EPIIC Archives

Special Events

Date and Location
Event Description
September 26, 2006
Barnum 008 | 7:30pm

Palestine and Israel: History Undecided

Afif Safieh is currently the PLO's Ambassador to the United States, after serving fifteen years as the PLO Ambassador to the United Kingdom. In January 1995, he was invited to join the International Board of Trustees of Bethlehem University, the Vatican-sponsored University in Palestine. He was involved in the November-December 1988 Stockholm negotiations that led to the official and direct American-Palestinian dialogue. From 1987 until 1990, he was PLO representative to the Netherlands.

September 28, 2006
Pearson 106 | 7:30pm

Dilemmas of Globalization and Global Governance

James Rosenau is a University Professor of International Relations at Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. He is a former President of the International Studies Association. His scholarship and teaching focus on the dynamics of world politics and the overlap between domestic and foreign affairs. He has published over 40 books and 200 articles including The Study of World Politics (two volumes, 2006); Globalization, Security, and the Nation State: Paradigms in Transition (edited with Ersel Aydinli, 2005); Distant Proximities: Dynamics Beyond Globalization (2003); and Turbulence in World Politics: A Theory of Change and Continuity (1990).

September 29, 2006
Cabot 205 | 9am-3pm

Neuroethics and Homeland Security

Neuroethics: Why Now and What Significance Does It Have?

Professor Turhan Canli, EPIIC ‘86 and Neuroethics and Homeland Security conference organizer, with Tufts Provost Jamshed Bhurucha

Güven Güzeldere, PhD, is the Alexander Hehmeyer Associate Professor of Philosophy, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Neurobiology, Psychological and Brain Sciences at Duke University. Dr. Güzeldere is a philosopher with deep interest in brain imaging, such as functional neuroimaging of change detection, unconscious processing, pain processing, consciousness and qualia, deception in animals, artificial intelligence models. Dr. Güzeldere's research has a theoretical and an experimental component. His experimental work is on the functional neuroimaging of change detection and change blindness, and, more generally, the boundaries of unconscious processing in vision. His theoretical work focuses on the conceptual foundations of psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. In particular, he is engaged in projects on the nature of consciousness and qualia, the debate on the neural correlates of consciousness, the phenomenon of deception in non-human animals, and the role of introspection in pain perception.

Potential Applications of Neuroscience in Homeland Security: A Perspective from R&D

Don DuRousseau, MBA, is Founder and CEO of Human Bionics, an early-stage neurotechnology company specializing in physiological-based measurement of the brain and body for real-time assessment of cognitive, behavioral, and autonomic processes. Don is an internationally recognized neuroscientist, neuroimaging technology developer, and entrepreneur with twenty years experience commercializing mathematical methods and closed-loop systems for analyzing the electrical activity of the brain and body. Don has held senior management positions in the Neurodiagnostic Industry, where he was extensively involved in the development of leading edge multimodal Epilepsy source localization systems, integrated EEG/fMRI acquisition devices, and Transcranial Doppler technologies. Don's present interests lie in promoting general awareness and honest discussion on the topic of neuroethics, particularly, as it applies to the commercialization of Human Bionics' portable psychophysiological monitoring system and neurotraining architecture, which have been developed through DARPA and NIH sponsored SBIR grants.

"Private Dispositions" versus the "Power of the Situation": Can Neuroscience Predict Who Will Become a Hero or a Villian?

Turhan Canli, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. Dr. Canli is a founding member and Executive Board Member of the Neuroethics Society (neuroethicssociety.org), which is concerned with ethical use of neuroscience in real-world applications. Dr. Canli's research is concerned with the molecular genetic and neural basis of emotion, personality, and individual differences. He is the editor of a book entitled "The biological basis of personality and individual differences" (2006) by Guilford Press. He is the first author of many papers on this topic, which have been published in Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Behavioral Neuroscience, and many other peer-reviewed publications. He has received many honors, including the 2002 American Psychological Association D.G. Marquis Award for the best paper in Behavioral Neuroscience, and the 2006 Alumni Recognition Award from EPIIC (Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship), Tufts University in "recognition of your distinguished scholarly accomplishments, path-breaking ways to understand the brain, and your dedication to ethics in science and public policy".

What Makes "Special Forces" Special?

Charles Morgan III, MD, is a Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Research Affiliate at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. C. A. Morgan III is a Forensic Psychiatrist who is an internationally recognized expert in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His research examining the psychological and biological assessment of human behavior, cognition and performance under conditions of operational stress. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Morgan has served as a Subject Matter Expert to the US Special Operations Command. The results of his research on stress resilience in this community have shown that specific measures (psychological, physiological and biological) can be used to reliably predict the future performance of Special Operations candidates and personnel. His work has demonstrated that psycho-biological factors can be used to predict which types of candidates are most likely to excel under threatening situations. Dr. Morgan also has clinical and research experience in the areas of Credibility Assessments and the Detection of Deception.

Should Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Be Used to Make the World a Safer Place?

Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pascual-Leone is interested in understanding the mechanisms that control brain plasticity across the lifespan and modulating brain plasticity, suppressing some changes and enhancing others, to gain a clinical benefit and behavioral advantage for a given individual. Such non-invasive approaches can lead to clinically relevant therapeutic effects in neuropsychiatry and neurorehabilitation, and provide unique insights into the neural basis of behavior. Dr. Pascual-Leone is the Director of the Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Harvard-Thorndike General Clinical Research Center. He continues to combine clinical work as a behavioral neurologist with research. Among many honors and awards, he is the recipient of the Ramon y Cajal Award in Neuroscience from Spain, the Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology, and the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. He is the author of over 250 papers in refereed professional journals, over 50 book chapters and 2 books.

Brain Enhancement and the War on Terror: A Kinder, Gentler Mind Control

Martha Farah, PhD, is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Farah is a founding member and Executive Board Member of the Neuroethics Society (neuroethicssociety.org). She is interested in mechanisms of vision, memory, and executive function in the human brain. Her research in recent years has shifted to a new set of issues that lie at the interface between cognitive neuroscience and "the real world", including the effects of socioeconomic adversity on children's brain development and emerging social and ethical issues in neuroscience ("neuroethics"). She was elected Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in 2002, and elected Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists in 2005.

Neuroscience and Lie Detection: Science, Ethics, and Law

Henry T. (Hank) Greely is a founding member and Executive Board Member of the Neuroethics Society (neuroethicssociety.org). Dr. Greely is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics at Stanford University. He specializes in legal and social issues arising from advances in the biosciences and in health law and policy. He has written on issues concerning genetic testing and discrimination, the ethics of human genetics research, human stem cell research, and ethical and legal issues in neuroscience, among other things. He chairs the California Advisory Committee on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and the steering committee of the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics. He also directs the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences and the Stanford Program on Stem Cells in Society. In neuroethics, he is particularly interested in the use of neuroscience to draw inferences about a person's mental state (such as deceptive intent, bias, pain) and for purposes of cognitive enhancement.

National Security and Moral Cognition: Issues in Neuroethics and Defense Policy

William Casebeer, PhD, a Major in the United States Air Force, is the Chief of Eurasian Intelligence Analysis at NATO Military Headquarters.
Dr. Casebeer is a career intelligence analyst and soon-to-be Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force. This past year, he was a project fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he focused on ethics and counter-terrorism policy. Bill has published in journals ranging from "Nature Reviews Neuroscience" to "International Relations," is author of "Natural Ethical Facts: Evolution, Connectionism, and Moral Cognition," (MIT Press, 2003) and co-author of "Warlords Rising: Confronting Violent Non-State Actors" (Lexington Books, 2005). A Council on Foreign Relations term member, Dr. Casebeer is a distinguished graduate of Squadron Officer School and the Naval Postgraduate School. His research interests include neuroethics, the intersections of cognitive science and national security policy, and military ethics (such as the ethics of torture interrogation).

Opportunities and Challenges for Behavorial Neuroscience in Federal Counter-Terrorism Science Policy

Susan Brandon, PhD, is the Behavioral & Social Science Principal at the Mitre Corporation. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Dr. Brandon served as APA's senior scientist, and later as Assistant Director of Social, Behavioral, and Educational Sciences for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. During her tenure, Susan Brandon was instrumental in convening a unique series of workshops bringing social scientists together with operational personnel to discuss unmet needs and research opportunities on topics that included the social psychology of counter-terrorism, the detection of deception, the phenomenology of intuition, and suicide bombings. Dr. Brandon nurtured a Cabinet-level effort to establish research priorities in the social, behavioral and economic sciences for combating terrorism on behalf of the National Science and Technology Council. In December 2005, she was awarded the American Psychological Association (APA) Presidential Citation in "recognition of her visionary efforts to promote the value of the psychological and behavioral sciences as they apply to our counter-terrorism, homeland security, and national security interests".

A Washington Perspective on Neuroscience Applications in Homeland Security

Philip J. Crowley is a Senior Fellow and Director of National Defense and Homeland Security at the Center for American Progress. During the Clinton administration, Crowley was Special Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Affairs, serving as Senior Director of Public Affairs for the National Security Council. Prior to that, he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. In all, Crowley was a spokesman for the United States government and United States military for 28 years, 11 of those years at the Pentagon and three at the White House. He served for 26 years in the United States Air Force, retiring at the rank of colonel in September 1999. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During the Kosovo conflict, he was temporarily assigned to work with then NATO Secretary General Javier Solana. Prior to joining American Progress, he served as a national spokesman for the property/casualty insurance industry, focusing on strategic industry issues that included the impact of terrorism on commercial insurance in the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy.

October 4, 2006
Crane Room | 7pm

The Future of Lebanon

A Roundtable discussion led by Professor Malik Mufti, Director of the International Relations Program and Middle Eastern Studies Program.

The New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP) invites you to a talk with Professor Mufti. We will be focusing on the future prospects for Lebanon and the wider region in the wake of this summer's events. Professor Mufti will provide introductory remarks and then NIMEP students will moderate a discussion. Student participation encouraged.

October 5, 2006
9:00am - 7:00pm | Institute for Global Leadership, 96 Packard Avenue, third floor

Guantanamo: How Should We Respond?
Live webcast from Seton Hall

Watch the Seton Hall Guantanamo Teach-In proceedings with over 250 colleges and universities from around the country via a live webcast. Full day program from 9am to 6pm. For more information please visit the Guantanamo Teach-In website. Or click here for the Seton Hall program schedule.

October 5, 2006
7:30 pm | Cabot Auditorium, The Fletcher School

Guantanamo: How Should We Respond?

In collaboration with the Seton Hall Law School Guantanamo Teach-In

Alberto Mora addresses the audience as the panel looks on at "Guantanamo: How Should We Respond?"

Victor M. Hansen teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Professional Responsibility at the New England School of Law. He was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army JAG Corps. He previously served as a regional defense counsel for the United States Army Trial Defense Service.

Pamela Merchant is the Executive Director of The Center for Justice & Accountability in San Francisco. Formerly, she was a federal prosecutor with the U. S. Department of Justice in the Criminal Division, where she specialized in white collar prosecutions. CJA’s creation was inspired by legal and psychological work with victims of torture and other grave human rights abuses.

Alberto Mora recently retired as the General Counsel for the U.S. Navy, the most senior civilian lawyer for the Navy and a rank equal to that of a four-star general. Mr. Mora was recognized with the 2006 JFK Profile in Courage Award for the moral and political courage he demonstrated in his effort to end U.S. military policy regarding the treatment of detainees held by the United States as part of the War on Terror.

Michael Posner is currently the President of Human Rights First. He has been at the forefront of the international human rights movement for nearly 30 years and, as the Executive Director of Human Rights First, he helped the organization earn a reputation for leadership in the areas of refugee protection, advancing a rights-based approach to national security, challenging crimes against humanity, and combating discrimination.

Michael Poulshock | EPIIC’97
Michael Poulshock is a Cooperating Attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights. He is currently representing two Yemeni Guantanamo detainees and has worked on a number of other human rights cases, including lawsuits brought against former Israeli officials for their participation in attacks against civilians and cases brought on behalf of Nigerian activists to redress corporate complicity in human rights violations.

Robert J. Roughsedge is a partner and senior trial attorney in the Litigation Group of the law firm Lawson & Weitzen and an adjunct faculty member at the Suffolk University Law School. Mr. Roughsedge is a frequent commentator on television news programs concerning both terrorism issues and legal matters. As a former Army officer with practical experience in counter-terrorism operations, Mr. Roughsedge is currently a consultant for a joint U.S. Departments of State and Defense program advising foreign nations on issues involving counter-terrorism, peacekeeping operations and the laws of war.

Susannah Sirkin is Deputy Director of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a national organization that mobilizes health professionals to advance the health and dignity of all people through action that promotes respect for, protection of and fulfillment of human rights. Sirkin has organized health and human rights investigations to dozens of countries, including recent documentation of genocide and systematic rape in Darfur, PHR’s exhumations of mass graves in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda for the International Criminal Tribunals.

Ambassador John Shattuck is the Chief Executive Officer of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Ambassador Shattuck’s career spans three decades of leadership in education, government service and the nonprofit sector. He is the author of Freedom on Fire: Human Rights Wars of the 90s, Rights of Privacy and many articles on civil liberties, human rights and public service. His distinguished career includes serving as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

Sabin Willett is a Partner in the firm Bingham McCutchen LLP and concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Willett represents prisoners in Guantanamo Bay on a pro bono basis.

October 11, 2006
Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center| 8:00pm

Genocide, Hate and Human Rights: What Have We Learned, What Must We Do?

The Dilemmas of Darfur, Ahmadinejad and Maher Arar

The Honorable Irwin Cotler was Canada's Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada from 2003-2006. He currently serves in the Canadian House of Commons for the constituency of Mount Royal. Mr. Cotler was a professor of law at McGill University and the director of its Human Rights Program from 1973 until his election as a Member of Parliament in 1999. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Yale Law School and is the recipient of five honorary doctorates. He was appointed in 1992 as an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is a past president of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

October 12, 2006
Pearson 106 | 7:30pm

The Politicization of Law

IGL Associate Director Heather Barry, Jennifer Selendy, and IGL Director Sherman Teichman

Jennifer Selendy (Tufts '90) is a partner in the New York office with substantial litigation and arbitration experience. Ms. Selendy's practice involves all aspects of trial and appellate practice in a wide variety of substantive areas including, securities and shareholder litigation, complex commercial contracts, employment, environmental/mass tort, intellectual property, defamation, trade secrets, and capital markets disputes. She graduated from Tufts University magna cum laude in 1990, received her Master's in International Relations at Oxford University in 1992 and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1995.

October 12, 2006
7:30pm | Cabot 205

Pictures Without Borders

The EXPOSURE Lecture series presents photographer Steve Horn. Mr Horn will be showing his photographs and discussing his work.

October 23, 2006
12pm | Barnum 104

Back to Basics: Improved access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for AIDS Prevention, Treatment, and Care

Dr. Ruth Bamela Engo is the President and Executive Director of African Action on AIDS and the former Minister of Labor of Cameroon. This is the final lecture of the Luce Seminar series convened by Luce Professor and IGL Fellow Astier Almedom.

October 25, 2006
8pm | Barnum 008

Nelson Mandela: Myth and the Man
Lecture and book signing

The inaugural event of the Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Initiative

Mac Maharaj

Mac Maharaj was a member of Nelson Mandela’s inner circle during the days of resistance in South Africa. In 1977, after spending 12 years in prison on Robben Island, he was appointed secretary of the Internal Political and Reconstruction Department of the African National Congress (ANC). He served on the Revolutionary Council and National Executive Committee of the ANC, an underground program of armed resistance against the apartheid government. After Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, Mr. Maharaj was a lead negotiator for the ANC in talks with the National Party government and Joint Secretary of the Transitional Executive Council, overseeing South Africa’s transition to democracy. Mr. Maharaj also served as the Minister for Transportation in President Mandela’s government. In 2005, Mr. Maharaj was appointed to the chair of the Democracy Project at Bennington College in Vermont. At the 2006 Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium on “The Politics of Fear,” he received the Institute’s Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award. The lecture and discussion will be followed by a book signing of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait, for which he was an editorial consultant and contributor.

November 3, 2006
1:30pm-7:30pm | Barnum 008

Pandemics and Preparedness: Physicians for Human Rights Pre-Conference

In the face of a potential avian flu or other pandemic, we must anticipate and prepare for an outbreak from both a medical and humanitarian standpoint. Who will have access to flu vaccinations? Who will have access to anti-viral medications? Whose role is to be deciding this and why? As the administrators and recipients of healthcare; as the architects and enablers of policy; and as theorists and activists both inside and outside of the classroom, we must turn to the lessons of past pandemics in an attempt to create a more efficient template for our future preparedness- one that in addition to being logistically and medically effective, will guarantee the domestic and international respect of human rights.

1:30pm | Panel Discussion: Avian Flu and Risk Analysis
Presentations by Professor David Dapice, Professor David Gute, Dr. Bela Matyas, Dr. Elena Naumova, and Ms. Stacie Lawson

4:00pm | Photography and Global Health
Presentation of the work of EXPOSURE, the photojournalism, documentary Studies and human rights student organization of the Institute for Global Leadership. Presentation of the work of VII Photo Agency photographers by Matt Edmundson: Alexandra Boulat: Emergency Room in Paris, Ron Haviv: Darfur, Gary Knight: Tuberculosis in India, John Stanmeyer: AIDS in Indonesia, James Nachtwey: Agent Orange (confirmation pending)

4:30pm | Perilous Light: Photography and the Ethics of Representing Suffering from a Distance.

Lecture and Discussion led by cultural and political sociologist Fuyuki Kurasawa

5:30pm | Panel Discussion: Past Pandemics and Lessons Learned: SARS and HIV/AIDS

Presentations by Dr. Anne De Groot, Dr. John Mazzullo, Dr. George Saperstein, Professor Edith Balbach, and Mr. Panther Alier


November 13, 2006
6:00 PM | Barnum 008

Israel and the Palestinians: Towards Resolution or Explosion
A program with Professor Shai Feldman and Dr. Khalil Shikaki

Professor Shai Feldman

The Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. In 1997-2005 he served as Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University. He also serves on the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and as a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. In 2001-2003 he served as a member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.

Dr. Khalil Shikaki

Dr. Shikaki has directed the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah since 2000, and has conducted more than
one hundred polls among Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since 1993. A world-renowned expert on Palestinian public opinion and a widely published author, he has taught at several institutions, including Birzeit University, An-Najah National University, the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and the University of South Florida. He also was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., in 2002. Recent publications include Palestinian Public Opinion and the Peace Process: Long Term Trends and Policy
Implications (Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace, 2005), and "The Future of Palestine," Foreign Affairs (November-December

Sponsored by the New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP), a project of the Institute for Global Leadership

November 13, 2006
7:00 PM | Braker 001

Allah and the War on Terror
An ALLIES event

Hassan Abbas is the ex-Pakistani Gov Official and bestselling author of Pakistans Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army, and America's War on Terror. Abbas will be speaking about Pakistan's and NATO's fight against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and the border region.

Sponsored by the Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES), a project of the Institute for Global Leadership

November 16, 2006
7:00PM | Sophia Gordon

The Comeback of Ortega: Nicaragua, the United States and the Latin American Left

How do we understand the recent Nicaraguan elections in the context of the leftward shift in Latin America? How do great powers react to major shifts in the political landscape of the developing world? How will Ortega's victory affect future economic relations? How will a Sandinista democracy? Participants include Jack Spence, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UMass Boston and President of Hemisphere Initiatives, a group that monitors peace processes and democratic transitions in Central America, and Kent Norsworthy, Content Director of the Latin American Network Information Center at the University of Texas.

Sponsored by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, the Project on Justice in Times of Transition, and the Institute for Global Leadership.

January 21, 2007
7:00PM | Sophia Gordon

North Korea's Nuclear Threat

North Korean nuclear antagonism and its implications for East Asia, the United States, and Iran with Dr. Robert S. Ross, Boston College
Mr. James Schoff, The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and Dr. Jim Walsh, MIT.

This event is sponsored by the Institute for Global Leadership's ALIIES program.

January 23, 2007
7:00PM | Cabot 206

Eugene Richards

Professor Roswell Angier and VII Photographer Eugene Richards

Eugene Richards was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. After graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in English and journalism, he studied photography with Minor White at M.I.T. After publication of his first two books, Few Comforts or Surprises: The Arkansas Delta (1973) and his self-published Dorchester Days (1978), Richards was invited to become a nominee at Magnum. He was a member until he departed in 1995, returned to the cooperative in 2002, only to leave again in 2005. Richards is best known for his books--he has authored thirteen--and photo essays on such diverse topics as breast cancer, drug addiction, poverty, pediatric HIV and AIDS, the plight of the world’s mentally disabled, aging and death in America. Among numerous honors, he has won the a Guggenheim Fellowship, three National Endowment for the Arts grants, the Leica Medal of Excellence, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, the Olivier Rebbot Award twice, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Journalism Award for coverage of the disadvantaged. In 2006, Richards became the tenth member of VII Photo Agency.

January 29-31, 2007

Iraq: Moving Forward (Click for a complete schedule)

The Future of Iraq
January 29, 2007
7:30PM | Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center

Confronting Violence and Extremists: Experiences from Bosnia, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, and South Africa
January 30, 2007
2:00-4:00pm | Balch Arena Theater, Aidekman Arts Center

Sovereignty and Semi-States: The Case of Iraqi Kurdistan
January 30, 2007
4:30pm-6:00pm | Crane Room, Paige Hall

Iraq, Iran, and the Middle East
January 31, 2007
12:00-3:00pm | Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center

February 7, 2007
7:00-9:00pm | Barnum Hall 008

Security in Afghanistan: An Examination of Current Dilemmas to Securing Peace and Stability in Afghanistan

Peter Maher, EPIIC '06, Lt. Gen. David Barno, and the honorable Ali Jalali

Lieutenant General (Ret.) David Barno

The Director of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. He spent 19 months starting in October 2003 commanding over 20,000 US and Coalition Forces in Combined Forces Command - Afghanistan. He was responsible to CENTCOM for regional efforts in Afghanistan, most of Pakistan and southern parts of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

Minister Ali A. Jalali

The former Interior Minister of Afghanistan (2003-2005), is currently serving as both a Distinguished Professor for the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies and as a researcher for the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. As Interior Minister he created a trained force of 50,000 Afghan National Police and 12,000 Border Police to work effectively in counter-narcotics, counter-terrorism, and criminal investigation.

Sponsored by the Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services
(ALLIES) and the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL)

February 22-25, 2007

TILIP International Symposium (The China Program at Tufts University)

March 1-4, 2007 EPIIC International Symposium
Global Crises: Governance and Intervention
April 12, 2007
4:30PM | Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University

Nuclear Proliferation: A Race Between Cooperation and Catastrophe

Senator Sam Nunn with Pace Academy students

Senator Sam Nunn
Sam Nunn is co-chairman and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. He served as a United States Senator from Georgia for 24 years (1972-1996). During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Senator Nunn served as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He also served on the Intelligence and Small Business Committees. His legislative achievements include the landmark Department of Defense Reorganization Act, drafted with the late Senator Barry Goldwater, and the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, which provides assistance to Russia and the former Soviet republics for securing and destroying their excess nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. To date, the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program has deactivated more than 5,900 nuclear warheads. In 2005, Nunn teamed up with former Senator Fred Thompson to promote a new film, Last Best Chance, on the dangers of excess nuclear weapons and materials. The film aired on HBO in October of 2005. In addition to his work with NTI, Senator Nunn has continued his service in the public policy arena as a distinguished professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech and as chairman of the board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Graham Allison
Graham Allison is Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Allison has served as Special Advisor to the Secretary of Defense under President Reagan and as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy and Plans under President Clinton, where he coordinated DOD strategy and policy towards Russia, Ukraine, and the other states of the former Soviet Union. He served as a member of the Defense Policy Board for Secretaries Weinberger, Carlucci, Cheney, Aspin, Perry and Cohen. Dr. Allison's publications include: Avoiding Nuclear Anarchy: Containing the Threat of Loose Russian Nuclear Weapons and Fissile Material and Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe.

April 12-15, 2007 Inquiry: The High School Simulation Program
April 26
4:30PM | Barnum 104

Shades of Difference: Mac Maharaj and the Struggle for South Africa

Discussion and Book Signing

Professor Padraig O'Malley

Padraig O’Malley

The Moakley Professor of International Peace and Reconciliation at The McCormack School of Graduate Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Development. He is the editor of the New England Journal of Public Policy. He is an expert on democratic transitions and divided societies, with special expertise on Northern Ireland and South Africa. Dr. O’Malley is the author of a number of books, including The Uncivil Wars: Ireland Today, Biting At the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair, and Shades of Difference: Mac Maharaj and the Struggle for South Africa. He is the co-editor, Sticks and Stones: Living with Uncertain Wars.

Mac Maharaj

A member of Nelson Mandela’s inner circle during the days of resistance in South Africa. In 1977, after spending 12 years in prison on Robben Island, he was appointed secretary of the Internal Political and Reconstruction Department of the ANC. He served on the Revolutionary Council and National Executive Committee of the ANC, an underground program of armed resistance against the apartheid government. After Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, Mr. Maharaj was a lead negotiator for the ANC in talks with the National Party government and Joint Secretary of the Transitional Executive Council, overseeing South Africa’s transition to democracy. Mandela appointed Mr. Maharaj Minister of Transport upon becoming president in 1994; Maharaj served in parliamentrized Portrait.