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COURSES
  • EPIIC [Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship]: Registration for EPIIC is done through the ExCollege.  Due to the high levels of interest and the limited space available for the class each year, students must show up to the first class on Tuesday, September 2nd.  EPIIC will be explained and then students can sign up for individual interviews. This course is high demand.
  • INQUIRY:  High schools across the U.S. have partnered with the IGL to participate in the Inquiry program.  Students enrolled in the EPIIC class are automatically engaged in the Inquiry program.  For those interested in Inquiry but without the time for EPIIC, there is the Inquiry Teaching Group which runs throughout the year, a half credit each semester.  You can sign up on SIS -- EXP-0079-XAS
  • Microfinance: is a powerful tool in the anti-poverty toolkit to help people in challenging economic conditions have a more prosperous life. This course addresses how small improvements can be made and takes a comprehensive look at microfinance and its impact on people and societies. After forming a solid understanding of the various solutions offered under the microfinance umbrella (credit, savings, insurance), the class examines opportunities for domestic and international microfinance initiatives. Students actively participate in the microfinance experience by lending to an actual business owner of their choice, analyzing real-time case studies from around the globe, and interacting with Boston-area microfinance professionals and beneficiaries. Additionally, in partnership with the nonprofit Human Connections, the instructor, Adam Grenier, leads an optional experiential learning trip to Latin America to complement the classroom curriculum. -- EXP 0077F
  • 21st Century Negotiation Skills for Global Leadership: The focus of this program is on teaching students how to build common ground, establish dialogue, and develop relationships, while understanding the context – both historical and current – of the negotiations or mediation. Students engaged in the program learn how to consider alternative perspectives and worldviews, understand system dynamics and the complexity of issues and actors, and apply conflict analysis models, tools and processes. Elizabeth McClintock, a longtime practitioner in the field who is teaching the course, said, “Every time I work with diplomats, business leaders, peacemakers, military officers and other leaders, they all tell me that they wished they’d learned the basics of negotiation earlier in their lives. Tufts students are poised to fill the shoes of these same global leaders and I’m excited to give students an opportunity to improve their skill set and gain a more nuanced understanding of global negotiation issues so that they can jump on that leadership track even earlier in their lives.” Components of the Program will include: a course on “21st Century Negotiation Skills for Global Leadership”, a lecture series that will bring prominent practitioners to campus, internships exposingstudents to the practice of these issues in the field, and supporting student research initiatives. -- EXP 0078S
 
STUDENT GROUPS
            Interested students should attend the Fall 2019 Student Organizations Fair on Monday September 2, 2019, 1 pm - 3 pm, Academic Quad in addition to the respective group’s general interest meeting held at the start of each semester.  Additionally, weekly meetings and events are publicized on the IGL Weekly Bulletin.  To subscribe to the IGL Weekly Bulletin email distribution list, write to: igl@tufts.edu.
  • ALLIES: Meetings are held on Wednesday nights. ALLIES, the Institute's civil-military program that collaborates with the US Military Academies, holds weekly discussions, an annual conference; FieldEx; and the Intellectual Roundtable.  More information can be found online at www.alliescivmil.org and here
  • AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:  Meetings are held on Monday nights.  Each year Amnesty holds the Jamnesty Concert for Human Rights, participates in the national Get on The Bus event, and holds various events throughout the academic year.  More info is located AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Page.  
  • Tufts International Development: INDIA:  Meetings are held on Sundays and Tuesdays.  Focused on issues of sustainable development, members meet throughout the year and participate in fieldwork and project implementation during academic breaks.  More info is located at TID: India Page
  • Tufts International Development: Focused on issues of sustainable development, members meet throughout the year and participate in field work and project implementation during academic breaks.  More info is located at TID Page
  • CHINA-US SYMPOSIUM:   A collaboration between undergraduates and the Fletcher School, the annual China-US Symposium takes place in the spring, and the group puts on several panel and speaker events throughout the year.  For more info contact igl@tufts.edu
  • EMPOWER: Applications for Empower fellowships are available in the spring and students are selected in April.  The Empower program funds internships and entrepreneurial projects across the globe and students share their experiences with one another each fall.  More info can be found at EMPOWER Page
  • ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS:  Meetings are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  EWB hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to support their ongoing projects in Uganda and El Salvador.  Members travel for on-site implementation over winter break and summer vacation.  The members involved in the El Salvador project meet Wednesdays at 9pm; those involved with the Uganda progrect meet Tuesdays at 9pm.  More information can be found online at EWB Page and sites.tufts.edu/ewb.
  • NIMEP [NEW INITIATIVE FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE]:  Meetings are held every other week.  The New Initiative for Middle East Peace is a collaborative dialogue and research group studying the Middle East. Students hold discussions, conduct research trips abroad over winter break and host public events throughout the academic year.  More info is located at NIMEP Page.
  • OSLO SCHOLARS:  The Oslo Scholars Program offers undergraduates with demonstrated interest in human rights and international political issues an opportunity to attend the Oslo Freedom Forum and spend their summer working with some of the world’s leading human rights defenders and activists. Applications are open early in the spring semester.  More info is located at osloscholars.com and at OSLO SCHOLARS Page.
  • SYNAPTIC SCHOLARS: Synaptics is a supportive community in which students pursue projects, take intellectual risks, and reflect their learning off their peers of other academic disciplines and classes. Applications for Synaptic Scholars are open for freshmen each Spring semester.  More info is located at SYNAPTIC SCHOLARS Page.