Please join the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts at Brandeis University in our first-ever weekend intensive on peacebuilding and the arts from April 1–3.  It offers an opportunity for artists, cultural workers, peacebuilders, educators and policy-makers to join our community of practice, learn from exemplary projects, and think through their own work with tools and frameworks emerging from our collaboration with Theatre Without Borders.

The International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life launches our documentary Acting Together on the World Stage, on Tuesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. Please join in the conversation and a reception celebrating the completion of this film, many years in the making. 

Continue reading for details of these and other events and resources.


April 1–3
Weekend Intensive:

April 6
Creating a New Story: Ritual, Ceremony and Conflict Transformation between Indigenous and Settler Peoples.
9:10am–12:00pm: Heller School Room 163, Brandeis University
Open session of PAX 250: The Arts of Building Peace, led by Dr. Polly Walker

April 8–10
Weekend Intensive (Session II)
Peacebuilding and the Arts: Community Cultural Development
*Postponed until October 21–23, 2011

April 12
Acting Together on the World Stage
Documentary Screening, Conversation and Reception
4 p.m. Shapiro Campus Center, Carl J Shapiro Theater
Free and Open to the Public

April 12
The Nexus of Arts and Social Transformation: A Roundtable for Leaders in Higher Ed
Mandel center for Humanities, Reading Room 303
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.


October 21–23, 2011
Weekend Intensive:
Peacebuilding and the Arts: Community Cultural Development

October 23–24, 2011
Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence
A conference exploring performative dimensions of public ritual, theatre, truth commissions and trials


ANTHOLOGYActing Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, a two-volume anthology edited by Cynthia E. CohenRoberto Gutierrez Varea
Polly O. WalkerVolume I: Resistance and Reconciliation; Volume II: Building Just and Inclusive Communities. Forthcoming in 2011 from New Village Press

DOCUMENTARYActing Together on the World Stage, feature-length documentary by Cynthia Cohen and Allison Lund.  Available for purchase in June, 2011. 

TOOLKITActing Together on the World Stage: A toolkit for continuing the conversation, created by Cynthia Cohen, Allison Lund and Polly Walker.  Glossary now available on-line.

Sponsored by the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts
International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life

Naoe Suzuki, Senior Program Coordinator
Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts
International Center for Ethics, Justice & Public Life
Brandeis University
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415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
781-736-5001 (phone)
781-736-8561 (fax)