April 12, 2019

David Rawson Memorial Lecture. Michael Swaine "Power Transitions and Paranoia: the Crisis in Sino-US Security Relations.", April 12, 2019


Michael Swaine is giving the address. He is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies. Formerly a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, Swaine is a specialist in Chinese defense and foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, and East Asian international relations.

March 07, 2019

Migration in a Turbulent World The 34th EPIIC International Symposium March 7-9, 2019


The 2019 EPIIC International Symposium will be three days of far-reaching discussions on issues critical to understanding the pressing challenges on migration, from the tensions between state sovereignty and global migration to the policies that allow the continued existence of slavery and human trafficking, from the impacts of South-to-South migration to the vanguard role cities play in migration, from the securitization of migration to the roles gender and climate change are playing and will play in future policies.

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March 01, 2018

Is the Liberal World Order Ending? The 33rd EPIIC International Symposium March 1-3, 2018


The international symposium is an annual public forum designed and enacted by EPIIC students. It features international practitioners, academics, public intellectuals, activists and journalists who come to Tufts each year for three days of discussion and debate in panels and small-group discussions determined by students in the EPIIC course.

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February 23, 2017

The World of Tomorow: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century, The 32nd EPIIC International Symposium February 23-25, 2017


The World of Tomorow: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century, The 32nd Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium February 23-25, 2017.

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May 19, 2016

Tufts IGL 30th Anniversary Night Program [VIDEO]

-- Welcome
Padraig O’Malley, Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation, McCormack
Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston
-- IGL 1986-2016, A Visual Representation
Heather Barry, Associate Director, Institute for Global Leadership
-- Remarks on Behalf of the IGL External Advisory Board
Robert Bendetson and William Meserve, Co-Chairs
-- Remarks on Behalf of the University
David Harris, Provost, Tufts University
-- Remarks by IGL Alumna
Taarika Sridhar (A’13), EPIIC 2010; Poverty and Power Research Initiative (PPRI)
Associate, Teneo Strategy, United Arab Emirates
8:10pm Dinner, Main Course
-- Remarks by IGL Alumni
Turhan Canli (A’88), EPIIC 1986
Professor of Integrative Neuroscience and Director of the Canli Lab at Stony Brook University;
Cofounding Member of the Neuroethics Society
Ananda Paez Rodas (A’16, F’18), EPIIC 2013; Oslo Scholars; Empower; Program for Narrative
and Documentary Practice, New Initiative for Middle East Peace
-- Just Two Words: A View of the IGL
Justine Hardy, Founder of Healing Kashmir; Oslo Freedom Forum Human Rights Fellow
-- Alumni in abstentia, Video Compilation
Edited by Zhuangchen “JJ” Zhou
-- Introduction of Sherman Teichman
Tovia Smith, EPIIC 1987
National Correspondent, National Public Radio
-- 30 Years: Transformational Education for Ethical Global Engagement
Sherman Teichman, Founding Director
April 06, 2016

2016 EPIIC Symposium: The End of History? The Changing Nature of European Identity - 2/18/16 [VIDEO]


Click here for video from Thursday evenings panel at the 31st Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium, Europe in Turmoil. 

The End of History? The Changing Nature of European Identity

Mario de Caro, Professor of Moral Philosophy, Università Roma Tre, Italy

Jocelyne Cesari, Author, Why the West Fears Islam: An Exploration of Islam in Western Liberal Democracies

Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Hannah Gersten, EPIIC Colloquium, and Obaid Farooqui, Tufts Muslim Students Association

Ioannis Evrigenis, Professor of Political Theory, Tufts University

Andreas Føllesdal, Co-director, MultiRights, on the Legitimacy of Multi-Level Human Rights Judiciary, European Research Council

Thomas Geisel, Mayor, Dusseldorf, Germany

Presentation of the Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Award by Shawn Patterson, EPIIC Colloquium

Moderator: Reece Wallace, EPIIC Colloquium

January 28, 2016

Ulrich Schlie


Ulrich Schlie is a former German Defense Minister.

January 21, 2016

EPIIC Colloquium - January 21, 2016: Carol Saivetz


Carol R. Saivetz is a research associate at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and a research affiliate at the Security Studies Program at MIT, where she is running a seminar series on Central Asia and Afghanistan.  From 1995-2005, she was the Executive Director of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, the major professional organization in the field of Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies.  From 1992-2006, she was a Lecturer in Government at Harvard, where she taught courses about Russia and the Middle East.  She is currently teaching Russian foreign policy in the Political Science Department at MIT.  Professor Saivetz has consulted for the US Government on topics ranging from energy politics in the Caspian Sea region to Russian policy toward Iran.  She is the author and contributing co-editor of five books and numerous articles on Soviet and now Russian foreign policy issues, including an assessment of the “reset,” Russian policies toward the other Soviet successor states, and Russian attitudes toward the “Arab Spring.”  Her current research interest is energy competition in and around the Black Sea region.  Her most recent publications analyze the newly resurgent Russia’s foreign policies—including energy policies and reactions to EU and NATO expansion.

December 08, 2015

Dr. Jean Mayer Award for Global Citizenship Lecture Honoring Padraig O'Malley [AUDIO]


Professor Padraig O’Malley speaks at Tufts prior to receiving the 2015 Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award.

Professor O'Malley lectured on "Israel and Palestine: Is a Two-State Solution No Longer Feasible?"

Padraig O'Malley is the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has spent his career helping to resolve conflicts around the world and has written extensively on the subject, including the books Shades of Difference: Mac Maharaj and the Struggle for South Africa, Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes, and The Politics of Despair, one of the New York Times' best books of 1990. O'Malley is the founder of the Forum for Cities in Transition, an international network of divided cities that work together to promote reconciliation, civic participation, and economic development. His new book is The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine, A Tale of Two Narratives.

In September 2007, O’Malley, in collaboration with Nobel Prize winner Marti Ahtisaari’s Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) and the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) at Tufts University, assembled senior negotiators from Northern Ireland and South Africa to meet in Helsinki with their counterparts from Iraq. The partnership was known as “The Iraq Project”; the meeting became known as “Helsinki I.” O’Malley spent six months in Baghdad meeting with members of the Iraqi parliament to arrange meetings in Helsinki. There was a second round of talks in April 2008 (Helsinki II), and in July 2008, 36 leaders from all political parties in Iraq met with the same Northern Ireland and South African facilitators and negotiators. This last session resulted in the “Helsinki Agreement,” a series of principles that became the basis for exploring political reconciliation in Iraq in 2009.

Listen to the lecture here! 

December 08, 2015

EPIIC Colloquium 12/8/15 - Elizabeth Prodromou [Audio]


Part 1: Religion and the European Project
Elizabeth H. Prodromou is Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School for Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she teaches in the Program in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. She is Co-Chair of the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe Study Group at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies. Before coming to Fletcher, Prodromou served a diplomatic appointment as Vice Chair and Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (2004-2012); and since 2011, is a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Religion & Foreign Policy Working Group, serving on the Subgroup on Religious Freedom, Democracy, and Security in the Middle East and North Africa. Her research deals with issues of religious freedom, democratization, and security threats, with particular focus on comparative religion-political regimes in the Near East and on Transatlantic responses to religious radicalism. Published widely in scholarly and policy journals and international media, she has been involved in research and advisory work for international and non-governmental organizations on religious freedom rights. Her current research focuses on rights of religious minorities under secularist and non-secularist regimes, as well as on strategies of religious institutions to state repression and persecution.
Part 2: Committee Presentations and Discussions

The Program Committee will present its current discussions for feedback from the class and invited guests.  Special Events, Voices from the Field, Inquiry and the International Students Committees will also provide brief overviews.

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