About London

Fletcher's London Symposium is a long-standing annual tradition to attract alumni from all over the world to network and connect, and discuss world events. Please see below for the history of Fletcher's symposia held in London since 2003.

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  • "British Political Leadership from Churchill to Blair" with Michael Dobbs, Gwyn Prins, and Deborah Nutter (London, 2003)
  • "Preemptive Use of Force and U.S. Foreign Policy" (London, 2004)
  • "Where were you on July 7th?" with Nadim Shehadi and Professor Tariq Ramadan (London, 2005)
  • "Color Revolutions: Implications for People Power in the Twenty-First Century" with Peter Ackerman (London, 2006)
  • 75th Anniversary Celebration with Ambassador Ischinger (London, 2007)
  • "A Renewed Call for U.S. Diplomacy" with Quentin Peel (London, 2008)
  • "Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation" with Des Browne MP, former Minister of Defense (London, 2009)
  • "A Conversation with Ambassador Liu Xiaoming" (London, 2010)
  • "The Arab Spring" with Professor Vali Nasr (London, 2011)
  • "The Global Energy Security Landscape" with Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher and Dr. Anita Orban (London 2012)
  • "Sailing the Cyber Seas" with James Stavridis, F83, F84, Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (London 2013)
  • "Russia and the West: Where is it Going?" with Wolfgang Ischinger and Marina Kaljurand (London 2014)
  • "Living on the frontlines of change in the Middle East: How the region went from dictatorship to failed states and ISIS" with Richard Engel and James Stavridis (London 2015)
  • "The Media and the World: What Would Edward R. Murrow Do?" with James Stavridis and Jeff Fager (London 2016)
  • "Europe and the World" with Sir Richard Shirreff and Christiane Amanpour (London 2017)
  • "The Implications of Brexit – Two Views from Europe" – with Klaus Scharioth, F74, F78 and Nathaniel Copsey (London 2018)
  • "A Special Year for The Special Relationship" – with Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, British Ambassador to the United States (Virtual 2021)
  • "Cybersecurity: The Evolving Threat Environment" – with Lindy Cameron, F98, Chief Executive Officer of the National Cyber Security Centre; David Schwimmer, F95, Chief Executive Officer of the London Stock Exchange Group; and Josephine Wolff, Associate Professor of Cybersecurity Policy at The Fletcher School (London 2022)