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  • Longtime activist Lois Gibbs says individuals must organize to confront environmental disasters like Love Canal—and Flint.

  • Dan Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro spoke at Tufts University as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series.

  • Fall 2017 Events

    In the coming months we will welcome to campus leading authors, activists, policymakers and more to share their knowledge and expertise with the Tufts community and discuss issues central to civic and democratic life.

  • Frontiers of Democracy 2017

    At Tisch College's annual conference, civic leaders, researchers, theorists, and practitioners came together to share ideas about this unique political moment.

  • Ray LaHood and Andy Card

    As part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, two former U.S. Secretaries of Transportation spoke about the bipartisan promise of improving infrastructure and encouraged students to "move from cynical to skeptical."

  • Tisch College hosted Congressman Joe Kennedy III at a special event at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

  • The former Obama campaign manager shared his insights and takeaways from the 2016 presidential election.

  • At the Murrow Forum, this year presented as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, network news anchor Lester Holt says now more than ever the country needs a free press.

  • At a lecture co-sponsored by Tisch College, Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, urges Tufts audience to speak up to protect the social safety net.

  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker urges collaboration and robust debate during a lecture for Tisch College speaker series.