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February 2018

  1. Feb 1

    Diplomacy Club Social Hour

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join the Diplomacy Club for a social hour at Blakeley Hall.

  2. Feb 2–
    Feb 3

    13th Annual Tufts Energy Conference

    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Join us for the 13th annual Tufts Energy Conference: Transforming Outlooks Into Realities. This two-day event will explore the exciting world of clean energy finance, technology, and policy. This is a ticketed event.

  3. Feb 5

    Fletcher Students of Color and Allies General Body Meeting

    6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

    Join your fellow FSCA members (and potential members), for food, fellowship, and updates on last semester's projects and activities. We'll also discuss the direction of the current organization and our upcoming events.

  4. Feb 6

    Perspectives Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception

    3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    Join us in Ginn Library to celebrate the opening of the Spring 2017 exhibit of student photography, curated by Anthony Schultz, the Perspective curator.

  5. Feb 6

    Sources of Chinese DFI: Exploring the Boundary between the State and Private Sectors

    5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

    Join us for an informal discussion with Andrew Collier, former President of Bank of China International USA, titled "Sources of Chinese DFI: Exploring the Boundary between the State Private Sectors.

  6. Feb 6

    The Politics of Peace: Applying the principles of conflict intervention in the Middle East to US politics

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join the Institute for Human Security for a discussion with Massachusetts State Senator Adam Hinds (F03). Learn how a Fletcher graduate used his experience working in the Middle East for the United Nations to navigate politics as a Massachusetts State Senator.

  7. Feb 7

    IBGC Speaker Series Lecture: Sarah Williamson (C.E.O., FCLTGlobal)

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Join IBGC for the latest installment of their speaker series, titled "Going Long: Rethinking Effective Investment in a Short-Term Age," featuring Sarah Williamson, Chief Executive Officer of FCLTGlobal. FCLTGlobal is a not-for-profit organization that works to encourage a longer-term focus in business and investment decision-making. They accomplish this by developing practical tools and approaches to support long-term behaviors across the investment value chain. Prior to assuming her current role in July 2016, Williamson spent over 21 years at Wellington Management Company LLP, where she was most recently a Partner and Director of Alternative Investments. Over that time period, Williamson led the development of alternative investments and client solutions, was the Chair of the Wellington Trust Company, opened the San Francisco office, and served in numerous firm leadership roles globally. Prior to joining Wellington, Williamson spent over five years with McKinsey & Company Inc. (1989 – 1994). She was also employed by the US Department of State (1986 – 1987) and was a mergers & acquisitions investment banker in New York and London for Goldman, Sachs & Co. (1984 – 1986).

  8. Feb 7

    Susan Landau Book Talk

    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Join Ginn Library for a book talk with Susan Landau as she discusses her new book "Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age."

  9. Feb 7

    Andrei Kolesnikov: Understanding Russian Domestic Politics

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Please join us for a lecture by journalist and expert Andrei Kolesnikov on Russian domestic politics and political institutions. He will discuss the upcoming presidential election, public opinion and the political role of opposition protests in Russia. There will be a reception afterward in the Hall of Flags to celebrate the launch of the Russia and Eurasia Program.

  10. Feb 7

    Russia and Eurasia Program Launch Reception

    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Please join us for a social hour dedicated to the launch of the Russia and Eurasia Program. Chris Miller, Assistant Professor of International History at The Fletcher School, and the Eurasia Club will discuss the program's new website, upcoming events and unique opportunities for student financial support. Refreshments and cash bar service will be provided.

  11. Feb 12

    James Cameron: The Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Please join us for lunch and a book talk with expert James Cameron on his book "The Double Game: The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation." Attendance is by registration only.

  12. Feb 12

    CIERP Research Seminar: Rohit Chandra

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Join CIERP for a research seminar by Rohit Chandra on the following topic: India's Coal Industry: History and Prospects.

  13. Feb 12

    Myanmar in Crisis: What Happens Next?

    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Looking at the unfolding crisis in Myanmar, this panel will explore questions around historical religious tensions within Myanmar, internal political-military dynamics, as well as the humanitarian situation of the refugees. Speakers will include ay Sabe Phyu, director of the Gender Equality Network and human rights activist from Myanmar, Ambassador Derek Mitchell (F91), former ambassador to Myanmar and Senior Advisor to the Asia Center at the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), and Reverend Susan Hayward (F06), Senior Advisor on Religion and Inclusive Societies at USIP.

  14. Feb 13

    Caught by Surprise: Anglo-American Intelligence, Diplomacy, and the Iraqi Revolution of 1958

    12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Come join the Fares Center for lunch with Dr. Jeffrey G. Karam as he discusses intelligence failures and strategic surprises with a focus on the Anglo-American experience in the Middle East. Dr. Karam’s seminar will draw on his award-winning article, “Missing Revolution: The American Intelligence Failure in Iraq, 1958,” which was recently selected as the Best Article published in the journal Intelligence and National Security during 2017.

  15. Feb 14

    Dip Ball Bake Sale

    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Stop by the Hall of Flags to buy your Valentine (and yourself) some baked goods! All proceeds go towards Diplomat's Ball ticket prices. Nut free, gluten free and vegan options available. Cash and venmo accepted.

  16. Feb 14

    RLD Spring Speaker Series: Nikolas Gvosdev

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Nicholas Gvosdev, U.S. Naval War College Professor of National Security Affairs, will discuss the future of U.S.-Russia relations and the influence of Orthodoxy in Russia’s future. Lunch will be served; co-hosted by the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law & Diplomacy and the Eurasia Club.

  17. Feb 14

    Origami Workshop

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join Fletcher's Japan Club for an Origami Workshop and Japanese snacks.

  18. Feb 15

    IGL Student Group Speaker Series on Migration: Lessons Learned from Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    The Institute for Global Leadership invites you to attend the first IGL Student Group Speaker Series. The inaugural series will focus on Migration, featuring researchers, practitioners and community leaders. Each IGL group invited a speaker that links its group mission with the theme. Join Tufts' New Initiative for Middle East Peace to hear former Tufts student Mike Niconchuk speak about his three years working as an Emergency Response Coordinator at the Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. While there, he led various projects on violence reduction, youth leadership and alternative education.

  19. Feb 15

    Meet & Greet Coffee Hour with the Tavitian Scholars

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Fletcher is hosting the 17th class of Armenian scholars in collaboration with the Tavitian Foundation. Come meet the group of Armenian mid-career professionals who are spending six-months on the Fletcher campus as part of a diplomatic training program.

  20. Feb 15

    A Discussion on Turkey and the Kurds

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Join us for a conversation about the current state of affairs surrounding Turkey and the Kurds. Light refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored by CSS.

  21. Feb 15

    A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer

    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Join Fletcher Global Women and the Institute for Human Security as we rise up for women! Students will perform "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer; Writings to End Violence Against Women & Girls."

  22. Feb 16

    Building a Fair and Constructive Sino-US Partnership with Shen Dingli

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Join the Institute for Global Leadership for a discussion with Shen Dingli, a key independent academic voice in China in arms control and nonproliferation.

  23. Feb 16

    Student Law Panel

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Fletcher students will discuss their law-related experiences working for a variety of organizations in the public, private sectors and international organizations.

  24. Feb 20

    Conversation with Joseph Aiello, Managing Director of Meridiam

    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

    Are you interested in private equity, project finance, infrastructure or more broadly, international finance and markets? Join us for a conversation with a leading practitioner. Meridiam is a global asset manager based in Paris that focuses on developing, financing and managing long-term, sustainable public infrastructure in Europe, North America and Africa.

  25. Feb 21

    Assessment of Strategic Challenges Today: Japan’s Perspective

    10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

    Join the Japan Club for a lecture by Hideaki Yuasa, President of the JMSDF Command and Staff College. Located at the central area of Tokyo, the college has two major missions: education and research. Each year, selected officers (mostly Captains, Commanders and Lieutenant Commanders) enter the college to develop their strategic thinking for higher assignments. Research is also an important mission of the college. Officers and scholars research military strategy and operations.

  26. Feb 21

    Meet the Military Fellows: Matt Getty

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Join us for the latest installment of the "Meet the Military Fellows Luncheon Series." Matt Getty will speak on the following subject: "Delivering Diplomacy and Leading Diverse Organization." This event is sponsored by WIIS and ISSP.

  27. Feb 21

    Charles Francis Adams Lecture: Ambassador Timothy Roemer

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Join Timothy Roemer, former Ambassador to India and Executive Director and Strategic Counselor at APCO Worldwide, for a luncheon lecture.

  28. Feb 21

    IGL Student Group Speaker Series on Migration: Beyond the US-Mexican Border

    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    This presentation will challenge prevailing myths about migration south of the U.S. border. By tracing the difficult and dangerous journey facing migrants from Central America, Haiti, and elsewhere who must cross Mexico to get to the US border, it will seek to humanize the migrants while shining a critical light on the restrictive and security-oriented migration policies currently in place.

  29. Feb 22

    IGL Student Group Speaker Series on Migration: Weapons of Mass Migration

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    This lecture will discuss contemporary trends in migration and the perception of migration as a security issue.

  30. Feb 26

    IBGC Speaker Series - Mariya Rosberg F'04 (Partner, Oliver Wyman)

    12:30 PM – 1:50 PM

    Join the Institute for Business in the Global Context as they invite Mariya Rosberg (F04) to speak on the following topic: "Disruption or Innovation: How Global Banks are Positioning for the Future." Rosberg is a partner in the Corporate & Institutional Banking practice in Oliver Wyman’s New York Office. Mariya has 15+ years of experience serving leading investment and universal banks in the U.S., Europe and Latin America as both a consultant with Oliver Wyman and as an internal strategist at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank. Mariya’ s work has focused on a broad range of capital markets and corporate banking strategy topics, business optimization and efficiency, and banking regulation.

  31. Feb 26

    RLD Spring Speaker Series: Aykan Erdemir

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Former Turkish MP (2011-2015) and current Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracy, Aykan Erdemir will discuss religion and politics in the Middle East and the current political situation in Turkey. Co-hosted by the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law & Diplomacy and the Fares Center.

  32. Feb 26

    Alex Dolinskiy: Russian Public Diplomacy

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Please join us for a lunch and roundtable discussion on Russian public diplomacy with Alex Dolinskiy, one of the pioneers in developing the concept of public diplomacy in Russia. We will discuss Russian soft power, cultural and educational exchange programs, humanitarian aid, and propaganda around the world.

  33. Feb 27

    Breaking the Spell for Britain's Young Jihadis: The Uncomfortable Conversation About Radicalization - A discussion with Kat Callo

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Come join the Fares Center for a conversation with Kat Callo about working at the grassroots level to challenge violent radical movements.

  34. Feb 27

    Fletcher CliffsNotes: The Balkans and Kosovo 101

    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Student Council is proud to present a new series of "101" lectures called Fletcher CliffsNotes. CliffsNotes are an American study guide series that provide a summary of a much longer work designed to allow a student to quickly learn the key points. Each Fletcher CliffsNotes event will provide students with the chance to gain foundational knowledge about issues that are critical to the Fletcher curriculum. Guest speakers will cover the "101" basics of the topic, offer insights from his or her experience in the field, and take questions from the audience. In this first event, State Department Fellow Steven Gee will present an overview of the conflict in the Balkans with a focus on Kosovo.

  35. Feb 27

    Black history month: “Passing the Torch” Kick-off

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Join us for a Fletcher-centered Black History Month celebration that is sure to pick you up, elevate your mind, feed your soul, entice your curiosity, and elate your very being. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in this program that is influenced by black culture past and present.

  36. Feb 28

    Youth Radicalization in Tripoli, Lebanon

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Come join the Tripoli Project and the Fares Center for a Skype conversation with Dallin Van Leuven (F15) to discuss factors contributing to marginalization and radicalization amongst Lebanese youth. He will also preview his development of a training curriculum for transforming violent extremism and share his recent work on a study conducted by Search for Common Ground. Light refreshments will be provided.

  37. Feb 28

    John Holdren: "Why the Wafflers are Wrong: Addressing Climate Change is Urgent (and a Bargain)"

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    After a quick review of key fundamentals of climate-change science, this presentation offers a breakdown of climate-change contrarians into three categories — deniers, wafflers and advocates of surrender — and argues that the wafflers are becoming the most numerous as well as the biggest obstacles to policy progress. It then draws on the latest findings from science and integrated assessments to expose the main flaws in the positions of each group, giving most attention to the wafflers.

  38. Feb 28

    Student Internship panel - Impact Investing

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Join us for an informal panel on summer internships in the impact investing space! Impact investing is an exciting and rapidly growing industry powered by investors who are determined to generate social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. Come to learn more about investing, ecosystem-building, pay-for-success models and consulting with students who interned at the Global Impact Investing Network, LITA.co, Instiglio and IC Net Ltd.

  39. Feb 28

    Summer Internship Info Session for IERP Students

    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

    If you are interested in internships in the environment and energy fields, please join us for this info session!

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