The Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium
o 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. Traditionally, cadets and midshipmen from the USMA, USAFA and USNA have attended and participated in the symposium. The focus of this year’s symposium will be South Asia, looking at salient issues both within and across the borders of Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
o An annual day-long symposium held every spring which examines the United States and China today. Panel topics have included cyber defense, space technology, economic relations, sea power and human rights. Past speakers have come from the Naval War College, Department of Defense, Kennedy School of Government and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The symposium is marked by the David Rawson Memorial Lecture, in honor of former Tufts graduate David Rawson. Last year, the lecture was given by Rear Admiral Eric A. McVadon, USN, retired.
o This program explores the fundamental relationship between civil rights and national security concerns. It brings together students from the Tufts campus and from the US military academies to address controversial issues such as Guantanamo, warrantless wiretaps, and the extent of Executive Privilege. This program collaborates with the Law Library of the Library of Congress and the Washington Law School of American University. It is cosponsored by the Experimental College and Debate Club at Tufts.