Heller 60th Anniversary

The Heller School is excited to celebrate our 60th anniversary throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. Since our founding in 1959, Heller faculty, students, researchers, staff, and alumni have remained united by a vision of "knowledge advancing social justice" and a commitment to rigorous research and engagement with policymakers, practitioners and recipients of social policies, as well as academics.

To recognize this anniversary, we're sharpening our focus on "closing the disparity gap," highlighting work across the community that contributes to this mission through publications, social media, and events. The Heller community is hosting 60 events, ranging from alumni gatherings to cultural celebrations to insightful lectures from leaders in industry and government. 

Join us back on campus from June 5-7, 2020, during Brandeis Alumni Weekend for an exciting program of events planned especially for the Heller community. Registration will be available in February, but please see below for a sneak peek into the weekend and some information that you can use to start planning your trip. 

Friday, June 5

Expand your thinking with renowned Brandeis faculty and guests at Alumni College. The day will include:

  • Heller sponsored presentations by Ambassador Haile Menkerios’70, former U.N. Undersecretary-General, and Professor Alain Lempereur, Alan B. Slifka Professor of Coexistence and Conflict and Program Director, Heller MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence
  • Fllowed by a Heller Welcome Reception and Film Fest.

Saturday, June 6

Get ready for a packed day of Heller gatherings, panels, and presentations:

  • A highlight of the day will be a university-wide conversation with University Professor Anita Hill in honor of Heller's 60th anniversary.
  • Later, a Dean's Panel will provide an opportunity to hear from deans of the Heller School, past and present.
  • For dinner, join us for a very special celebration and awards and presentations, "Heller at 60: Celebrating Social Justice Heroes"

Sunday, June 7

Join the Brandeis community for a champagne brunch to finish the weekend.

Prepare for your trip

The Brandeis community will be hosting many family-friendly events throughout the weekend. Family members attending together can join separate activities if they wish. Additional details, including information about reunions, packing, hotels, and Shabbat, can be found here.

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#Heller60for60 highlights

Throughout the 2019-20 school year, we're sharing Heller events and social justice heroes with the hashtag #Heller60for60 on social media. Don't forget to use the hashtag! 
Heller at 60