Student-led initiative builds digital libraries in Ecuador

The Tufts International Development (TID) Ecuador team’s KoomBook digital library program was selected by Davis Projects for Peace as one of 16 outstanding projects from the summer of 2018, according to senior Cristina da Gama, one of the leaders of the Ecuador team. Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative that encourages grassroots projects which […]


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 […]


Richard Haass proposes strategies for modern U.S. foreign policy dilemmas

Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a longtime diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, gave his perspective on several critical areas of contemporary American foreign policy in a discussion with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Dean James Stavridis. Sophomore Eva Kahan, a member of the Education for […]


Panelists discuss journeys, struggles of Syrian refugees in Greater Boston Area

Tufts’ Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) hosted a panel discussion last night about ongoing efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in the Greater Boston area. The event, which was part of the IGL’s Inquiry program, featured Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) CEO Marc Jacobs, JFS Director of Immigrant and Youth Services Lucia Carballo Panichella (LA ’04) and Jenna […]


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 […]


Former BBC anchor discusses international leadership, crisis management

About 50 people gathered to listen to Nik Gowing’s lecture “Thinking the Unthinkable” on Tuesday evening. The lecture, which took place in the ASEAN Auditorium and was hosted by the Institute for Global Leadership, lasted from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and focused on the inability of global leaders to respond to sizeable challenges in the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Chris Hnin creates documentary to explore identity, tell important stories

Chris Hnin launched a documentary centered around one fundamental question: What does it mean to be a woman in her hometown of Yangon, Myanmar? The answer lies in the dozens of interviews, relationships and stories that Chris, a sophomore, uncovered as she traveled home last summer to produce her documentary in conjunction with a local […]


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