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October 2017

  1. Oct 2

    Tufts IR Speaker Series 2017: Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Join us for an evening with Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command.

  2. Oct 3

    The Tripoli Project: Reflections from the 2017 Summer Cohort

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Tripoli is Lebanon’s second largest city and is emerging after 40 years of intermittent conflict. This summer, the Tripoli Project sponsored Fletcher students’ internship, consultancies, and research initiatives. Fletcher student panelists will draw on their experiences working in the city and shed light on the city’s economic, political, and socio-cultural revival.

  3. Oct 3

    Meet The Military Reception

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  4. Oct 4

    Memories of Algeria's Struggle For Freedom: Zohra Drif

    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Zohra Drif fought in the War of Independence (1954-1962) in the ranks of the FLN in Algiers. She was a member of the Council of the Nation (the upper House of the Algerian Parliament) from 2001 to 2016 and its Vice President from 2003 to 2016.

  5. Oct 4

    MA Student Professional Panel

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

  6. Oct 4
  7. Oct 4

    Detecting BS: Lessons from the Baltics, US Politics, Science & Psychology

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Krista Bard, Honorary Consul General, Lithuania. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series and in collaboration with the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World.

  8. Oct 5

    Update on North Korea: A Discussion with Prof. Sung-Yoon Lee

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Join the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security as we host Professor Sung-Yoon Lee, the Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor in Korean Studies at The Fletcher School.

  9. Oct 5
  10. Oct 5

    Alumni Chat with Daniella Burgi-Palomino

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    IMG and FLAG present Daniella Burgi-Palomino from the Latin America Working Group

  11. Oct 5

    Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion Representatives will be holding the first working group session, focused around thoughts, concerns, questions, and ideas to bring to the administration in terms of unity and solidarity. Some staff/administration will be present this first meeting to hear the positions of the student body, facilitated by Will Boyd and Khadija Mohumad.

  12. Oct 5

    IHS Speaker Series: The Good Rebel Governor in Syria

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Dipali Mukhopadhyay is Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia Universiyy, and Kimberly Howe is a Senior Researcher at the Feinstein International Center.

  13. Oct 6

    International Business Club (IBC) Private Sector NYC Career Trek

    8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    IBC's annual Private-Sector focused career trek to New York City

  14. Oct 6

    Hitachi Center Speaker Series Lecture Luncheon

    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Hitachi Center Speaker Series Presents: Andrea Renda of College of Europe, "Digital Policy and Innovation in Europe: Protecting Digital Rights or European Digital Industry?" Lunch will be served, please RSVP.

  15. Oct 6

    CSAIOS Conference: Freedom's Open Wound - Kashmir and the Future of South Asia

    4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    The Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at Tufts invites you to attend “Freedom's Open Wound: Kashmir and the Future of South Asia”, a conference on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of South Asia's independence from British colonial rule, to be held on October 6th and 7th, 2017. All students, scholars, and enthusiasts of South Asia are welcome to attend. Dean James Stavridis will give opening remarks at 9.30 a.m.

  16. Oct 6

    Kashmir Documentary Screening: "Blood Leaves Its Trail"

    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Screening of Khoon diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail), a documentary on Kashmir. Q&A with film-maker to follow. Food will be served.

  17. Oct 10

    A Multi-Sector Approach to Palestine and Israel: Fletcher Perspectives

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    A conversation among the Fletcher community with Clare Gooding, Mahmoud Jabari, and Skyler Scoggan about their experiences in Israel and Palestine.

  18. Oct 10

    International Development Group Internship Panel and Kick-off Meeting

    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join us for the International Development Group's internship panel and kick-off meeting.

  19. Oct 11

    CIERP Guest Speaker: Regina Asmutis-Silvia

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    “Save the Whales”? The more accurate statement is, “Whales save us!”

  20. Oct 11

    IBGC Open House

    12:30 PM – 1:40 PM

    Interested in business at Fletcher? Join the Institute for Business in the Global Context to learn more about its original research, academic programming, and opportunities for student engagement. -Light lunch will be provided-

  21. Oct 11
  22. Oct 11

    HUBWeek 2017: Fact or Fiction - Reintroducing Truth into National Policy Debates and Why It’s Necessary

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Join the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World and "EconoFact" for an incisive and practical panel discussion to address what can be done today in news and social media to combat the corrosive effects of glib and highly partisan policy debates that are affecting our country’s future. This event is part of HUBWeek.

  23. Cancelled

    Oct 11
  24. Oct 12

    HUBWeek 2017: Do We Trust Our Digital Economy?

    11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

    Dean Bhaskar Chakravorti discusses the present state of the digital infrastructure as part of HUBWeek 2017, a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration and weeklong festival that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in art, science and technology.

  25. Oct 12–
    Oct 17

    Arctic Circle Assembly 2017

    12:00 PM

    The largest Arctic conference in the world, held annually in Reykjavik, Iceland.

  26. Cancelled

    Oct 12

    CIERP Talk: NDC Partnership - From Planning to Budgeting: Walking the Talk

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- From Planning to Budgeting: Walking the Talk

  27. Oct 12

    Tales of a Beirut Tour Guide: The Legacy of Mohamad Chatah

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Ronnie Chatah, son of Mohamad Chatah - a career diplomat, International Monetary Fund senior official, Lebanese finance minister and senior advisor to former Prime Minister Fouad Seniora and current Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who was assassinated in a car bombing in Beirut on December 27, 2013 - will present readings from his book, "Tales of a Tour Guide." The book was written to commemorate Mohamad Chatah's legacy and reflect on Lebanon’s recent politics and history.

  28. Oct 12

    The Challenge of Peace-Making and the Pursuit of Justice with Mac Maharaj

    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Mac Maharaj is one of the founding fathers of post-apartheid South Africa. He was a member of Nelson Mandela’s inner circle during the days of resistance in South Africa. In 1977, after spending 12 years in prison on Robben Island, he was appointed secretary of the Internal Political and Reconstruction Department of the ANC.

  29. Oct 13

    ASEAN Club Kick Off Meeting

    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Are you interested in leading a meaningful event related to ASEAN this year? Are you passionate about or interested in learning more about ASEAN cultures, arts and performances? Do you want to involve in future biweekly discussion about topics that matters to ASEAN? Do you have breathtaking idea that would blow us away? Come show your glory!

  30. Oct 13

    HUBWeek 2017: Driving 2050

    12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

    Join us for a conversation with renowned transportation and energy experts, including Professor of Practice Barbara Kates-Garnick, as they work to balance the transportation needs of the future with our desire for a cleaner environment over the next 30+ years.

  31. Oct 13

    One Hundred Years in Limbo: Understanding the Palestinian Diaspora

    2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

    All are welcome for a lunchtime talk with distinguished historian Dr. Hatem Bazian on the politics and narratives of the Palestinian Diaspora.

  32. Oct 13

    HUBWeek 2017: The Future of Global Security, From A NATO Commander

    3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

    Dean Stavridis discusses global security in the 21st century as part of HUBWeek 2017, a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration and weeklong festival that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in art, science and technology.

  33. Oct 14

    Global Issues Seminar

    8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

  34. Oct 16

    Fletcher Admissions Visit Day

    11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    The Fletcher School is pleased to offer Visit Days for prospective applicants. These visits feature expanded programming, including an information session and tour, student panel discussion, and the opportunity to speak informally with current students during a lunch. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!

  35. Oct 16

    Faculty Chat with Prof. Glennon: "What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then"

    11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

    In the second in a series of faculty fireside chats, Professor of International Law Michael Glennon will share lessons he's learned from mentorship and experience that he wished he knew at the outset of his career.

  36. Oct 16

    IBGC Speaker Series: Adi Alon, Partner, Accenture

    12:30 PM – 1:55 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Adi Alon, Partner, Accenture. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series.

  37. Oct 16

    Introduction to the Applied Economics Clinic

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Come learn about the Applied Economics Clinic, a non-profit consulting group housed at Tufts' Global Development and Environment Institute.

  38. Oct 16

    Hitachi Center Speaker Series: Farah Pandith (F95)

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Hiachi Center Speaker Series Presents: Farah Pandith (F95) Diplomatic Entrepreneur and Foreign Policy Strategist "Is Technology the Answer to Defeating the Extremists"? Reception to Follow in the Hall of Flags.

  39. Oct 17
  40. Oct 17

    French Policy in the Middle East: Macron's Views

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    A seminar at the Fares Center with Professor Joseph Bahout, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut and Visiting Research Scholar, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University. He will discuss French policy in the Middle East.

  41. Cancelled

    Oct 17

    The Behrakis Family Endowed Lecture Series: Greece's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    LECTURE TO BE RESCHEDULED SPRING 2018 Greece's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, will be on campus to give The Behrakis Family Endowed Lecture Series within The Constantine G. Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies.

  42. Oct 18

    IBGC Speaker Series: Scott McDonald, Oliver Wyman

    12:30 PM – 1:55 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Scott McDonald, CEO, Oliver Wyman. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series.

  43. Oct 18

    When in the Arab World: Demystifying the Culture and How Things Work

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Rana Nejem, a Fletcher graduate from the class of 1994, will be discussing her recently published book, "When in the Arab World: An Insider's Guide to Living and Working with Arab Culture." The book aims to guide readers through the intricacies of the Arab culture focusing on the cultural beliefs that motivate people’s behavior and the values and social structures that determine the way business is conducted.

  44. Oct 19
  45. Oct 19

    Bill Emmott and "The Fate of the West”

    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Bill Emmott is an independent writer, lecturer and consultant on international affairs, based in Oxford and Somerset. He was Editor of The Economist, the world's leading weekly magazine on current affairs and business, from 1993 until 2006. His latest book is "The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World's Most Successful Political Idea," published by Public Affairs in the USA.

  46. Oct 19

    Global Women Interest Meeting

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Global Women will be hosting our first general meeting to talk about plans for the year, recruiting additional leadership, and upcoming events.

  47. Oct 19

    How House of Cards Wrote Itself: Book Talk with Critically-Acclaimed Author and Fletcher Alumnus Michael Dobbs

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join Ginn Library for a book talk with Michael Dobbs, Lord Dobbs of Wylye and Britain's best-known political novelist. As an active member of the House of Lords, where he concentrates on European, foreign and constitutional affairs, and introduced the first EU Referendum Bill into the House. He is the author of House of Cards, the hugely popular political novel that through Netflix has become a global television sensation.

  48. Oct 20

    SIMULEX 2017

    5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    SIMULEX 2017

  49. Oct 21
  50. Oct 23

    IBGC Speaker Series: Ed Muller, Chairman, Transocean

    12:30 PM – 1:55 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Ed Muller, Chairman, Transocean & Retired Chairman, NRG Energy. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series in collaboration with CIERP.

  51. Oct 23

    Engaging Practitioners: In Conversation with Ehud Barak and Dan Meridor

    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

    The Center for Strategic Studies understands that in diplomacy, politics, law, and business, the best way to learn how to do something is from someone who does it. To that end, our “Engaging Practitioners” series brings students together in small groups with leaders in government, international politics, business, and other fields to candidly discuss how these leaders developed their impressive careers. We are pleased to kick off this series with former Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak alongside former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Intelligence and Strategic Affairs Dan Meridor.

  52. Oct 25
  53. Oct 25

    Fletcher Reads the Newspaper: Nationalism vs. Globalism: Will Brexit be the Ultimate Litmus Test?

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Featuring a debate between Michael Dobbs (F73, FG77), Best-Selling Author & Politician, Executive Producer of the Netflix show House of Cards & Amar Bhide, Thomas Schmidheiny Professor of International Business. Moderated by Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean and co-sponsored by Tisch College of Civic Life.

  54. Oct 26

    Geoffrey and Cyrena Fink Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series: Rachel Gottesfeld (F05)

    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Rachel Gottesfeld (F05) will be on campus to share her professional experiences since Fletcher, and answer your questions. Rachel is a Vice President in the Renewable Energy Finance Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City. She oversees a portfolio of renewable energy investments in both equity and debt in residential solar, wind power, and natural gas in the United States.

  55. Oct 27
  56. Oct 30
  57. Oct 30

    IBGC Speaker Series: Anu Rangarajan, SVP, Managing Director, Mathematica

    12:30 PM – 1:55 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Anu Rangarajan, SVP, Managing Director, Mathematica. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series.

  58. Oct 30

    Impact of Environmental Regulations on the Electric Power Industry

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Yifei Zhang, GDAE Visiting Research Fellow, examines the impact that environmental regulations have on the total factor productivity of the electric power industry.

  59. Oct 30

    Digital Economy Roundtable with Oleg Petrov, World Bank

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Interested in the Impact of the Digital Economy? On Monday, October 30th at 2pm, World Bank ICT Program Coordinator Oleg Petrov (MALD '97) will be leading a round table discussion on the digital economy and career opportunities in the digital economy space.

  60. Oct 30

    The Role of Media in the Rise of Populism: Discussion with Haggai Matar, Israeli Activist and Journalist

    2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Haggai Matar is the executive director of 972, and co-founding editor of Local Call, news and commentary sites covering Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The sites were created to provide fresh, original, on-the-ground reporting and analysis of current events, with a strong focus on human rights, progressive activism, and the effects of the occupation on both Israeli and Palestinian societies. The sites are run by Israeli and Palestinian journalists, and have broken countless major stories in recent years and are visited by tens of thousands readers a month, including diplomats, and policymakers.

  61. Oct 30

    Hitachi Center 7th Annual Research Colloquium

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    7th Annual Research Colloquium with Hitachi Research Institute and the Hitachi Center for Technology Please join us and learn about Fletcher School Research projects funded by the Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs

  62. Oct 30

    Faces of Community

    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Get ready for a feast of Public Speaking. Students and alums from various Arts of Communication batches will recreate some of the best podium speeches in ASEAN Auditorium at Tufts University's Fletcher School. This event has engaged and inspired many in the past, and we welcome you to this year's edition.

  63. Oct 31

    Geoffrey and Cyrena Fink Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series: Michael Dobbs (F72)

    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Michael Dobbs (F72) will be on campus to share his professional experiences since Fletcher, and to answer your questions. Despite claims that he's never had a proper job, Michael is the author of several bestselling novels, has worked in advertising and the newspaper business, and worked closely with both Margaret Thatcher and John Major.


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