• Friday, September 21

    15:30 | Volunteer Roundtable on Global Strategy
    Learn about Tufts' first university-wide global strategy, and brainstorm with fellow volunteers about the role alumni communities can play in enhancing our position in global education, research, and impact.


    • Diana Chigas, F88, A20P, senior international officer and associate provost
    • Gerry Wawrzynek, associate director, alumni relations

    17:00 | Registration

    18:30 | Welcome Remarks and Champagne Toast

    19:30 | Opening Dinner
    Restaurant La Charpenterie
    Enjoy a casual welcome dinner with alumni, parents, and friends from around the globe.

  • Saturday, September 22

    9:00 | Coffee

    9:30 | Welcome and University Updates


    • Diana Chigas, F88, A20P, senior international officer and associate provost

    10:00 | Europe's Soul and Security: Frontline News from Greece on the Wicked Policy Problem of Migration
    Discuss how migrant flows have generated a new conversation at the complex intersection of religion and security in Europe. What are the solutions to what strategic planners have come to define as a "wicked problem?"


    • Elizabeth Prodromou, J81, F83, visiting associate professor of conflict resolution, The Fletcher School

    11:00 | Break

    11:30 | Healthy Living: What You Eat Matters
    Explore the science behind what you eat--and nutrition's role in preventing and reducing disease. Learn about the global impact of nutrition research.


    • Sarah Booth, director, Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
    • Edward Saltzman, academic dean for education, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

    12:30 | Buffet Lunch

    14:00 | Afternoon Activities or Free Time

    • Topic on the Terrace: Negotiation Workshop
    • Wine and cheese tasting
    • Hike

    19:30 | Millennium Gala Celebration
    L'Abbaye de Talloires
    Mark 1,000 years of history with a gala celebration featuring millennium-themed music, dinner, and ambiance.

  • Sunday, September 23

    Sunday, September 23

    10:00 | Coffee

    10:30 | The Tufts European Center, Talloires, and the Millennium
    For a final tribute to the millennium, join a session exploring the origins and history of Talloires, France. Learn how a new online platform called the Talloires Abbey Digital Humanities project will chronicle and preserve the history of the monastery and the village.


    • R. Bruce Hitchner, professor of classics and international relations

    11:30 | Closing Remarks and Photo | Takeaway Lunch


    • Ed Ellison, A83, executive director of alumni relations