IGL facilitates student discussion and involvement in global issues

The Institute of Global Leadership (IGL) traces its roots to 1985, when the entire program was a one-day symposium led by Tufts political science lecturer Sherman Teichman, and has fostered discussion of complex global issues ever since. IGL Associate Director Heather Barry said that Teichman created the program to stimulate more dialogue about international terrorism. The institution that formed in the following decades expanded […]


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 celebrates 30th anniversary, departure of founding director

The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) celebrated its 30th anniversary with a day of campus events, followed by an invitation-only 30th anniversary gala at the Boston Marriott in Cambridge on Saturday, May 7. The celebration not only honored the history and growth of the institute, but also the career of Founding Director Sherman Teichman, who will be retiring after this academic year. The […]


Tufts ALLIES hosts second annual Civil-Military Affairs Conference

Tufts Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES) held its second annual Civil-Military Affairs Conference to discuss civil-military relations and the role of the military last Friday and Saturday. The conference’s theme this year was “Where Do We Go From Here: Post-Conflict Peacekeeping and Reconstruction in the 21st Century.” It featured panel discussions and a crisis simulation, according to Brian Pollock, a co-director […]


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 […]


Peznola appointed first executive director of IGL

The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) two weeks ago announced the appointment of Michael Peznola as its executive director, a new position. As the first executive director of the IGL, Peznola will focus on handling administrative tasks associated with the institute and the more than 20 programs under the IGL umbrella. “My goals are to sustain the processes that are good and […]


EPIIC colloquium to focus on Russia in the 21st century

This year’s Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) colloquium will explore Russia in the 21st century. The course is run through the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) and takes place over two semester. It will span a wide range of topics, including the society, culture, national identity, economic structure, political system and foreign policy of Russia, in addition […]


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