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Humanitarian Aid: Working Together in Times of Conflict

Global Tufts Month 2024: March 1 - March 31

Beginning in 2019 and occurring annually, Global Tufts Week has evolved into a month-long series of activities and events across all of Tufts’ schools and centers, designed to:

  • Showcase the breadth and depth of global engagement by faculty, students and staff in education, research and policy and civic engagement work.
  • Celebrate and advance Tufts' commitment to global engagement, international exchange and global learning.
  • Promote connection and dialogue across schools and across disciplines on global issues.

The theme for Global Tufts Month in 2024 is Humanitarian Aid: Working Together in Times of Conflict. In times of conflict, complex emergencies, political instability, and environmental disasters, Tufts students, faculty, staff, and alumni have consistently come together to aid with humanitarian aid programs that save lives and alleviate suffering while preserving human dignity. Throughout the month, our events will spotlight initiatives aimed at alleviating the global impact of these challenges on well-being across various spheres—ranging from health, psychology, and politics to development, education, science, technology, culture, and the arts. We're eager to highlight both individual and collaborative efforts within Tufts that contribute to the betterment and protection of humanity globally. These events aim to foster cross-boundary dialogue and learning, transcending national and cultural barriers.

Global Month Events

The Office of the Provost and the Senior International Officer organize and coordinate Global Tufts Month. All Tufts departments, centers, institutes, units, student organizations and groups are invited to host events to celebrate Global Tufts Month. 

Events can include conferences, speakers, panel discussions, workshops, seminars, performances, film showings, cultural events, music, social and networking events, presentations and lectures, information sessions on programs, etc.  Events can be organized specifically for Global Month, and already planned events can be scheduled to take place during that week.

Events should be posted through the main Tufts Calendar, and will be displayed on both the main Tufts website and the Global Tufts website. Check the box for "Global Tufts Month" when selecting the event type.



Global Tufts Months events will be listed on the Global Tufts homepage. 


Each year, the Office of the Provost will offer funding for events during Global Tufts Month. Any Tufts faculty, staff, or student can apply for funding on behalf of themselves or an organization. Selected proposals will receive funding in advance of Global Tufts Month. The maximum amount of a mini-grant is $500. Please contact Christine Hollenhorst with questions. 

The deadline to apply for event funding in 2024 has passed.