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April 2017

  1. Apr 1

    Global Issues Seminar

    8:45 AM – 2:45 PM

  2. Apr 2

    Admitted Student Alumni Reception

    4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  3. Apr 3

    Admitted Student Open House

    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  4. Cancelled

    Apr 3
  5. Apr 3

    Business and Conflict in Fragile States: Insights from Emerging Research

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Brian Ganson, CEME Senior Fellow. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series.

  6. Apr 3

    Fletcher Reads the Newspaper: Can checks and balances contain the Trump Administration?

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Can the US and international system of checks and balances contain the extremes of the Trump Administration?

  7. Apr 3

    Europe Week: Trudeau, Trump and the Future of Transatlantic Relations: A Balancing Act for Canada

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join the European Affairs Society and the Fletcher Security Review for a talk with Roland Paris as we explore Canada's role in the Transatlantic community as well as its relations with Europe and the United States.

  8. Apr 4
  9. Apr 4

    Europe Week: EU-Liechtenstein Relations: A Model for European Integration Post-Brexit?

    1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

    Join the European Affairs Society for a talk with Kurt Jaeger, Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the United States, as we explore the potential of the EU-Liechtenstein relationship as a model for Post-Brexit UK.

  10. Apr 4

    Cambodia's Genocide Film Screening

    5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    When the U.S. Army pulls out amid escalating violence, the protagonists stayed in Cambodia to help cover the unfolding story -- a decision they may regret as the Khmer Rouge rebels move in... [RatedR] Winning 3 Academy Awards and 7 BAFTA Awards among 27 wins and 22 nominations, the Killing Fields (1984) is an incredible recount of Cambodia's genocide era.

  11. Apr 5

    IBGC Speaker Series: John Gordon, GE

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    A talk and Q&A with John Gordon, Chief Digital Officer, GE. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series.

  12. Apr 6
  13. Apr 6
  14. Apr 6

    Europe Week: The New German Question

    3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Join the European Affairs Society for a talk with Constanze Stelzenmüller as we explore the potential for German leadership in a (dis)united Europe and troubled Transatlantic community.

  15. Apr 6

    “Has the American Economy Become Too Complacent?” Guest talk by Tyler Cowen

    4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Tyler Cowen holds the Holbert C. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University and directs the university’s Mercatus Center and James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy. He has authored several books, including The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better (2011), and Average Is Over: Powering American beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation (2014), and, most recently, The Complacent Class: The Self-defeating Quest for the American Dream (2016). He co-writes the Marginal Revolution blog with Alex Tabarrok and has been published in a number of economics journals as well as in the popular economics press, including for The New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, and The Washington Post. Dr. Cowen’s remarks will be followed by a reception in the Cabot Lounge, located in the basement of the Cabot building.

  16. Apr 7

    Fink Distinguished Alumni Speaker: Matthew Auer (F90)

    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    Join Dr. Matthew Auer, F90 when he visits campus as a Fink Distinguished Alumni Speaker. During the lunchtime conversation, Dr. Auer will share his experiences since Fletcher working in research, policy and academia, and will take your questions. Matt is currently Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bates College; this summer he will take over as Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at University of Georgia. Lunch will be served. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

  17. Apr 7

    Conversation with MIB Alumni: Gabrielle Maguire

    12:30 PM – 1:45 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 meetings with small groups of students, so that they may answer your questions and share experiences about the realities of their work. On Friday, April 7th we welcome on campus Gabrielle Maguire, MIB 2012, to speak about her work at JetBlue Airways as Manager of Strategic Sourcing. Students from all Fletcher degree programs are invited to attend.

  18. Apr 7

    Ginn Library Book Series: Professor Jette Knudsen

    2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Join Ginn Library as we host Prof. Jette Knudsen to discuss her new book, "Visible Hands: National Government and International Corporate Social Responsibility."

  19. Apr 7

    Remembering the Victims of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda: A Panel Discussion

    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

    Join Fletcher, Harvard and MIT Rwanda Students for the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda. This event will be a panel discussion about crimes of genocide and how the global community can work together to prevent such atrocities from happening again in Rwanda and around the world.

  20. Apr 10

    Proposal Writing Workshop with Tanya Hoke (F13), The Belem Group

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Come learn about how to draft a proposal for short-term consulting/freelance consulting work in any sector from a Fletcher alum. Key takeaways: • Recognizing a proposal opportunity. • Writing a proposal, including the essential components of a proposal and mistakes to avoid. • Getting paid, including how to calculate a fair hourly rate for yourself. • Avoiding the big dangers, including scope creep and handling taxes.

  21. Apr 10

    NAFTA: Trade Negotiations and Implications on Food and Agriculture

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Join the Fletcher Food Policy Group and the International Trade Group as they host a lunchtime round table discussion with Kevin J. Brosch, lawyer and consultant in the areas of international and U.S. trade law, and food and agricultural policy for the past 35 years. Kevin will speak about his experience participating in agricultural negotiations for NAFTA as well as present day implications of what re-negotiation NAFTA could mean for the food and agricultural industry and the American consumer.

  22. Apr 10

    CIERP Research Seminar: Ujjayant Chakravorty

    12:30 PM – 1:40 PM

    Ujjayant Chakravorty is a CIERP Affiliate, a Professor of Economics at Tufts University, and a Fellow at the Toulouse School of Economics and CESifo.

  23. Apr 10

    Communication for Leaders: Workshop on Public Speaking and Presenting

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Join us in kicking off Leadership Week 2017 with this public speaking and presentation workshop

  24. Apr 11

    Perspectives on Leadership: A Diplomatic, Military, Private, and Non-Profit Sector Panel Discussion

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Panel discussion featuring diplomatic, military, private, and nonprofit perspectives on leadership within and across those sectors.

  25. Apr 12

    Nepal: Migration as a livelihood strategy

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    The first event of the South Asian New Year series, this is a talk by Janet Kim on migration as a livelihood strategy in times of conflict, and also as a way to opt out of violence.

  26. Apr 12

    Fink Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series: Defense Expert Robert Bell (F70)

    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Robert G. Bell is CEO of National Security Counsel (NSC), a consulting firm. Mr. Bell most recently served as the Senior Civilian Representative of the Secretary of Defense in Europe and the Defense Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to NATO. He has served as NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment, and has worked on the White House National Security Council, and the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Armed Services. He is a graduate of The U.S. Air Force Academy and The Fletcher School.

  27. Apr 12

    Edward R. Murrow Forum: Lester Holt

    12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

    Lester Holt, award-winning journalist and anchor of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC, will discuss contemporary media issues at the 12th annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism at Tufts University.

  28. Apr 12

    Capstone Show-and-Tell

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Graduating Students, if you want to share your research findings, quirky analyses, or theoretic propositions in 3-5 minutes, join us next Wednesday, Apr 12. from 12:30-1:30PM for a Capstone Show-and-Tell co-hosted with the Library!!

  29. Apr 12

    US Employment Visa Session

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Immigration attorneys will present this session for international students interested in working in the US beyond their Optional Practical Training (OPT). Topics will include recent immigration legislation and its impact on your employment.

  30. Apr 12

    Professor Alnoor Ebrahim's Key Lessons in Leadership

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Presentation of key leadership lessons by Professor Alnoor Ebrahim.

  31. Apr 12

    An Evening of Poetry

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    The second event in the South Asia New Year series, everyone is welcome to share some poetry in a South Asian language or by a South Asian poet. To participate, sign up here -

  32. Apr 13

    Ambassador Barbara Bodine: Geoffrey and Cyrena Fink Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series

    11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Join retired Ambassador Barbara Bodine (F71) as she shares stories and insights on her career as a U.S. diplomat. Ambassador Bodine worked primarily in Southwest Asia and the Arabian Peninsula, and was Deputy Chief of Mission in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion in 1990. The Fink Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series' brings alumni to campus for conversation and casual networking with students.

  33. Apr 13

    Transatlantic Academy Fellows' Presentations

    3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Please join Ambassador Klaus Scharioth, Professor of Practice, as he hosts members of the Transatlantic Academy at the Fletcher School to discuss the Fellows' recent research and report, "Germany and the United States in the 21st Century." Featuring: Dr. Stephen Szabo, Dr. Mary Elise Sarotte (Russia), Dr. Heidi Tworek (cyber and "fake news"), Dr. Yascha Mouck (populism).

  34. Apr 13

    Dean Stavridis on "The Leader's Bookshelf"

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Join us for a book talk with Fletcher Dean Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret) as he discusses his new book, "The Leader's Bookshelf."

  35. Apr 13

    Sri Lanka: Film Screening - Kannathil Muthamittal

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    The third and final event of the South Asia New Year series, this film tells the story of a child born to an LTTE combatant at the peak of the Sri Lankan civil war.

  36. Apr 13

    A Cosmopolitan Medley: Music and Identity in the Eastern Mediterranean

    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Talk and Performances by: Beth Bahia Cohen: Violin, Turkish Bowed Tanbur, Moroccan Viola Vasilis Kostas: Greek Laouto and Vocals Mohammed Mejaour: Precussion and Nay Panagiotis Aivazidis: Kanoun Mal Barsamian: Oud

  37. Apr 14

    The Future of U.S.-Russia Relations

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Join Dr. Andrey Baykov and Dr. Christopher Miller on Friday, April 14th for a discussion on the future of U.S.-Russia Relations! Dr. Baykov is Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs and Associate Professor of International Affairs at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and Dr. Miller is Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University. Prof. Paul Berkman will moderate the discussion and facilitate Q&A with the audience. All are welcome to attend!

  38. Apr 14

    Impact Investing in Africa

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    The Fletcher Social Investment Group (FSIG) is partnering with Africa Impact Group to put together a panel highlighting the opportunities and challenges of impact investing across the African continent.

  39. Cancelled

    Apr 18
  40. Apr 18

    The World in Disarray

    3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

    Join Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, and James Stavridis, Dean of the Fletcher School, for a discussion on today's global challenges

  41. Apr 19
  42. Apr 19

    Development Consulting Talk with Lynn Salinger

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Lunchtime Chat with B. Lynn Salinger (F81), Principal Associate at Nathan Associates

  43. Apr 19

    An Insider's View of U.N. Peacekeeping

    8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

    Tufts Alumnus Nick Birnback has spent a career working for the United Nations in peace operations in a variety of positions in some of the world’s most challenging places: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Eritrea/Ethiopia, East Timor and, most recently, Somalia.

  44. Apr 20

    Meet Colonel Abigail Linnington (F04, F13)

    10:00 AM – 1:15 PM

    Tufts University Advocates of ROTC invites you to meet Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colonel Abigail Linnington F04, FG13.

  45. Apr 20

    Movie Screening: The Deportation of Innocence

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Join the Fletcher Latin America Group and the International Migration group for a screening of this documentary providing a look into America's broken immigration system.

  46. Apr 21

    Science Diplomacy in Practice: Insights from Costa Rican Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Roman Macaya

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Join us at the Murrow Room for a talk by Dr. Roman Macaya, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States. Ambassador Macaya will share his insight on science diplomacy, in the context of the relations between Costa Rica and the United States. What does a day to day look like in science diplomacy? What are we trying to achieve with science diplomacy? Why is science diplomacy important for a country like Costa Rica? What results have we obtained?

  47. Apr 22

    Refugees and Migrants: Boston's Levantine Communities in Historical Perspective

    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Long before the current Syrian refugee crisis, Boston has been the home of communities originating from the Eastern Mediterranean. The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of the nation-state led to the displacement of many. Armenians, Greeks, Syrians, Lebanese, Turks, Palestinians, and Jews from the region have come to Boston at various times and are an integral part of the city’s history and development. This workshop seeks to engage experts and historians with members of these communities by looking at their common history.

  48. Apr 22

    Fletcher LEADS: Work/Life Balance Workshop

    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    In this session, we’ll dive into the ever-popular topic of work/life balance. Using an interactive approach, we’ll assess and define what this concept means to you personally and discuss challenges and best practices in this space. We’ll also brainstorm ideas for how to prioritize self-care and cover some examples of corporate wellness trends to understand how organizations are contributing to employee health. You'll leave with an awareness of how to continue to check in with your level of balance and concrete tools to address it when needed.

  49. Apr 23

    French Presidential Elections Brunch Watch Party

    11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

    Thanks to the joy of time difference between Paris and Somerville, we will be able to follow the election night for the French Presidential Election at Brunch Time this Sunday.

  50. Apr 24
  51. Apr 24

    Internship Search Strategies

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Still looking for an internship? You're not alone! Come and join us for a hands on and interactive session where we will talk about some tools to help with the search.

  52. Apr 24

    Behrakis Family Endowed Lecture: Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer Yannis Behrakis

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Yannis Behrakis is a Reuters photographer who won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography and was named Reuters and Guardian Photojournalist of the Year for his photographs of the refugee crisis. He has also won both the jury and the public awards at the prestigious World War Correspondents Prix de Bayeux Mr. Behrakis will be at Fletcher to share his experiences and insights on the crisis.

  53. Apr 24

    “Peace in the Middle East? One Hundred Years after the Balfour Declaration”

    6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

    Join Spain's former Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Ángel Moratinos for a lecture and discussion

  54. Apr 25
  55. Apr 25

    Foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle East with Irene Gendzier

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Tufts New Initiative for Middle East Peace is pleased to welcome Professor Gendzier to campus. She will discuss some of the major findings of her book: Dying to Forget, Oil, Power, Palestine and the Foundations of US Policy in the Middle East (Columbia U Press, 2015, 2016), that deal with the foundations of US policy in the events surrounding the struggle over Palestine and the emergence of the state of Israel.

  56. Apr 26
  57. Apr 28

    The Future of Trans-Pacific Trade: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    We will be joined by Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Barbara Weisel, who was the lead negotiator for the U.S. on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  58. Apr 28

    Fletcher Social Investment Group Happy Hour

    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Please join FSIG (Fletcher Social Investment Group) for our last happy hour of the year at Orleans. Appetizers will be provided.

  59. Apr 28

    Fletcher Spring Recital 2017

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Fletcher Spring Recital 2017 is a casual platform for the Fletcher community to perform anything from Beethoven to spoken word poetry. Our goal is to connect fellow art enthusiasts at Fletcher and to provide a venue for them to share their talents with Fletcher and Tufts community.


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