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April 2018

  1. Apr 2

    Conversations with MIB Alumni: Tara Dhawan, F'14

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    We're welcoming Tara Dhawan Khalid, MIB 2014, to speak about her work as Communications Advisor at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change in Abu Dhabi.

  2. Apr 2

    Meet the Military Fellows: Seth Knazovich

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    "US Army 101 and Field Artillery in the Modern Era"

  3. Apr 2

    Charles Frances Adams Lecture: Carrie Hessler-Radelet

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Carrie Hessler-Radelet, President & CEO of Project Concern International (PCI), will present during a luncheon lecture.

  4. Apr 2

    2018 Fletcher D-Prize: Winner Announcement & Celebration

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Join us Monday, April 2nd, to celebrate the winner of the 2018 Fletcher D-Prize Poverty Solutions Venture Competition, EDKASA!

  5. Apr 2

    IBGC & Tisch College present: Jeffrey C. Walker (Chairman, New Profit)

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    By using state of the art systems change tools, social entrepreneurs and donors are building collaborations that have permanently brought sets of innovations into worlds as diverse as global health, education, poverty fighting, nutrition and the environment. We will hear about what those systems change tools are with specific examples of how they have been applied to issues like reducing deaths from malaria, lowering kill rates in animal shelters, fighting slavery, getting refugees out of camps and creating trained workers for the new economy.

  6. Apr 2

    Entrepreneurship Panel

    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Entrepreneurship has truly become global, there is not a country capital where you won't find some young startup trying to change the world, but will it be enough to truly create change? This ecosystem forum will leverage a experience thinkers and actors in emerging market ecosystem, to predicate what changes this entrepreneurship revolution will bring.

  7. Apr 3

    Building Alternatives: Lebanon's Civil Society Challenges the Status Quo

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Join the Fares Center for a conversation with Dr. Carmen Geha and Tarek Zeidan about Lebanon's 2018 elections, Lebanese civil society, and the role of LGBTQ and women's organizing at the grassroots level.

  8. Apr 3

    Women in International Security Professional Panel

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Professor Michele Malvesti and Professor Meghan O'Sullivan (HKS) will speak about their experiences as women in the field of international security. They will share experiences from working in the White House and abroad.

  9. Apr 4

    Chris Miller Book Talk

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Join Ginn Library for a book talk with Professor Chris Miller on his latest book "Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia." Chris Miller is Assistant Professor of International History at The Fletcher School. His research examines Russian history, political economy and foreign policy. In his latest book, Miller examines the making of Russian economic policy since Vladimir Putin took power in 1999.

  10. Apr 5

    U.S. - Mexico Diplomacy: Exceeding Zero-Sum

    12:30 PM – 1:55 PM

    Transboundary natural resource negotiations, often conducted in an atmosphere of entrenched mistrust, confrontation, and deadlock, can go on for decades. Bruno Verdini Verdini will outline an approach by which government, private sector, and nongovernmental stakeholders can overcome grievances, break the status quo, trade across differences, and create mutual gains in high-stakes water, energy, and environmental negotiations.

  11. Apr 5

    IDG & Tufts Innovates Coffee Social Hour

    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

    Take a break from studying and capstone writing to get some coffee and snacks with the International Development Group & Tufts Innovates at Coffee Social Hour. We will be sharing information on our final events of the semester and what we have planned for next year!

  12. Cancelled

    Apr 5–
    Apr 6

    Innovation Conference: Tech4Good

    5:00 PM

    The annual Innovate Tufts conference will take place April 5th and 6th, 2018. This year's conference will focus on leveraging emerging technologies to address global issues. Please join us for workshops, panels, and brainstorming sessions in edtech, fintech, agtech and countering violent extremism through technology.

  13. Apr 6

    WSSS Symposium: Water in Humanitarian Emergencies

    8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

    The Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) 9th Annual Symposium will focus on water themes in disaster response, a particularly relevant issue in light of the rising frequency and intensity of natural disasters.

  14. Apr 6

    Tableau Workshop

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

    The Institute for Business in the Global Context and Fletcher Consulting Group are pleased to host Tableau at Fletcher to help you learn how this “easy to use” data visualization dashboard helps people see and understand data.

  15. Apr 6

    IBGC & The Murrow Center Present: Richard Plepler, CEO of HBO

    12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

    IBGC & The Murrow Center is proud to unveil the Trust, Entertainment & The Digital Planet Initiative featuring guest speaker Richard Plepler, Chairman & CEO of HBO.

  16. Apr 6

    Conversation on Remittances and Digital Finance with Ismail Ahmed, CEO of WorldRemit

    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Join the Fletcher Africana Club for the African Speaker Series luncheon with Ismail Ahmed, WorldRemit Founder & CEO. Moderated by Dary Collins, CEO of Bankable Frontier Associates.

  17. Apr 6

    Japanese Music Concert ”Harmony”

    5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    In order to promote the cultural exchange between the United States and Japan, Fletcher's Japan Club and the Performing Arts Club are co-organizing the music concert “Harmony.”

  18. Apr 9

    IBGC Speaker Series Lecture: Rachel Hudson (F03), CFO, VP & Treasurer of ADM Corn Processing

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    IBGC Speaker Series presents: "Creating Value, Feeding the World: Reflections on Global Agriculture & Food in the 21st Century" Featuring Rachel Hudson (F03) CFO, VP & Treasurer and ADM Corn Processing --------- Monday, April 9th, 2018 12:15 pm  - 2:00 pm Mugar 200 Rachel D. Hudson serves as CFO of ADM Corn Processing. Hudson joined ADM in 2002 and has held leadership positions in the company's finance, treasury and commodity-trading functions in the U.S., Brazil, Germany and Switzerland. In addition to her treasury role, she will continue to serve as chief financial officer for the company's Corn division. Previously, she was chief financial officer for the company's South American businesses. Based in São Paulo, she oversaw finance, treasury, credit, controlling, IT, shared services, and commodity trade execution and administration for the region. Hudson holds a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and a master's degree in International Law and Diplomacy with a concentration in finance and banking from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. ******* For additional information, please contact: Tanya Halvorsen  IBGC Program Coordinator *******

  19. Apr 9

    CIERP Research Seminar: Technological Learning in Low-Carbon Innovation Policy

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    A CIERP Research Seminar with Abhishek Malhotra

  20. Apr 9

    Fletcher Reads the Newspaper: #MeToo

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join us on Monday, April 9 at 5:30pm for the next “Fletcher Reads the Newspaper” event where we’ll bring the conversation into focus on #MeToo and examine this now global movement through a uniquely Fletcher lens, namely, what is the different sectors’ – business, academia, NGOs, governments, military – role in setting precedent and championing change? Come and be prepared to join the conversation!

  21. Apr 9

    What Future for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Conversation with Dr. Salam Fayyad, Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Salam Fayyad is an economist and former prime minister of the Palestinian Authority.

  22. Apr 10

    Fletcher CliffsNotes: North Korea

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    A 101 discussion about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea with Professor Sung-Yoon Lee.

  23. Apr 10

    Who Decides How Change Happens? Theories of Change, Learning Agendas and the Politics of MEL

    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Two M&E professionals from Oxfam will speak on theories of change, learning agendas and the politics of MEL.

  24. Apr 10

    Victoria Nuland: The Evolving Russia Challenge

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program for a lecture by Victoria Nuland on "The Evolving Russia Challenge." She will talk about her time in the U.S. government and the current approach of the Trump administration to Russia policy. Attendance is by registration only.

  25. Apr 10

    Product Design & Strategy Workshop

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Come learn product design & strategy skills; hear a critique of the Fletcher Forum website from an industry expert; and ask your questions! The workshop will be led by Dan Maccarone, a Senior Murrow Center Fellow. Limits spots - please sign up at the Eventbrite link!

  26. Apr 11

    Fletcher CliffsNotes: The (un)Frozen Conflict on Nagorno Karabakh

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    This week's lecture will feature a 101 discussion about the (un)frozen Conflict on Nagorno Karabakh. Tavitian Scholars Viktr Yengibaryan and Mariam Ayvazyan will discuss the status quo of the conflict and peacebuilding efforts by US, Russia, and France.

  27. Apr 11

    Navigating the Swamp: Lessons from 20 Years in Washington's Middle East Policies

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Hussein Ibish will discuss how a career in Washington on Middle Eastern topics can be successfully built, and how and why, despite all the knowledge and experience available on these topics, US foreign policy seemingly invariably misses the mark in the Arab world. He'll explain lessons learned about dealing with other think tanks and NGOs, academia, the government, and media at the highest levels. He'll also discuss what his experiences demonstrate about how the policy-framing conversation in Washington often fails to recognize the core realities and pitfalls confronting US Middle East policy. Dr. Ibish will provide rare insights on how Washington works (or doesn't) on Middle East issues, what careers can be built in that field, and what lessons can be drawn from 20 years of maneuvering in the DC swamp.

  28. Apr 11

    Gender and Military Operational Effectiveness: A NATO Perspective

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Andrea Goldstein will share her perspective on her work applying her military experience and Fletcher education in Gender and Human Security, including her recent experience as both a student and instructor at the NATO Gender Advisor course in Sweden.

  29. Apr 11
  30. Apr 11

    The Greek Economy and the Euro: The Way Forward

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Lecture on the Greek Economy and the Euro, given by Professor George Alogoskoufis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies.

  31. Apr 11

    Fletcher Feast

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Fletcher students sign up to host fellow Fletchies, randomly assigned, for a dinner in their home.

  32. Apr 12

    Tech@Fletcher and Hitachi Speaker Series Present: Miranda Bogen on Governing Automated Decisions

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Miranda will be speaking on her new work on governing automated decisions. Automated decisions increasingly mediate civic life: algorithms screen immigrants, allocate social services, review resumes, and determine what information is in our social media feeds.

  33. Cancelled

    Apr 12

    Religious Freedom in Turkey and the European Court of Human Rights

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Join the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law & Diplomacy for a discussion with Dr. Dilek Kurban on religious pluralism and freedom in Turkey and the European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence, including the legacy of Kurdish legal mobilization in Strasbourg in encouraging religious minorities to litigate their grievances before the ECtHR.

  34. Apr 12

    Making Migration Safe, Orderly and Regular: Multilateralism With a Purpose

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Ambassador Juan José Gómez-Camacho, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will discuss the latest draft of the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The Ambassador is co-facilitator of intergovernmental consultations and negotiations on issues related to the Global Compact. Reception to Follow.

  35. Apr 12

    Edtech in Emerging Markets

    5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

    The Fletcher Tech4Good Initiative in partnership with the Tech@Fletcher and Boston Edtech Meetup groups will hold a panel discussion on ‘EdTech in Emerging Markets.’ Panelists: Roger Berry, CEO Fullbridge Nicholas Java, Principal Tyton Partners Toni Maravigilia, Cofounder Eneza Education Panel discussion will be followed by networking session with Boston edtech professional and dinner.

  36. Apr 12

    Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series: Former Congressmen Patrick Murphy and David Jolly

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    "Bipartisanship in American Politics," featuring former Congressman Patrick Murphy (D) and former Congressman David Jolly (R)

  37. Apr 13

    Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series: Dan Mulhall, Irish Ambassador to the U.S.

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Please join us for the latest Charles Francis Adams lecture/luncheon with Ambassador Dan Mulhall, the Irish Ambassador to the United States.

  38. Apr 17
  39. Apr 17

    Globalization, Innovation, and Inequality: The 2018 Leontief Prize

    4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    GDAE will award its 2018 Leontief Prize to Mariana Mazzucato and Branko Milanovic. This year's award recognizes Dr. Mazzucato for her path-breaking research on the positive role of governments in fostering innovation and Dr. Milanovic for his vital contributions to measuring and responding to global income inequality. The event will include a ceremony and lectures by the awardees on the theme of "Globalization, Innovation and Inequality." A light dinner reception will follow the ceremony.

  40. Apr 17

    Queering and Honoring the Flags

    5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

    This event honors the newest additions to the Hall of Flags: the transgender flag and the newest pride flag. The presence of these emblems is a symbolic declaration that the LGBTQIA community is welcome and is an intrinsic part of the Fletcher School global fabric. Moreover, with these flags we extend particular appreciation and love towards trans individuals and people of color. The event will include some rainbow REMARKS, MUSIC, POETRY and PERFORMANCES from the Fletcher and Tufts LGBTQIA community. Baked goods will be in abundance.

  41. Apr 17
  42. Apr 17

    IraQueer with Amir Ashour

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Amir Ashour is the founder and executive director of IraQueer; Iraq’s first and only LGBT+ led organization in Iraq. As human rights defender with 8 years of experience, he has been working with Iraqi and International human rights organizations including Outright Action International, Madre, and Nature Iraq. Amir has been focusing on human rights of LGBT+ people, women, sex workers, and other marginalized groups. He’s been nominated for several human rights awards including The Raoul Wallenberg Academy Prize and David Kato Voice and Vision Award. He’s also currently getting his masters degree in human rights at Columbia University.

  43. Apr 18

    RLD Spring Speaker Series: Dr. David Kanin

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    None of the security caps imposed on the Balkans since 1878 have held. Will the current one be any different? Fletcher Ph.D. Dr. David Kanin will discuss the intersection of jihadism, Russia, China and the U.S. in the Balkans.

  44. Apr 18

    Science Mega Projects Communities: Mechanism for Effective Global Collaboration?

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Gridlock is a term to describe the inability of countries to cooperate via international institutions to address policy problems that span borders. In my study of three science mega-projects (SMP), I show that they lead global support networks of the highest order. The three are CERN, the ITER Nuclear Fusion Project and the International Space Station. Previous research into these endeavours has focused on recounting the stories of their scientific feats and technical innovations. This research investigates the reasons behind these triumphs from a social sciences perspective. The pathways through and beyond gridlock employed by the SMP communities’ governance and leadership regimes are examined. The analysis reveals that SMP leadership use a combination of pathway enabling mechanisms to actively, effectively and consistently manage multi-polarity.

  45. Apr 18

    Kwibuka 24: Commemoration of Rwandan Genocide

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Come hear a panel featuring the Rwandan Ambassador to the United Nations

  46. Apr 19

    Big Issues, Big Challenges: Turkey's Responses

    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Join the Fares Center for a conversation with Ambassador Burak Akçapar, the Policy Planning Director of Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about the major foreign policy challenges facing Turkey today.

  47. Apr 19

    Fink Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series: Maureen Alphonse-Charles (F87)

    12:20 PM – 1:45 PM

    Join alumna Maureen Alphonse-Charles (F87) for an inside look at her life and career since Fletcher. Maureen is the Senior Vice President & COO of The Partnership, Inc. She is responsible for overseeing internal functions and the daily operations of the organization as well as the management of The Partnership’s programs.

  48. Apr 19

    The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity, and Enemy-Making

    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    In his new book, Professor Weisband looks at different episodes of mass violence — Chinese Cultural Revolution, the Holocaust, post-Ottoman Turkey, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Bosnia, among other instances — to consider why different methods of violence were used in each and how they related to the particular cultural milieu in which they were perpetrated.

  49. Apr 19

    Fletcher Islamic Society Diversity in Islam Series Muslim Women Panel

    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Join the Fletcher Islamic Society as we continue our Diversity in Islam series highlighting the diverse voices and experiences of Muslim women at Fletcher.

  50. Apr 20

    Fletcher Food Symposium

    3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    The Fares Center and Fletcher's Food Policy Group and Culinary Diplomacy Club are hosting the second annual food symposium, this year with the theme of "Food & Conflict." The event will highlight how food and security are linked.

  51. Apr 23
  52. Apr 23

    Capstone Show & Tell

    12:00 PM – 1:30 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 Monday, Apr 23. from 12-1:30PM for a Capstone Show-and-Tell co-hosted with Ginn Library. This isn't just for you to brag about your groundbreaking research, it's also for us bumbling first-years and Januarians to glean inspiration and ideas about what we can write about ourselves – especially as we are being strongly encouraged by advisors to pick a topic now... Do you have a "further research" section on your Capstone? Guess who needs ideas for research projects...?

  53. Apr 23

    RLD Spring Speaker Series: Max Primorac

    12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Max Primorac is currently the President of the Institute for Stabilization and Transition. He brings 25 years of foreign policy and national security experience in complex civilian-military operations, terrorism, democracy promotion, development and international partnerships. As an expert in U.S. engagement in Iraq, he will discuss the protection of religious minorities in complex stabilization operations.

  54. Apr 23

    Charles Francis Adams Lecture-Luncheon: Congressman Scott Taylor

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Scott William Taylor is a former American Navy SEAL and the United States Representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district. He was previously a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for the 85th district.

  55. Apr 23

    Overcoming Islamophobia

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Meira Neggaz, A Fletcher alumnus, talks about Islamophobia in the U.S., how it is manufactured, who generates it, what its impacts are and how ISPU is working to overcome it.

  56. Apr 24

    The Memory of Martyrdom: Commemoration, Politics, Texts and Twelver Shi’ism in Beirut

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Join the Fares Center for a conversation with Dr. Samer H. A. El-Karanshawy to discuss his research, his wealth of field experience, and the state of Twelver Shi'ism in Lebanon.

  57. Apr 24

    A Case Study in Religious Freedom: Armenia, the Venice Commission, and International Law

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

    Tavitian Scholar Lilit Petrosyan will be in conversation with Professor Elizabeth Prodromou to discuss her experience working on religious freedom issues in the Armenian Ministry of Justice and religious freedom more broadly.

  58. Apr 24

    Development and Climate Resilience

    12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

    Is economic development at odds with climate resilience? How should development practitioners factor these considerations when designing and implementing projects? Join IDG for a conversation with Fletcher alumna Dr. Kuhl, F 11 and F17, on the synergies and tensions between market systems in agricultural development and climate resilience approaches.

  59. Apr 24

    Social Hour: Class Gift Committee

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

  60. Apr 24

    Fletcher Spring Recital 2018

    8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Fletcher Performing Arts Club proudly announces the date for the annual Fletcher Spring Recital 2018. It will be held in beautiful Distler Performance Hall - in the modern and flashy acoustic hall at Granoff Music Center. Every semester is marked by an incredible outpouring of talent from Fletcher students, staff, professors, and local alumni, and we're pleased to continue the tradition.

  61. Apr 26
  62. Apr 26

    Natalia Arno and Olga Shorina: Exiled Russian Pro-Democracy Communities

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program for a roundtable discussion with Natalia Arno, President of the Free Russia Foundation, and Olga Shorina, Executive Director of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom. They will talk about "Putin's Exodus: What Pro-Democracy Russians can do in Exile." Lunch will be provided. Attendance is by registration only.

  63. Apr 26

    Sexual Identity & Diversity in the Workplace

    5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Despite important shifts in both public policy and attitudes in many countries, most of our societies are still organized around the belief that there are two discrete and immutable gender identities that are mutually and exclusively attracted to each other. These false assumptions of cisgenderism (i.e., where individuals’ experiences of their own gender are in line with the sex they were assigned at birth) and heterosexuality are dangerous, especially when coupled with and amplified by sexism, ableism, classism, misogyny, and racism. Many people who are part of the LGBTQI community face hostile and unsafe professional or academic environments because of widespread deep discomfort with any threat, real or otherwise, to patriarchy, heteronormativity, and cisgenderism. In many countries, firing someone based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity is still legal. In the West, there is a LGBTQI wage gap, with workers identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or intersex earn less than their cisgender and/or heterosexual counterparts. Breaking down assumptions based on sexual orientation and gender identity is crucial to dismantling patriarchy and creating a safe, inclusive, and diverse professional and academic environment.

  64. Apr 26

    Leading in a Fragmented Global Order

    5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Join David Gergen, a professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership at HKS as he discusses today's global leadership challenges with Dean Stavridis.

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