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Date & Time March 19-20, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Virtual
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The Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium

China and the World
March 19-20, 2021

The international symposium is an annual public forum designed and enacted by EPIIC students. It features international practitioners, academics, public intellectuals, activists and journalists who come to Tufts each year for three days of discussion and debate in panels and small-group discussions determined by students in the EPIIC course. Students who conduct research projects also have the opportunity to present alongside the invited experts.

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Date & Time November 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Virtual
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SURGE: Japanese Foreign Policy Post-Abe (Nicholas Szechenyi, CSIS)

What is Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s legacy on Japanese foreign policy? What does his departure mean for Japan and the region’s future? This Tuesday, we welcome Mr. Nicholas Szechenyi to talk about Japan's Post-Abe future. Mr. Szechenyi is Deputy Director of the Japan Chair and Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), one of the most prestigious foreign policy think tanks in the US. His research focuses on U.S.-Japan relations and U.S.-East Asia relations.

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Date & Time November 15, 2020 4:30pm
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Comparing the US and EU Response to COVID-19

Join European Horizons and the European Student Association for a discussion on the US and EU response to the COVID19 crisis.

The Trump administration has attracted international criticism, for downplaying the virus and ignoring the advice of medical experts. The United States has been unable to effectively address the pandemic due to political polarisation and the lack of a national strategy.

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Date & Time November 13, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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The Rohingya Crisis: Causes of the Mass Exodus and the Potential for Justice and Reconciliation

The Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar has been one of the gravest atrocities ongoing since 2016 and arguably even before that. Yet, the Rohingyas are a long way from receiving both social and legal justice. According to the Human Rights Watch, about 900,000 Rohingya are currently living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh, after having fled from persecution since August 2017 and the estimated 600,000 Rohingya who remain in the Rakhine State are subject to more government persecutions and violence than ever before.

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Date & Time November 9, 2020 9:00pm
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MERG Discussion: Blackness in MENA

Social upheaval and the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States invariably spread to almost every part of the world. While many in the MENA region expressed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement in America, it was followed by reckoning in terms of attitudes towards blackness and black bodies in the Middle East and North Africa Region.

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Date & Time October 30, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location
Virtual
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Migration and Humanitarian Work in the Middle East

Please join the Middle East Research Group (MERG) for a panel on migration and humanitarian work in the Middle East. The panel will feature Tufts alums Andreas Ashikalis, Biz Herman, Georgie Nink, and Aline Sara.  They will discuss topics such as entering humanitarian work from undergraduate and graduate positions, the needs and opportunities present in the field today, and living and working abroad. The panelists work in various roles across migration, refugee, and humanitarian work.

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Date & Time October 27, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location
Virtual
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SURGE Annual Book Talk: 'China's Good War' with Professor Rana Mitter

We welcome Professor Rana Mitter from the University of Oxford to talk about his new book - China's Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism. The book reviews China's radical reassessment of its collective memory of the brutal Sino-Japanese War. Prof. Mitter argues that this new view on its World War II experience is central to China's newfound confidence abroad and to mounting nationalism at home.

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Date & Time November 17, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Alexander Gabuev: The Sino-Russian Axis after the U.S. Elections: What Comes Next?

Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School and the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University for a virtual talk by expert Alexander Gabuev. He will discuss the future of the relationship between Russia and China and what it might mean for the United States. Please make sure to register via myFletcher to participate in the event on Zoom.

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Date & Time October 29, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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Virtual
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Norms Upended? U.S. Post-Election Politics, from Hanging Chads in 2000 to Challenges in 2020

Join two IGL alumni, Matt Bai (A90) and Daniel Feldman (A89), for a discussion of U.S. election norms, recent contested presidential election results, and what might happen after November 3.

This event is co-sponsored by the International Relations Program, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Tisch College for Civic Life.

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Date & Time October 1, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Virtual
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Tufts SURGE Speaker Series: Hong Kong's National Security Law with Professor Michael Davis, Wilson Center and Jindal Global University

Tufts Sino-U.S. Relations Group Engagement (SURGE) is an IGL-affiliated undergraduate group that promotes and expands the academic understanding of China and East Asia on everything from economy, military, geopolitics to culture.

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