2016 EPIIC Symposium: Europe in Turmoil

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February 17.
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Join the Institute for Global Leadership as it presents the 31st An...

Join the Institute for Global Leadership as it presents the 31st Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium on “Europe in Turmoil” from February 17-21, 2016.

The symposium will be four (18th-21st) days of debate and discussion with more than 60 practitioners, academics, policymakers and journalists on topics such as Europe’s identity, its confrontation with Russia, the future of NATO and the transatlantic partnership, the challenges of the current migration crisis, identity and the roles of religion and ethnicity, questions of political and economic integration, collective memory, and the philosophical and humanistic underpinnings of the European Project.

This year’s symposium is dedicated to the memory of Professor Stanley Hoffmann and is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is also held in collaboration with the Council for European Studies at Columbia University, the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University and the Student European Conference of the Fletcher School and Harvard’s Kennedy and Business Schools. In attendance will also be international university delegations from Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, and Spain, as well as delegations from the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.

The Symposium will begin on February 17th with a cultural evening featuring Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Roma vocals, and the work of VII photographers Ron Haviv and Gary Knight among other performances and presentations.

The 18th will feature a professional workshop on Europe’s security environment with distinguished policy experts, senior military officers, intelligence and cyber security experts, counterterrorism analysts, and senior academics, and is open by invite only.

The complete symposium schedule (Feb 17 – Feb 21 2016) and confirmed panelists to date can be found on the IGL website at http://www.tuftsgloballeadership.org/norris-and-margery-bendetson-epiic-international-symposium.

The symposium is FREE to the Tufts community.
More information on the website of the event.


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