EPIIC Symposium 2022 - Video Recordings

Problems Without Passports

The 37th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium

March 31-April 2, 2022


Symposium Schedule

Thursday, March 31

Introduction: Abiodun Williams, Director, Institute for Global Leadership; Professor of the Practice of International Politics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Welcome: Anthony Monaco, President, Tufts University

Keynote Address: "A World Between Hope and Despair"

The Honorable Margot Wallström, Deputy Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2014 to 2019, Sweden


Social Media: Contending with Extremism and Misinformation in the Digital Age

  • Bret Schafer, Senior Fellow and Head of the Alliance for Securing Democracy's information manipulation team
  • Oliver Wilcox (A92), Director (Acting) for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) at the U.S. Department of State
  • Heather Williams, Senior Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation and co-author of “The Online Extremist Ecosystem”


Friday, April 1

Power, Equity and the Global Climate Crisis

  • Laura Kuhl, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and International Affairs at Northeastern University
  • Harjeet Singh, global expert on the issues of climate impacts, migration and adaptation; Strategic Advisor: Global Partnerships to the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative
  • Amali Tower, Founder and Executive Director, Climate Refugees


Space: The Final Frontier

  • Bayar Goswami, Arsenault Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University
  • Kaitlyn Johnson, Deputy Director and Fellow of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Benjamin Staats, graduate student at George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute, a U.S. Army space operations officer and a Schriever Space Scholar graduate from the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College
  • Sophia Warner, MALD Candidate, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, focusing on the role of low Earth orbit satellites in digital connectivity and security


Global Racism: Past, Present and Future

  • Lucian M. Ashworth, Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science at Memorial University in Newfoundland
  • Errol A. Henderson, Associate Professor of International Relations at Penn State University
  • Bianca Freeman, PhD candidate in political Science at UC San Diego, where she is focusing on international relations, race, law, and intervention


Saturday, April 2

The Paradox of Setting Global Norms and the Selective Application of R2P

  • Noele Crossley, Lecturer in International Organisations and International Security in the Department of Political Science at University College London; Author of Evaluating the Responsibility to Protect: Mass Atrocity Prevention as a Consolidating Norm in International Society
  • Kiran Nasir Gore, Counsel in the Law Offices of Charles H. Camp, PC; co-author of “Nation States Must Comply With Their Responsibility to Protect Ukraine Against the Russian Federation’s Ongoing War Crimes”
  • Karen Smith, former Special Adviser of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect 


Borders, Human Rights and Identity: The Global Governance of Migration

  • Karen Jacobsen, Henry J. Leir Professor in Global Migration at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and directs the Refugees in Towns Project at the Feinstein International Center
  • Michael Niconchuk, Program Director for Trauma and Violent Conflict at Beyond Conflict and the author of the Field Guide for Barefoot Psychology
  • Patrycja Sasnal, Head of Research at the Polish Institute of International Affairs and Professor of migration at the College of Europe and the Polish Ombudsman office's expert commission on migration
  • Peter Tinti, Co-Author, Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Savior


Development, Finance and Trade in the Context of Globalized Inequality

  • Gabriel Inchauste, Lead Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank
  • Fatema Z. Sumar, Vice President of Compact Operations at the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)