Here’s a quick update on what’s happening in October. We had a great start to the month here at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. More than 400 alumni, friends and family joined me to celebrate Fletcher’s 80th anniversary at a gala in Washington, DC. It was a terrific event. Also in DC, we hosted a press roundtable where I talked about The Path Forward for Afghanistan along with Fletcher alum and former Afghan Ambassador Omar Samad, Fletcher Professor William Martel, and current Fletcher PhD candidate and scholar Haider Mullick. Check out the article by The New York Times — I think it’s a terrific example of how Fletcher’s voice is heard in the international media on pressing global issues.
Looking forward, we are going to host the annual Karamanlis lecture here in Medford on November 13 with keynote remarks by His Excellency Dimitris Avramopoulos, Hellenic Minister of National Defence.
Finally, I’m beginning a series of trips abroad to raise awareness of the impact of The Fletcher School as an international institution and to engage with alumni around the world.
Thanks for viewing and we’ll see you next month!
Dean Stavridis with his basset hound, Lilly.
Dean James Stavridis is the 12th leader of The Fletcher School since its founding in 1933. A retired Admiral in the U.S. Navy, he led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander.