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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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Racism, Police Violence, and the Fight for Rights in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

September 29 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Leir Institute Event Series Racial Justice as Human Security: Voices from the Trenches A Conversation with Ricardo Fernandes: Racism, Police Violence, and the Fight for Rights in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro September 29, 2020 | 5:15pm Eastern   Join the Leir Institute in viewing a conversation between Tufts University Professor Anjuli Fahlberg and Ricardo Fernandes, an Afro-Brazilian activist, actor, and researcher from City of God in Rio de Janeiro. Q&A to follow. Ricardo Fernandes is an activist, actor and…

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October 2020

Religion, Law and Diplomacy Conference 2020: “Ukraine is Not Yet Dead”

October 16 @ 9:45 am - 4:30 pm

Join the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law and Diplomacy at their Annual Conference, with this year's theme "Ukraine is Not Yet Dead: Religion, Pluralism and Geopolitics in Eurasia" on October 16, 2020! Details of the conference can be found in the program. Highlights include a keynote address by Ambassador John E. Herbst, Director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council, and former Ambassador to Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Register here!

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