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.

December 08, 2015

Dr. Jean Mayer Award for Global Citizenship Lecture Honoring Padraig O'Malley [AUDIO]


Professor Padraig O’Malley speaks at Tufts prior to receiving the 2015 Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award.

Professor O'Malley lectured on "Israel and Palestine: Is a Two-State Solution No Longer Feasible?"

Padraig O'Malley is the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has spent his career helping to resolve conflicts around the world and has written extensively on the subject, including the books Shades of Difference: Mac Maharaj and the Struggle for South Africa, Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes, and The Politics of Despair, one of the New York Times' best books of 1990. O'Malley is the founder of the Forum for Cities in Transition, an international network of divided cities that work together to promote reconciliation, civic participation, and economic development. His new book is The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine, A Tale of Two Narratives.

In September 2007, O’Malley, in collaboration with Nobel Prize winner Marti Ahtisaari’s Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) and the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) at Tufts University, assembled senior negotiators from Northern Ireland and South Africa to meet in Helsinki with their counterparts from Iraq. The partnership was known as “The Iraq Project”; the meeting became known as “Helsinki I.” O’Malley spent six months in Baghdad meeting with members of the Iraqi parliament to arrange meetings in Helsinki. There was a second round of talks in April 2008 (Helsinki II), and in July 2008, 36 leaders from all political parties in Iraq met with the same Northern Ireland and South African facilitators and negotiators. This last session resulted in the “Helsinki Agreement,” a series of principles that became the basis for exploring political reconciliation in Iraq in 2009.

Listen to the lecture here! 

December 08, 2015

EPIIC Colloquium 12/8/15 - Elizabeth Prodromou [Audio]


Part 1: Religion and the European Project
Elizabeth H. Prodromou is Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School for Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she teaches in the Program in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. She is Co-Chair of the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe Study Group at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies. Before coming to Fletcher, Prodromou served a diplomatic appointment as Vice Chair and Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (2004-2012); and since 2011, is a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Religion & Foreign Policy Working Group, serving on the Subgroup on Religious Freedom, Democracy, and Security in the Middle East and North Africa. Her research deals with issues of religious freedom, democratization, and security threats, with particular focus on comparative religion-political regimes in the Near East and on Transatlantic responses to religious radicalism. Published widely in scholarly and policy journals and international media, she has been involved in research and advisory work for international and non-governmental organizations on religious freedom rights. Her current research focuses on rights of religious minorities under secularist and non-secularist regimes, as well as on strategies of religious institutions to state repression and persecution.
Part 2: Committee Presentations and Discussions

The Program Committee will present its current discussions for feedback from the class and invited guests.  Special Events, Voices from the Field, Inquiry and the International Students Committees will also provide brief overviews.

December 03, 2015

EPIIC Colloquium 12/3/15 - Lionel McPherson and Mario de Caro [AUDIO]


Lecture and discussion on "Immigration and the Idea of Europe"

Lionel K. McPherson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. His research interests include normativity, the basis and extent of obligations, war and terrorism, and race. Between philosophy schoolings, he worked at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) and wrote arts criticism. His publications include "Blackness and Blood: Interpreting African American Identity" (with Tommie Shelby, Philosophy & Public Affairs, 2004), "Is Terrorism Distinctively Wrong?" (Ethics, 2007), and "Normativity and the Rejection of Rationalism" (The Journal of Philosophy, 2007).

Mario De Caro teaches Moral Philosophy at Università Roma Tre. Since 2000 he has also been teaching at Tufts University. He received his first degree and his PhD in Philosophy at University of Rome "La Sapienza". He spent two years at MIT as a Visiting Graduate Student and one at Harvard University as a Fulbright Fellow. He is Associate editor of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association, forthcoming for Cambridge UP in 2015 and a member of the editorial and scientific boards of several international journals. He is Vice President of the Consulta Filosofica Italiana, a former President of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, and a member of the American Philosophical Association on whose Committee on Academic Career Opportunities and Placement he served 2009-2013.

December 01, 2015

EPIIC Colloquium 12/1/15 - Margareta Matache [AUDIO]


Margareta (Magda) Matache is a Roma rights activist from Romania. In 2012 she was awarded a Hauser postdoctoral fellowship at the FXB Center, where currently she works as an instructor. From 2005 to 2012 Matache was the executive director of Romani CRISS (, a leading NGO that defends and promotes the rights of Roma. During her tenure Romani CRISS took a stand against discrimination in landmark cases targeting the president, prime minister, and foreign minister of Romania. The organization’s advocacy and litigation efforts also contributed to the approval of the domestic School Desegregation Bill. Prior to this work Matache served as a youth worker and trainer on cultural diversity and minority rights. She has also worked as an election observer in the Western Balkans and has implemented well-known initiatives, including “Roma and the Stability Pact in South-Eastern Europe” and “Roma Use Your Ballot Wisely.” She completed her doctoral research work in the early childhood development of Romani children at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest, and holds a Master’s degree in European Social Policies. Her publications and research have covered the rights, agency, and social ecology of Romani children and adolescents, early childhood development, Romani women, anti-Roma violence, and segregation in education.

November 24, 2015

EPIIC Colloquium 2015-16: Richard Shultz 11/24/15 [AUDIO]


Richard H. Shultz is Professor of International Politics and Director of the International Security Studies Program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has held three chairs: Olin Distinguished Professor of National Security, U.S. Military Academy; Secretary of the Navy Senior Research Fellow, Naval War College; and Brigadier General Oppenheimer Chair of War-fighting Strategy, U.S. Marine Corps. Since the mid-1980s, he has served as a security consultant to various U.S. government agencies concerned with national security. He will publish this academic year a new book on the U.S. Marine Corps’ 2004-2008 counterinsurgency campaign in Iraq titled, The Marines Take Anbar: The Four-Year Fight to Defeat al Qaeda in Iraq. He has recently initiated a new research project with Dr. Querine Hanlon of United States Institute of Peace that will focus on designing a new U.S. approach to Security Sector Reform that draws on existing theory and international practice, as well as U.S. experience, to identify flexible tools for addressing dysfunctional security sectors in fragile states. His most recent book is Insurgents, Terrorists, and Militias: The Warriors of Contemporary Combat (Columbia University Press, 2006; 2009 Paperback). Recent articles include “A QDR for all Seasons,” Joint Forces Quarterly (September 2010) and “The Sources of Instability in the Twenty-First Century Weak States, Armed Groups, and Irregular Conflict,” Strategic Studies Quarterly (Summer 2011).

November 18, 2015

Ambassador Lamberto Zannier


Ambassador Lamberto Zannier took up the post of OSCE Secretary General on 1 July 2011. Amb Zannier is an Italian career diplomat. From June 2008 to June 2011, he was UN Special Representative for Kosovo and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). From 2002 to 2006, he was the Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre of the OSCE. Previous senior positions include Permanent Representative of Italy to the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague (2000-2002), chairperson of the negotiations on the adaptation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (1998-1999), and Head of Disarmament, Arms Control and Cooperative Security at NATO (1991-1997).

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