February 18, 2016

IGL Funding Request Form (Updated Feb. 17 2015)

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**PLEASE NOTE: This form must be completed before funding request can be considered. The completed form should be submitted to the IGL Executive Director, or emailed to

February 17, 2016

IGL Funding Award Notifications and Conditions

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**PLEASE NOTE: Any deviation from the original stated use of these funds must be approved in advance.

September 01, 2015

2014-2015 IGL Research Process

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The following process is required of all students to participate on IGL-sponsored research trips.


• All students must follow the attached process.

• All students conducting research must have taken a research methodology course; for groups, the team leader must have the methodology requirement though it is recommended for all students participating.

• All students must attend the required research briefing, scheduled each semester, and also have a phone briefing with the International SOS employee assigned to the country you are traveling to.

September 01, 2015

IGL Programs Brochure


This brochure provides an overview of all Institute programs as of the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year (pdf, 6mb)

August 18, 2015

2014 - 2015 IGL Student Handbook

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March 03, 2015

2015 EPIIC Russia Symposium: Suzanne Massie [Audio]


Thursday, February 26
Keynotes on Russia and Identity, 7:00pm
ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Intercultural Center

• Suzanne Massie, Author; Trust but Verify: Reagan, Russia, and Me
Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award presented by Joel Wasserman, EPIIC 2015 Colloquium Member

February 23, 2015

Russia in the 21st Century: A Cultural Evening Program Download


Presented by EPIIC’s “Russia in the 21st Century” and Tufts’ Russian and Slavic Student Association

February 25, 2015
Slater Concourse, 6:30pm
Distler Auditorium, 7:00pm

February 17, 2015

Great Catastrophe: Armenians, Turks, and the Politics of Genocide with Thomas de Waal


Thomas de Waal is a senior associated in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing primarily in the South Caucus region, comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia and their breakaway territories, as well as in the wider Black Sea region. De Waal is an acknowledged expert on the unresolved conflicts of the South Caucasus: Abkhazia, Nagorno_Karabakh, and South Ossetia. From 2002 to 2009, he worked as an analyst and project manager on the conflicts in the South Caucasus for the London-based NGOS conciliation resources and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

January 22, 2015

Mitchell Orenstein


Mitchell A. Orenstein is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University in Boston and an associate of both the Center for European Studies and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.  Professor Orenstein is a scholar of international politics focusing on the political economy of transition in Central and Eastern Europe, pension privatization worldwide, and the role of policy paradigms in economic reform.  His research lies at the intersection of comparative politics, international political economy, and global public policy, employing a problem-driven research approach based on asking big, policy-relevant questions and answering them through carefully designed, in-depth field research. 

December 04, 2014

EPIIC Colloquium Dec. 4, 2014: Ellen Mickiewicz: The Voices of Russia’s Future Leaders [Audio]


Ellen Mickiewicz is the James R. Shepley professor of public policy studies, professor of political science, and director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Communications and Journalism of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University. A specialist on media and politics, especially in the former Soviet Union and Eastern/Central Europe, she is also a fellow of The Carter Center.  Her most recent book is No Illusions: Voices of Russia’s Future Leaders.  She is also the author of "Changing Channels," a study of the role and impact of television in Russia from 1985-1999. It analyzes the rise of modern, televised campaigning in post-Soviet Russia; the use of free television time for unmediated candidate communication with the public; editorial coverage by news organizations; and political advertising. It examines the volatile media market and the persisting contest for political control of television that has made the institutionalization of pluralism extremely difficult.  Dr. Mickiewicz was the first American to be honored by the 120,000-member Journalists Union of Russia for her contribution to the development of democratic media in the region. Her earlier book, "Split Signals: Television and Politics in the Soviet Union," was given the Electronic Media Book of the Year award by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Broadcast Education Association, and she is the author or editor of five other books and numerous journal articles.

December 02, 2014

EPIIC Dec 2, 2014: Gregory Carleton: War Narratives [Audio]


Gregory Carleton is an associate professor of Russian at Tufts University, specializing in twentieth-century literature and contemporary culture. He is the author of two books, one on the reception of Mikhail Zoshchenko and the other on the sexual revolution in Soviet Russia in the 1920s. Currently he is working on a comparative study of war narratives in Russian and American culture. He is also an Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

November 19, 2014

Confronting the Death Penalty: Media and the Politics of the Death Penalty [Video]


Confronting the Death Penalty A Tufts University Symposium  November 19, 2104  

John Artis: Exoneree and Co-Defendant with Rubin "Hurricane" Carter; former Counselor, Timber Ridge Residential Center for Boys; former Correctional Officer, White Post Detention Center
Fred W. Hogan: Former Investigator, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender; first person to begin reinvestigating the Rubin "Hurricane" Carter/John Artis case, in which his efforts resulted in the recantation of two eyewitnesses, paving the way for the exonerations
Thom Kidrin: Friend, Executor and Trustee of the Estate of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
John Lemay: Filmmaker and Tufts alumnus chosen to create an archival film on Rubin "Hurricane Carter" and John Artis 

November 19, 2014

Confronting the Death Penalty: Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty [Video]


Confronting the Death Penalty A Tufts University Symposium November 19, 2014

David J. Harris: Managing Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute of Race and Justice, Harvard Law School

Peniel Joseph: Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Tufts University

Sabrina Butler: Exoneree; Assistant Director of Membership and Training, Witness to Innocence

Laurence Ralph: Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University

November 19, 2014

Confronting the Death Penalty: The Death of Punishment? [Video]


Confronting the Death Penalty A Tufts University Symposium November 19, 2014

The Death of Punishment? A Dialogue


Sherman Teichman: Founding Director, Institute for Global Leadership

Erin Kelly: Chair, Department of Philosophy, Tufts University; Author, Criminal Justice without Retribution 

Robert Blecker: Professor of Law, New York Law School; Author, The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice Among the Worst of the Worst 

November 19, 2014

Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues -- Sister Helen Prejean [Audio]


Confronting the Death Penalty Keynote Adress -- Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues A Tufts University Symposium

November 19, 2014 Speaker:

Sister Helen Prejean: Death Penalty Abolitionist; Author, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions; Founder, Survive, a victims advocacy group in New Orleans; continues to counsel nor only victims on death row but also the families of murder victims