Events on the Hill: Week of Oct. 23


“Startup Nation Tech Fair and Pitch Competition”

Details: TAMID Group at Tufts is hosting an innovation trade show and student pitch competition. For the first hour and a half of the event, students will network with eight startup companies, and during the second half of the event, student entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas, with the first place team winning a 30-day “business and personal growth” trip for two in Israel.

When and Where: 6–9 p.m.; Alumnae Lounge


“Leadership is Female, is African, is Muslim Woman”

Details: Tisch College will be giving Saïda Oumulkhairy Niasse the inaugural Global Humanitarian Citizen Award. Oumulkhairy Niasse is known for the Sufi Muslim women’s movement in West Africa, and promotes women’s rights, education, religious toleration and peace.

When and Where: 12 p.m.; Distler Auditorium, Granoff Music Center

“Nationalism vs. Globalism: Will Brexit be the Ultimate Litmus Test?”

Details: Tisch College is partnering with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy for the next Fletcher Reads the Newspaper event. British politician and “House of Cards” book series author Michael Dobbs (F ’77), and Amar Bhide, a professor of international business at the Fletcher School, will debate the impact of Brexit on foreign policy.

When and Where: 5:30 p.m.; ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Center


“Start-Up Lessons from China’s Digital Lifestyle Leader”

Details: Bin Lin will speak at the School of Engineering Dean’s Lecture series. Lin is co-founder and president of Xiaomi, one of China’s fastest growing startups, and has held management positions at Google and Microsoft. Lin will discuss his experiences founding Xiaomi and the impact of new technologies like artificial intelligence, data mining, machine learning and the Internet of Things.

When and Where: 12 p.m.; Robinson Hall Room 253

“The Debate: Democrats vs. Republicans”

Details: The third annual CIVIC debate will feature discussion of key issues by members of Tufts Republicans and Tufts Democrats.

When and Where: 7:30–9:15 p.m.; ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Center