| Posted May 21, 2005
Welcome to the inaugural issue of NIMEP Insights. The New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP) is a student-run organization of the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership, in collaboration with the University College. NIMEP is committed to its vision of fostering constructive dialogue and research on the Middle East. Through seminal fact-finding missions to the region, we have forged lasting bonds and relationships. NIMEP also participates in a webcam based dialogue initiative with Soliya’s Connect Program, aimed at fostering understanding between university students in the United States and the Middle East. This journal incorporates research from our relegations to Israel and the West Bank, Iran, and most recently, Egypt. The research and perspectives contained in this volume are the work of NIMEP’s diverse members who represent many different nationalities and religions. We also welcome the contributions of others, including MIT professor Michael M.J. Fischer, a close friend and advisor to NIMEP. Beyond the fact-finding missions, contributors to NIMEP Insights have recently traveled to Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Kenya. We hope that you find the work in this volume stimulating and provocative. We encourage your feedback on the content of this journal and look forward to vigorous exchange and continued engagement among our readers, within our communities, and throughout the Middle East. NIMEP INSIGHTS: Volume I, Spring 2005 Click on the links below to download pdfs
Forward Sherman Teichman, Director, Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University
No Simple Answers: Tufts students explore the complexities of the Arab-Israeli Conflict Fact-finding Missions: Israel, the West Bank Matan Chorev and Negar Razavi
Iran Unveiled Fact-Finding Mission: Iran Negar Razavi Contributions by Rachel Brandenburg
Persian Miniatures Michael M. J. Fischer, Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology Through the juxtaposition of contrasting dialogues held in the Islamic Republic of Iran, long-time NIMEP mentor Professor Fischer offers commentary on exchanges at Mofid University and the School of International Relations, Tehran
Disarming Palestinian Militants: A civil society approach Aaron Markowitz-Shulman, International Relations '05 A survey of weapons smuggling in the Palestinian Territories and an outline for a civil society approach to arms buyback and control
Framing the Future: Representation of Arabs in Israeli children's television Lauren Fein, Psychology '05 A study of Arab stereotyping in Israeli media, its influence on national attitudes, and a suggestion for a new programming approach
No Longer Newlyweds: The evolution of a decade of Turkish-Israeli relations Rachel Brandenburg, International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies '05 A compilation of diverse personal interviews that off er a global appraisal of contemporary Turkish-Israeli relations
Iran and the West Bank: Photographs (Photo Gallery) Matthew Edmundson, Economics '05
Combating Terror Financing: Foreign policy implications for the United States Matan Chorev, Political Science '05 Kristian Horvei, International Relations '04 Focusing on the abuse of the non-profit sector, this paper explores how terrorist networks operate through undetected financial support structures and how economic and business interests combine with a unilateral foreign policy to inhibit the "war on terror"
Allowing Iran to Fail: A "hands-off " approach to dealing with the threat of a nuclear Iran Joseph Jaffe, International Relations '04 A provocative editorial suggesting that U.S. military intervention in Iran will only delay the collapse of the Islamic regime
Commitment to Coexistence: Steps toward reconciliation within and between Israeli and Palestinian societies Rachel Brandenburg, International Relations '05 Profiles of three individuals committed to building grounds for coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians
Impending Scarcity Conditions: The need for water resource management reform in Egypt Sajid Pothiawala, Quantitative Economics '05 A cost-benefit analysis of Egyptian desert reclamation projects and suggestions for water resource management reform
The Women's Path: Feminism, militarism, and nonviolence in Palestinian society Negar Razavi, History and Peace and Justice Studies '06 A history of feminist civil society and peace initiatives, and the challenges posed to them by misogyny and occupation
The Case for Syrian Involvement in the October War Bonnie Rose Schulman, International Relations '04 An examination of Hafez al-Assad's personal, political, and strategic motivations to attack Israel in 1973
Those Who Forget History... Informing U.S. policy through expert analysis of Iraqi history John Davis, The Fletcher School, MALD '06 Review of an expert panel on the lessons learned in Iraq from a recent conference at The e Fletcher School entitled "Engaging in Dialogue on U.S. Foreign Policy"
| Posted May 21, 2005
EXPOSURE, the center for photojournalism, documentary studies, and human-rights at Tufts University, and the Institute for Global Leadership are proud to present Images from the Field II: Institute Student and Alumni Work. The most recent installation of this ongoing exhibition series includes work from 19 current students and recent alumni associated with the Institute for Global Leadership. Exhibited in the Slater Concourse in Aidekman Arts Center in conjunction with the national launch of Vanishing by Antonin Kratochvil, Images from the Field II highlights global research initiatives undertaken by current students and recent alumni. This is EXPOSURE's fourth exhibition at Tufts University and is presented in collaboration with de.MO and VII Photo Agency. EXPOSURE extends its deep appreciation to the following for their dedication to the nurturing and developing of this exhibition and human rights and the photojournalism center... James Nachtwey, five-time winner of the Robert Capa Gold Medal and cofounder of VII Photo Agency, for his compelling and powerful work and for his great confidence in this project; Stan Grossfeld, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer of the Boston Globe, for his compassionate eye, his selfless mentoring of our students and for the intellectual authorship of this project; Giorgio Baravalle, designer, publisher and cofounder of de.MO, for his iconoclasm, intellectual and aesthetic insight, and warmth; VII, for its courage and humane convictions. EXPOSURE is deeply appreciative of the generous support of the following who have made this installation possible: Robert & JoAnn Bendetson, Jonathan Duskin & Michael Zimmerman, John and Randi Lapidus, Bruce M. Male, Lorenz and Laura Reibling, Gene & Anja. Rosenberg, Rick Wayne, and John and Cathy White.
| Posted May 1, 2005
| Posted Apr 16, 2005
In collaboration with EXPOSURE: Center for Photojournalism, Documentary Studies, and Human Rights, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University Sponsored by Canon
April 16, 2005 to April 17, 2005
Tufts University
The May/June edition of American Photo Magazine ranked the 100 most important people in photography in 2005. VII Photo Agency is number three... View a Photo Gallery of the event VII Photo Agency: John Stanmeyer, Lauren Greenfield, Alexandra Boulat, James Nachtwey, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Ron Haviv, Christopher Morris, and Joachim Ladefoged It was fortuitous, in a terrible sense, that the VII photo agency came into being on September 9, 2001, two days before New York City’s World Trade Towers were destroyed by terrorists. Created by seven of the world’s best photojournalists and documentary photographers, VII was a reaction to the consolidation of smaller photo agencies. The agency immediately empowered its founding-member photographers, who included London-based Knight, Paris-based Boulat, Moscow-based Haviv, Hong Kong-based Stanmeyer, and New York City-based Kratochvil, Morris, and Nachtwey. On a larger scale, the VII agency empowered other photographers by showing that serious photojournalism was not only relevant in the post-9/11 world, but also highly marketable. With photographs marketed solely through its Website, viiphoto.com, the agency now represents nine photographers, including Denmark-based Ladefoged and Los Angeles-based Greenfield. The tie that binds them? The VII Website says it well: “What unites VII’s work is a sense that, in the act of communication ... the seeds of hope and resolution inform even the darkest records of inhumanity; reparation is always possible; despair is never absolute.” -- Russell Hart In collaboration with EXPOSURE: Center for Photojournalism, Documentary Studies, and Human Rights, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University Sponsored by Canon
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Photographs by Gary Knight, VII Photo Agency Koppelman Gallery, Tufts University September 9 - October 31, 2004
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Educating Global Leaders

Program News | Posted Dec 31, 1999

-by Sherman Teichman, Heather Barry

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