Resources

September 01, 2015

IGL Programs Brochure

Publications

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

Student Resources
November 19, 2014

Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues -- Sister Helen Prejean

Audio/Video

 

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
November 19, 2014

Dr. jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award: Honoring John Artis and Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

Audio/Video

 

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

Media and the Politics of the Death Penalty

Audio/Video

 

Confronting the Death Penalty 
A Tufts University Symposium
November 19, 2014
 
Panelists:
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
Marc Asnin: Photojournalist; Author, Final Words
Nancy Bauer: Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University 
Janeann Dill: Filmmaker; Artist, Institute for Interdisciplinary Art and Creative Intelligence
Melissa Ferrari: Senior, Tufts University 
 
November 19, 2014

Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty

Audio/Video

 

Confronting the Death Penalty
A Tufts University Symposium
November 19, 2014
 
Panelists:
Sabrina Butler: Exoneree; Assistant Director of Membership and Training, Witness to Innocence
David J. Harris: Managing Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute of Race and Justice, Harvard Law School
Paniel Joseph: Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Tufts University
Laurence Ralph: Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University 
 
November 19, 2014

The Death of Punishment? A Dialogue

Audio/Video

 

Confronting the Death Penalty
A Tufts University Symposium
November 19, 2014
 
The Death of Punishment? A Dialogue
Panelists:
Robert Blecker: Professor of Law, New York Law School; Author, The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice Among the Worst of the Worst
Erin Kelly: Chair, Department of Philosophy, Tufts University; Author, "Criminal Justice without Retribution"
Sherman Teichman: Founding Director, Institute for Global Leadership
 
 
November 13, 2014

EPIIC Class November 13, 2014: Oxana Shevel

Audio/Video

Professor Shevel's research and teaching focus on the post-Communist region surrounding Russia and issues such as nation- and state-building, the politics of citizenship and migration, memory politics, and the influence of international institutions on democratization. She is the author of "Migration, Refugee Policy, and State Building in Postcommunist Europe" (Cambridge 2011), which examines how the politics of national identity and strategies of the UNHCR shape refugee admission policies in the post-Communist region, leading countries to be more or less receptive to refugees. The book received the 2012 American Association of Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) book prize. At present, Professor Shevel is working on a new book project - comparative study of the sources of citizenship policies in new post-Communist states. Articles based on this project were published inComparative Politics in 2009, and in Post-Soviet Affairs in 2012. Oxana Shevel's research has also appeared in the East European Politics and Societies, Europe-Asia Studies, Slavic Review, Political Science Quarterly, Nationality Papers, and in edited volumes.

November 04, 2014

EPIIC Colloquium 2014-15: Emily Parker & Russian Presidential Academy [AUDIO]

Audio/Video

Speaker Name: Emily Parker

Date: November 4, 2014

Emily Parker is author of "Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Stories From the Internet Underground," and Former State Dept policy planning staff for digital diplomacy. She was formerly a writer and editor at the Wall Street Journal and an editor at the New York Times.

Members of the faculty of the Russian Presidential Academy visited the EPIIC class on Tuesday November 4, 2014 to discuss the current government and political climate in Russia.

October 28, 2014

EPIIC Class Oct. 28, 2014: Robert Legvold

Audio/Video

Speaker Name: Robert Legvold

Date: October 28, 2014

Robert Legvold is Marshall D. Shulman Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, where he specialized in the international relations of the post-Soviet states. He was Director of The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, from 1986 to 1992. Prior to coming to Columbia in 1984, he served for six years as Senior Fellow and Director of the Soviet Studies Project at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. For most of the preceding decade, he was on the faculty of the Department of Political Science at Tufts University. He received his Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1967. 2008-2010 he was project director for “Rethinking U.S. Policy toward Russia” at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 2009-2012 he was director of the “Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative” sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and co-chaired by Sam Nunn, Wolfgang Ischinger, and Igor Ivanov.

(Original biography from: Columbia University)

October 27, 2014

NEXUS Newsletter October 2014

Newsletters
October 23, 2014

EPIIC Class October 23, 2014: Alexandra Vacroux on the Russian Economy

Audio/Video

Speaker Name: Alexandra Vacroux

Date: October 23, 2014

Alexandra Vacroux (EPIIC’86) is the Executive Director of Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. Prior to joining the Davis Center, Vacroux held a variety of scholarly and business positions. Her research and non-profit experience includes tenures as Scholar at the Kennan Institute (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars), Interim Eurasia Program Officer for the Social Science Research Council, and Research Associate at the Center for Financial and Economic Research (CEFIR) in Moscow. In the commercial and government spheres, she previously served as Director for Sales and President of the U.S. Brokerage for Brunswick Warburg investment bank in Moscow and as a consultant to the Russian Privatization Agency.

October 21, 2014

EPIIC Class October 21, 2014: Joshua Rubenstein on Russia and Censorship

Audio/Video

Speaker Name: Joshua Rubenstein

Date: October 21, 2014

Joshua Rubenstein was on the staff of Amnesty International USA from 1975 to 2012 as New England Coordinator and Northeast Regional Director. He was also Scholar-in-Residence at Facing History and Ourselves in 2012 and 2013. He is a long-time Associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. Working as an independent scholar, Rubenstein is the author of Soviet Dissidents, Their Struggle for Human Rights and Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life. Mr. Rubenstein is the co-editor of Stalin’s Secret Pogrom: The Postwar Inquisition of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee and of The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov.

October 16, 2014

EPIIC Class October 16, 2014: Simon Saradzhyan

Audio/Video

Speaker Name: Simon Saradzhyan

Date: October 16, 2014

Simon Saradzhyan is assistant director of the U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism and a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. His research interests include international arms control, counter-terrorism, foreign, defense, and security policies of Russia and other post-Soviet states and their relations with great powers.  Prior to joining the Belfer Center, Saradzhyan worked as a researcher for East West Institute and as a consultant for the United Nations and World Bank.  Simon has also worked as deputy editor of the Moscow Times and as Moscow correspondent for Defense News. He has contributed scores of articles to other publications, ranging from the Times of London to Space News, earning certificate of merit from the commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces for his coverage of Russia's military affairs.