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Jessica Goldstein


Recognize the importance of education in conflict-stricken nations

Notable Swiss psychologist and expert in childhood development, Jean Piaget, once said, “Only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent or gradual.” For upwards of 59.3 million primary school-aged students, education remains a denied basic human right, according to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. Only 10 percent of girls in the developing world will ever complete secondary school, according to the Peace Corps, due to factors such as gender-specific expectations.

Raise awareness of activists’ impact on Congo conflict minerals

Adam Hochschild’s “King Leopold’s Ghost” expresses the somber quote by 14th-century philosopher Ibn Khaldun: “Those who are conquered always want to imitate the conqueror in his main characteristics―in his clothing, his crafts, and in all his distinctive traits and customs.” This statement is reflective in the present day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where, to some extent, militias profit from the suffering of the Congolese people. Between 1884 and 1885, European states carved up the African continent in the Berlin Conference, and King Leopold II of Belgium gained his own personal state.

Creative Minds

            Like so many others, Prof. Teresa M. Amabile, a Baker Foundation Professor and Director of Research at Harvard Business School, once had the dream of being an artist and innovator.        Last Thursday, members of the Brandeis community gathered in the Shapiro Campus Center to hear the “Psychology Department Colloquium: Labor of Love: A Brief History of a Creativity Research Program,” hosted by Prof.

Year In Review 2015-2016

‘Dog Sees God’ Weeks after the death of a student rocked the Brandeis campus in March, director Carly Chernomorets’ ’16 production of “Dog Sees God” faced the difficult task of creating art about teenagers struggling with depression, sexuality, social dynamics and even suicide.

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