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A special part of the MA Program is the biweekly student-run MA seminars. Here MA students hear from professors, administrators and other experts about topics important to mid-career professionals. Students also share their research interests with their colleagues.

 

2019-2020 Seminars

Jenifer Burkett-Picker, MA Program Director MA and families Welcome Dinner
Prof. Ian Johnstone The Capstone Experience
Breakfast and conversation with Dean Rachel Kyte Informal Q&A with our new Dean
Prof. Carolyn Gideon Policy Analysis Workshop- an illustration of tools used for decision making
Prof. Chris Miller U.S.-Russia Relations
Prof. Richard Shultz Fallout from Qassim Suleimani Strike
Farewell  Ceremony and Dinner MA Farewell Dinner for MA students and families
Diplomats Ball--all Fletcher dinner and dancing Location TBD
MA-PhD Kayak and Picnic Concord River, Minuteman Nat'l Historic Park, Concord

 

2018-2019 Seminars

Jenifer Burkett-Picker, MA Program Director; Dean Ian Johnstone MA and families Welcome Dinner
MA Professional Panel  MAs share their expertise with Fletcher community
Prof. Mihir Mankad The Arts of Communication
Ann Cullen, Reference Librarian How to make progress on your capstone.
Prof. Christopher Miller Russia:Foreign Relations, including US-Russia Relations
MA Capstone presentations MA students will present their capstone research for 15-20 minutes
MA-PhD Kayak and Picnic Concord River, Minuteman Nat'l Historic Park, Concord
Farewell  Ceremony and Dinner MA Farewell Dinner for MA students and families

 

2017-2018 Seminars

Jenifer Burkett-Picker, MA Program Director; Dean Gerard Sheehan; Associate Dean Laurie Hurley MA and families Welcome Dinner
Sarah Detzner, Director of Fletcher Writing Program The Capstone Project
Prof. Antonia Chayes Writing Great Policy Memos
Prof. Steven Block Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and the Challenges Ahead for the Sustainable Development Goals
MA Capstone presentations MA students will present their capstone research
Farewell  Ceremony and Dinner MA Farewell Dinner for MA students and families

 

2015-2016 Seminars

Jenifer, Ann Marie, Dean Sheehan MA Academic Orientation
Jenifer, G. Sheehan, J. Stavridis MA and families Welcome Dinner
Jenifer, Laurie Hurley Introductions, MA Group signups
Jenifer, Acad. Dean Steve Block Capstone project
Ref. Lib. Ellen MacDonald Resources for doing research
MA Student Professional Sem. Professional panel describing career trajectories and pros and cons of different careers (6 MA students)
Roundtable on Leadership with Dean Stavridis Leadership discussion (public sector)
Prof. Alnoor Ebrahim (HBS and Fletcher) "Leading the Change"
Welcome Back Lunch, MA Spring semester updates
Prof. Mihir Mankad The Art of Communication
Prof. Michele Malvesti How to Write a Policy Memo
MA Capstone presentations MA students who want to will present their capstone research
MA Capstone presentations MA students who want to will present their capstone research
Farewell Dinner MA Farewell Dinner for MA students and families

 

2014-2015 Seminars

Jenifer Burckett-Picker, Dean Sheehan and Ann Marie Decembrele MA Academic Orientation
Jenifer Burckett-Picker, Dean Sheehan and Ann Marie Decembrele Welcome Dinner for students and families
MA Students MA student introductions
Academic Dean Johnstone Capstone project
Ref. Lib. Ellen MacDonald Resources for doing research
Prof. Robert Legvold Powershifts in Eurasia
Prof. Antonia Chayes American Exceptionalism
Mohammed El Baradei IAEA and events in Egypt
MA Student Professional Sem. 5 MA students
Dean Bhaskar Chakravorti Emerging Markets
Dean James Stavridis Leadership  
Prof. Joel Trachtman Int'l Trade Law
Meet new GMAP Class (dinner) Welcome new GMAP Class to Fletcher
Breakfast (8am) with Dean Stavridis Cyber Power
MA Capstone presentations MA students who want to will present their capstone research
Farewell Dinner MA Farewell Dinner for MA students and families

 

2013-2014 Seminars

Dean Sheehan and Laurie Hurley Welcome to Fletcher
Dean Stavridis View from the Dean's Office
Academic Dean Johnstone Capstone project
MA  Coordinator, Jenifer Burckett-Picker Meet and discuss plans for the future
Alex De Waal, Dir. of World Peace Fdn. "The WPF African Peace Archive: Using internal documents from peace negotiations as a research resource."
Welcome Back Lunch Organize for MA Roundtable or other event
Prof. Sung Yoon-Lee "Five Myths about North Korea"
MA individual mini-presentations Diplomacy, Development and Defense
MA individual mini-presentations (continued) Diplomacy, Development and Defense
Dean James Stavridis Leadership  
Jeff Dodson (GMAP alumnus) "The Ethics of Leadership" (joint lunch with graduating GMAP class)
Meet new GMAP Class (dinner) Welcome new GMAP Class to Fletcher
Breakfast (8am) with Dean Stavridis Cyber Power
MA Capstone mini presentations MA students each present for 3 minutes on capstone topic
Farewell Dinner MA Farewell Dinner for MA students and families