Mar. 18: Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Stacey Abrams

On March 18th at 5:30 PM ET, join Tisch College for a conversation with author, activist, entrepreneur, and political leader, Stacey Abrams.

For 11 years, including seven as Minority Leader, Abrams served in the Georgia House of Representatives. In 2018, she was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, making her the first Black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States. After a hotly contested gubernatorial election, Abrams launched Fair Fight to ensure every Georgian has a voice in the state’s election system and Fair Fight 2020, an initiative to fund and train voter protection teams in 20 battleground states. She was named to the Forbes list of World’s Most Powerful Women as a result of her work. Over the course of her career, Abrams has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the 2012 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, and a current member of the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress. Abrams is also the author of nine books, including Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change. 

This event is sponsored by Tisch College, CIVIC, Tufts ACTION, the Africana Center, the Political Science Department, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.

You can register for the event on myFletcher here.

Mar. 11: GBA Workshop w/Career Coach Melissa Palmer – The Power of Authentic Networking

On Thursday, March 11th at 6:00 PM ET, GBA Career Coach, Melissa Palmer will lead a workshop on the Power of Authentic Networking.

Join us for inspiration and ideas on how authentic networking can fast track career growth. This workshop explores how to build the connections that lead to opportunities. Concepts discussed will include:

  • Identifying and connecting with future colleagues
  • The role of allies, sponsors, & mentors
  • Building and maintaining a personal ‘board of advisors’
  • The significance of ‘loose’ connections
  • Adding value by giving before you get

The Zoom link can be found in the online campus. The event will be recorded.

Mar. 8: Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Anthony Fauci

On March 8th at 4:00 PM ET, join Tisch College for a conversation with the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been one of the leading figures in America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Since 1984, Dr. Fauci has served as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, where he oversees an extensive research portfolio focused on infectious and immune-mediated diseases.  As the long-time chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, Dr. Fauci has made many seminal contributions in basic and clinical research and is one of the world’s most-cited biomedical scientists. He has advised seven U.S. Presidents on HIV/AIDS and other domestic and global health issues, and he was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.  

Dr. Fauci is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, the George M. Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians, the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Robert Koch Gold Medal, the Prince Mahidol Award, and the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.  He has also received 45 honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the United States and abroad. 

This event is sponsored by Tisch College, the Tufts School of Medicine, the Political Science Department, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. You can register for the event on myFletcher here.