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February 2021

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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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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Brown Bag Lunch with Daryl Collins: Data Collection in Times of COVID

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Henry J. Leir Institute would like to invite you to a brownbag lunch with Senior Policy Fellow Daryl Collins on Tuesday, April 27th, 12:00pm EDT. Since the start of COVID, Daryl Collins, author of Portfolios of the Poor and creator of the Financial Diaries, has been testing new research methods of remote data collection and analysis. She has come to find that there are advantages to automated data collection such as using Interactive Voice Recording (IVR) and WhatsApp technologies,…

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