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 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

March 01, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Panel: The Unraveling of Syria [Video]

Audio/Video

Saturday, March 1, 2014
8:00 PM

The Unravelling of Syria

Part 2

Part 3

Nabih Bulos | Independent Journalist, contributing to Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio and other major media outlets

Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award to Amb. Robert Ford by Wen Hoe '14, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

Amb Robert Ford | US Ambassador to Syria (January 2011 to February 2014)

Mark Katz | Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University; Author, “Moscow’s Middle East Policy” (in Focus Quarterly, 2014)

Curt Rhodes | Founder and International Director, Questscope; Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East and North Africa, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Aaron Zelin | Richard Borow Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, King’s College of London

Radwan Ziadeh | Scholar at Risk, Syria; Recipient, 2009 Academic Freedom Award, Middle East Studies Association; Senior Fellow, United States Institute for Peace; Founder and Director, Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Moderated by Sam Rock '14, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

March 01, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Panel: The Unraveling of Syria [Audio]

Audio/Video

Saturday, March 1, 2014
8:00 PM

The Unravelling of Syria

Nabih Bulos | Independent Journalist, contributing to Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio and other major media outlets

Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award to Amb. Robert Ford by Wen Hoe '14, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

Amb Robert Ford | US Ambassador to Syria (January 2011 to February 2014)

Mark Katz | Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University; Author, “Moscow’s Middle East Policy” (in Focus Quarterly, 2014)

Curt Rhodes | Founder and International Director, Questscope; Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East and North Africa, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Aaron Zelin | Richard Borow Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, King’s College of London

Radwan Ziadeh | Scholar at Risk, Syria; Recipient, 2009 Academic Freedom Award, Middle East Studies Association; Senior Fellow, United States Institute for Peace; Founder and Director, Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Moderated by Sam Rock '14, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

March 01, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Panel: Amb. Robert Ford on The Unravelling of Syria [Audio]

Audio/Video

Saturday, March 1, 2014
8:00 PM

The Unravelling of Syria

U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford speaks on The Unraveling of the Syria panel, one day after his retirement from the U.S. State Department. This clip is an exerpt from the larger audio file of the panel.

February 28, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Panel: US Foreign Policy and Security in the Middle East and North Africa [Audio]

Audio/Video

Friday February 28, 2014
7:30 PM

U.S. Foreign Policy and Security in the Middle East and North Africa

Bernardino León | Special Representative for the Southern Mediterranean Region, European Union; former Secretary-General and Foreign Policy Adviser, Office of the Prime Minister, Spain
Augustus Richard Norton | Professor of International Relations and Anthropology, Boston University; Author, Civil Society in the Middle East
Dafna Hochman Rand | Former Director for Democracy and Governance at the National Security Staff; Author, Roots of the Arab Spring Contested Authority and Political Change in the Middle East
Adm. James Stavridis (US Navy, ret.) | Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO Alliance Tamara Cofman Wittes | Senior Fellow and Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, US Department of State

Dr. Jean Mayer Award Presentations to Mr. León, Dr. Norton, and Dr. Wittes by Sookrit Malik '17 and Madeleine Pelton '16, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Members

Moderated by Rebekah Waller '17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member