The 27th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium

Conflict in the 21st Century

February 22-26, 2012

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Syposium Costs:

Full Symposium (10 panels) - $75
One Full Day (regardless of the number of panels) - $25 per day
Individual Panel - $15 per panel, tickets for each at the door
Tufts Student (any or all panels) - $5
Tufts alumni, Tufts parents and students from other universities: Full symposium (10 panels) - $25

The international symposium is an annual public forum designed and enacted by the EPIIC students. It features scores of international practitioners, academics, public intellectuals, activists and journalists in panel discussions and workshops.

Wednesday, February 22
• Power Transitions in the 21st Century, 7:00pm, Alumnae Lounge

Thursday, February 23
•Pugwash Discussion: The Science, Technology, and the Ethics of National Security, 9:00am-5:00pm
• The Present and Future Battlefield: Cyberwarfare, Neuroscience and Robotics, 7:00pm, Alumnae Lounge

Friday, February 24
• “Mr. Y”: US National Strategic Policy Directions, 10:00am, Cabot Auditorium
• Eye to Eye, Drone to Drone: The (De)Personalization of Warfare, 12:00pm, Cabot Auditorium
• #Power: Youth, Technology and the State, 2:00pm, Cabot Auditorium
• Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award Keynote Address, 6:30pm, Cabot Auditorium
• Responsibility to Protect, Right to Prosecute?, 8:00pm, Cabot Auditorium

Saturday, February 25
• Money, Munitions, and the Military: The Perpetuation of Conflict, 10:00am, Cabot Auditorium
• Resource Wars and the Changing Climate of Conflict, 2:00pm, Cabot Auditorium
• Expert-led, Small-group Discussions, 4:00pm, Cabot Auditorium
• The Media and Warfare, 8:00pm, Cabot Auditorium

Sunday, February 26
• Future Flashpoints 1:00pm, Cabot Auditorium
• Post-Conflict Challenges and Building Peaceful Societies, 3:30pm, Cabot Auditorium

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Sami al-Faraj, Founder and Director, Kuwait Centre for Strategic Studies

Braden Allenby, Chair, Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security

Mowaffak al-Rubaie, former National Security Advisor, Iraq

Ronald Arkin, Regents’ Professor and Director, Mobile Robot Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology

David Art, Author, Inside the Radical Right: The Development of Anti-Immigrant Parties in Western Europe

Adm. Ami Ayalon, former Commander, Israel Navy

Andrew J. Bacevich, Author, Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War

Nick Birnback, Chief, Public Information, United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS)

Susan Bissel, Chief of Child Protection, UNICEF

Jack Blum, Attorney, specializing in issues of money laundering and financial crime

David D. Clark, Senior Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT

Alex de Waal, Executive Director, World Peace Foundation,The Fletcher School,Tufts University

Carlotta Gall, Senior Reporter for Afghanistan/Paki- stan, The New York Times

Edward Girardet, Author, Killing the Cranes:A Reporter’s Journey through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan

Lt. General Dirk Jameson (USAF, ret), former Deputy Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff, U.S. Strategic Command

Andrew Kain, former Member and Instructor, Special Air Service Regiment, United Kingdom

Gary Knight, Photojournalist; Co-founder, VII Photo Agency

Ariel Levite, former Principal Deputy Director General for Policy, Israeli Atomic Energy Commission

Herbert Lin, Chief Scientist, National Research Council of the National Academies

Abbas Maleki, Associate Professor of Energy Policy, MIT

Sherif Mansour, Senior Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa, Freedom House

William Moomaw, Professor of International Environ- mental Policy,The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Jonathan D. Moreno, Author, MindWars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century

Col. Mark “Puck” Mykleby (US Marines, ret.), former Deputy Division Head, Development of Strategy, Special Operations Forces, USSOCOM

Col. William Ostlund (US Army), former Commander, 2d Battalion, 503d Infantry, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

Christian Parenti, Author, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

Steven Pinker, Author, The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Capt. Wayne Porter (US Navy), Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity, Naval Postgraduate School

Gwyn Prins, Director, Mackinder Programme for the Study of Long Wave Events, London School of Economics

Peter Rosenblum, Clinical Professor, Human Rights Law, Columbia Law School

Col. Ferdinand Safari, Defense Attache, Rwandan Embassy

Zainab Salbi, Founder and President, Women for Women International

Lowell H. Schwartz, Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

Jake Sherman, Deputy Director for Programs (Conflict), Center for International Cooperation, New York University

Susannah Sirkin, Deputy Director, Physicians for Human Rights

Ervin Staub, Author, Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict and Terrorism

Wendell Wallach, Chair, Working Research Group on Technology and Ethics, Yale University

Oliver Wilcox, Senior Development Advisor, Middle East Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development

Abiodun Williams, Acting Senior Vice President, Center for Conflict Management, US Institute of Peace

John P. Williams, Program Manager, Asymmetric and Irregular Threats, The Johns Hopkins University

Zhang Qingmin, Professor of Diplomacy, Center for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University

Sergey Zuev, Rector, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences