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Week of April 9, 2017–April 15, 2017

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 -

  13. 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.

  14. 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).

  15. 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."

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.


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