Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 26

MONDAY “Aesthetics, Academics, & Activism at Standing Rock” Details: Osage, Creek and Cherokee artist Yatika Fields and American Studies scholar Nick Estes of the Lower Brulé Sioux tribe will be having a conversation about indigenous activism, specifically scholars’ and artists’ efforts at Standing Rock. The Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora, the School […]


2017–18 EPIIC colloquium asks “Is the Liberal World Order Ending?”

This year, the 2017–18 Sherman Teichman Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) colloquium “Is the Liberal World Order Ending?” is for the first time under the leadership of Abi Williams, the newly appointed director of The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) and professor of the practice of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. […]


Mac Maharaj discusses peace, justice in post-apartheid South Africa

Mac Maharaj, a central figure in the journey to end of apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s, spoke about his observations from the struggle to bring peace to his country at an event on Thursday night. Maharaj also received the Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Award, an honor given through the Institute for Global Leadership […]


New IGL Director explains his goal for the program

It is easy to walk past The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) on Packard Avenue without realizing what it is. However, this small, quaint building is home to over 20 programs and initiatives that teach students  to use innovative problem solving to tackle complex world issues.  Now, the new IGL Director Abi Williams, who began his role on July […]


The Institute for Global Leadership: A year in transition

Last year, the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) celebrated its 30th anniversary and the retirement of Sherman Teichman, the founding director of the IGL. The IGL, which encompasses several different programs, research opportunities and courses, is most known for its year-long colloquium, Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC). EPIIC is constructed in an unconventional manner with a focus […]


Institute for Global Leadership hosts 32nd EPIIC Symposium

The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) hosted its 32nd annual Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Symposium this past weekend in ASEAN Auditorium. The theme of this year’s symposium was “The World of Tomorrow: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century.” Sophomore Leif Monnett, a member of EPIIC’s six-member planning committee said that members of the planning committee […]


Student group aims to provide support, connection for women in Social Sciences

A new student group, Women in the Social Sciences, formed this semester with the intent of connecting and empowering women studying the social sciences at Tufts. According to group co-founder Eva Kahan, the group will have education, outreach and community committees and will look to provide its members with networking and career opportunities. “We are hoping to form a […]


Institute of Global Leadership hosts 31st annual EPIIC symposium ‘Europe in Turmoil’

Yesterday evening marked the conclusion of the Institute for Global Leadership’s (IGL) 31st annual Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) symposium. This year’s symposium, themed “Europe in Turmoil,” focused on the current migrant and refugee crisis in Europe. The symposium ran from Wednesday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 21. Most of the talks and workshops were open to the public and held in the Cabot Auditorium at […]


Longtime IGL director Sherman Teichman to leave Tufts

Sherman Teichman, director of the Institute of Global Leadership (IGL), is finishing up his last year at the university after working on the Hill for more than three decades. Teichman, who will be honored with a university Emeritus title, said he will use his time away from Tufts to travel and nurture programs like the IGL globally. He hopes to develop a […]


Q+A: The IGL’s Sherman Teichman on next year’s EPIIC topic

Over the past three decades, the Institute for Global Leadership’s interdisciplinary EPIIC program has explored foreign policy, global politics and security from a different angle each year. The 2013-14 and 2014-15 symposiums focused on the Middle East/North Africa and Russia, respectively; previous topics included oil and water, the politics of fear and the future of […]


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