botswana, June 4-7, 2014
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2014

Researchers are invited to submit their scientific work for the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, ICSH 2014, which will be held at the Botswana Accountancy College. All accepted papers will be published as a special publication with a unique ISBN number. The authors will  also be sent a printed copy of the publication after the conference ends. The papers will also be published in a special edition of one of the most influential international scientific journals in South Europe, The European Scientific Journal (ESJ). Authors who will not be present at the event will be given an opportunity, at their request, to make an online presentation for participants. Authors of accepted papers are not obligated to present their works (personally or online).

ICSH 2014 is a joint summit event organized by the European Scientific Institute (ESI), Botswana Accountancy College, and the University of the Azores, Portugal.

For more information please email contact@iconsh.net

Website: www.iconsh.net

Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture: Driving Growth, Improving Lives

July 14-15, 2014
Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines

The Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture will bring together regional leaders from business, government and NGOs to discuss next level sustainability across seven agricultural commodities. Held in partnership with WWF Philippines, the Philippines Business for the Environment, Asian NGO, Marine Stewardship Council and RSPO the Forum will bring to Manila an unprecedented lineup of leaders and experts from business, NGOs and government.
More than 300 delegates will discuss and propose recommendations to increase sustainability across seven commodities - rice, poultry, fisheries & aquaculture, coffee & cocoa, sugar, palm oil and corn.
Click here for the draft event agenda including discussion panels and working group seminars.

2nd International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding and Intercultural Dialogue

Baar, Switzerland, August 17-27, 2014
Sponsored by Institute for Peace and Dialogue

Are you interested in learning skills in Peace - Methods, Mediation, Intercultural Dialogue, Confidence Building and Conflict-Solution? We offer you an informative and essential 11-day training, with international experts who are professionals in their fields, where you will get the knowledge to see the world from another perspective, which will help you to capture certain things in a positive way.

For more details please visit our webpage: http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/International-Summer-Academy-2014/ or send an email to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch

Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD) is an independent, international non-profit and non-religious institute located in Lucerne, Switzerland, where it dedicates itself in the promotion of the prevention of conflicts between and within states by strengthening institutional dialogue between civil societies, international peace and state institutions. To achieve its purpose, IPD can provide its beneficiaries with institutional broad research - survey outputs, publication of educational materials, implementation of academic-scientific programs, carrying out mediation, negotiation, reconciliation initiatives as well as reports.

at Heller

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 pm

Integrating Education throughout Development: An Interdisciplinary Panel on Training

Glynn Amphitheater (G4), Irving Schneider and Family Building

Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Training Components in International Development. Hosted by the Heller School Education and Development Working Group. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Program in Coexistence and Conflict.

With distinguished panelists:

  • Steve Courchesne, Program Manager, Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)
  • Dr. Theodore Johnson, Assistant Professor, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Javier Calderon, CEO and Managing Director, CMI International Group
  • Patrick Hall, Senior Associate, The Cadmus Group, Inc.

Lunch will be served.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm

20th Commemoration of Genocide in Rwanda

Zinner Forum, Irving Schneider and Family Building

Featuring minute of silence to commemorate the victims; screening of short film, "Kwibuka - Remember, Unite, and Renew"; and discussion with Chantal Kayitesi, Rwanda genocide survivor and activist.

at Brandeis

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Beyond Conflict: The Global Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Third Floor, Mandel Center for the Humanities

Join us for lunch and informal conversation with:

Roelf Meyer, Former Minister of Constitutional Affairs and former Chief Negotiator in the talks to end Apartheid

José María Argueta, Ambassador to the Organization of American States, Guatemala and former National Security Advisor

Timothy Phillips, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Beyond Conflict

Moderator: Chad Williams, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of African and Afro-American Studies, Brandeis University

For more information please contact Gannit Ankori (gannit@brandeis.edu).

Sunday, April 27, 2014
3:00 - 5:00 pm

"Desert Roots: Journey of an Iranian Immigrant Family"

Women's Studies Research Center, Epstein Building

Join us as author Mitra Shavarini, lecturer in the Department of Sociology and the Women's and Gender Studies Program, discusses her latest book, a deeply personal narrative chronicling her parents' remarkable journey to America and then back again to Iran.

Refreshments will be served.

HellerSAVE celebrates the news that here in the US nearly every state added solar energy jobs in 2013.  Installations of solar measured by the watt grew an impressive 30% over the amount installed in 2012.  In spite of these great numbers guess which nation is installing even more solar?  China, a nation with GDP per capita one eighth that of the US.  We are on the right track but we need to do more faster.  Solar is now affordable. For suggestions on installers in the West Boston Metro area contact info@hellersave.

Career Development Center


Students and alumni can make Career Advising Appointments in Heller Career Connect by clicking on "Request An Appointment" in the Career Tools and Advising Shortcut Button.

Linnea Löf, MSF '01, Assistant Dean, Career Development
(Room 100) 781-736-3362; llof@brandeis.edu
Adam Motenko, Assistant Director, Career Development
(Room 103) 781-736-3938; amotenko@brandeis.edu
Nancy Pratt, Assistant Director, Career Development
(Room 146)
781-736-3789; npratt@brandeis.edu

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