Heller 60th Anniversary at Brandeis Alumni Weekend

Brandeis Alumni Weekend The Heller School 60th Celebration June 5-7, 2020

Since our founding in 1959, we have remained united by a vision of "knowledge advancing social justice." To recognize our 60th anniversary, we’ve sharpened our focus this year to "closing the disparity gap," highlighting work across the community that contributes to this mission. 

Join us on campus from June 5-7, 2020, during Brandeis Alumni Weekend for an exciting program of events planned especially for the Heller community. Alumni can attend for one, two or all three days. 

Register for Alumni Weekend

Register by Sunday, March 1 to take advantage of the early bird discount!

Be sure to check the box saying that you are an “Alumna/us or Friend of The Heller School for Social Policy and Management” to see all of the Heller sessions. See below for a list of those sessions. We recommend reviewing these in advance of registering.

Please consider a donation to Heller fellowships

Heller Alumni Weekend Sessions

Friday, June 5

  • Alumni College (classes and lunch) | 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. | Shapiro Campus Center Atrium | $40
    • Expand your thinking with renowned Brandeis faculty and guests. Experience the excitement of being back in the classroom while exploring timely topics that impact our world.
    • Be sure to register for Afternoon Keynote Address, Haile Menkerios ’70, former U.N. Undersecretary-General (2-3:15 p.m) and Afternoon Class Session 5: The Joy of Negotiating: The Power of Changing Yourself and Others with Professor Alain Lempereur, Alan B. Slifka Professor of Coexistence and Conflict and Program Director, Heller MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence (3:30-4:45 p.m.)
  • The Heller School Welcome Reception (hors d'oeuvres will be served) | 5:30-7 p.m. | The Heller School | $15, $10 for students, $5 for children
    • Join alumni, students, faculty, and staff for a warm welcome back to Heller. 
  • The Heller School Film Fest | 7-8:30 p.m. | The Heller School | Complimentary
    • Choose from films featuring Heller students, faculty and alumni. Not suitable for children under 16.

Saturday, June 6

  • The Heller School Panels and Presentations (coffee will be served) | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | The Heller School | Complimentary
    • Join us for multiple sessions showcasing Heller faculty/researchers, Ph.D. students, and alumni.
Anita Hill
  • The Heller School Dean's Panel (boxed lunch will be served) | 12:30-2 p.m. | The Heller School | $15, $10 for students
    • Hear from deans of the Heller School, past and present. Panelists will be David Weil, Lisa Lynch, Stuart Altman, and Jack Shonkoff.
  • News from Campus with President Ron Liebowitz followed by Alumni Achievement Award Presentation and Program | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Location TBD | Complimentary
    • Details coming soon
  • The Heller School Panels and Presentations (coffee and soda will be served) | 4-6 p.m. | The Heller School | Complimentary
    • Join us for multiple sessions showcasing Heller faculty/researchers, Ph.D. students, and alumni.
  • Heller at 60: A Dinner Celebrating Social Justice Heroes (cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner will be served) | 7-11 p.m. | Boston Marriott Newton | $60, $35 for students, $30 for children ages 5-12, complimentary for children under 5
    • Let’s celebrate 60 years of knowledge advancing social justice. This event will be the culmination of sixty events and publications throughout the anniversary year that focused on "closing the disparity gap.” The evening will begin with a reception with University Professor Anita Hill, and medals and awards will be given to members of our community, followed by dessert and dancing.
    • Heller will recognize multiple alumni who exemplify the social justice principles of The Heller School. Please fill out the nomination form here, highlighting those who have been exemplary in their field and who have led to positive and impactful change. The deadline for nominations is February 28.

Sunday, June 7

  • Farewell Champagne Brunch | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Great Lawn | $25, $15 for children ages 5-12, complimentary for children under 5
    • Let’s gather with other Brandeis alumni to say “goodbye for now” with a glass of champagne, coffee, and brunch.

Additional sessions including family-friendly activities not specific to the Heller School will also be available. Family members attending together can join separate activities if they wish. 

Prepare for your trip

Travel details, information about reunions, Shabbat and more can be found here. If you need a letter to secure a visa for travel please contact us at Heller60@brandeis.edu. See who else has registered here.

Questions? Contact us at Heller60@brandeis.edu

Steering Committee

Steering Committee Chairs: Thomas P Glynn, III, MSW’72, PhD’77 and Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD’77, HHL’19

We Need Your Help! On Saturday, June 6, Heller will recognize multiple alumni who exemplify the social justice principles of The Heller School. Please fill out the nomination form here, highlighting those who have been exemplary in their field and who have led to positive and impactful change. The deadline for nominations is February 28.
Heller at 60