December 01, 2020

IGL Students In the Pandemic

November 13, 2020

Tufts Institute for Global Leadership – Giving Tuesday 2020


In honor of Giving Tuesday 2020, several students currently involved with Tufts University's Institute for Global Leadership share how the IGL has impacted their college experience.

October 26, 2020

Global Perspectives on Race, Justice and Equity Conversation Series with Sir Hilary Beckles


Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, 8th Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is a distinguished academic, international thought leader, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, and global public activist in the field of social justice and minority empowerment.

Sir Hilary received his higher education in the United Kingdom. He has lectured extensively in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, and has published over 100 peer reviewed essays in scholarly journals, and over 13 books on subjects ranging from Atlantic and Caribbean History, gender relations in the Caribbean, sport development and popular culture.

August 21, 2020

Achieving Flow Syllabus

Student Resources

This is a course in maximizing your potential. It will include: discussion of the biology and neuroscience of the brain, breath training to optimize your brain function and achieve Flow, an analysis of your skills and passions and identification of where they intersect, identifying what is the most important thing in your life-your guiding light, and creating a list of objectives to achieve your most important goal in life.

August 20, 2020

Global Perspectives on Race, Justice and Equity with Lieutenant General (ret) Nadja West


LTG West is the 44th Army Surgeon General and the former Commanding General of US Army Medical Command. She is the Army's first African American Surgeon General, the first African American woman 3-star General, and the highest ranking woman graduate of West Point. She has received numerous awards and decorations.

Moderator: Professor Abi Williams, Director of the Institute for Global Leadership and Professor of the Practice of International Politics at The Fletcher School.

July 24, 2020

Black Lives Matter, Justice and the UK


The inaugural speaker in the Series is The Rt. Hon. David Lammy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice in new Labour leader Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet in the U.K. The Virtual Conversation took place on Friday, July 24, 2020, 1:00-2:00 p.m EDT. He addressed the topic “Black Lives Matter, Justice and the UK”.

It was moderated by Professor Abi Williams, Director of IGL and Professor of the Practice of International Politics at The Fletcher School.

June 06, 2020

Looking to the Future: IGL Alumni Advisory Discussions Summer 2020


Graduate School I: Making the Decision of When and Where

Working In/For the UN System

Working In Journalism/Photojournalism

Monitoring and Evaluation

Working in the US Foreign Service: What You Need to Know

Enacting Social Entrepreneurship

Public Sector Consulting

Technology in Development

Graduate School II: International Relations

Space: The Next Frontier for International Relations Majors

Intergovernmental Organizations: Working at the OECD


May 07, 2020

IGL Funding Request

Student Resources

In order to request funds for your event or program from the Institute for Global Leadership please fill out the Funding Request Form and submit it to the IGL Program Coordinator.

COVID-19 POLICY UPDATE: IGL provides funding for students participating in remote internships, research, and projects that do not require travel due to the university’s travel restrictions in place for the summer.

If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID19, please contact for assistance.


Please note: IGL Funding is not available to support attending conferences.  IGL funding can be used for research, projects, and internships. Funding requests should be submitted 1-2 weeks prior to the occurrence of the event or program.  You must also follow the steps laid out in the research/projects or internship process.  A funding form submitted unto itself will not be considered.

(This file must be downloaded to your local computer before being filled out. There is no save feature included with the online version of this form. Any information entered to the online version of the form will be lost when downloaded.)

In addition to this form, you must also submit the following:

  • *A full project proposal (1-2 pages)
  • Itemized budget
  • For internships, letter/email confirming internship
  • For students not affiliated with the IGL, please submit a faculty letter of recommendation
May 01, 2020

IGL Newsletter: May 2020


In this issue, read about: IGL's Institute Update and Covid-19, a basketball legend and human rights activist Enes Kanter visiting campus for a conversation with an award-winning Boston Globe Magazine staff writer Neil Swidey (A'91), the first virtual 29th Annual Inquiry Simulation - Never Again: Preventing Genocide and, a panel "The Future of U.S. Engagement in the Middle East" featuring three alumnae who are experts on U.S. foreign policy towards the region and more...