Women in International Relations discuss experience, share advice

In recent years, women have gained a more prominent role in international relations (IR). While gender disparities have been known to exist within the field, the extent of such disparities varies within different IR concentrations. Meg Guliford, a doctoral candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, mentioned that, while women may now be […]


Alumni Q&A: Wilnelia Rivera Part I

The Alumni Series aims to create a diverse collection of experiences at Tufts through highlighting notable alumni. Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Wilnelia Rivera (LA ’04, AG ’13) graduated Tufts with a double major in international relations and women’s studies, now known as women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. She returned […]


‘Decolonizing International Relations’ conference to present marginalized perspectives

They were eating spicy fries when they got the idea. Latifah Azlan and Khadija Mohamud, second-year master’s candidates at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, took advantage of Fletcher’s history of strong student-led conferences and organized their own. This conference, scheduled to take place today, is called “Decolonizing International Relations: Reexamining the Narrative of Theory and […]


El Centro: Halligan

I seem to like being in introductory courses. My first semester at Tufts, I took EC 5; I don’t understand graphs. This semester, I’m taking BIO 13. Last semester, I took COMP 11. I was interested in the course in a curiously-peeking-around-a-corner way, in part because of the large number of computer science majors at […]


Swiss ambassador Martin Dahinden discusses federalism, direct democracy and neutrality

The European Affairs Society of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy hosted Martin Dahinden, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, for a lunch and discussion about Swiss foreign policy yesterday. The event was held at room 702 of the Cabot Intercultural Center, with approximately twenty people, mostly Fletcher students and faculty, in attendance. Professor […]


Fletcher Arctic VII Conference speaks about science diplomacy, sustainability

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy hosted “Fletcher Arctic VII: Innovation and Sustainability in the Arctic,” the seventh annual Arctic Conference last Friday. The conference was organized by the Fletcher Arctic Initiative, according to the conference website and took place in the ASEAN Auditorium. Around 30 people, including Tufts students, visiting students and Tufts faculty, were in attendance. […]


Thirty-Third annual EPIIC Symposium engages with globalization, technology, mass atrocities

Last week, the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) hosted its Norris and Margery Bendetson Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) International Symposium, titled “Is the Liberal World Order Ending?” The symposium is organized by students in the EPIIC class under the guidance of Director of the IGL Abi Williams, a professor of the practice at international […]


Jumbo Exchange: Good choice?

One of the questions people ask me a lot is “How do you like Tufts?” Usually, I just answer “I love it!” without a second thought. Today, I am going to ask myself the same question and think about it more deeply, looking back to the days that I have spent here for the last five […]


Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 5

MONDAY “IR Career Workshop Series: A Lunch and Learn Event” Details: Tufts’ International Relations (IR) department is hosting Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at AMAG Pharmaceuticals Joseph Vittiglio, who will speak about corporate and employment law. Where and when: Cabot Intercultural Center; 12–1 p.m. “Televisioning MakerWorld: A Poetics of Administrative Production” Details: Filmmaker […]


Op-Ed: Religious literacy is an integral part of international relations

If over 80 percent of the world identifies with a religion, why do government and business leaders often lack an understanding of its impact on society? Certainly, there are good reasons for why this is the case. Since most secular constitutions guarantee a government that is free of church influence, it is easier to ignore […]


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