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November 2019

Winning Hearts and Minds? The Efficacy of Foreign Aid in Rebel-Held Syria

November 4, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mugar 231, 160 Packard Ave.
Medford, Massachusetts 02155 United States

Please join us for a brown bag lunch with Kimberly Howe and Adam Lichtenheld to discuss the efficacy of foreign aid in rebel-held Syria. Kimberly Howe, PhD, directs the Feinstein Center’s Research Program on Conflict and Governance. The majority of her work is focused on the Syria crisis, and the effects of humanitarian and political interventions on civilians, armed groups, and political structures.  Howe has designed and conducted mixed methods research projects in several war-affected countries around the world including…

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January 2020

Conflict Analysis Workshop

January 25 @ 9:00 am - January 26 @ 5:00 pm
Mugar 231, 160 Packard Ave.
Medford, Massachusetts 02155 United States

Fletcher students are invited to register for the weekend workshop “An Introduction to Conflict Analysis,” taught by Mark Rogers. This two-day course (9am-5pm each day) is intended to provide an initial introduction into conflict analysis. Participants will gain experience in working with tools and processes helpful in conflict analysis. The course design includes mini-lectures, experiential learning exercises and practical case applications. The morning of the first day covers stakeholder analysis including strategic listening to identify positions, interests and issues. Stakeholder analysis…

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February 2020

One Billion Rising 2020

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ASEAN Auditorium, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts 02155 United States

One Billion Rising is a mass action to end violence against women. On February 13, the Henry J. Leir Institute and the Fletcher Global Women group will host an evening of performances in solidarity against sexual violence. 

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March 2020

Advanced Skills Workshop: Empathy in Conflict Resolution

March 7 @ 9:00 am - March 8 @ 1:00 pm
Mugar 231, 160 Packard Ave.
Medford, Massachusetts 02155 United States

Does empathy help achieve results in conflict resolution? Strong evidence from the field and the behavioral sciences suggests that it does. The best mediators and diplomats use empathy, which underpins their ability to understand, anticipate and influence others. Moreover, research has shown that we can enhance our empathy and related skills. This strengthens our ability to understand conflict, make informed decisions, build relationships and engage effectively. This one and a half day Advanced Skills Workshop, run by mediator and conflict…

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August 2020

Virtual Documentary Screening: Waylaid in Tijuana

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Leir Institute is pleased to announce a virtual screening of Waylaid in Tijuana, a documentary written and produced by our very own Professor Katrina Burgess, on Thursday, August 13. The film examines how U.S. immigration policies affect migrants and asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border. The screening will be followed by a panel with Lee Gelernt (Tufts 1984), Deputy Director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, and Daniella Burgi-Palomino (Tufts 2007, Fletcher 2015), co-director of the Latin American Working Group (LAWG).…

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Waylaid in Tijuana Screening – UNAM

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On August 25, 2020 the University Seminar on Internal Displacement, Migration, and Exile (SUDIMER) at Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) is hosting a virtual documentary screening of Waylaid in Tijuana, followed by a live panel discussion with Juan Carlos Narváez Gutiérrez and the film production team. The panel discussion will be in Spanish. Watch the documentary on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_fkzdyoQZ7M (6 pm EST) Join the panel discussion via on Facebook Live: @SUDIMER.UNAM (7 pm EST)

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September 2020

Claire Charters Talk: Indigenous Rights in International and Constitutional Law

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Fletcher Decolonizing International Relations team in welcoming Claire Charters as the first guest in their Decolonizing IR Fall Speaker Series at 6pm on September 9th! Dr. Claire Charters is a co-director of the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre for Indigenous Peoples and the Law and an associate professor at the University of Auckland. Dr. Charters' primary area of research is in Indigenous peoples’ rights in international and constitutional law, often with a comparative focus. She will be speaking on…

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Leir Institute Fall Open House

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 6:15 pm

Join us to learn more about the Leir Institute, hear from and meet Leir Faculty (including Leir Director Professor Katrina Burgess), and find out how to get involved with the Leir Institute at the Fletcher School!

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“Reimagining Power and Leadership:” CGIA Webinar Kickoff

September 24 @ 2:00 pm

Please join the 4th Annual Conference on Gender and International Affairs for their kickoff event to the CGIA Fall Webinar Series on September 24 at 2pm ET! The Reimagining Power and Leadership webinar will discuss: What is transformational leadership? What are the gender dynamics of power and leadership? How has COVID-19 highlighted or shifted traditional notions of leadership? How do we continue the momentum for transformational leadership and the inclusion of marginalized bodies, both physical and institutional? Event link TBA

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Mediation Training & Practicum 2020-2021

September 26 - September 27

Fletcher Mediation Training & Practicum Gain experience as a mediator!   The Fletcher Mediation Practicum allows you to gain useful conflict resolution skills AND apply them by mediating actual cases. The International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program (INCR) has partnered with MWI since 2000 to offer students a practical foundation in conflict resolution through training and first-hand experience in Massachusetts Courts. You do not need any legal background to mediate - it is about third-party facilitation, not the application of…

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