EPIIC is accepting new students for the Spring term

IGL News
Jan 03

EPIIC will focus on the rise of populism and the threat it poses to the liberal order during the Spring term. Through keynotes and lectures, the course will explore the drivers of populist movements in Europe and the US, their impact on global affairs and ultimately on the liberal order built up since the end of the Second World War. Questions to be addressed in the course include: What is driving millions of voters in Europe and North America to vote for ever more radical political options? Why is this happening now? What are the common features and the differences between events like Brexit, the election of Donald J. Trump, or the rise of left wing populist parties like Podemos in Spain or Syriza in Greece? How will these developments impact regional dynamics in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia? How will issues such as the fight against climate change or the forwarding of the human rights agenda be affected by the populist revolt?

Manuel Muñiz is leading the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts this semester. He is the Director of the Program on Transatlantic Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a PhD in International Relations from Oxford University.

NOTE: This course is High Demand. You must attend the first class meeting on January 19th to be considered for enrollment.

For more information, visit EPIIC (Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship) or contact Heather Barry.