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November 2020

Decolonizing International Relations: The End of the Cognitive Empire: Decolonization from the South

November 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This Wednesday, the 18th, Dr. Elizabeth Pettinaroli will be discussing Latin American concepts of decolonization, decolonization in cartography, and more! The event will be from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.    Dr. Pettinaroli is the Chair of Latin American and Latinx Studies Department at Rhodes College and the founder of the Memphis Cartonera, which is one of the only cartoneras in North America. The Memphis Cartonera is a cooperative publishing house dedicated to democratizing literature and art.

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Decolonizing International Relations: Regional Integration in Latin America From the Ground Up

November 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  The Decolonizing International Relations Club will be hosting Gustav Brauckmeyer's talk about "Regional Integration in Latin America From the Ground Up," on November 23 at 6pm EST. He will be discussing health care and education access for refugees in Latin America.   Gustav is the Executive Director of The Equilibrium Center for Economic Development in Lima, Peru. They are an independent non-profit that informs and promotes debates on various economic and social issues in Latin America. 

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December 2020

A Bad Barrel – How America Embraced Corruption: A Conversation with Sarah Chayes

December 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event: A conversation with Sarah Chayes, hosted by The Fletcher School’s Corruption, Justice and Legitimacy Program and Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Day and Time: Wednesday, December 9, 12:00pm EST Registration: Register Here Event Description: Corruption has burst onto the world stage as a driver of crises – including violent extremism, mass migration, civic insurrections or even revolutions that have spiraled into devastating civil wars, and irreparable ecological damage.  But the type of systemic corruption at work in…

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Conversation with Suraj Yengde

December 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Racial Justice as Human Security: Voices from the Trenches Series - "A Conversation with Suraj Yengde - Shattering Brahminical Supremacy & White Supremacy: Creating Dalit-Black Archives"

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January 2021

Professor Karen Jacobsen Talk: “Exploring the Impact of Displacement on Cities: a Framework for Analysis”

January 12 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Tuesday, January 12, 1:15pm ET Leir Institute faculty member Professor Karen Jacobsen will be giving a lecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation on Exploring the Impact of Displacement on Cities: A Framework for Analysis, as part of Columbia GSAPP's "Lectures in Planning Series." Many cities of the global south have thousands of displaced people (refugees) and other migrants living in them – either stuck in transit, or settled in some way into the city. These…

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February 2021

Leir Institute Director Katrina Burgess Book Talk

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Edwin Ginn Library at the Fletcher School will host Leir Institute Director Dr. Katrina Burgess to discuss her new book Courting Migrants: How states Make Diasporas and Diasporas Make States. The event will take place on Friday, February 5, at 2-3pm EST. Register for the event here.

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“Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America” Film Screening & Director Talk

February 12 @ 1:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Screening of documentary "Unsettled," followed by a talk and Q&A with film director Tom Shepard, at 3:00pm EST moderated by Leir Institute Assistant Director Maria Teresa Nagel (F '19).

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Henry J. Leir Human Security Award Ceremony

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In 2015, the Leir Institute established the Henry J. Leir Human Security Award to honor Fletcher alumni who have made significant contributions to the scholarship and/or practice of human security.  This year’s award recipient is Dr. Patrick Meier, who graduated in 2012. 

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Kerri Greenidge presents “Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter”

February 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

The Fletcher School will be hosting Dr. Kerri Greenidge on Wednesday, February 17, at 5:30pm EST. Register here. Professor Kerri Greenidge is the author of Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter (2019). Listed by the New York Times as one of its top picks of 2019, the book is the first biography of Boston editor, William Monroe Trotter, written in nearly fifty years. Black Radical examines black radical politics and grass roots community protest in the…

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Annual Program DME Series Monitoring & Evaluation Career Talk

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Fletcher Alumni and Professor Scharbatke-Church for an informal panel on careers in Program Monitoring and Evaluation. On Tuesday 23 February from 9:30 to 11:00 am EST, the Annual Program DME Series M&E Career Talk will provide current Fletcher students and recent alumni with an opportunity to hear about the professional trajectories beyond Fletcher in the program M&E field taken by several alumni. Speakers will also engage with participants in informal discussions through zoom break-out rooms. Registered participants will be contacted…

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