Staff | Directory

Abi Williams

Staff

Director

abiodun.williams@tufts.edu

Dr. Williams has longstanding ties with Tufts, having received his M.A.L.D. in 1986 and his Ph.D. in International Relations in 1987 from the Fletcher School. He is an alumnus of IGL’s flagship program, Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) and in 2001 received the EPIIC Alumnus Award. In 2012, he was recognized for his global service and received the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award.

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Heather Barry

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Associate Director

Heather.Barry@tufts.edu

Heather has been with the Institute since 1988, when she was a student in the EPIIC Class on “Secrecy and Democracy”. She has been part of the Institute’s growth from just the EPIIC program to the more than 30 initiatives it has developed over the years, including Inquiry, which she still runs. She is the author of “Educating for Global Leadership: The Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Program” in Innovations in International Education and co-author of “Educating Global Leaders” (New Designs for Youth Development) and was the content consultant for Secrecy and Democracy for Educators for Social Responsibility. 

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Gary Knight

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Director, Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice

Gary Knight is recognised as one of the leading figures in photojournalism and documentary photography as a practitioner, author, educator and entrepreneur. He is the current President and Chairman of the Jury of the World Press Photo Award, the world's leading photography prize. He is the founder and principle architect of the VII Photo Agency. His photography is in private and institutional collections world-wide and he has been regularly published in every leading magazine in Europe, the United States and Asia for the last 25 years.

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Samuel James

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Adjunct Lecturer and Program Coordinator, PNDP

Samuel James is a photographer, writer, and educator from Cincinnati, Ohio. His career began in Nigeria, exploring issues related to inequity, energy and the environment, including the impact of the oil industry on the Niger Delta. This work was recognized by the the Overseas Press Club Olivier Rebbot Award, a Getty Images Editorial Grant, and a Special Commendation from the Frontline Club, as well as nominations for the Visa d'Or and the ASME National Magazine Award. He continues to work in Nigeria and throughout the United States on long-term projects that study people and place.

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Anastasiya Kazakova

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Web Designer & Multimedia Coordinator

anastasiya.kazakova@tufts.edu

Anastasiya Kazakova is a multi-media designer. She comes to TUFTS with a BS in Business Management from Moscow Open State University in Russia and a Master of Science in Digital Design from Philadelphia University. She has extensive professional experience with technology in both the commercial and art worlds. Over the years, she has worked on various projects to include: digital and graphical story-telling, site development, newsletter design, event photography, and media presentations. Working in a university environment has always been her dream. The atmosphere of learning, sharing knowledge, and doing research has always inspired her.

Saida Abdalla

Staff

Program Coordinator

Saida.Abdalla@tufts.edu

Saida Abdalla is a proud graduate of Bay Path University where she received a Master’s of Science in Higher Education Administration. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Management from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a seasoned higher educational professional with varied experience in student development, engagement and retention. Her International experience in higher education has given her a clear understanding of how global and social awareness plays a critical role in the success of students. Her areas of expertise are: international student services, student activities, orientation, student training and development, student retention, and curriculum development.

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Susan Ojukwu

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Program Assistant

Susan.Ojukwu@tufts.edu

Susan Ojukwu graduated from University of Rochester where she completed a dual major in International Relations and Public Health. She gained experience in event planning, grant writing, and administrative support through her involvement in various student organizations. As an undergraduate she conducted research regarding the impact of food aid in West African countries. She also organized a voter registration drive as a political campaign intern and coordinated a diabetes education course as a health coach intern. Her studies have taken her to France and to Hong Kong where she gained fluency in French and explored Chinese foreign policy.

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