The Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium

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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 four days of discussion and debate in panels and small-group discussions determined by students in the EPIIC course. Students who conduct research projects also have the opportunity to present alongside the invited experts.

The Boston Globe made this assessment of the EPIIC Symposium: “At a time when the national discourse seems forever reduced to its lowest common denominator…to sound bites and slogans…EPIIC is a refreshing antidote. Far from looking to simplify the world, the symposium aims to teach students to view life in a way that respects complex human systems.”

IS THE LIBERAL WORLD ORDER ENDING?

The 33rd Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium
March 1-3, 2018

 

Thursday, March 1

ASEAN Auditorium
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

7:00pm

Keynote Address

7:30pm

Beyond Borders: Contending with Transnational Challenges

 

Friday, March 2

12:30pm

The Changing Social Contract? Globalization and Technology in the 21st Century

2:30pm

The Future of R2P? Mass Atrocities and the Liberal World Order

6:30pm

Keynote

7:30pm

The Global Nuclear Dilemma: Power, Stability and Proliferation

 

Saturday, March 3

ASEAN Auditorium
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155

10:00am

A Loss of Faith: The Rise of Populism and Nationalism

2:30pm

Challenging the Liberal World Order: The Rise of Alternative Forms of Governance

4:30pm

Expert-led Small-Group Discussions

8:00pm

The Role of the United States in the Liberal World Order: Past, Present and Future