EPIIC 2013: Global Health
EPIIC is a carefully integrated, multidisciplinary program. Through its innovative and rigorous curricula and projects, EPIIC prepares young people to play active roles in their communities, whether at the local, national or global level.
EPIIC Colloquium: At EPIIC's core is the year-long, multidisciplinary course on a global political theme. Undergraduate and graduate students of diverse nationalities, viewpoints, experiences, and interests, participate in this rigorous colloquium that stresses critical, analytical and normative thinking. Students are encouraged to confront the ambiguity and complexity of EPIIC's annual global theme through a multi-disciplinary examination of the issues and controversies that the topic reflects. They are taught the subject under investigation not only by a broad range of distinguished academics and practitioners, but also as active participants in defining the issues through classroom presentations and discussions, extensive readings, and independent research. There is an emphasis both on individual progress and on the collaborative effort -- in essence, an intellectual team. Students produce tangible outcomes to their studies through their individual research papers or projects, the international symposium, and the Inquiry simulation.
The international symposium is an annual four-to-five-day public forum featuring scores of international practitioners, activists, academics, public intellectuals, and journalists. EPIIC's symposia -- consisting of presentations, panel discussions, topical forums, informal gatherings, multimedia and dramatic presentations, and workshops -- are intellectually wide-ranging and accessible. The perspectives of the participants are intentionally diverse, often competing, and at times adversarial. Below are some examples of the controversial and complex issues that EPIIC has explored.
More than 1.5 billion people currently live in countries directly affected by conflict, with millions more feeling the indirect consequences. While inter-state and intra-state violence have seen recent declines.
2013 EPIIC Symposium: Global Health and Security at Tufts University.Learn More
The conference was of great value to me, especially through new contacts I made...The spirit of the meeting was, I think, an inspiration for many of your students who, in turn, were an inspiration to us.
It is worth making models of the future, but we have to regard them as 'prostheses for the imagination. That's one of the theses emphasized here at EPIIC
IGL alumna, Elizabeth "Biz" Herman, wins the first annual Tim Heatherington award for photojournalism.
EPIIC 2012: Responsibility to Protect, Right to Prosecute? EPIIC alumni, Abiodun Williams and Kishore Mandhyan, share a laugh during panel.
EPIIC Symposium 2012: Resource Wars Sami Al-Faraj speaks
EPIIC Symposium 2012: Resource Wars EPIIC alumnus, Amir, asks the panelists a question
EPIIC Symposium 2012: Media and Warfare Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice Director, Gary Knight, speaks about the role of the media in warfare
EPIIC Symposium 2012: Media and Warfare IGL alumni, Elizabeth Herman and Nick Birnback, and fellow panelists Carlotta Gall and Daniel Bennett listen to a presentation
Breakout session on Israel and Iran
EPIIC Symposium 2012: Money, Munitions, and Markets Mark Baillie speaks with an attendee after the panel
EPIIC Symposium 2012: Future Flashpoints Director, Sherman Teichman, tries on a UN peacekeeping helmet given to him as a gift by alumnus Nick Birnback
EPIIC Symposium 2012: Future Flashpoints Members of the EPIIC class pose together
EPIIC Symposium 2012: Post-Conflict Challenges and Building Peaceful Societies Students listen earnestly to the discussion
EPIIC Symposium 2012: Post-Conflict Challenges and Building Peaceful Societies EPIIC student, Lily Anderson, presents a Dr. Jean Mayer award to Susan Bissell
EPIIC Symposium 2012: Post-Conflict Challenges and Building Peaceful Societies Alex De Waal speaks on the panel
Dr. Jean Mayer award winner, Dr. Steven Pinker, gives a keynote address
EPIIC 2012: Eye to Eye, Drone to Drone The crowd features cadets from various military academies across the United States
EPIIC Symposium 2012: #Power: Youth, Technology and the State The large crowd for this panel on the power of youth and technology
EPIIC Symposium 2012: #Power: Youth, Technology and the State IGL alumnus, Adam White, speaks to the audience
Students share ideas at an informal dinner
Members of the EPIIC class take the TILIP students out to see the sights in Boston
EPIIC Symposium 2012: "Mr.Y": US National Strategic Policy Directions Co-author Col. Wayne Porter speaks about Mr. Y
EPIIC 2012: Powers Transitions in the 21st Century The crowd fills the Alumnae Lounge
Voices from the Field
EPIIC 2012: Pugwash Discussion The panelists of the 2012 Pugwash Discussion on Science, Technology, and the Ethics of National Security
EPIIC 2012: Pugwash Discussion Director Sherman Teichman speaks with a panelist and a student after the Pugwash discussion
EPIIC 2012: Present and Future of the Battlefield Ronald Arkin speaks to the crowd
The EPIIC students share ideas and research with the international students