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Week of October 29, 2017–November 4, 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


    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?

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