In the World

Poster of Xi Jinping along street  in China
November 5, 2018 Large Image
A Fletcher professor’s new book recounts China’s modern history through the lens of its grand strategy for survival amid internal and external threats

Before the Communist Party took power in China in 1949, the country had been slowly falling apart at the seams for hundreds of years. By the early...

a drone flying outdoors near some palm trees
November 5, 2018 Large Image
A data startup led by a Fletcher alum investigates unmanned aerial vehicles to understand how they and other autonomous systems work

Drones are becoming ubiquitous—they help bridge inspectors examine otherwise inaccessible spaces, monitor crop health for farmers, and assist...

Ralph Vaccaro on the ice with curling stick and stone
November 2, 2018 Large Image
Ralph Vaccaro of the Tufts Class of 1941 is the world’s oldest active curling player

It’s an early Wednesday morning at the Cape Cod Curling Club and Ralph Vaccaro, A41, A81P, is poised to go out on the ice.

A whiff of white...

Bill McKibben and Julian Agyeman speaking at Tufts
October 31, 2018 Large Image
Bill McKibben tells a Tufts audience to organize in movements to fight climate change and stand up for the Earth’s future

The clock is ticking for a livable planet as climate scientists point—by now with increasing alarm—to melting glaciers, rising sea levels,...

Sarah Ullman and Steve Israel at Tufts
October 31, 2018 Large Image
Israel and Ullman talk about what it will take to stem the tide of gun violence in America and what they are doing to help

Tell Me More is a Tufts University podcast featuring brief...