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February 24, 2015

  1. 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.

  2. 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.


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