Brandeis professor to probe peace vs. justice

Dan Terris

Professor Dan Terris, director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University, will speak at the Brandeis National Committee Tucson chapter’s annual University on Wheels program on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, which is co-sponsoring the program.

Terris, who is also vice president for global affairs at Brandeis, will present “Peace and Justice: Why It’s Hard to Seek Both.” He received his Ph.D. in the history of American civilization from Harvard University. He has written on 20th-century history, literature and religion. He is the author of “Ethics at Work: Creating Virtue in an American Corporation” and co-author of “The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World’s Cases.”

The program is $15 for members, $18 for nonmembers. Participants are asked to bring children’s books in good condition for elementary schools in disadvantaged areas and canned food for the Community Food Bank. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, mail a check payable to BNC to Burt Strug, 2801 N. Camino Principal, Tucson 85715. For more information contact Strug at burtstrug@aol.com or 298-6761.

Brandeis National Committee is also planning its 2011 Used Book Sale, which will be held at the Foothills Mall Jan. 14-23, with a special opening night on Jan. 13 ($10 donation requested). For information on the book sale, contact Meg Sivitz at megaron3@msn.com or 615-4739.