The Fletcher School's Global Issues Seminar Series

About the Program

The Global Issues Seminars (GIS) are an outreach program of The Fletcher School. The seminars are held two to three times a year. Lectures by Fletcher professors and more pedagogically-oriented sessions by local high school teachers provide an intellectually stimulating day for some 50-60 Boston area high school history teachers.

Current Program

The current year’s program focus is on "Changes in the New World Order" Saturday, October 17, 2015: "Cuba in the News"

  • Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (and current nominee as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico), Roberta Jacobson, "U.S. - Cuba Relations: A New Era of Engagement"
  • Professor Katrina Burgess, The Fletcher School, "Cuba libre or Cuba rebelde? Revolution and Reform in Cuba"
  • Elliott Rebhun and Ian Zack, Editors of The New York Times Upfront, Scholastic, Inc., "Using The New York Times Upfront in Class to Discuss Changes in the Cuba - U.S. Relationship"
  • David Grace, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional HS, "New Directions for Cuba"
Saturday, April 2, 2016: Topic TBA