Decolonizing International Relations Conference

One of my favorite annual Fletcher events took place recently, feeling refreshingly back to normal for its in-person format. The Decolonizing International Relations Conference is notable not only for its fascinating content, but for the fact that it is an entirely student-organized affair. It’s become one of Fletcher’s major annual scholarly events in a short time, and we have the initiative and energy of our student community to thank for it.

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Convocation 2021

At some point I promise I’ll stop harping on the thrill of Fletcher returning to life in-person, but as each major academic year milestone comes around it’s hard not to be struck by how nice it is for things to seem kind of normal again. That’s certainly the case for Friday’s Convocation ceremonies, one of the few events each year that brings together nearly the entire Fletcher community of students, faculty, and staff.

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Fletcher team wins Cyber 9/12 competition!

Not too long ago I wrote about the proliferation of cybersecurity-related curriculum and activity at Fletcher, including a brief mention of the annual Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge hosted by The Atlantic Council. Fletcher teams have taken part in the competition for three or four years now. They’ve consistently returned invigorated by the experience, and on occasion a bit awed by the level of technical and policy expertise to which they were exposed at the event. It’s struck me as a great learning experience for the growing contingent of Fletcher students interested in cyber issues.

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