Schedule

Be sure to check back often as we continue to update the weekend’s programming.

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change*

Friday, 18 May 2018

4:30-5:30 pm
General John R. Galvin Memorial Lecture featuring Admiral Dennis Blair

“America’s East Asia Security Future:  Navigating Rocks and Shoals, Rivalries and Relationships”
Admiral Dennis Blair, Chairman of the Board and Distinguished Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) of Sasakawa Peace Foundation, USA, former United States Director of National Intelligence, US Navy Admiral (Ret.) and James Stavridis, Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
ASEAN Auditorium

5:30-6:30 pm
Welcome Reception and Reunion Check-In 

Meet under the tent on Fletcher Field to kick-off Alumni Weekend

Alumni of Distinction VIP Reception
Dean Stavridis and Alumni from the Class of 1968 and earlier will gather to toast their alma mater
4th Floor Terrace, Cabot Intercultural Center

6:30-10:00 pm
Fletcher Clambake

Don’t miss this traditional New England Clambake! Start the celebration with classmates, friends, and Fletcher’s newest alumni – the Class of 2018. Pre-registration is required for clambake.
Tent on Fletcher Field

Saturday, 19 May 2018

8:30-9:30 am
Milestone Breakfast

A special breakfast for The Class of 1968 and The Class of 1993 in honor of their 50th and 25th Reunions.
Reading Room, Ginn Library

9:00-9:30 am
Reunion Check-In
Light breakfast available
Hall of Flags

10:00 am-4:30 pm
Hospitality Lounge
7th Floor, Cabot Intercultural Center

9:30-10:15 am 
Dean’s Welcome and State of the School
Dean Stavridis welcomes alumni to a day rich with compelling faculty conversations, fun opportunities to catch-up with friends, and the joy of Class Day!
ASEAN Auditorium

10:15-11:15 am 
#HowToEnd #MeToo with Professor Bhaskar Chakravorti
ASEAN Auditorium

11:30 am-1:00 pm
Class Day Ceremony
Highlights include:

  • Processional led by the Fletcher Class of 1968
  • Keynote address given by Ash Carter, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, Member of the Board, Former United States Secretary of Defense (2015-2017)
  • Alumni salutation given by Mrs. Masha Gordon, F98, Non-Executive Director, Alrosa, Moscow Stock Exchange and Polyus, Member of the Board of Advisors, The Fletcher School
    Tent on Fletcher Field

1:00-3:00 pm
Alumni Lunch & Class Giving Awards
A chance to celebrate with the Reunion Class Giving winners.
Reading Room, Ginn Library

3:15 pm
Fletcher Tours
Student led or self-guided tours
Depart from Ginn Library

3:45-4:45 pm
Concurrent Faculty Conversations
(Choose 1 of the 3 listed below)

The Arts of Communication, Insights from Fletcher Authors, Writers and Global Communicators with Professor Mihir Mankad
Cabot 205

Then and Now, Fletcher Ambassadors, Internationalists and Agents of Change with Professor Monica Toft
Cabot 206

EconoFact: An Alternative to Alternative Facts with Professor Michael Klein
Mugar 200

4:15-5:00 pm
Affinity Group Receptions
Fletcher Women’s Network Tea, Murrow Room
Fletcher Lawyers Network, Crowe Room

5:00-6:30 pm
Reunion Closing Reception
Celebrate the official closing of Reunion Weekend with live entertainment from Fletcher students, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres
Blakeley Hall Courtyard

Evening
Individual Class Dinners

Sunday, 20 May 2018

While there are no official Fletcher reunion weekend events scheduled for Sunday, alumni are welcome to attend the University and/or Fletcher Commencement Ceremonies.  See timing below.

Alumni are also encouraged to make their own plans to enjoy the city – take in a museum, have brunch or relax on the Common.

9:00 am
162nd Tufts University Commencement
Commencement Speaker: Ellen Kullman, former CEO and chair of the board of DuPont, now DowDuPont, Inc.
Academic Quad
Lawn between Ballou and Bendetson Halls

11:15 am (approximate)
85th Fletcher School Commencement

Tent on Fletcher Field