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Alumni College Online, May 2024

Join us for Alumni College Online this May! Explore timely topics with Brandeis faculty and distinguished alumni speakers and experts. Virtual programs via Zoom.

Scales of justice built of computer code

Date: Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Explore the evolving technological advances in artificial intelligence and its impact on personal data and privacy rights in the U.S. Learn about the latest developments in AI, from self-driving cars to facial recognition technology, ChatGPT, smart home devices, and more. Join Dan Breen, Associate Professor of the Practice in Legal Studies, and Tim Hickey ‘77, Professor of Computer Science, for a discussion about legal rights and privacy in an increasingly digital world. Co-sponsored by the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. Find more information about this session here.

Flags of Russia and Ukraine

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Join us for a timely conversation with Carol Saivetz ’69, P’97, P’01, senior advisor in the MIT Security Studies Program and Brandeis University trustee, and Gary Samore, Professor of the Practice of Politics and Crown Family Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies. Learn more about the stalemate in Ukraine, its geopolitical and military implications, and Russia’s relations with the U.S. and NATO as we approach the presidential election. Find more information about this session here.

Book cover of Environmental Futures

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Join us for a conversation to explore Environmental Futures, a global anthology curated by experts around the world featuring editor Caren Irr, professor of English and the Kevy and Hortense Kaiserman Professor of Humanities at Brandeis University, in conversation with Beth Daley, executive editor of The Conversation US — a Pulitzer Prize finalist for climate reporting at the Boston Globe. Sponsored by the Brandeis University Press (BUP). Find more information about this session here.