The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life
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The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life is:

  • A world center addressing significant moral issues around the globe
  • A bridge between scholarship and practice
  • An innovative transatlantic partnership

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Moral questions resonate differently among different nations, religions, and peoples. This truth has spawned some of the world's most bitter conflicts. Yet confronting diversity in ethical convictions also offers unparalleled opportunities for strengthening human understanding.

The key elements of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life include:

  • An interdisciplinary academic campus center offering courses and programs in ethics and social justice in an international context at Brandeis University
  • Text-based seminars, courses and institutes on ethics and cultural difference for professionals from around the world
  • A student fellowship program, allowing undergraduates and graduate students to integrate academic study with practical experience
  • A partnership with the Jerusalem Foundation to run joint programs at Brandeis and at Mishkenot Sha'ananim, a residential conference center in Jerusalem

The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life will address major international questions on a rotating basis. The current theme is "Coexistence: New Meanings, New Theories, New Practices."