Dr. Abi Williams Named New Director of the Institute for Global Leadership

by heatherbarry
Dr. Abi Williams Named New Director of the Institute for Global Leadership Apr 28

On behalf of the Provost: I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Abi Williams as the Director of the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) and Professor of Practice of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  Dr. Williams will bring to both positions 30 years of outstanding experience in leadership roles in the varied worlds of think tanks, the United Nations, and academia.

Dr. Williams has longstanding ties with Tufts, having received his M.A.L.D. in 1986 and his Ph.D. in International Relations in 1987 from the Fletcher School. He is an alumnus of IGL’s flagship program, Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) and in 2001 received the EPIIC Alumnus Award. In 2012, he was recognized for his global service and received the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award.

Apr 24

Engineers Without Borders and BUILD LA Present on Current Projects and Share Ideas by Amira Al-Subaey

by tuftsigl

Once a year, members of IGL affiliated groups BUILD Latin America and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) come together to present the history and mission of their organizations, share the process of their program’s work, and elaborate on their current projects and the challenges and successes within them.

Apr 24

FieldEx 2017 by Emily Spak

by tuftsigl

On April 7th-8th, Tufts students participated in a live-action simulation called FieldEx, hosted by civilian-military relations organization ALLIES. FieldEx combines political, diplomatic, and military components in a peacekeeping and stability scenario that plays out on a paintball field.

Apr 21

UN Peace-Keeping with Nick Birnback by Noah Kulak

by mdillard

On Wednesday 4/19, Tufts ALLIES met with Nicholas Birnback A '92, the current Head of Public Affairs for United Nations Peacekeeping. Starting in 1996, Birnback has been part of U.N. peace missions in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Eritrea, East Timor and Somalia.

Apr 20

The World in Disarray Lecture Review with Richard Hass and James Stavridis

by tuftsigl

EPIIC students, IGL affiliates, students, and members of the Tufts Community were invited to join the lecture on the current state of the world with two honorable guest speakers who provided a timely analysis of a world increasingly defined by disorder.

Apr 12

Inquiry Conference 2017 by Amira Al-Subaey

by mdillard

Inquiry is the Institute’s global issues program for high school students, creating a forum for students to engage deeply with compelling issues through intensive study, role-play, and mentorship by Tufts EPIIC students studying the topic in-depth.