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February 2015

  1. Jan 20–
    Feb 13

    Scaife Foundation Aid

    12:00 PM – 11:45 PM

  2. Feb 3

    IBGC Speaker Series: Egypt’s Turn? A Day in the Life of a Democracy Activist turned Entrepreneur

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Join us for a talk by Wael Ghonim, internet activist during the 2011 Egyptian uprising and author of "Revolution 2.0: The power of people is stronger than the people in power".

  3. Feb 4

    Book Talk: "Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent"

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Come hear Fletcher Alum Dr. Adekeye Adebajo, Tufts Professor Pearl Robinson, and Journalist Lee Daniels discuss their work on the new book "Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent."

  4. Feb 6

    IMAGe: Mass Atrocities and the Response to their Public Health Consequences

    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    The Initiative on Mass Atrocities and Genocide (IMAGe) will host a panel on the public health consequences of and accompanying responses to mass violence. The event will take place at Tufts University Medical School in Boston, and transportation will be provided to and from the Medford campus.

  5. Feb 7

    Ice Skating at The Boston Common Frog Pond

    12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    If you're interested in going, contact Katerina. We will be leaving at 12 noon from Davis Square.

  6. Feb 7

    Africana Night

    7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    Culture night sponsored by The Fletcher Africana Club.

  7. Feb 9

    ISSP Lecture Series

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    International Security Studies presents: Brigadier General Itai Brun. Brigadier General Brun will present an "off the record" lecture to a Fletcher audience of faculty, staff and students: The Middle East in Transition: 2011-2015

  8. Feb 10

    Social Networks and Gender Analysis: Applications and Opportunities

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    The Gender Initiative, Global Women and Tech@Fletcher invite you to an informal coffee chat/brown bag discussion with Professor Tunnard on "Social Networks and Gender Analysis: Applications and Opportunities".

  9. Feb 11

    Charles Francis Adams Lecture: Sarah Chayes

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law and South Asia Programs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace "Corruption: The Unrecognized Global Security Threat" After a decade on the ground in Afghanistan, service to two military commanders and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Sarah Chayes landed at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she works on the security implications of severe corruption. A former reporter, she covered the fall of the Taliban for National Public Radio. But she was convinced of the importance of the historic juncture, and decided to leave journalism and remain in Afghanistan to contribute to the reconstruction of the country. She launched a manufacturing cooperative in the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, which produces quality natural skin-care products for export. ( She has now expanded her research to other crisis zones, including Arab Spring countries, Central Asia, and Nigeria, and has launched a corruption and security initiative at Carnegie. Along with Thieves of State, Chayes is author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban and is a contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times and Defense One. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, and Foreign Policy, among other publications. Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security - | @thievesofstate

  10. Feb 12

    ISSP Luncheon Lecture Series: Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster

    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    International Security Studies presents: Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster. Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster will present an "off the record" lecture to a Fletcher audience of faculty, staff and students: "Future Challenges".

  11. Feb 12

    Charles Francis Adams Lecture: Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Join us for a luncheon lecture by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former NATO Secretary General and former Prime Minister of Denmark.

  12. Feb 12

    Human Security Speaker Series: Professor Karen Jacobsen

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Join Professor Karen Jacobsen for a brown bag lunch as she shares from her experience last year as the head of the Joint IDP Profiling Service in Geneva.

  13. Feb 12

    Fletcher Reads: Novelist Gary Shteyngart Joins Us for an Upcoming Discussion on his Latest Book: "Absurdistan"

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    The Fletcher School is delighted to host best-selling author Gary Shteyngart for an upcoming discussion on his latest book, "Absurdistan." This event is open to the Fletcher community only, but please join us online for the live stream.

  14. Feb 17

    Mexico’s Energy Reform: Regulatory Policy, its Execution and International Perspective

    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Mexico adopted an energy reform that will significantly reshape the industry. It is considered to be the most comprehensive reform of the energy sector over the past 40 years in Mexico. Our distinguished speakers have been actively involved in implementing the reform or shaping the design of the energy markets. We will engage in discussion about the regulatory system and the opportunities, challenges and consequences the reform brings for the country and the world. ******Luncheon served starting at 12:30pm and following the symposium, students are invited for an informal gathering with the conference speakers.******

  15. Feb 17

    Thomas de Waal - Great Catastrophe: Armenians, Turks and the Politics of Genocide

    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    The Initiative on Mass Atrocities and Genocide (IMAGe) and the Institute for Global Leadership are co-sponsoring this talk by Thomas de Waal: Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, expert on the South Caucasus region, and yes, brother of our very own Alex de Waal.

  16. Feb 18

    Optimizing Emerging Market Strategies: How to Manage Financial Risks & Rewards

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    IBGC Speaker Series: Dan Brennan, EVP & CFO, Boston Scientific

  17. Feb 18

    Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Dean James Stavridis

    3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Join Tisch College for a discussion of international affairs and diplomacy with James Stavridis, Dean of the The Fletcher School at Tufts University. A former Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Dean Stavridis led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander. Dean Stavridis will also discuss and sign copies of his newest book, The Accidental Admiral.

  18. Feb 18

    So Where's Home? Analyzing the Third Culture Kid

    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    The Tufts International Club (along with HKSA, JCC, KSA, and TASA) is proud to welcome Third Culture Kid Consultant Libby Stephens to Tufts. Join her as she shares her knowledge and insight on what makes third culture kids special, their psychology, and the unique perspective they offer to society.

  19. Feb 19

    Tufts Innovation Symposium: Customer in Context

    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Save the date for this year's Tufts Innovation Symposium: Customer in Context. The conference will highlight successes and challenges about prioritizing the end-user through responsive innovation. It will include: 1) panels featuring thought leaders in high and low tech solutions from both the private and public sectors, 2) design thinking workshop, 3) debate about the implications of the sharing economy for those that barely have access to the traditional economy.

  20. Feb 19

    Shelby Cullom Davis Professorship Celebration with Jette Knudsen

    1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

    “Visible Hands: Government Regulation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Global Business”

  21. Feb 19

    Lecture by H.E. Nikolay Mladenov: "Iraq: The Way Forward"

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Lecture given by H.E. Nikolay Mladenov, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq and Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq. Hosted by the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies. Registration is required.

  22. Feb 20

    The 2nd Annual Fletcher Africana Conference

    8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    The 2nd Fletcher Africana Conference will focus on reconciling the dichotomies that exist in 21st century Africa: technological innovation alongside forces of friction like infrastructural and regulatory gaps; economic growth alongside unemployment and lack of inclusive growth; improvements in health and well-being indicators alongside health crises and increased human insecurity; increased foreign direct investment alongside unclear risk management strategies.

  23. Feb 20

    Coffee and Conversation with H.E. Nikolay Mladenov

    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Coffee and conversation with H.E. Nikolay Mladenov, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq and Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq and other dignitaries with related interests from the Boston area. Hosted by the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies. Private event; registration is required. Contact Derek Martin,, for more details.

  24. Feb 21

    10th Annual Tufts Energy Conference

    8:30 AM – 7:30 PM

    The 10th Annual Tufts Energy Conference (TEC) will be an all-day event, focusing on the theme "Breaking Barriers to a Clean Energy Future". The event will feature keynotes and panels addressing major global energy challenges, the TEC Showcase featuring innovating energy projects and technologies, Sponsor Workshop Sessions, and an Energy Competition.

  25. Feb 23

    NK Information Highway: Driving Change in North Korea

    12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

    Join us for an interactive exchange with North Korean defectors as we explore the power of information and technology to bring positive change to North Korea.

  26. Feb 23

    Evolving Role of The World Bank: The Next Decade

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    IBGC Speaker Series: Michael Goldberg, Lead Operations Officer, World Bank

  27. Feb 24

    CFA Lecture - Elliot Ackerman F’03 - Book Talk: Green on Blue

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Book Talk:"Green on Blue" with author Elliot Ackerman F’03 Fletcher Writer-in-Residence *“Harrowing, brutal, and utterly absorbing…..Ackerman has spun a morally complex tale of revenge, loyalty, and brotherly love.” KHALED HOSSEINI, author of The Kite Runner “From a decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, and a White House Fellow, a stirring debut novel about a young Afghan orphan and the harrowing, intractable nature of war.” Simon & Schuster Publications, February 2015. Tuesday February 24 / Luncheon Talk / Chase Center-Carmichael Hall _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Elliot Ackerman has served as Chief Operating Officer for Americans Elect, an initiative that offers a nonpartisan platform for individuals to run for elected office. He continues to serve on its Board of Advisors. In 2012-2013, he was a White House Fellow. Prior to this, Ackerman served as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer and Special Operations Officer and conducted multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. He also participated in post-Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. As a Special Operations Officer, he led a team of Marines who served as the primary combat advisors to a 700-man Afghan commando battalion. As an Infantry Officer, Elliot led a rifle platoon during the November 2004 Battle of Fallujah. His military awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. Ackerman holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Fletcher, and earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts. He has served on the board of the Afghan Scholars Initiative and as an advisor to the No Greater Sacrifice Scholarship Fund. His fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Ecotone, and Politico among others. He is also a contributor to The Daily Beast. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Business Casual Attire Lunch is provided for you, therefore a reservation is required.

  28. Feb 24

    ILS Lecture - BRICS as a Global Legal Actor: From Regulatory Innovation to BRICS Law?

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Prof. Mihaela Papa, Lecturer in Sustainable Development at the Fletcher School and an Overseas Member of the Center for BRICS Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai, speaks on the emergence of the BRICS as a global legal actor and its mobilization to influence the field of law at the global level.

  29. Feb 25

    Human Security Speaker Series: Brown Bag Lunch with Prof. Oliver Bakewell

    12:30 PM – 1:55 PM

    Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Oliver Bakewell, Co-Director of the International Migration Institute, and Associate Professor at the University of Oxford.

  30. Feb 26–
    Feb 27

    Fletcher DC Career Trip

    8:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Fletcher DC Career Trip


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