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November 2017

  1. Nov 1
  2. Nov 1

    IBGC Speaker Series: Alice Finn (F88), Author: Smart Women Love Money

    12:30 PM – 1:55 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Alice Finn (F88), Author: Smart Women Love Money. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series.

  3. Nov 1

    NYPD

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

  4. Nov 1

    Book Talk: Professor Jeswald Salacuse on "Real Leaders Negotiate!: Gaining, Using, and Keeping the Power to Lead Through Negotiation"

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    In his book, "Real Leaders Negotiate!" Jeswald Salacuse explains how leaders can use negotiation to advance in their careers and improve their organizations.

  5. Nov 1

    Perspectives on Gender and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    This conversation is one of a four-part series this semester at the Fares Center, highlighting community members' experiences and work in the region. Please join Professor Thomas Cavanna, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Strategic Studies at Fletcher, and Airokhsh Faiz Qaisary, MALD '18, for a multi-dimensional discussion on the current gender and security environment in Afghanistan and where they intersect. The discussion will also touch on the history of women's roles in Afghan society as well as the history of the US-led coalition's strategy after 9/11.

  6. Nov 1

    Research with Refugees: Pulling Back the Curtain

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join Kim Wilson and Roxanne Krystalli for a discussion on the practicalities of refugee research. How did they and their research team navigate dilemmas of power during fieldwork? How did they think about the ethical implications of working with refugee narratives? What are some of the dilemmas that they faced during the conduct of their fieldwork in Greece, Jordan, and Turkey? How can students, researchers, and practitioners think about the ethics and methods of refugee research moving forward?

  7. Nov 1
  8. Nov 2

    Screening of The Diplomat

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  9. Nov 2

    Syrians in Massachusetts: The First Twenty Years

    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    In the 19th century, Massachusetts had the largest Syrian population, bigger even than New York's, where the “Mother Colony” was located. The floodgates to thousands of immigrants opened in 1878, when whole villages in Lebanon and Syria began to be depopulated as a result of mass migration to the United States. Boston was the site of an early and important ‘Syrian colony,’ but Lawrence, Massachusetts, grew into a much larger one, with almost nine hundred Syrians working in the textile mills. Worcester, Fall River and Springfield also had large colonies. This is the story of Arab Americans at its very beginning, and much of it is still relevant to what is happening today.

  10. Nov 2

    Fletcher D-Prize Final Prep-Session

    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    You don’t have to be an inventor to be an innovator! Fletcher D-Prize (D stands for Distribution) helps you get poverty interventions that work to people who need them. Win up to $30K to pilot your entrepreneurial initiative this summer and nail your capstone too. The deadline is Tuesday, Nov 7th @ midnight. To prepare, attend Thursday’s final prep session with our own Serial Entrepreneur in Residence, Rocky Weitz. Go to happy hour and then come and finalize your concept notes. Thurs, Nov 2 at 6:30pm - Final Prep Session Crowe Room Food included! RSVP here To refresh: Step 1: Review the challenges. The D-Prize is limited to challenges that are proven poverty solutions. These challenges will give you a framework for designing your new venture. Step 2: Design your venture. The application packet explains what judges want to see. More guidance and tips and is listed on there as well. Step 3: Submit your pitch. Concept notes are due by midnight, Tuesday November 7, 2017. Apply directly here. Judges invite the most promising entrepreneurs to submit a full 10 page proposal by January 23, 2018. Finalists interview with several judges. Judges will offer up to $20,000 in seed capital with additional in-kind support valued at $10,000 by March 2, 2018 in a convertible grant to ventures ready to launch.

  11. Nov 3

    Fletcher Religion, Law & Diplomacy Conference: Approaching Religious Literacy in International Affairs

    9:30 AM – 6:30 PM

    How do you train a diplomat, a businesswoman, or a soldier to be an effective & transformational leader in a religiously pluralistic world?

  12. Nov 6

    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 BE SURE TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE! https://fletcher.admissions.tufts.edu/register/?id=c6b19359-bc7a-4398-bc05-3af975c456f2

  13. Nov 6

    What Immigrants Can Teach Us About Achieving the American Dream

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Members of "Savings Groups" pool savings in a communal pot and loan their growing fund to each other for their short-term needs. One Nepali group in New York City collects and distributes $70,000 every month. This presentation will discuss savings circles in the Cambodian, Kenyan, Bangladeshi, Barbadian, Nepali and Eritrean communities, and include members of the Latino community in Lawrence as panelists.

  14. Nov 6
  15. Nov 7

    Capstone Show-and-Tell

    3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Graduating students, we know you've all been hard at work on your Capstones and, believe it or not, we want to know what you've written about! If you want to share your research findings, quirky analyses, or theoretic propositions in 3-5 minutes, join us Tuesday, Nov. 7. from 3:30-5:00PM for a Capstone Show-and-Tell, co-hosted with Ginn Library.

  16. Nov 7

    Film Screening: "Death by Design"

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Director Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs.

  17. Nov 7
  18. Nov 7

    The Fletcher Seminar on International Conflict

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    President Trump’s recent decision to decertify Iran’s compliance with a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and the major world powers may well be a harbinger of the agreement’s collapse and a military confrontation with Iran. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the agreement is officially called, successfully blocked all paths to a nuclear weapon by Iran, under the most intrusive inspection procedures, for the next 10 to 15 years. It represented a signal foreign policy achievement of the Obama Administration and included an unusual multinational commitment of support by the U.S.’s European allies (the U.K, France, and Germany), Russia, China, and the UN Security Council. After a brief overview of Iran’s nuclear program, the highlights of the 2015 JCPOA agreement, and the primary concerns of its critics, the talk will focus on the likely reactions by Iran and other signatories of the nuclear deal to a U.S. withdrawal from it and the potential risks of a military confrontation between the U.S. and Iran with dangerous regional consequences.

  19. Nov 7

    Fletcher Entrepreneurs Panel

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Choosing the paths less traveled! Please join four Fletcher entrepreneurs for an panel discussion about their career path and the startups that they have co-founded.

  20. Nov 7

    FSCA and the Gender Initiative Present: Identity Panel

    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Fletcher students tell it how they see it!!

  21. Nov 8

    IBGC Speaker Series: Sarah Kennemuth, SVP, COO, Latin America, Natixis Global Asset Management

    12:30 PM – 1:55 PM

    A talk and Q&A with Sarah Kennemuth, SVP, COO, Latin America, Natixis Global Asset Management. Presented as part of the IBGC Speaker Series.

  22. Nov 8

    Conversations with MIB Alumni: Michael Reading (F13)

    2:00 PM – 3:00 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 Thursday, November 8 we welcome Michael Reading, MIB 2013, to speak about his work as Manager in Global Issues Management at McDonald’s Corporation. Students from all Fletcher degree programs are invited to attend.

  23. Nov 9

    The FLPFI and Hitachi Center Present: Michael Tarazi from CGAP

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Join The Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion and the Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs for a highly interactive session with Michael Tarazi from CGAP on: The Logic Behind Digital Financial Services: What are the basics of digital financial service models and why are they so hard to regulate? This presentation will introduce attendees to why digital finance is considered so revolutionary to financial inclusion and discuss ways regulators have addressed thorny questions around agents and nonbank e-money issuers. This session will include a live case study, so all participants must arrive on time and remain for the entirety of the session. Please carefully consider this when registering

  24. Nov 9

    CSS Research and Policy Seminar: An Open Session with Paul Stares

    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. Think tanks and policy research institutes play an indispensible role in providing the research on which foreign policy is (or should be) based, and are a top career destination for many of Fletcher’s best. To that end, we are very pleased to welcome Dr. Paul Stares to discuss his important new work, Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace.

  25. Nov 9

    Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series: Michael Doyle, Director of The Columbia Global Policy Initiative

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Sponsored by the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security and The Feinstein International Center Michael Doyle, Director, The Columbia Global Policy Initiative will discuss: “Negotiating a Model International Mobility Convention: Politics, Economics, and Law.”

  26. Nov 9

    Fletcher AV: Movie Screening

    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Screening of film: The Battle of Algiers

  27. Nov 10

    Master Class on Political Risk Analysis

    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    As emerging markets have boomed, and in some cases swooned, business leaders are increasingly looking to those with geopolitical acumen to shape crucial decisions. Political risk encompasses a wide range of subjects, from international law to political science to regional studies. But what does it actually mean to practice political risk? Join Fletcher School professors and political risk practitioners on November 10th and acquire the foundations you need to analyze risk in a complicated globalized world. Additionally, the Master Class will be the formal kick-off of the 1st Annual Fletcher Political Risk Case Competition. Use the framework taught in the Master Class to analyze and report on a contemporary geopolitical issue in business. Teams will present their reports at the Fletcher Political Risk Conference on March 2nd to a panel of political risk industry leaders and academics.

  28. Nov 10

    Blogging and Website Design

    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

  29. Nov 10–
    Nov 11

    Civil-Military Relations Conference: Global Arms Trade and Foreign Intervention

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Featuring a Keynote address from Douglas Farah, Former West Africa Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, President of IBI Consultants and Author of Merchant of Death, and Blood from Stones. (Friday, November 10th, 7:00pm) Global Arms Trade and Defense Industry Panel (Friday, November 10th at 2:00pm) -Dr. Sam Perlo-Freeman, World Peace Foundation -Jeff Abramson, Arms Control Association -Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies -Sarah Detzner, Ph.D. Candidate, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Foreign Intervention Panel (Saturday, November 11th at 10:00am) -Paul Stares, Council on Foreign Relations -Monica Toft, Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Director of the Center of Strategic Studies. -Deen K. Chatterjee, Professor of Philosophy, University of Utah College of Law. Specializing in Global Justice and Ethics of war and peace and Foreign intervention

  30. Nov 13

    Fletcher - Murrow Center Advisory Board Discussion

    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Details coming soon

  31. Nov 13

    IBGC & Tisch College Present: Claire Qureshi

    12:30 PM – 1:40 PM

    Claire Qureshi - Senior Advisor, Frontline Delivery, Office of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Health.

  32. Nov 13

    Trump: Trade & Tirade

    3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    President Trump's strong aversion to trade deals and an overarching protectionist foreign policy outlook has seen the US withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP was largely seen as an Obama administrative initiative to pivot more towards Asia. It was viewed as a US-backed initiative to counter China's growing trade influence in the region. - So, has the US scored an own goal by backing out from a deal that would make 40% of the global trade economy? - What would this mean for U.S businesses looking to expand in the region? - Does this put China in a more robust position? All pertinent questions, the answers will be provided by our esteemed panelists - three of Fletcher's finest professors and our guest panelist from the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Panelists: - Joel Trachtman, Professor of International Law, Fletcher School - Patrick Schena, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business Relations, Fletcher School - Professor Rockford Weitz, Professor of Practice, Entrepreneur Coach, and Director of the Fletcher Maritime Studies Program - Robert Lawrence, Albert L Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, Harvard Kennedy School Moderated by: Akshobh Giridharadas, Co-Chair, ASEAN Club.

  33. Nov 13

    Perspectives on the U.S. Intervention in Iraq 2003-2011

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    This conversation is one of a four-part series this semester at the Fares Center, highlighting community members' experiences and work in the region. Frank Sobchak and Karim Elkady will delve into current public debates about U.S. involvement in Iraq. Mr. Sobchak will argue that strategic defeat was not pre-disposed, but rather a byproduct of a series of decisions throughout the conflict whose combined effects ultimately doomed American efforts. Mr. Elkady will argue that an opportunity existed for the U.S. to succeed in Iraq, but that flawed working assumptions, misguided decisions, and unwillingness to carry out major state-building tasks led to mission failure. Please note that this event will be off the record.

  34. Nov 13

    The US and North Korea: A View from the Ground Up with Evan Osnos, The New Yorker

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Evan Osnos joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008, and covers politics and foreign affairs. His book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, based on eight years of living in Beijing, won the 2014 the National Book Award in nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction.

  35. Nov 14

    Tatiana Shakleina: Russia in Contemporary International Politics

    12:30 PM – 2:50 PM

    Join us for a lecture by Professor Tatiana Shakleina, the Chair of the Department of Applied Analysis of International Issues at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). She will speak and answer questions about the role of the Russian Federation in contemporary international politics. Lunch will be served.

  36. Nov 14
  37. Nov 14

    Field Studies in Global Consulting Info Session

    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    If you are interested in taking EIB B237: Field Studies in Global Consulting in the spring, please stop by our information session! We will cover the required prerequisites for the course, the application process, and what you will get out of the class.

  38. Nov 15

    From Policy to Practice: Facing Down Global Threats from Weapons of Mass Destruction

    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Ambassador Laura S. H. Holgate served as U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency from July 11, 2016 to January 20, 2017. In this role, she advanced President Obama’s commitment to design and implement global approaches to reduce global threats and seize global opportunities in the areas of nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear security, verification of the Iran Deal, nuclear testing, counterterrorism, anti-corruption, drug policy, export control, and the Nuclear Suppliers Group. She also promoted gender balance in the staff and programming of the Vienna-based international organizations.

  39. Cancelled

    Nov 15

    Ask & Tell Project - Alisha Guffey (F16)

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Fletcher on the Front Lines Presents: The Ask & Tell Project - Stories of LGBTQ Veterans & Servicemembers

  40. Nov 15

    Planning Student-Run Events at Fletcher

    3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Are you planning an event at Fletcher? Join Katie Mulroy, Director of Student Affairs and Agnes Hatley, Assistant Director at IBGC to learn about the steps and timeline of the event planning process at The Fletcher School. We’ll be discussing policies, budget, marketing, space reservation, how to utilize Tufts resources such as Catering, Facilities, A/V services… and more.

  41. Nov 15

    A Saudi Perspective on the Middle East: HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud will discuss a Saudi perspective on the Middle East.

  42. Nov 16

    Fletcher-MGIMO Conference on U.S.-Russia Relations

    8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

    The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) cordially invite you to attend a conference on competing visions of global order in the United States and the Russian Federation.

  43. Nov 16

    How Boeing’s Seabed to Space Strategy Drives Innovation In Aerospace and Beyond

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Presented by IBGC, Rich Sikora is the senior director of Strategy within Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) with the charter to champion Market Intelligence by delivering predictive and actionable insights on future markets, competitive intelligence and external benchmarking.

  44. Nov 16

    IGL Careers Series: Alumni in Business

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    The IGL Careers Series provides students with the opportunity to meet professional alumni. Take this chance to gain first-hand information and practical advice about various career paths. This event will focus on alumni from the business sector in start-ups, social entrepreneurship, enterprise technology, financial services, strategic partnerships and international business. This panel includes Anne O'Loughlin Bosman (A'02), Brad Bernstein (A'89) and Stephen Gershman (A'11). The panelists will share invaluable information through open, honest dialogue with the students who attend!

  45. Nov 16

    Mock FSOA

    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  46. Nov 17–
    Nov 18

    Conference on Gender and International Affairs

    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    The Third Annual Conference on Gender and International Affairs (CGIA) will be held at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on November 17 & 18, 2017. The Conference continues a tradition of student and faculty advocacy at The Fletcher School that challenges the institution to integrate gender analyses into all aspects of the institution and its work.

  47. Nov 17

    Boston Impact Investing Career Trek

    12:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    The career trek is organized by the Fletcher Social Investment Group (FSIG) in partnership with MIT, HBS and HKS. Students will have the opportunity to meet with companies from three tracks: venture philanthropy, impact funds, and public equity & asset management. 

  48. Nov 20

    CIERP Research Seminar: The Relationship Between Clean Energy/Climate Policy and Expanding Corporate Markets

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    A CIERP research seminar with Fellow Kevin Knobloch.

  49. Nov 27

    IBGC & The Fares Center Presents: "Social Enterprise & Venture Philanthropy in the Arab World: Recipes for Success from First Refugee Food Truck"

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Teresa Chahine is the social entrepreneurship program leader at the Center for Health and the Global Environment. She is the author of Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship, a comprehensive reference guide for social innovators based on her course at Harvard. Teresa divides her time between Boston and Beirut, where she helped launch Alfanar, the first venture philanthropy in the Arab countries. Visit her website to access instructional materials on social entrepreneurship, and connect @teresachahine.

  50. Nov 27

    Screening of "The New Barbarianism"

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    The New Barbarianism is a CSIS Global Health Policy Center original feature documentary (58 minutes) that examines the crisis, its causes, the limited international response and possible ways forward through dozens of interviews and original footage obtained from inside Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan.  It builds on several years of prior GHPC work on the intersection of health and security, the role of militaries, and the human tragedies seen in Syria and Yemen.

  51. Nov 28
  52. Nov 28

    FIS The Silent Genocide: Rohingya Muslims & The Crisis in Myanmar

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    The Fletcher Islamic Society is bringing together a panel to discuss the state of the Rohingya crisis that has displaced over 400,000 people since August. Join us for a discussion of this ongoing humanitarian disaster and possible paths forward.

  53. Nov 29

    Conversations with MIB Alumni: Celeste Le Roux (F14)

    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 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, November 29 we welcome Celeste Le Roux, MIB 2014, to speak about her work as Consultant at Bain & Co. in Johannesburg, South Africa. Students from all Fletcher degree programs are invited to attend.

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