6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Institute for Human Security would like to cordially invite you to the Fletcher Ideas Exchange (FIE), an annual forum for public speaking at The Fletcher School on October 25, 2016. Modeled as a TED-type event, the third annual FIE will feature 6 to 8 minute engaging speeches by faculty, students, alumni, and guests around the theme of Bridging the Academic-Policy Gap.
The FIE will feature talks on strategies for successfully bridging the academic-policy gap – how to better understand the challenges and how actors on both sides of the divide can overcome them. Talks will feature best practices of the academy effectively communicating research and using innovative dissemination strategies in order to highlight the most effective ways to bring research to bear with policymakers.
The event will also feature Fletcher faculty with experience in the policy community to give speeches on their policy-relevant research and strategies for engaging with policy actors. Fletcher students interested in the topic or with relevant experience will also be invited to speak.
This event follows two successful Fletcher Ideas Exchange events in 2015 and 2016, on Media for Social Change, and Human Security Approaches to Peacebuilding, which involved a combination of speeches by students, faculty, alums and high profile guests.