End-of-January news round-up

Once again it’s time for me to point you toward some news stories that caught my attention in the last month or two.

PhD candidate, Benjamin Spatz, wrote in The New York Times last week from Liberia on the inauguration of the country’s new president, George Weah.

Back in October, Mieke van der Wansem, F90, associate director of educational programs at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP), and Rishikesh Bhandary, a PhD candidate and junior research fellow at CIERP, co-taught climate diplomacy and negotiation training at the Ethiopian Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change in Addis Ababa.  The five-day training brought together 48 climate negotiators from 33 countries to learn about the negotiation procedures of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and to practice negotiation skills in preparation for the 23rd Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC.

Professor Susan Landau talks about her new book and her experience studying the area of cybersecurity.

Senior Associate Dean Bhaskar Chakravorti explains bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to us.

Professor Alex de Waal speaks about his new book on mass starvation as a political weapon.  Professor de Waal is also executive director of the World Peace Foundation.

Fletcher alumna Christina Sass, F09, is cultivating tech talent in Africa.

And finally, you can read more about Fletcher and our community in the most recent issue of Fletcher magazine.  Click here or on the photo above.

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