Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Alumni College

  • Carol Saivetz '69, P'97, P'01 and Gary Samore
    Carol Saivetz '69, P'97, P'01 and Gary Samore discuss the War in Ukraine and U.S. - Russian Relations on May 3.
  • Barbara Dortch-Okara
    Hon. Barbara Dortch-Okara ’71 is among the four Brandeis judge panelists for the Alumni College Marquee event, The Future of the U.S. Supreme Court: Impact, Equality and Justice to be hosted both in-person on campus and online. 
  • Julian Zelizer '91 and Wendy Weiser
    Julian Zelizer '91 and Wendy Weiser discuss Voting Rights in America on May 12.

Experience Alumni College Online 

Explore timely topics with Brandeis faculty and alumni speakers at Alumni College 2022 online! All alumni, parents, friends, Brandeis National Committee (BNC) and BOLLI members are invited to join the sessions. Register today so you won't miss a session. 

2022 Schedule

May 3, 2022

Gain meaningful insights on the developing situation in Ukraine. Join Carol Saivetz ’69, P’97, P’01, senior advisor in MIT Security Studies and Brandeis trustee, and Gary Samore, Professor of the Practice of Politics and Crown Family Director, for a timely discussion about U.S. relations with Russia, Russia’s invasion in Ukraine and security in the region. 4-5:15 p.m. EDT

May 12, 2022

Are fair elections in the U.S. under threat? Julian Zelizer ’91, the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton School of Public & International Affairs, and Wendy Weiser, vice president of Democracy at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, will examine the state of free and fair elections in America today. 12-1:15 p.m. EDT

May 18, 2022

Explore the interpretations and understanding of the First Amendment over time. Brandeis professors Rosalind Kabrhel, chair, Legal Studies Department and associate professor of the Practice in Legal Studies, and Daniel Breen, associate professor of the Practice of Legal Studies at Brandeis for a dialogue with Lynn Greenky, author of “When Freedom Speaks: The Boundaries and the Boundlessness of our First Amendment Right.” 7-8:15 p.m. EDT

June 10, 2022

Alumni College Marquee Event (Location: Spingold/Livestream) Join us for a panel session with four Brandeis judges: Hon. Joseph T. Carter ’79, Hon. Melissa Crane ’86, Hon. Barbara Dortch-Okara ’71 and Hon. Sharon E. Goodie ’85 who will discuss the future of the U.S. Supreme Court and the state of equality and justice under the law. The event will be moderated by Daniel Breen, associate professor of the Practice in Legal Studies and is co-sponsored by the Brandeis Lawyers Alumni Network and the Legal Studies Department at Brandeis. 3-4:30 p.m. EDT

For more information about Alumni College 2022, email To learn more about Alumni Weekend 2022, please refer to the Alumni Weekend FAQs. 

Don't Miss Alumni Weekend

June 10, 2022
Trucks and Tunes
June 11, 2022
Ralph Norman Barbecue
12 PM ET