The Ph.D. Evening Seminars are generally held from 5:30pm-7pm (includes light supper) on dates TBA. For the Ph.D. Evening Seminars we invite members of the Fletcher faculty/administration and others to speak on topics of interest to students at all stages of the program.
Popular topics in the past have included: "Tips for Successful Fellowship Applications", "Common Critical Chapters: Introductions, Literature Reviews, Conclusions", "Dissertation Writing - The Final Mile", "Cannibalizing Dissertation Research In-Progress to Publish not Perish", "Tips on Co-authoring an Article." All evening seminars are open to PhDs at any stage of the program.
Please also send your suggestions for other topics of interest to you for future Ph.D. Evening Seminars to Jenifer Burckett-Picker.
“Finding Appropriate Funding Opportunities”—Amy Gantt, Director of Research Development (Tufts) and Greg Simpson, Sr. Departmental Research Administrator
“Identifying and Pursuing Federal and Private Funding for PhD Candidates”—Therese Vienot and Susan Lewis, Office of Research Development, Tufts Provost’s Office
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, 5-6:30pm in C407
"Tips for Successful Fellowship Applications"-Gregory Simpson (Tufts Office of Research Adm.), Irina Chindea (current PhD student), Ivan Rasmussen (recent PhD grad), Jenifer Burckett-Picker
Monday, November 9, 2015 5:30-7pm in C407
"Travel Safety and Preparing for Research in Conflict Zones" - Claudia Jackson, Program Manager Int'l Safety and Operations
Wed, February 10, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm in C407
"Tips for Writing Successful Op Eds-I"-Prof. Edward Schumacher-Matos
Tues., March 15, 2016, 5:30-7pm in C407
"Tips for Writing Successful Op Eds-II Critiquing Individual Student Op Eds" - Prof. Edward Schumacher-Matos
2014-15 Schedule of Evening Seminars
Tuesday, September 23, 6-6:30pm in C407
"Writing Opeds and Articles for the Ideas Section of the Boston Globe", Stephen Heuser, Boston Globe "Ideas Section" Editor
Wednesday, October 15, 5:30-7pm in C703
"Comparing and Contrasting Endnote and Zotero", Rhys Sevier, Ginn Reference Librarian
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, 5:30-7pm in C-407
"PhD Funding Sources and Tips for Successful Applications"-Jenifer Burckett-Picker with Alison Russell (PhD Alum 2012), and current students Ches Thurber and Irina Chindea
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 5:30-7:00pm in C-407
"Tips for Conducting Research, Particularly Field Research" - David Sussman, Melita Sawyer, Jim Shyne (2014 alum)
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:30-7:00 pm in C-407
"Academic Book Publishing - Tips for Success" - Profs. Sulmaan Khan (Fletcher) and Alison Russell (Merrimack College, PhD alum 2012)
Academic Year 2013-2014
Wed., October 29, 2013, 4-5:30pm in C407
"Methodological Possibilities for Fletcher PhD. Student Dissertation Research", Profs. Gallagher, Aker, Hike and Tunnard
Thurs., Nov. 7, 2013, 5:30-7:00 in C407
"Preparing for Research in Conflict Zones: Practical and Legal Considerations", Prof. Dyan Mazurana
Thurs. Jan. 16, 2014, 5:30-7:00 in C407
"Tips for Successful Fellowship Applications", Alison Russell (alum 2012), Ches Thurber (current Ph.D.) and Jenifer Burckett-Picker
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 from 2-3pm in C102 (also open to MALDs)
"Op-Ed Writing Seminar", Daniel Gaynor (speech writer from USAID)
Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30-7pm
"Has Academia Become Irrelevant to the Policy World?", Dean Ian Johnstone
Academic Year 2012-2013
Thursday, November 29
Anne Moore, Program Specialist and the Fulbright Advisor in the Scholar Development Office of Tufts Academic Advising and Ethan Corbin and Ches Thurber (Current Ph.D. Students and Eisenhower Fellowship Recipients), “Putting Together a Successful Application for the Fulbright and Eisenhower-Pappas Fellowship Programs”,
Wednesday, October 10
Professor Robert Pfaltzgraff, Jenifer Burckett-Picker, Alison Russell (Ph.D. August 2012), “Preparing for Your Dissertation Defense”,
Wednesday, September 19
Courtney Richardson (Ph.D. 2012) and Mihaela Papa (Ph.D. 2010), “Applying for Pre-docs and Post-docs – Strategies That Work”.
Academic Year 2011-2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Prof. Zeynep Bulutgil, “How to Apply for Grants”.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Dr. Lauren Brodsky and Dr. Nancy Gleason, “The Challenges of Starting a Post-Ph.D. Career in the Boston Area”.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012
Dr. Dipali Mukhopadhyay, "Post Docs, Publishing, and Professoring: What Comes after My Ph.D.?"
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Professor Karen Jacobsen, “After the Interviews: Analyzing and Writing Up the Data”.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Professor Karen Jacobsen, “Getting a Grip on the Dissertation Proposal”
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher, “Applying for a Post-Doc: Does it Make Sense? How to Choose, Tips for Applying, and More”
Tuesday, September 28, 2011
Phillip McMullen, Director of Office of Career Services, “The Non-Academic Job Search”
Academic Year 2010-2011
April 14, 2011
Professor Alan Wachman: “Demystifying the Dissertation-Writing Process”
March 29, 2011
Phillip McMullen, Director of OCS: “Materials and OCS Support for the Non-Academic Job Search” (postponed due to illness)
February 8, 2011
Professors Peter Uvin and Karen Jacobsen: “ How to Get Through the Dissertation Proposal in Less than Two Years!”
November 9, 2010
Professor Karen Jacobsen: "Herding Cats and Hurdling Blocks: Managing Your Dissertation Committee and Confronting the Writing Process".
October 18, 2010
Professor William Martel: “The Path from Initial Idea to Publication”.
Prof. Rusty Tunnard (Fletcher PhD 2010): “Shaking Off the Post-Comps Hangover and Confronting the Dissertation Proposal". September 21, 2010
Academic Year 2009-2010
April 27, 2010
[Audio]Everything You Wanted to Ask about the Academic Job Market, but Were Afraid to Ask.Daniel Drezner: Professor
Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher: [Audio] November 2, 1009
Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher: The Challenges and Advantages of a Fletcher PhD [Audio]
Professor Alan Wachman, [Audio] October 23, 2009
Professor Alan Wachman, Common Critical Chapters: Introductions, Literature Reviews, Conclusions. [Audio]
Professor William Moomaw: [Audio] September 29, 2009
Professor William Moomaw: Every Journey Begins with a Single Step: Developing your Dissertation Proposal [Audio]