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Creating and nurturing inclusive communities relies on inquiry, empathy, and discourse. Tufts Talks Openly invites students, faculty, and staff to engage in learning and dialogue across our differences so that together, we create the culture we need to produce relevant research, informed citizens, and responsible leaders who make the future brighter. 


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Dialogue & Action in an Age of Divides

This series features conversations among colleagues from across nine Massachusetts universities in the spirit of tackling difficult issues and modeling constructive dialogue. After each online panel, Tufts hosts a campus viewing and discussion event for community members to engage more deeply with the topics discussed.


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Global Tufts Month 2024: Humanitarian Aid: Working Together in Times of Conflict

In times of conflict, complex emergencies, political instability, and environmental disasters, the Tufts community has consistently united to help with humanitarian aid programs that save lives, alleviate suffering, and preserve human dignity. Throughout March, events will spotlight initiatives aimed at alleviating the global impact of these challenges on well-being across various spheres.

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If you have questions, feedback, or ideas about Tufts Talks Openly, you are invited to share them and a member of the university’s Coordinating Response Team will follow up with you.

News and Announcements

Coming Together Across Difference

The second event in a new, cross-university series offered inspiration for dialogues that ‘enable peace while honoring difference’

Creating More Inclusive Classrooms—and Space for Difficult Conversations

An interactive workshop offered Tufts educators strategies for embracing awareness of identity in order to have productive conversations around conflict.

Leadership Messages

See recent related messages from Tufts leaders to our community.

Nine Massachusetts colleges and universities to host series on tackling difficult issues, modeling constructive dialogue

Tufts joins nine Massachusetts colleges and universities to launch a first-of-its-kind educational series with the goal of deepening the understanding of different points of view in a time of global conflicts.

Creating a Safe Space for Difficult Conversations

Eileen Babbitt, who specializes in international conflict management, has been facilitating discussions on campus about the Israel-Hamas war.