Resources

September 01, 2014

IGL Programs Brochure

Publications

This brochure provides an overview of all Institute programs as of the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year (pdf, 6mb)

April 24, 2014

EPIIC Symposium 2014: Education, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development [Audio]

Audio/Video

The 29th Annual EPIIC Symposium

Sunday, March 2

Robert Springborg | Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
Perihan AbouZeid | Co-Founder and CEO, Qabila Media Productions, Egypt; Legatum Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Muthanna Khreisat | Jordan Country Director, Questscope

Student Presentations:
Bradley Friedman’15 and Adam Nagy’15, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Members
“Getting It Right: A Look at Entrepreneurship in Tunisia”
Bahar Ostadan’17 and Katherine Saviano’17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Members
“The Role of Tunisian Youth in Civil Society and Democratic Transition”
Li Huiruo, Member, Peking University Delegation, studying at Hebrew University
“Start Up Power: An Interview with Saul Singer”

Moderated by Samantha Lund, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

 

April 24, 2014

EPIIC Symposium 2014 Keynote: The Impact of the World Bank in the Middle East and North Africa

Audio/Video

The Impact of the World Bank in the Middle East and North Africa
Sunday, March 2

Inger Andersen | Vice President, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank
Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Jenna Smith, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

April 24, 2014

EPIIC Symposium 2014: Border Crossings: Refugees, Jihadists, Money, and Arms [Audio]

Audio/Video

The 29th Annual EPIIC Symposium

Sunday, March 2

Michaël Béchir Ayari | Senior Analyst, Tunisia, International Crisis Group
Ibrahim Warde | Author, The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind the Financial War on Terror; Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Inter-
national Business, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Curt Rhodes | Founder and International Director, Questscope; Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East and North Africa, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Bruna Gaspar, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

Student Presentations:
Elizabeth Robinson’15, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member
“Reaching Out to Refugees”
Umar Shareef’17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Members
“Spirituality: A Tool for Resilience in the Za’atari Refugee Camp”
Adrienne Larson’16 and Victoria Martin’16, Poverty and Power Research Initiative Co-Chairs, Institute for Global Leadership
“Cash Assistance in Refugee Crisis Response: A Monitoring Study of a UNHCR Cash Aid Program to Syrian Refugees”

Moderated by Iris Levine, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

 

April 24, 2014

EPIIC Symposium 2014-Nicholas Burns Keynote: American Policy and the Arab Revolutions [Audio]

Audio/Video

The 29th Annual EPIIC Symposium

Sunday, March 2

Keynote Address: American Policy and the Arab Revolutions
R. Nicholas Burns | Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008, he was the lead U.S. negotiator on Iran’s nuclear program; Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Kaitlyn Hodgman, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

 

April 17, 2014

2014 China-US Symposium

Student Resources

The complete program for the 2014 China-U.S. Symposium on "Engagement" happening this April 17-19, 2014 at ASEAN Auditorium.

April 05, 2014

Inquiry Interviews #2. The Future of Democracy in Iraq.

Audio/Video

Rolland Gillah, EPIIC 2014, interviews Inquiry 2014 participants Michael Ratcliff from Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis and Anya Score from Columbia Prep School in New York City.

This year's Inquiry simulation was on The Future of Democracy in Iraq. See more here.

April 05, 2014

Inquiry Interviews #1. The Future of Democracy in Iraq.

Audio/Video

David Riche '14, EPIIC 2014 colloquium member, interviews Inquiry 2014 high-school students Suada Noor from John D. O'Bryant High, Roxbury, MA and Lucas Feuser from Packer Collegiate, Brooklyn, NY.

This year's Inquiry simulation was on The Future of Democracy in Iraq. See more here.

April 03, 2014

Hanan Ashwari: Palestine and the Peace Imperative [Audio]

Audio/Video

April 3, 2014
4:00 PM

Palestine and the Peace Imperative: Repetitive Patterns and Shifting Dynamics

The IGL presents the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award to Hanan Ashwari, who lectures on "Palestine and the Peace Imperative: Repetitive Patterns and Shifting Dynamics."

Hanan Ashrawi is a Palestinian leader, legislator, activist, and scholar. She was the first woman to be elected to the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (2009) and she currently holds a seat in that organization, which is the highest executive body in Palestine. Ashrawi has been a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council since 1996 and was also appointed as the Palestinian Authority Minister of Higher Education and Research in the same year. Ashrawi also served as a member of the Leadership Committee and as an official spokesperson of the Palestinian delegation to the Middle East peace process, beginning with the Madrid Peace Conference of 1991.

March 27, 2014

Dr. Svetlana Broz: Educating for Civil Courage [Audio]

Audio/Video

Thursday, March 27, 2014
8:00 PM

Educating for Civil Courage: The Challenge of the Former Yugoslavia

The IGL presents the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award to Dr. Svetlana Broz, who lectures on "Educating for Civil Courage: The Challenge of the Former Yugoslavia." 

Svetlana Broz is a Bosnian–Serbian author and physician. She is the granddaughter of the late former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito. As a cardiologist she volunteered her services at the outbreak of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992. She heard countless stories of survivors who had been saved by individuals with the courage to stand up against the ethnic violence perpetrated by members of their own ethnic group, and in January 1993 she began interviewing for the book that describes these human experiences during the Bosnian War. The book was published in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1999 with a title “Dobri Ljudi u Vremenu Zla” and in 2003 in the USA under the title Good People in an Evil Time.

In 2000, Dr. Broz moved to Sarajevo permanently. At the time she said: “After the NATO intervention, I moved to Sarajevo. Twenty years ago, Belgrade was a European metropolis, a city that I loved a lot. Unfortunately, in a way, that city has lost its soul. Sarajevo, despite going through a four-year long siege of hell, kept its soul intact. I love Bosnia-Herzegovina, I feel as this is my homeland. Last year I even became a citizen.” Broz is currently heading the local branch of the Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide (GARIWO) non-governmental organization. She is the founder of “Education Towards Civil Courage”, a series of seminars designed to teach adolescents from all over the Balkans how to stand up to corruption and social and political divisiveness.

March 03, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Program: The Future of the Middle East and North Africa

Publications

The official program of the 29th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium on The Future of the Middle East and North Africa at Tufts University, February 26-March 2, 2014 (pdf, 5mb)

March 03, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Poster: The Future of the Middle East and North Africa

Publications

The official poster for the 29th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson International EPIIC Symposium on The Future of the Middle East and North Africa (pdf, 8mb)

March 01, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Panel: International Institutions and Intervention [Audio]

Audio/Video

Saturday March 1, 2014
2:30 - 4:30 PM

International Institutions and Intervention

Saad Eddin Ibrahim | Founder, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, Egypt
Hugh Roberts | Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History, Tufts University; former Director, North Africa Project, International Crisis Group
Richard Atwood | Director of Research and future Director of Multilateral Affairs, International Crisis Group
Michael Niconchuk | Emergency Response Coordinator, Questscope
Mark Katz | Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University; Author, “Moscow’s Middle East Policy” (inFocus Quarterly, 2014)
Duncan Pickard | Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East; Constitutional Adviser, Democracy Reporting
International

Moderated by Elissa Miller '14, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

 

March 01, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Panel: Vying For Influence: Iran and Saudi Arabia [Audio]

Audio/Video

Saturday March 1, 2014
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Vying for Influence: Iran and Saudi Arabia

Wu Bingbing | Associate Professor, Department of Arabic Language and Culture, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Ali Vaez | Senior Analyst for Iran, International Crisis Group
Frederic Wehrey | Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Author, Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprising
Sami al Faraj | President, Kuwait Centre for Strategic Studies

Short Presentation: Israel’s Strategic View of the Middle East and North Africa
BG Rami Ben Efraim | Special Assistant, J5 Commander, Israeli Defense Forces; former Commander, Ramat David AFB

Moderated by Ayesha Forbes '15, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

 

March 01, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Panel: Domestic Politics in the Gulf [Audio]

Audio/Video

Saturday, March 1, 2014
9:00 - 11:00 AM

Domestic Politics in the Gulf

Frederic Wehrey | Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Author, Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprising
Abeer Allam | Journalist; Saudi Arabia Correspondent, Financial Times
Matar Ebrahim Matar | Scholar at Risk, Bahrain; Former Member of Parliament with the al-Wefaq Political Party, resigned in protest of government crackdown on pro-democracy protestors; Recipient, 2011 Leaders of Democracy Award, Project on Middle East Democracy
Sami al Faraj | President, Kuwait Centre for Strategic Studies

Presentation of the Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Award for Public Diplomacy by Lilly Tahmasebi '17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member
Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah | Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait

Moderated by Roland Gillah '16, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member