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February 2017

  1. Feb 1

    Fletcher Christian Fellowship Welcome Dinner

    5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Fletcher Christian Fellowship (FCF) hosts a welcome dinner for a new semester. Anyone who is interested in FCF can join this event. Tufts Protestant Chaplain Daniel Bell will be present to answer questions regarding the spiritual life of students at the campus.

  2. Feb 2

    Refugee Crises Thinking into the Future

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    We now have a globally interconnected civilization, since the 20th century. This brown bag will be guided by audience dialogue regarding the international context and national responses (both reactive and proactive) about refugee crises today and in the future. On a global scale, the international context centers around human population growth, which will exceed nine billion people by middle of this century. The national responses are varied and understood from personal experiences as well as scholarly review, which are the gist of this brown bag to consider lessons and possibly even options for addressing future refugee crises.

  3. Feb 2

    The Conceptual Debate on Jihadism and Terrorism

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    There is currently an ongoing debate on the roots of radicalization. Is radicalization of Islam to blame first, or are we witnessing an Islamization of radicalization? In this case are the roots of radicalization to be found in a post-colonial situation, or are we confronted with a larger phenomenon of youth disenfranchisement? What is then the appeal of the ISIS Islamic narrative?

  4. Feb 2

    Putting Sustainability at the Heart of Business

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Sunny Verghese, CEO, Olam. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series.

  5. Feb 2

    FSIS Happy Hour

    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Join Susannah, Rafael and your favorite security friends at PJ Ryan's (239 Holland Street, Somerville) for the first FSIS Happy Hour of 2017. We will walk over to Teele Square after Social Hour at 6:30pm.

  6. Feb 6

    Pakistan: Knowns & Unknowns - A South Asian Security Perspective

    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    By shedding light on the "unknowns" of Pakistan, Mr. Rizwan Saeed Sheikh will seek to offer an in-depth perspective on the most pressing domestic and international issues impacting the country. He will address the role of the military in civil government, public life, and foreign policy (including Kashmir), public diplomacy initiatives by the government, and the state of minority and women’s rights in Pakistan. Additionally, he will address the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) noting its potential and its implications for the present and future.

  7. Feb 6

    News Media in the Presidential Election and Beyond

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Join David Rhodes, President of CBS News, as he reflects on the role of the media in the recent Presidential election.

  8. Feb 7
  9. Feb 7

    Careers in Public Affairs: A Talk with Victoria Esser, Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs in US Treasury

    4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

    Come hear Victoria Esser (MALD '99) discuss her career path working in both the private and public sectors. In addition to her extensive experience in government, she's worked for leading public relations firms including the Glover Park Group. After hearing valuable job seeking advice, the session will be open to your questions.

  10. Feb 7

    The Tripoli Project Presentation

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Drawing from their trip in January 2017, Claire Wilson, and Nathan Cohen-Fournier, will present an overview of the city’s dynamics and introduce opportunities for engagement with the Tripoli Project. The Tripoli Project, an initiative of the Fares Center, aims to establish a relationship between the Fletcher School and the city of Tripoli to accompany its recovery from a multidisciplinary perspective. In collaboration with local partners, this initiative seeks to provide opportunities for students and faculty of diverse disciplines to tackle integrated aspects of the city through research and field-based projects.

  11. Feb 8

    The Final Frontier: The Convergence of Economics, Geopolitics & Cyber

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Siobhan MacDermott (GMAP '13), Global Cyber Policy Executive, Bank of America. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series.

  12. Feb 8

    Shooting and Talking: Negotiation and US Marine Infantry Battalion Commanders in Helmand, Afghanistan 2008-2013

    5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

    The Fletcher Seminar on International Conflict Presents: Michael Baskin "Shooting and Talking: Negotiation and US Marine Infantry Battalion Commanders in Helmand, Afghanistan 2008-2013"

  13. Feb 8

    Visuals for Awareness and Hope - Presentation and Reception

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Saskia Keeley is a photographer-activist whose work has spanned from the West Bank to Sudan.

  14. Feb 11

    The Tufts Energy Conference

    8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    The Tufts Energy Conference is an annual event that brings together professionals, students, and experts from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to discuss critical global energy issues. The conference is organized entirely by students from a broad range of backgrounds including engineering, international affairs, urban planning, and economics. From a two-panel event in 2006, TEC has grown into one of the largest entirely student-run energy conferences in the region, attracting nearly 400 attendees each year.

  15. Feb 12–
    Feb 16
  16. Feb 12

    Innovate Tufts: Fletcher Disrupts - The Refugee Crisis

    2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    This human-centered design workshop, led by Continuum Innovation, will address the state of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people in 2017. Following overviews by guest speakers from six Boston-based refugee organizations, participants will work together in groups to develop creative approaches to tackle varying refugee challenges, receiving feedback from practitioners and refugees as they map out solutions.

  17. Feb 13

    Early Notification Admitted Student Open House

    9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    A full visit day for students admitted via the early notification deadline.

  18. Feb 13

    Information Session on Department of State Internships, Fellowships, and Careers

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Jon Danilowicz, Diplomat in Residence for New England

  19. Feb 13

    Science at the State Department: Gender, Climate and Diplomacy

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Join us to discuss the potential of science as a diplomatic tool with Dr. Frances Colon, 2012-2017 Deputy Science & Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State. Dr. Colon will discuss her science diplomacy work and experience around a pizza lunch. She has worked on scientific collaboration with Cuba, global advancement of women in science as well as climate change policy for the Energy and Climate Partnership. This talk is in partnership with "Global Women”, the "Fletcher Latin American Group” (FLAG) and the "Fletcher Energy and Environment Club” (FLEEC). Please find below for a quick biography and overview of her work.

  20. Feb 13

    The Changing Order in the Middle East: Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Forced Migration

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    The Fares Center is excited to introduce its theme for the spring semester: the Changing Order in the Middle East: Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Forced Migration. Join us for an inspiring conversation about the history and context of refugees and forced migration from the region to the United States. This discussion will serve as a preview to upcoming events on cosmopolitanism in literature, food, and music. The series will conclude at the end of the semester with an informative workshop on migration and refugees in the greater Boston area. 

  21. Feb 13

    News, Fake News and Propaganda: Prospects for the Press in a Post-Truth Era

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Patricia E. Bauer is a journalist who has served as senior editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine; reporter, bureau chief and special assistant to the publisher at the Washington Post, and pundit on Los Angeles public television. During the Carter Administration, Ms. Bauer served in the White House Press Office as editor of the White House News Summary. Please note: this event is off-the-record.

  22. Feb 13

    Innovate Tufts: Fletcher Disrupts - Dusting Off Diplomacy

    5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    This session will highlight innovative approaches to diplomacy, including climate diplomacy, culinary diplomacy, start-up diplomacy, and science diplomacy! Experts from each area will outline the idea behind their disruptive approach and discuss how it succeeds in 'dusting off diplomacy.' A pitch idea exchange will follow, enabling demo participants active in the innovation community a chance to present their novel approaches and get on-the-spot expert feedback.

  23. Feb 13

    ASEAN Club Mixer

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    To kickstart our programming for the Spring semester, Fletcher ASEAN Society and Southeast Asia Association at Harvard Kennedy School invite everyone to join us for a night of fun and drinks on Feb 13, 7pm. We hope to see you there!

  24. Feb 14
  25. Feb 14

    Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Students will perform "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer; Writings to End Violence Against Women & Girls." The play is an anthology, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle, and features monologues from several authors and playwrights that explore violence on all levels. Monologues address a range of issues including border crossing, self-mutilation, women’s work, and abduction in Sudan. The play will also be the kick-off event in honor of One Billion Rising, an effort to raise awareness about violence against women.

  26. Feb 15
  27. Feb 15

    Conversation with MIB Alumni: Darius Hyworon

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Want to learn more about the realities of working in a certain industry, or the opportunities in a particular region? Join us for the “Conversation with Alumni” series, hosted by the MIB program. We invite MIB alumni to join us for Skype calls with small groups of students, so that they may answer your questions and share experiences about the realities of their work. On Wednesday, February 15 we welcome Darius Hyworon, MIB 2010, to speak about his work as Finance Manager at P&G. Students from all Fletcher degree programs are invited to attend.

  28. Feb 15

    Practicing Leadership as a Woman in Patriarchal Cultures

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Prudence Bushnell, Former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, will come to campus to speak with students about leadership lessons she's learned as a U.S. Diplomat. Lunch will be provided.

  29. Feb 15

    INDEFENSIBLE Book Launch

    5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    This book launch will feature "Indefensible." Although there is often opposition to individual wars, many people continue to believe that the arms industry is necessary in some form: to safeguard our security, provide jobs, or stimulate the economy. For these reasons, not only conservatives, but many progressives and liberals, are able to rationalize supporting it. But is the arms industry truly as essential as we’ve been led to believe?

  30. Feb 15

    Innovate Tufts: Fletcher Disrupts - Colombia’s Struggle for Peace (A Case Study)

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Using recent events in Colombia as a case study, this session will highlight innovative techniques being utilized in Colombia’s peacebuilding process. With expert facilitators, participants will delve into the four-steps of peacebuilding - conflict prevention, management, aftermath, and rebuilding - and learn about innovative peacebuilding techniques Colombia has employed in each stage and where it can move from here.

  31. Feb 16

    FSIS Mil 101: Indian Army

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Our very own Abraham Cherian will be presenting on the Indian Armed Forces and his experiences as an officer in the Kashmir region and serving on UN peacekeeping missions.

  32. Feb 16

    Innovate Tufts: Fletcher Disrupts - Networking

    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Join us for networking disrupted—an opportunity to network with speakers and guests from throughout the week, as well as professionals from various sectors working on innovation in their fields. This “world cafe” style event will feature a roundtable setup, with each table covered in butcher paper and supplies in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and visual tying-together of sessions from throughout the week.

  33. Feb 16

    Fletcher Arctic Conference Kick Off - Film Screening - Vanishing Point

    6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) and the Fletcher Arctic Initiative are hosting a kick-off celebration on Thursday, 16 February at 6:30PM for the Fletcher Arctic Conference (17-18 February). Join us for the film, "Vanishing Point", followed by a Q&A panel with Arctic experts.

  34. Feb 17–
    Feb 18

    Fletcher Arctic Conference

    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Fletcher Arctic VI, a TEDx-style event, will showcase the ideas, stories, and initiatives of people who live and work in the Arctic. The conference will bring together inspiring leaders, innovative business people, expert scientists, and artists from the pan-Arctic region.

  35. Feb 17

    Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series - Vice Admiral Umio Otsuka

    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    The Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series presents Vice Admiral Umio Otsuka, President of the Staff College Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. He will discuss "Expansion of China's force in South and East China Seas."

  36. Feb 19

    Science & Technology Advisors to Foreign Ministers Panel Dialogue

    3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    This historic panel dialogue among members of the Foreign Minister Science and Technology Advisor Network (FMSTAN) will consider capabilities and responsibilities of foreign ministries to address the accelerating number of issues at the interface of science, technology and innovation across as well as beyond national boundaries. Co-convened by the Fletcher Science Diplomacy Club and American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Science Diplomacy. The event will be followed by a reception.

  37. Feb 21
  38. Feb 21

    "Taking control of the permanent war state": A Talk by award-winning journalist Gareth Porter

    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    “Without a doubt, the most important contribution to the history of U.S. national security policy to appear in the past decade." -Andrew Bacevich, BU Professor of International Relations and History, on Porter’s 2005 book, Perils of Dominance.

  39. Feb 21

    "Girl Model" Screening

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    In honor of One Billion Rising, an effort to raise awareness about violence against women, The Fletcher School will host a screening of the documentary "Girl Model" followed by a discussion.

  40. Feb 23

    Wildlife Trafficking/ Daphne Carlson Bremer, USFWS

    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Daphne Carlson Bremer, a Tufts veterinary grad and currently the Program Officer for Illegal Wildlife Trafficking at the USFWS, International Affairs, will be on campus. I’ve invited her for conversation and pizza down in the Ginn Library office between 5pm-6pm. Daphne manages the program for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, developed in response to National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. Please join us if you’re free and interested in wildlife conservation/ trade/ security.

  41. Feb 23–
    Feb 25

    The World of Tomorrow: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century

    7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    The 32nd Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium will be three days of far-reaching discussions on issues critical to understanding the challenges to stability facing the global world order, from the complexities of the changing nature of economies to the rise of populism in Western democracies; from the changing nature of force and diplomacy to the implications of cyber attacks and escalating climate change. The symposium will consider the future of the liberal world order and imperatives for US foreign policy.

  42. Feb 27

    Maritime Lecture Series: Admiral Fumio OTA

    9:40 AM – 10:55 PM

    Lecture by visiting Japanese admiral about maritime hybrid warfare. Part of the Maritime Lecture Series.

  43. Feb 27
  44. Feb 27

    CIERP Research Seminar: Rishikesh Ram Bhandary

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    PhD candidate hosts CIERP Research Seminar

  45. Feb 27

    FSIS Panel: Leadership Lessons from ISSP Fellows (C205)

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    What are the core competencies of effective leadership? How are they developed? How do you make effective, ethical decisions under extreme pressure? Come hear from four ISSP Military Fellows as they discuss the most effective leadership lessons of their military service that can benefit any leader in any sector.

  46. Feb 27

    Careers in M&E Panel

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    The Design, Monitoring & Evaluation series will be organizing a "Career in M&E" panel session with 3-4 professionals working in the field of M&E. Panelists will discuss challenges, opportunities, important skills, emerging trends, and other factors to think about for students who are interested in a career in monitoring and evaluation.

  47. Feb 27

    Post Davos Debrief: Top 5 Global Risks and How World Leaders are Responding

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Partha Bose, Chief Marketing Officer, Oliver Wyman. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series.

  48. Feb 27

    Fletcher Community Book Discussion Featuring Graeme Wood

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    “Mr. Wood’s piece is bracing because it is fearless. . . . It is going to change the debate.”—Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal, author of What I Saw at the Revolution “A rare, genuine must-read . . . I felt challenged, even provoked, through it all.”—Shadi Hamid, the Brookings Institution, author of Islamic Exceptionalism

  49. Feb 28

    Syria's Civil War and the Post-American Middle East

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    The Syrian civil war has been one of the most far reaching conflicts of the 21st century. As well as causing over half a million deaths and producing 12 million refugees or displaced individuals, it has raised some major questions about the geopolitical order of the Middle East. Does Russian intervention in the conflict mark an end to western dominance of the region? Could and should the United States have done more? Using research from his new book, Dr. Christopher Phillips explores the international relations of the Syria crisis, arguing that the war is both the by-product and the accelerator of the Middle East’s changing international order. 

  50. Feb 28

    One Billion Rising Coffee House

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    The Fletcher School will be hosting a coffee house in the Hall of Flags in honor of One Billion Rising, to end exploitation of women. The coffee house will provide a venue for the Fletcher community to express themselves on the issue of exploitation worldwide in the form of dance, song, and spoken word. Refreshments will be served as well.

  51. Feb 28

    A Conversation with Loren DeJonge Schulman

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Please join us for a conversation with Loren DeJonge Schulman to discuss the presidential transition process and what to expect in the first 100 days of the Trump administration.


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