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November 2021

Astrid Wendlandt: Is There Any Freedom of Expression Left in Russia?

November 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Crowe Room, Goddard 310, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA United States
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Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program for a conversation with author and journalist Astrid Wendlandt, F99, about the media landscape in Russia today. Please make sure to register via myFletcher to participate in the event in person. The event is reserved for members of the Fletcher community. Lunch will be provided. This past year has become a major turning point in the Russian government’s attitude toward dissent. The authorities have cracked down on numerous Russian news outlets, including Meduza,…

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Norman Naimark: Genocide: A World History

November 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Murrow Room, Goddard 210, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School, the Department of History, and the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University for a conversation with Professor Norman Naimark of Stanford University. He will speak about his book Genocide: A World History (2016). Please make sure to register via myFletcher to participate in the event in person. The event is reserved for members of the Tufts community. Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N. definition of genocide as…

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February 2022

Professor Chris Miller: What Putin Wants in Ukraine

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ASEAN Auditorium, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join us for a talk with Professor Chris Miller, Assistant Professor of International History and Co-Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School. He will explain why Putin is risking Russia's future in Ukraine. Please make sure to register via myFletcher to participate in the event in person. Light refreshments and snacks will be served after the event.

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March 2022

James Mackey: NATO’s Response to the Ukraine-Russia Crisis

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a conversation with James Mackey, Director of Security Policy and Partnerships in the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division at NATO Headquarters. He will discuss NATO's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Please make sure to register via myFletcher to participate in the event on Zoom. Speakers:  

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Nikolas Gvosdev: A Conversation about Ukraine, NATO Unity, and European Security

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cabot 703, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy (RLD) and the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a conversation with Nikolas Gvosdev, Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. He will discuss the implications of the current Ukraine-Russia war for NATO and the European security framework. The event will be chaired by Elizabeth Prodromou, Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution and Faculty Director of Fletcher RLD, and Chris Miller, Assistant Professor of International History and Co-Director of the…

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Thinking the Unthinkable: The risk of nuclear weapon use in the Ukraine crisis and beyond

March 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Zoom

Please join The Fletcher School for a zoom discussion with Adjunct Assistant Professor Francesca Giovannini in conversation with Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher on the risk of nuclear weapons in the Russia-Ukraine war. Please make sure to register via myFletcher to participate in the event on Zoom.  

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A War Neverending: How Putin Turns the Past Into the Present

March 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Zoom

Greg Carleton, Professor of International Literary and Cultural Studies at Tufts, discusses the war in Ukraine. Please register here to participate in the event via Zoom.

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Lieutenant General Laura A. Potter: “The U.S. Army, Intelligence, and the Contemporary Security Environment”

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cabot 703, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Fletcher International Security Studies Program for a luncheon lecture with Lieutenant General Laura A. Potter, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, United States Army. Register here to attend the event in person. Lieutenant General Laura Potter earned her commission in the Military Intelligence Corps in 1989. She is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian and Spanish. She holds a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign…

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April 2022

War and Putin’s Russia

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom

Why does war play such a central role in Russia’s self-image? How does this impact its view of the world and how has Putin used this history to justify his invasion of Ukraine? How a country defines its past can profoundly shape how it sees its present. This is not merely a facet of propaganda but a deadly serious matter as we now see unfolding before us. Join Tufts University, Office of Alumni Engagement for a virtual conversation with Gregory…

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Hunger and Humanitarian Crisis – Broader Implications of the War in Ukraine

April 27 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Behrakis Auditorium, 150 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111 United States

Please join The Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy online for a special Friedman Speaker Series event. The Friedman School, in partnership with the Feinstein International Center, presents special guest Oleg Ninievskyi (Kyiv School of Economics) in conversation with Daniel Maxwell, (Henry J. Leir Professor in Food Security, Friedman School) and Evan Easton-Calabria, (Senior Researcher, Feinstein International Center, and Research Associate, Refugee Studies Center, Oxford University). You can attend the event in person, or watch it on live stream here.  Moderated by Paul…

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