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Navigating Asian Pacific Alliances by Susannah Klopf and Ian Kapuza

by mdillard
Navigating Asian Pacific Alliances by Susannah Klopf and Ian Kapuza Mar 29

In today's political climate, alliances are increasingly being called into question. The United States has played an important role in the Asia Pacific in the last few decades. Our research in the region seeks to understand the extent to which the ties between the United States and its allies, and the ties between the non-US allies, will shape the future of the region. To get a better understanding of Australian, Japanese, and South Korean perspectives of the dynamics in the region, we are traveling to each country to meet with policymakers, academics, and area experts. At this point we have met dozens of people and heard a wide array of views; sometimes in agreement, more often conflicting. These conversations have underscored the complexity and interconnectedness of the many issues facing the region, and highlighted several key concerns.

Mar 23

Iraqi Prime Minister Awarded Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Award

by heatherbarry

On Wednesday, March 22, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was awarded the Institute's Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Award in Washington, DC.  IGL External Advisory Board Co-Chair Robert Bendetson presented the award in a private meeting with the prime minister, rec

Mar 13

IGL Student speaks on her research and experiences in Ghana by Jhanel Chew

by tuftsigl

When I left the United States, it was 27 degrees outside. There were piles of snow everywhere and I was freezing in my big winter coat and snow boots. By the time I finally got off the plane, the sun had set and the temperature in Ghana had cooled significantly to a low 80 degrees.

Mar 08

Discussion on Gender and Justice in Latin American Development with Sebastián Molano

by mdillard

BUILD: Latin America co-hosted a speaker event with Amnesty International and Students Helping Honduras on March 2nd, 2017. The speaker, Sebastián Molano, is a Fletcher graduate and has extensive experience doing development work in many Latin American countries.

Mar 01

12th annual Tufts Energy Conference (TEC) on Innovation for Global Energy Access

by mdillard

On Saturday, February 11th, nearly 300 energy professionals and students gathered to participate in the 12th annual Tufts Energy Conference (TEC). The theme of TEC 2017 was Innovation for Global Energy Access.

Feb 23

EPIIC Symposium "The World of Tomorrow: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century"

by heatherbarry

The Institute for Global Leadership held its 32nd Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium on "The World of Tomorrow: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century" from February 23-25, 2017.  Panelists included Adm. James Stavridis, Dean of The Fletcher School; Amb. R. Nicholas Burns; Amb.