The Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium

March 1-4, 2018

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.”

Possible Participants include:

Sultan Barakat, Founding Director, Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation; former US Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council; former Lead US Negotiator on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; former US Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; former Staff Director for European Affairs, National Security Council

Karen Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European affairs, National Security Council

Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Chief Policy Officer, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; former U.S. Ambassador-At-Large and Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Department of State

Joel H. Rosenthal, President, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs; Editor, Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader

Samir Saran, Vice President of the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi

Shen Dingli, Professor and Associate Dean, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution