February 28, 2020

A Conversation with Boston Celtics’ Enes Kanter, February 28, 2020, Tufts University


Basketball legend and human rights activist Enes Kanter joined us for a night of exciting and engaging conversation on February 28, 2020.

December 04, 2019

The Education of an Idealist: The Inaugural Jonathan Moore Lecture on Moral Global Leadership


The Institute is pleased to announce that the inaugural Jonathan Moore Memorial Lecture “The Education of an Idealist: What I Have Learned Inside and Outside Government” with Amb. Samantha Power. It was held on Wednesday, December 4, at 6:00pm in the ASEAN Auditorium at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Ambassador Samantha Power gave the inaugural lecture.

April 12, 2019

David Rawson Memorial Lecture. Michael Swaine "Power Transitions and Paranoia: the Crisis in Sino-US Security Relations.", April 12, 2019


Michael Swaine is giving the address. He is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies. Formerly a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, Swaine is a specialist in Chinese defense and foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, and East Asian international relations.

March 07, 2019

Migration in a Turbulent World The 34th EPIIC International Symposium March 7-9, 2019


The 2019 EPIIC International Symposium will be three days of far-reaching discussions on issues critical to understanding the pressing challenges on migration, from the tensions between state sovereignty and global migration to the policies that allow the continued existence of slavery and human trafficking, from the impacts of South-to-South migration to the vanguard role cities play in migration, from the securitization of migration to the roles gender and climate change are playing and will play in future policies.

See the program here.

March 01, 2018

Is the Liberal World Order Ending? The 33rd EPIIC International Symposium March 1-3, 2018


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.

See the program here.

February 23, 2017

The World of Tomorow: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century, The 32nd EPIIC International Symposium February 23-25, 2017


The World of Tomorow: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century, The 32nd Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium February 23-25, 2017.

See the program here.

May 19, 2016

Tufts IGL 30th Anniversary Night Program [VIDEO]

-- Welcome
Padraig O’Malley, Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation, McCormack
Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston
-- IGL 1986-2016, A Visual Representation
Heather Barry, Associate Director, Institute for Global Leadership
-- Remarks on Behalf of the IGL External Advisory Board
Robert Bendetson and William Meserve, Co-Chairs
-- Remarks on Behalf of the University
David Harris, Provost, Tufts University
-- Remarks by IGL Alumna
Taarika Sridhar (A’13), EPIIC 2010; Poverty and Power Research Initiative (PPRI)
Associate, Teneo Strategy, United Arab Emirates
8:10pm Dinner, Main Course
-- Remarks by IGL Alumni
Turhan Canli (A’88), EPIIC 1986
Professor of Integrative Neuroscience and Director of the Canli Lab at Stony Brook University;
Cofounding Member of the Neuroethics Society
Ananda Paez Rodas (A’16, F’18), EPIIC 2013; Oslo Scholars; Empower; Program for Narrative
and Documentary Practice, New Initiative for Middle East Peace
-- Just Two Words: A View of the IGL
Justine Hardy, Founder of Healing Kashmir; Oslo Freedom Forum Human Rights Fellow
-- Alumni in abstentia, Video Compilation
Edited by Zhuangchen “JJ” Zhou
-- Introduction of Sherman Teichman
Tovia Smith, EPIIC 1987
National Correspondent, National Public Radio
-- 30 Years: Transformational Education for Ethical Global Engagement
Sherman Teichman, Founding Director
April 06, 2016

2016 EPIIC Symposium: The End of History? The Changing Nature of European Identity - 2/18/16 [VIDEO]


Click here for video from Thursday evenings panel at the 31st Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium, Europe in Turmoil. 

The End of History? The Changing Nature of European Identity

Mario de Caro, Professor of Moral Philosophy, Università Roma Tre, Italy

Jocelyne Cesari, Author, Why the West Fears Islam: An Exploration of Islam in Western Liberal Democracies

Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Hannah Gersten, EPIIC Colloquium, and Obaid Farooqui, Tufts Muslim Students Association

Ioannis Evrigenis, Professor of Political Theory, Tufts University

Andreas Føllesdal, Co-director, MultiRights, on the Legitimacy of Multi-Level Human Rights Judiciary, European Research Council

Thomas Geisel, Mayor, Dusseldorf, Germany

Presentation of the Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Award by Shawn Patterson, EPIIC Colloquium

Moderator: Reece Wallace, EPIIC Colloquium

January 28, 2016

Ulrich Schlie


Ulrich Schlie is a former German Defense Minister.

January 21, 2016

EPIIC Colloquium - January 21, 2016: Carol Saivetz


Carol R. Saivetz is a research associate at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and a research affiliate at the Security Studies Program at MIT, where she is running a seminar series on Central Asia and Afghanistan.  From 1995-2005, she was the Executive Director of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, the major professional organization in the field of Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies.  From 1992-2006, she was a Lecturer in Government at Harvard, where she taught courses about Russia and the Middle East.  She is currently teaching Russian foreign policy in the Political Science Department at MIT.  Professor Saivetz has consulted for the US Government on topics ranging from energy politics in the Caspian Sea region to Russian policy toward Iran.  She is the author and contributing co-editor of five books and numerous articles on Soviet and now Russian foreign policy issues, including an assessment of the “reset,” Russian policies toward the other Soviet successor states, and Russian attitudes toward the “Arab Spring.”  Her current research interest is energy competition in and around the Black Sea region.  Her most recent publications analyze the newly resurgent Russia’s foreign policies—including energy policies and reactions to EU and NATO expansion.

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