Events & Reunions

“What Happens Next?” Seminar in Talloires - CANCELED

Sponsored by:

Tufts Alumni International

When: Monday, July 24, 2017 - Saturday, July 29, 2017 (iCal)



Join Tufts Rabbi Jeffrey Summit and Reverend Scotty McLennan of Stanford University (formerly the Tufts University Chaplain) for What Happens Next?, a seminar they are presenting for a third summer at the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France.

The seminar addresses questions we consider in our lives when we have the freedom and ability to go in new directions: How do we come to a deeper appreciation of our relationships, our time, the pleasures we find meaningful, the causes we consider worthwhile? Using literature, philosophy, and spiritual sources, we explore these issues as well as the dynamics of the parent/child relationship as children enter different stages in their lives, discuss "ethical wills," and much more. While all of these questions have relevance to our future, we are very focused as well on understanding the factors that make our current lives richer and more satisfying.

Situated on the banks of Lake Annecy, in the foothills of the French Alps, the Tufts European Center in Talloires is the perfect place to embark on such a personal exploration. The extraordinary natural beauty of Talloires has inspired the likes of Paul Cezanne and Jean Jacques Rousseau, and it will inspire you, too.

In the afternoon and evening, seminar participants will take the questions out of the classroom into the surrounding Alps—walking and hiking in Talloires and the local mountains, sharing wine and food together, reflecting in the Center’s garden, and taking field trips to nearby locations like the town of Annecy, known as "the Venice of France."

Please view the event schedule and biographies of Rabbi Jeffrey Summit and Reverend Scotty McLennan.

We hope you are able to join us!


Tufts European Center, Talloires, France


This event has been canceled.


The price for the seminar, all-inclusive except for airfare, is $3,950 per person double occupancy or $4,950 per person single occupancy. Payment is non-refundable unless we are able to fill seminar spaces.


For questions or more information, please contact Rabbi Jeffrey Summit at