About the London Symposium

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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  • 2023: “The Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology” – with Professor Chris Miller & Masha Gordon, F98
  • 2022: "Cybersecurity: The Evolving Threat Environment" – with Lindy Cameron, F98, David Schwimmer, F95, and Professor Josephine Wolff
  • 2020/2021: "A Special Year for The Special Relationship" – with Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, British Ambassador to the United States (Virtual)
  • 2019: "Climate and Britain’s Election” with Dean Emerita Rachel Kyte, F02
  • 2018: "The Implications of Brexit – Two Views from Europe" – with Klaus Scharioth, F74, F78, and Nathaniel Copsey
  • 2017: "Europe and the World" – with Sir Richard Shirreff and Christiane Amanpour
  • 2016: "The Media and the World: What Would Edward R. Murrow Do?" – with Jeff Fager and James Stavridis, F83, F84
  • 2015: "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, F83, F84 
  • 2014: "Russia and the West: Where is it Going?" – with Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, F73, and Marina Kaljurand, F95
  • 2013: "Sailing the Cyber Seas" – with James Stavridis, F83, F84
  • 2012: "The Global Energy Security Landscape" – with Dr. Anita Orban, F01, AG01, FG07, and Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher, F00, FG03 
  • 2011: "The Arab Spring" – with Professor Vali Nasr, A83, F84
  • 2010: "A Conversation with Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, F83"
  • 2009: "Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation" – with Des Browne MP, former Minister of Defense
  • 2008: "A Renewed Call for U.S. Diplomacy" – with Quentin Peel
  • 2007: 75th Anniversary Celebration – with Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, F73
  • 2006: "Color Revolutions: Implications for People Power in the Twenty-First Century" – with Peter Ackerman, F69, F71, FG76
  • 2005: "Where were you on July 7th?" – with Nadim Shehadi and Professor Tariq Ramadan
  • 2004: "Preemptive Use of Force and U.S. Foreign Policy" – with His Excellency Rudolf Scharping
  • 2003: "British Political Leadership from Churchill to Blair" – with Michael Dobbs, F72, FG77, Gwyn Prins, and Deborah Nutter