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Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 14–
    Oct 5

    War from the Victims' Perspective: Photographs by Jean Mohr

    9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    "War from the Victims' Perspective: Photographs by Jean Mohr" is a photo exhibit that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The exhibit will be housed at The Fletcher School from September 14 to October 5. On September 25th we invite you to join us for a lecture by Martin Dahinden, Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and designated Swiss Ambassador to the U.S., on "Old and New Challenges to Humanitarian Action in Armed Conflicts". This event will take place during the course of the exhibition War from the Victims Perspective composed by the work of acclaimed Swiss photographer Jean Mohr, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the ICRC and thus Swiss human aid. The traveling exhibition will be on display at Tufts University Fletcher School from September 14th trough October 5th, free and open to the public.

  2. Oct 2

    The Institute for Human Security: "R2P's Unfinished Journey: the Lingering Promise of Prevention"

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    In 2005 Responsibility to Protect was unanimously endorsed by the world’s heads of state and government meeting at the UN’s 60th Anniversary World Summit. Paragraphs 138 and 139 of the World Summit Outcome Document embodied the emerging consensus on the international community's responsibility to prevent and protect populations from genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The 2005 pledge raised expectations, but has so far failed to deliver on the promises of prevention and protection. Against the backdrop of the experiences of Libya, Cote d’Ivoire and Syria, Dr. Monica Serrano will discuss the challenges faced by R2P, and introduce her recent publication, The International Politics of Human Rights. Rallying to the R2P Cause?, eds. Monica Serrano and Thomas G Weiss, (Routledge 2014).

  3. Oct 3

    Culinary Diplomacy Presents Coffee Cupping

    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Learn how to taste coffee properly, and discuss its importance during diplomatic negotiations.

  4. Oct 6

    The Power of We: The Role of Business in Solving Society’s Challenges

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Jonathan Tisch, Co-Chairman of the Board, Loews Corporation.

  5. Oct 7

    Building Bridges: Engaging the Institutional Investor in Global Infrastructure

    7:45 AM – 7:00 PM

    Building on the success of our inaugural meeting in 2013, the objective of this year’s event is to examine the burgeoning gap between global infrastructure needs and funding sources and the role of sovereign wealth funds, government pension funds, and other institutional investors in bridging that gap. We will gather representatives from the institutional investor community together with policy makers, service providers, academics, and public sector partners from recipient countries to explore the scale and progress of global infrastructure funding in both developed and emerging economies, the critical challenges to institutional investment in infrastructure, and the innovations that have supported the rise of global infrastructure as an evolving asset class.

  6. Oct 7
  7. Oct 8

    From Financial Crisis to Financial Stability: Have the seeds of the next crisis been laid?

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Michael Silva, Chief Regulatory Officer and Compliance Leader at GE Capital Join the conversation on Twitter: @IBGC_Fletcher #IBGCSpeaks

  8. Oct 8

    Meet the Military Reception

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    The International Security Studies Program invites you to "Meet the Military" Reception. Fletcher Fellows and Students from the United States Military Services will be in uniform to discuss topics of interest. Wine, Beer and Hors d'oeurves will be served.

  9. Oct 8

    EU After the Great Recession

    5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

    What does the future hold for the EU? Can the Euro survive? Will the peripheral economies emerge stronger within the Union or have to leave it? What will be the impact of the rise of the anti-EU bloc? Join the Fletcher Political Forum for a talk on all these issues with Professor Michael Quinn from Bentley University.

  10. Oct 14

    Conference: "Thinking About Think Tanks"

    8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

    Think tanks have been a vital cog in the American foreign policy machine, functioning as both a generator and sounding board for new ideas. The evolution of think tanks, reflecting deeper trends in American society over the past few decades, raises some interesting questions about whether they can continue to play such a role. Has the marketplace of ideas changed, and have think tanks adapted to that change? Has political polarization shunted foreign policy expertise aside? What role do funders play in influencing the output of think tanks? What is the relationship between the academy and think tanks? http://fletcher.tufts.edu/ideas_industry/think_tanks

  11. Oct 16

    Bill Hayton: China's Claims in the South China Sea

    3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Bill Hayton is a longtime reporter with BBC News, specializing in contemporary Asia. He will be discussing the origins of China's maritime claims, as well as his upcoming book on the same subject, "The South China Sea."

  12. Oct 16

    Sudan Book Launch and Lecture: A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Former BBC correspondent James Copnall will be hosting a book signing at 6:00pm, and a lecture beginning at 6:30pm in the Cabot Intercultural Center, C205 for his new book A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts.

  13. Oct 17

    8th Annual Fletcher Doctoral Conference

    8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    Critical perspective: Contemporary Issues in International Relations The Fletcher Doctoral Conference provides a unique opportunity for leading scholars and practitioners in the field of international relations to exchange perspectives on the most important issues facing academics and policymakers today. In addition, by bringing together current PhD students and alumni, the conference serves as a forum to showcase our community’s academic research and professional achievements, as well as a venue for networking and social interaction. This year conference panels will be structured slightly differently from in the past. Each panel will consist of the presentation of an academic paper followed by discussions amongst the panelists and with the audience. Visit the Panel Discussions page for more information on this year’s panel topics. Visit the Call for Papers page if you are interested in submitting a paper proposal. Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words and are due no later than March 30, 2014. Please note that only Fletcher alumni, professors, and students are eligible to submit paper proposals. The 8th Fletcher Doctoral Conference will be held on October 17, 2014 on the 7th floor of the Cabot Building at The Fletcher School. This website provides critical information about the upcoming meeting including on-line registration. Please make sure to visit for updates as the scheduled conference date approaches and new information is added. We look forward to welcoming the Fletcher community and the general public to the 8th Fletcher Doctoral Conference!

  14. Oct 17

    Ginn Library Book Talk with Prof. Glennon

    2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    National Security and Double Government by Michael J. Glennon

  15. Oct 25

    Fiesta Latina

    7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    Culture Night sponsored by Fletcher Latin American Group.

  16. Oct 27
  17. Oct 31

    Inclusive Growth: Ensuring Prosperity Reaches Africa’s Bottom of the Pyramid

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    with Dr. Donald Kaberuka President, African Development Bank, AfDB

  18. Nov 4

    Clearwater Symposium

    2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    As we move into an era characterized by greater demand for more limited resources, access to clean water and basic sanitation remains a key international priority.

  19. Nov 13

    Panel - The IAEA under ElBaradei

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Save the date

  20. Nov 15

    Med Night

    7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    Culture night sponsored by The Fletcher Mediterranean Club.

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