John Bowen receives Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award

Award from Tufts University’s Institute for Global Leadership

Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award

John Bowen, a sociocultural anthropology professor, recently received the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award at the annual EPIIC Symposium. Bowen was recognized through this award for his moral courage, personal integrity, and passion for scholarship resonated his dictum that:

"Scholarship, research and teaching must be dedicated to solving the most pressing problems facing the world."
Recipients of the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award customarily deliver a lecture at an Institute for Global Leadership event on the Tufts campus and work with the Institute to create meaningful learning opportunities for its students at their organization or home country. 


Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) is an integrated, multidisciplinary program that was founded at Tufts University in 1985. Through its innovative and intensive curricula and projects, EPIIC prepares young people to play active roles in their communities, whether at the local, national or global level. It is student-centered education that promotes the linkage of theory to practice and encourages moral responsibility, lifelong learning, and engaged citizenship. Each year, EPIIC explores a complex global issue that tests and transcends national sovereignty.  This year's focus was "Europe in Turmoil". 

The Norris and Margery Bendetson International EPIIC Symposium is an annual five-day public forum featuring scores of international practitioners, activists, academics, public intellectuals, and journalists. EPIIC's symposia -- consisting of presentations, panel discussions, topical forums, informal gatherings, multimedia and dramatic presentations, and workshops -- are intellectually wide-ranging and accessible. The perspectives of the participants are intentionally diverse, often competing, and at times adversarial.