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March 2015

  1. Mar 2

    Bright Lights, Big Cities: How Today’s Cities Shape Tomorrow’s Countries

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    IBGC Speaker Series: Staffan Canback, Founder & Managing Director, Canback & Co

  2. Mar 3

    The Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, and Postmodern Globalized Violence

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Lunch talk and discussion on transnational terrorism, with Prof. Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Deputy Director and Academic Dean of the the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and Lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris.

  3. Mar 4
  4. Mar 4

    Projects in ICT4D, The Mobile Ecosystem

    4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Join us for an in-depth presentation on projects that are using mobile devices and cloud databases to provide solutions for organizations working in social impact around the world. Snacks will be served.

  5. Mar 4

    Water Securities and Insecurities

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Mark your calendars for a Discussion on Water Securities and Insecurities, with some of the world's leading water scholars: - Prof. Ken Conca, American University - Prof. Andrea Gerlack, University of Arizona - Prof. Bruce Lankford, University of East Anglia - Prof. Lawrence Susskind, MIT Moderated by William Moomaw, Tufts University

  6. Mar 4

    Sectarianism, Democracy and the Future of the Gulf States

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies cordially invites you to attend a panel and discussion "Sectarianism, Democracy and the Future of the Gulf States"with Matar Ebrahim Ali Matar, Former Member of Parliament of Bahrain, Notable figure in Pro-Democracy & Human Rights Activism during the 2011 protests in Bahrain, and Recipient of the Project on Middle East Democracy’s Leaders for Democracy Award (2012)

  7. Mar 4

    Film Screening: "The House I Live In"

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    In 1971, President Nixon declared a illegal drugs "public enemy number one" in America. Over 40 years later after billions spent annually on drug laws enforcement and millions of arrests, illicit narcotics are purer and more widely available than ever before. Fletcher students are invited to a screening of the award-winning 2012 documentary "The House I Live In" that explores how America got to where it is today as a society and tries to understand what has gone wrong. Discussion following the film will center on the domestic and international impacts of narcotics laws and enforcement.

  8. Mar 5

    Annual Faculty Staff Waits on You Dinner

    6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Annual dinner auction. Faculty and staff serve students a three-course meal followed by an auction to raise funds for a local non-profit organization.

  9. Mar 6

    Ginn Library Book Talk: Professor Sulmaan Khan

    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Join Professor Sulmaan Khan as he discusses his new book "Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China's Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands" in which he tells the story of the PRC's response to the Tibetan crisis of 1959 and brings to life an extraordinary cast of characters: Chinese diplomats appalled by sky burials, Guomindang spies working with Tibetans in Nepal, traders carrying salt across the Himalayas, and Tibetan Muslims rioting in Lhasa. These individuals caused China to move from empire-lite to a harder, heavier imperial structure, thereby changing Chinese foreign policy and the course of the Cold War. Refreshments will be served.

  10. Mar 6

    Fletcher Women's Leadership Award Ceremony

    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Join us for the second annual Fletcher Women's Leadership Award Ceremony. The 2015 recipient of the FWLA is Amanda Judge (F09), Founder and CEO of Faire Collection, a fair trade accessories brand that brings economic stability to more than 200 rural artisans in Ecuador and Vietnam.

  11. Mar 7

    Asia Night

    7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    Cultural night sponsored by The Fletcher Asia Club.

  12. Mar 9

    Why Go Global: Top 10 Must Have’s in the Portfolio

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    IBGC Speaker Series: Bruce Mosler, Chairman, Global Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

  13. Mar 10

    Book Talk and Breakfast with John Clark-Levin

    8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Book Talk and Breakfast with author John Clark-Levin.

  14. Mar 10

    CFA - Coffee and Conversation with Brian J. Grim, “Why Religious Freedom is Good for Business: Case Evidence from the BRICs – Brazil, Russia, India & China.”

    10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Off the record coffee and conversation with Brian Grim, “Why Religious Freedom is Good for Business: Case Evidence from the BRICs – Brazil, Russia, India & China.”

  15. Mar 10

    The Sanctions Regime and North Korea

    3:15 PM – 5:15 PM

    North Korea expert Joshua Stanton will offer his insight into on-going tensions between the DPRK, the U.S., and the region. Mr. Stanton is a former Army JAG officer who was stationed in South Korea. Following his service, he served as the principle drafter of H.R. 1771, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

  16. Mar 10

    Obama's Middle East Challenges

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Please join the Fletcher Seminar on International Conflict for a lecture by Professor William B. Quandt, Edward R. Stettinius Chair Emeritus in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. Prior to this appointment, he was a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, where he conducted research on the Middle East, American policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict, and energy policy. Before going to Brookings in 1979, Dr. Quandt served as a staff member on the National Security Council (1972-1974, 1977-1979). He was actively involved in the negotiations that led to the Camp David Accords and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty.

  17. Mar 10

    Understanding Boko Haram

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    With the rescheduled Nigerian elections later this month, thousands killed, an estimated 3.3 million displaced, and the beginnings of a regional force to combat Boko Haram, this panel will explore the evolution of and potential policy responses to counter Boko Haram.

  18. Mar 11

    From Disorder to Order: The Dharma of Entrepreneurship

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Amar Sawhney, Ocular Therapeutix

  19. Mar 11

    MIB Town Hall

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Twice a year, all MIB cohorts get together to celebrate wins, address challenges, and share experiences. Hosted by Dean Bhaskar Chakravorti, we look forward to breaking bread together, sharing progress, and learning how you can get involved in the various activities of the Institute for Business in the Global Context.

  20. Mar 12

    Fletcher Reads the Newspaper

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Panelists: Professor Elizabeth Prodromou, Professor Edward Schumacher-Matos, and Professor Rusty Tunnard. Moderated by Dean Bhaskar Chakravorti. The panel will address the growth of non-violent social movements, grassroots-led revolutions, and how social media has transformed the branding and mobilization of these movements. #InsertYourRevolutionsCalltoArmsandCatchyPhraseHere

  21. Mar 13

    CFA - Coffee and Conversation with Yiorgos Lakkotrypis -Minister of Energy, Commerce, and Transportation, Republic of Cyprus

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Off-the-record coffee and conversation with Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, and Transportation, Republic of Cyprus

  22. Mar 23

    Charles Francis Adams Series/International Security Studies Program: “NATO: Current and Future Challenges”

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    General Knud Bartels, Chairman, NATO Military Committee “NATO: Current and Future Challenges” Luncheon-Lecture

  23. Mar 23

    2015 Leontief Prize: Macroeconomics in the Age of Climate Change

    5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Duncan Foley and Lance Taylor to be honored for improving our understanding of the relationships between environmental quality and the macroeconomy.

  24. Mar 25

    Political Reporting Diplomatic Tradecraft – Researching, Analyzing and Reporting on International Political Events and Trends

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Fred M. Boll is the Deputy Director of the Office of International Migration in the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. Part of the Diplomatic Tradecraft U.S. Department of State Speaker Series. Have you ever wondered what a Political Reporting Officer at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate really does? Have you ever been puzzled about U.S. foreign policy, but did not know where to direct your questions? Are you interested in working at the Department of State as a Political Officer and want to know more about what practical skill sets you need to develop for a career at DOS? Do you have questions about how the U.S. Department of State works with international organizations to promote international humanitarian law?

  25. Mar 25

    The Future of American Superpower: Implications for Security, Politics, & Markets

    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Join us for an enlightened evening with Ian Bremmer, Founder and President of Eurasia Group, and James Stavridis, Dean of The Fletcher School, as they discuss the future of American superpower and explore its implications for global security, politics, and markets. The evening is co-sponsored by the Tufts Financial Network and The Fletcher School’s SovereigNET, housed in the Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC).

  26. Mar 26

    Supply Chains for Relief and Development Converge: Case Study of the Ebola Response in Liberia

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Jarrod Goentzel will discuss the critical role of supply chains in the recent and ongoing Ebola response in West Africa. The discussion will highlight how assets and expertise from both the disaster relief and global health development sectors are important. He will also share experiences from his role in providing critical supplies for infection protection and control at hospitals in all 15 counties in Liberia, as part of the ACCEL academic consortium (

  27. Mar 26

    Public Lecture: "Markers of Country Fragility" with Professor Nassim Taleb

    4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    How do we measure the fragility of states? What political and economic factors should be considered warning signals or markers of the fragility of a state? Is a state with a constantly shifting political situation truly fragile? What about a state that uses power to enforce stability?

  28. Mar 27

    Celebrating Bill Martel

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Please join us to celebrate all the wonderful contributions that Bill Martel made to our Fletcher School. If you have any questions please contact Alice Enos, ASEAN Auditorium 160 Packard Ave Medford, MA 02155

  29. Mar 30

    IBGC Speaker Series: Twilight for Global Investment Banks; Dawn for Financial Technology

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Paul Schulte, author, CEME Senior Fellow, and Managing Director of SGI Ltd. Part of the IBGC Speaker Series. Business casual, registration required; committed sign-ups only, please. @ IBGC_Fletcher #IBGCSpeaks

  30. Mar 30

    Charles Francis Adams Lecture: In Conversation with Brian Moynihan, CEO-Bank of America

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    A conversation with Brian Moynihan CEO, Bank of America. Moderator: James Stavridis, Dean, The Fletcher School

  31. Mar 31

    Symposium on New Dynamics in Japanese Security Policy

    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Organized and Co-Sponsored by: Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis & International Security Studies Program presents: Symposium on New Dynamics in Japanese Security Policy. Chatham House Rule applies.

  32. Mar 31

    Hitachi Center Speaker Series: Book Talk: "Digital Humanitarians"

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    The story of Digital Humanitarians starts at the Fletcher School in 2010, following the devastating Haiti Earthquake. This talk charts the rise of Digital Humanitarians and describes how their humanity coupled with innovative solutions to Big Data is changing humanitarian response forever.

  33. Mar 31

    The Military at Home and Out Front: Personal Perspectives from the American Military

    4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Come listen to active-duty and reserve Fletcher students and Veterans about the Military at Home.

  34. Mar 31

    The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Recalculating Route

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Please join the Fletcher Seminar on International Conflict for a lecture by Gilead Sher. Gilead Sher heads the Center for Applied Negotiations (CAN) and is a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv University. Mr. Sher was the Head of Bureau and Policy Coordinator of Israel's former Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak. He served as Chief and co-Chief negotiator in 1999-2001 at the Camp David summit and the Taba talks, as well as in extensive rounds of covert negotiations. He served under PM Ytzhak Rabin as delegate to the 1994-5 Interim Agreement negotiations with the Palestinians.

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