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Week of March 4, 2018–March 10, 2018

  1. Mar 5

    Forging a Career as a ‘Pracademic': In Conversation with Mark Sedra

    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Come hear Dr. Mark Sedra discuss his career moving between policy and practice in the critical field of governance and security sector reform. The co-founder of the Centre for Security Governance, Dr. Sedra is currently the President and Research Director of the Canadian International Council (CIC), an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs. Dr. Sedra’s research has focused on peace building and state building processes in fragile and conflict-affected states. He has conducted research on several countries and regions, including Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, the Middle East and the Balkans. Mark has been a consultant to governments, intergovernmental organizations, and NGOs, including the United Nations, Global Affairs Canada and the UK Department for International Development. In 2012, he established the Security Governance Group, a private research consulting firm, which specializes in international security issues.

  2. Mar 5

    Roundtable with Fletcher Women’s Leadership Award Recipient: Elizabeth Vazquez “How to Ensure Inclusive Growth and Job Creation"

    2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

    Please join us for an intimate roundtable discussion with this year's Fletcher Women's Leadership Award Recipient Elizabeth Vazquez (F96). Elizabeth is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of WeConnect International, a corporate led-nonprofit that helps to empower women business owners to succeed in global markets. Elizabeth's work supports women entrepreneurs in over 100 countries by connecting them with a global network of large businesses. This roundtable is a unique opportunity before the Fletcher-wide award ceremony to listen to Elizabeth speak about ways to ensure inclusive growth and job creation.

  3. Mar 5

    Fletcher Women's Leadership Award

    5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  4. Mar 5

    Alexander Hug: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

    7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

    Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program for a dinner and lecture by Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. He will discuss “Dilemmas for a Civilian Unarmed Observer Mission in a Conflict Area.” Attendance is by registration only.

  5. Mar 6

    Mexico General Elections 2018

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    The 2018 Mexico general elections are scheduled to be held on July 8, 2018. Mexican voters will elect a new president to serve for a six-year term (with no reelection), 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies, and 128 members of the Senate. The members of the legislature elected on this date will be the first allowed to run for re-election in subsequent elections. Also, for the first time with access to independent nominees for a Presidential election. This process is being organized by a new and reformed National Electoral Institute (INE) that will be in charge of supervising the voting activity in 32 states of Mexico, with a total of 88 million voters, 156,000 vote centers and with 1.4 million citizens that will be trained to integrate the polling tables. During the Conference, Consul General of Mexico, Dr. Emilio Rabasa will explain the complexity and the strength of the electoral system in Mexico.

  6. Mar 6

    M&E Career Session

    5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Join us for a round table discussion with Fletcher alumni who work in the M&E field!

  7. Mar 6

    The Issam M. Fares Lecture with Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France (2005-2007)

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    The Trustees of Tufts University, President Anthony P. Monaco and The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies cordially invite you to attend The Issam M. Fares Lecture: "Can we still save the two-state solution?" by Dominique de Villepin Prime Minister of France (2005-2007). Followed by a conversation with Fletcher's Dean James Stavridis and a reception. Tickets are not required for this event.

  8. Mar 6

    US-Japan Naval Leadership Talk

    5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

    In the 21st century, state powers face unprecedented challenges involving rapid technological innovation, development of unmanned weapons, and hybrid warfare. This dynamic and increasingly complex security environment requires closer cooperation between international actors, particularly in regard to the security and stability of Pacific Asia and beyond. Admiral Tomohisa Takei, formerly the highest-ranked officer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and Rear Admiral Robert Girrier, the former director of U.S. Navy Unmanned Warfare Systems, will discuss how they analyze current challenges in the region and how they foresee future strategies in this maritime arena. In addition to discussing policy, the speakers will share their experiences serving at the forefront of national security and offer their perspectives on leadership going forward.

  9. Mar 7

    Meet the Military Fellows: Matt Culp

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    WIIS and ISSP present the second Meet the Military Fellows event. Commander Matt Culp will present his talk "Navy 101: Presence, Power, Projection, Deterrence, and Soft Power"

  10. Mar 7

    IBGC Speaker Series Lecture - Christian Bachheimer (Chairman, Polycore Optical)

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Join The Institute for Business in the Global Context for a talk with Christian Bachheimer (F17), as he discusses the following: "International Joint Venture: Lessons from a Short Lifespan JV." Christian Baccheimer has worked in South East Asia for the past 27 years, heading various companies that belong to the largest conglomerate in Indonesia. One of them was Polycore Optical until its strategic divestment in January 2018. His focus has been on strategic turnaround, and greenfield operations. He holds London Business School's Sloan Masters (MSc) in Leadership and Strategy, Edinburgh Business School's MBA and Southern Cross University's DBA in Australia. He recently completed his M.A. in International Relations at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

  11. Mar 7

    Bruce Everett - Bill Moomaw Climate Change Debate

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Join us for the revival of the Dr. Everett - Dr.Moomaw climate change debate. Reception to follow.

  12. Mar 8

    Max Boot Book Talk and Luncheon

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Join us for a book talk with Max Boot on his latest book "The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam." Coordinated with the International Security Studies Program and the Center for Strategic Studies.

  13. Mar 8

    Tidewater Screening and Director Q&A

    5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Join us as we welcome "Tidewater" Director Roger Sorkin for a screening and Q&A to kick off the Arctic Conference.

  14. Mar 8

    Fletcher Voice: Spiritual Journeys

    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Listen to members of the Fletcher community share their personal anecdotes surrounding their own religious life and experiences.

  15. Mar 8

    Fletcher Cliffsnotes: Israel and Palestine 101

    6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    The Student Council runs a "101" lecture series called Fletcher CliffsNotes, which are study guides that provide a summary designed to allow a student to quickly learn the key points of an issue. Our aim with these events is to provide students with the chance to gain foundational knowledge about topics that are critical to the Fletcher curriculum. Guest speakers cover the "101" basics of the topic, offer insights from his or her experience in the field, and take questions from the audience.

  16. Mar 9

    Fletcher Arctic Conference

    8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    The Fletcher Arctic Conference, a TEDx-style event, will showcase the ideas, stories and initiatives of people who live and work in the Arctic. The conference will bring together inspiring leaders, innovative business people, expert scientists and artists from the pan-Arctic region. Building on the school’s interdisciplinary approach, Fletcher Arctic VII will be a forum to engage in conversation and spark open and constructive debate between speakers and participants, providing deep insights into this unique and rapidly changing region. We will question the dilemma between economic development, social protection and environmental conservation in the wake of climate change. We will also think about the diverse ways well-being can be improved in northern communities, while registering socio-cultural dynamics and governance and security issues.

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