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February 2021

Human Security and Contemplative Practice: A Series of Conversations

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

See the event video below The Henry J. Leir Institute is pleased to announce a conversation series dedicated to exploring the intersection of Human Security and Contemplation. As complexity multiplies across all disciplines, the question of providing human security rests on fundamental aspects of what being human means. In this four-part conversation series, participants are invited to listen and engage in questions about how one determines one’s inner course of action before proposing and leading action into the world. Contemplation…

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March 2021

Financial Health: What is it? And how do displaced people experience it?

March 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Leir Institute is excited to invite you to a short question-and-answer session with Fletcher professors and Leir affiliates Professor Kim Wilson and Professor Karen Jacobsen, who will share some of the findings from their research on the financial health of refugees in Jordan, Kenya, Mexico and Uganda. The event will be moderated by Fletcher Dean Rachel Kyte. For more information, see the Journeys Project and the upcoming Finance in Displacement Symposium. The Q&A will take place on Wednesday, March…

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Human Security and Contemplative Practice: A Conversation with Jack Petranker

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Henry J. Leir Institute is pleased to announce a conversation series dedicated to exploring the intersection of Human Security and Contemplation. As complexity multiplies across all disciplines, the question of providing human security rests on fundamental aspects of what being human means. In this four-part conversation series, participants are invited to listen and engage in questions about how one determines one’s inner course of action before proposing and leading action into the world. Contemplation is in essence learning to…

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The Right to Grow Old: Stories of Honduran Displacement

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Leir Institute is excited to invite you to our upcoming event featuring celebrated photographer and journalist Tomás Ayuso. Tomás will present a multimedia experience: a curated series of photographs along with narration, themed around The Right to Grow Old: Stories of Honduran Displacement. The event will take place on Thursday March 18 at 7:30pm, as part of Global Tufts Month. This event is brought to you by the Leir Institute, Tufts University Latin American Studies Program, Tufts University Art…

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Healing Justice: Incarceration, the Pandemic, and Public Health

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

See video below   Leir Institute Event Series Intersecting Pandemics: Detention and Work in Times of COVID A Conversation with Dr. Aakash Shah - Healing Justice: Incarceration, the Pandemic, and Public Health March 30, 2021 | 12:00pm Eastern Join the Leir Institute in a conversation with Dr. Aakash Shah. Q&A to follow. Aakash Shah is a practicing addiction and emergency medicine doctor at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) who works at the intersection of criminal justice and healthcare reform. His focus…

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April 2021

Paving Justice: Incarceration/Detention, Parole, Reintegration, and Activism

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Leir Institute Event Series Intersecting Pandemics: Detention and Work in Times of COVID Paving Justice: Incarceration/Detention, Parole, Reintegration, and Activism April 13, 2021 | 12:00pm EDT The Leir Institute invites you to the third webinar on Intersecting Pandemics: Detention and Work in Times of COVID. The series explores how COVID has disproportionately affected essential workers and those detained and imprisoned. This installment will feature a conversation with activists Precious Bedell and Gerard Matthews to learn about their experience with incarceration…

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Human Security and Contemplative Practice: A Conversation with Dr. Joe Loizzo

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Henry J. Leir Institute is pleased to announce a conversation series dedicated to exploring the intersection of Human Security and Contemplation. As complexity multiplies across all disciplines, the question of providing human security rests on fundamental aspects of what being human means. In this four-part conversation series, participants are invited to listen and engage in questions about how one determines one’s inner course of action before proposing and leading action into the world. Contemplation is in essence learning to…

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Human Security and Contemplative Practice: A Conversation with Dr. Yuria Celidwen

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Henry J. Leir Institute is pleased to announce a conversation series dedicated to exploring the intersection of Human Security and Contemplation. As complexity multiplies across all disciplines, the question of providing human security rests on fundamental aspects of what being human means. In this four-part conversation series, participants are invited to listen and engage in questions about how one determines one’s inner course of action before proposing and leading action into the world. Contemplation is in essence learning to…

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September 2021

Leir Institute Coffee Hour

September 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Carmichael Quad Tent

Come join the Henry J. Leir Institute for tea, coffee, and cookies to hear about the work that the Henry J. Leir Institute has been engaging in and what plans we have for the upcoming year. 

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Migration Luncheon

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cabot 7th Floor, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts 02155 United States

Are you interested in learning more about teaching and research on migration at Fletcher? Are you looking to get involved in migration-related work following graduation? Then come to the Leir Institute's Migration Luncheon.

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