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  • Program News | January 29, 2013

    Professor Astier M. Almedom (PI) and Professor George A. Bonanno (PI) have been awarded a Rockefeller Foundation grant to develop methods and tools for measuring community resilience to extreme events. This research is hosted and co-funded by

  • IGL News | October 25, 2012

    Teny Gross, founder of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, exudes passion. As a crusader for nonviolence, Teny and his streetworkers are igniting peace in urban Providence. Never shying away from the hard truths about the violence epidemic worldwide, Teny inspires hope while pulling on your heartstrings.

  • IGL News | October 16, 2012

    Charlie Sennott, Vice President, Executive Editor and co-founder of GlobalPost, lectured in the introductory class of the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice last week.  An award-winning foreign correspondent for many years with the Boston Globe, he discussed his Emmy-award winning coverage of the Egyptian Revolution and the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as helping students think about how to approach

  • IGL News | October 2, 2012

    Since he first read about Lagos, Nigeria in a New Yorker article by George Packer, Samuel James has been drawn to the country.  A Synaptic Scholar at the IGL, he first traveled to Lagos with three other Synaptics during the winter of his sophomore year in 2006-07.  Since then, he has returned to Nigeria for at least several months each year, first recording the urban challenges of Lagos, especially for those removed from formal government and economic structures, and then, over the l

  • IGL News | October 1, 2012

    EPIIC launched its Global Health and Security year on September 4, with more than 100 students attending the orientation session.  Ultimately, the class enrolled 53 students, from freshman to seniors, with majors ranging from International Relations and Community Health to Computer Science and Biochemistry.

    This colloquium will be an intensive multifaceted, multidisciplinary probe into historical, scientific, socio-economic, political, philosophical and ethical dimensions of the essent

  • IGL News | October 1, 2012

    Tufts Institute for Global Leadership Announces the 2012-13 Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Awards

    The Institute for Global Leadership is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012-13 Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award.  

    The Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award was established in 1993 to honor former Tufts President and Chancellor Dr. Jean Mayer, challenging and inspiring Tufts students and the community by bringing to the University distinguished

  • IGL News | September 29, 2012

    This summer, I had the opportunity to participate in an Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES) Joint Research Project (JRP) that took place in Rwanda. Over three weeks, we heard the stories of Rwanda’s recent history and plans for the future from a broad variety of individuals.

    Joint Research Projects (JRP) are one of ALLIES core inter-chapter initiatives conducted annually by ALLIES members in order to provide participants the opportunity to investigate topics

  • IGL News | September 21, 2012

    Every year, three to five million individuals contract cholera, an acute diarrheal infection caused by the ingestion of food or water that contains the Vibrio cholerae bacteria. Because cholera is a waterborne disease, it can be transmitted quickly in environments where infected waste easily pollutes the drinking water due to inadequate sewage and sanitation systems. The bacterium originates in brackish seawater; as a result, cholera is endemic in many coastal, developing countries.

  • IGL News | September 21, 2012

    Addressing Iron Deficiency in India

    "Two years ago, I didn't really know anything about nutrition, and certainly not iron deficiency," admits Matt Edmundson (A’05, EPIIC’04, Exposure’05, NIMEP’05). "I was shocked to learn that the WHO considers it a public health condition of epidemic proportions, one that especially harms pregnant women and their children."

    Edmundson and Jennifer Tsai, his business partner, met in 2010 at New York University's Stern School of B

  • IGL News | September 21, 2012

    Reshaping the Environmental Policy Debate

    In the fall of 1991, political science major and then sophomore Kate Konschnik (A’94) enrolled in EPIIC, that year on “International Security: The Environmental Dimension.”  Little did she know that her decision to participate in this “intellectual boot camp” would lead her to pursue a career in environmental law and policy. 

    Konschnik, a graduate of Hastings College of the Law, has recently assumed a new position at Har