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April 2012

  1. Apr 2

    IBGC Speaker Series: Arthur Sculley, Advisor to Network 20/20

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    "Turkey's Anatolian Tigers"

  2. Apr 3

    2012 Leontief Prize

    3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

    GDAE Presents: The 2012 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought “The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture” Award recipients and lecturers: Dr. Michael Lipton Research Professor of Economics, Sussex University, Author of “Why People Stay Poor” and “Land Reform in Developing Countries: property rights and property wrongs” and numerous publications on agriculture, nutrition, land reform and poverty and inequality. Dr. C. Peter Timmer Cabot Professor of Development Studies, emeritus, Harvard University Author of “Food Policy Analysis” and numerous publications on agricultural policy, development and food security. Ceremony and addresses will be followed by a reception.

  3. Apr 5

    Power Sharing in the Middle East and the Ottoman Legacy

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Nadim Shehadi Associate Fellow of the Middle East Program at Chatham House, United Kingdom Nadim Shehadi is an Associate Fellow of the Middle East Program at Chatham House, a London-based research group. In addition, he is an academic visitor at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Prior to arriving at Chatham House, he was a Research Fellow and then Director of the Center for Lebanese Studies at Oxford and Publisher at Ithaca Press in London. Mr. Shehadi, whose research focuses on Lebanon, has authored such articles as “Palestinian Refugees: The Regional Perspective,” “Lebanon: Futile Victory,” “The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: The UN on Trial?” and “Lebanon: Capitulate or Escalate?” Co-sponsored by the International Relations Program, Tufts University

  4. Apr 5

    Law and Social Movements by Professor Lani Guinier, Harvard Law School

    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    The Fletcher International Law Society (ILS) is delighted to welcome Professor Lani Guinier to present at the Fletcher School. She will be speaking on the role of law in social movements. The talk will examine the challenges and dilemmas lawyers face in helping social movements successfully organize, and discuss the recursive relationships among social movements, litigation, legislation, administrative agency, policy making and enforcement.

  5. Apr 6

    Lexington/Concord Battlefield Staff Ride Tour

    2:15 PM – 5:00 PM

    Tour the battlefields of Lexington and Concord and see the sites of the first military engagement of the American Revolution.

  6. Apr 11
  7. Apr 11

    Brown Bag Lunch: "Beyond GDP: Measuring Social Welfare" with Brian Roach, Senior Research Associate, GDAE

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    This talk will summarize the methods and results of several alternatives to GDP, focusing on those that present the most promising options.

  8. Apr 11
  9. Apr 11

    IBGC Speaker Series: Mr. Edvaldo Morata, Managing Director of Corporate Banking, Sovereign Santander

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Edvaldo Morata to present to a Fletcher audience: "The Un-Globalization of Financial Services: What is the Business Case for Going Against the Flow?"

  10. Apr 12

    Two Women's Lives in the Great War

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Joyce Barsam Vice President and Trustee, The Tavitian Foundation; Member, Board of Overseers, The Fletcher School

  11. Apr 13

    IBGC Speaker Series: Mr. Neil Smit, President & CEO of Comcast Cable, Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    “Navigating Change: Lessons in Leading Organizations through Dynamic Times”

  12. Apr 18

    Israel's Ambasssador Michael Oren

    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    U.S. Israel Relationship

  13. Apr 18

    Lunch with Caroline Rees

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Caroline Rees is the President of Shift, an independent, non-profit center for business and human rights practice. Shift was established in July 2011, immediately after the UN Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Caroline was centrally involved in shaping and writing the Guiding Principles with their author, HKS professor John Ruggie. Shift works with governments, businesses and their stakeholders to help put the Guiding Principles into practice.

  14. Apr 19

    "Taking Stock of Iran's Future Elections", Lecture/Lunch by Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush

    11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

    The Program in Southwest Asia & Islamic Civilization is pleased to welcome back to campus Dr. Banafsheh Keynoush. Dr. Keynoush received both her MALD and Ph.D. from The Fletcher School. She is an independent scholar and private-sector consultant. Dr. Keynoush is President of Mideast Analysts, which provides research and consulting services on Iranian and Gulf Affairs. She was also an accredited interpreter at the European Commission, interpreted for three Iranian presidents, a Nobel laureate, the United Nations and the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.

  15. Apr 19

    A conversation with Leila Ahmed about her recent book, A Quiet Revolution

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Leila Ahmed joined the Harvard Divinity School in 1999 as the first professor of women's studies in religion and was appointed Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity in 2003. Prior to her appointment at HDS, she was professor of women’s studies and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. While at the University of Massachusetts, Ahmed was director of the women’s studies program from 1992 to 1995 and director of the Near Eastern studies program from 1991 to 1992. Her latest book is "A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America" (Yale University Press, 2011). Her other publications include "A Border Passage" (Penguin Books, 2000), "Women and Gender in Islam: The Historical Roots of a Modern Debate" (Yale University Press, 1993) and "Edward William Lane: A Study of His Life and Work and of British Ideas of the Middle East in the Nineteenth Century" (Prentice Hall Press, 1978), as well as many articles. Her current research and writing centers on Islam in America and issues of women and gender. Ahmed received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

  16. Apr 20–
    Apr 21

    Tufts Energy Conference

    1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

  17. Apr 22

    The Fletcher Club of San Diego Dean's Reception

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Join Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, for a fireside chat at the home of Geoffrey and Mary Pack, President of The Fletcher Club of San Diego.

  18. Apr 23

    Fletcher Club of Los Angeles Dean's Reception

    3:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Join Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy for an afternoon and evening of conversation with The Fletcher Club of Los Angeles.

  19. Apr 26
  20. Apr 26

    The Fletcher Club of San Francisco Dean's Reception

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Join Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy for a conversation over wine and cheese with The Fletcher Club of San Francisco.

  21. Apr 26

    Social Hour sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Join us for the final social hour - make your own fajitas (beef, chicken, vegetarian options) and enjoy beer, wine and non- alcoholic beverages!

  22. Apr 27

    A discussion on Turkish economy and Foreign Policy with Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs, Mr. Ali Babacan

    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    HIS EXCELLENCY ALI BABACAN, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS: Ali Babacan was born in Ankara in 1967. He graduated first in the Class of 1985 from the TED Ankara High School. In 1989, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, where he ranked first among the graduates of that year. In 1990, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing, Organizational Behavior and International Business in 1992.

  23. Apr 27

    The Cost of Cash in Context

    12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

    with: Tim Flacke, Executive Director, Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund; Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, Global Economic Adviser, MasterCard Worldwide; and Ben Mazzotta, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CEME, Fletcher. Moderated by Kim Wilson, Senior Fellow, CEME, Fletcher.

  24. Apr 28

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