Recent Highlights

  • Announcing an Institute for Global Leadership Challenge Grant!

    We are very excited about the upcoming year for IGL!  EPIIC will be tackling “Is the Liberal World Order Ending?”; ALLIES will be holding its annual civil-military conference on the defense industry and the global arms trade; Engineers Without Borders has started two new projects in Malawi and Nicaragua; BUILD Latin America has started two new projects in Ecuador and Honduras; NIMEP is explori

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  • A Discussion on US Military Presence in Niger with Alice Hunt Friend

    Alice Hunt Friend, a senior fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), was the guest speaker at ALLIES’s weekly meeting on November 1. She spoke about the U.S. military presence in Niger. Ms. Friend spoke about Niger in the context of the ambush that left four U.S. soldiers dead on October 4, 2017.

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  • Mac Maharaj Discusses Peace-Making and Justice with the Tufts Community

    Mac Maharaj was a member of Nelson Mandela’s inner circle during the days of resistance in South Africa. In 1977, after spending 12 years in prison on Robben Island, he was appointed secretary of the Internal Political and Reconstruction Department of the ANC.

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  • IGL students attend the 10th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting by Mia Ellis

    Every year, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference gathers hundreds of students to take action on the world's most pressing challenges. All attendees develop Commitments to Action, which are proposals for ideas or projects that aim to solve issues in local communities or abroad.

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  • Isolation and Disparity in Kwajalein Atoll by Noah Rose

    This June, I flew to Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands as part of an ALLIES pilot project facing the Pacific. I collaborated with two midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy to study the effects of climate change on U.S. national security. A component of the project was evaluating living conditions, resources, and infrastructure on the two main islands.

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  • Watch a video as Abi Williams talks with Fletcher School Dean James Stravidis about his career

    Abi Williams (Fletcher MALD ’86, Ph.D. ’87), Director of the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) and Professor of International Politics at The Fletcher School, sat down with Fletcher’s Dean James Stavridis to chat about his career and his return to Fletcher.

    Williams discussed the following:

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  • EWB Conducts Research in Malawi by Dylan Jones

    Having spent the first day of EWB’s inspection trip to Solomoni Village, Malawi checking into our hotel (and quickly passing out onto our beds), I was, along with a faulty Wi-Fi-card, unable to remark on my thoughts and send them back to Medford. However, Day 2 has proved to more propitious.

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  • Professional National (and Personal) Education by Eva Kahan

    The National Defense University feels a bit detached from your average Washington, DC national security institution. While the Capitol complex has multiple metro stops, and the Pentagon has a parking lot the size of the Tufts campus and an attached megamall, NDU is tucked away in a gentrifying neighborhood of the District of Columbia’s Southwest quarter.

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  • Tufts University's Response to Charlottesville

    August 14, 2017

    Dear Members of the Tufts Community,

    In the wake of the incidents in Charlottesville this weekend, I write to condemn the acts of racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry and violence, and to offer Tufts’ prayers for the victims, their families and the communities harmed by the actions of white supremacists.

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