Fletcher Women's Leadership Award Ceremony

Friday March 7, 2014
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM



Introductions by Betsy Parker Powell, F62 Chair of FWLA and Dean Stavridis. Remarks by Cornelia Schneider, F06 followed by a discussion led by Professor Dyan Mazurana.

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The ASEAN Auditorium, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford
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The Fletcher Women’s Leadership Award (FWLA) was established in 2014 by the Board of Advisors of The Fletcher School at Tufts University and the School’s executive leadership to honor outstanding women graduates who are making a meaningful impact in the world in the private, public and NGO sectors. Honorees are mid-career leaders who are living and working outside of the United States or whose work has an international component or implication.

The inaugural recipient of the FWLA is Cornelia Schneider of Germany, an accomplished attorney and defender of international law and human rights. Connie, who received her MALD from The Fletcher School in 2006, currently serves as Justice Project Lead for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo—a position she has held since December 2012.

Prior to this, Schneider headed EUPOL’s Rule of Law Team in Afghanistan, where she also volunteered time to The School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA)—a small, highly selective organization focused on expanding education and leadership opportunities for young Afghan women.

Ms. Schneider will be honored in a ceremony to be held at The Fletcher School’s ASEAN Auditorium on Friday, March 7, 2014 — timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, celebrated at local events throughout the world on Saturday, March 8.

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