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September 2020

Mediation Training & Practicum 2020-2021

September 26, 2020 - September 27, 2020

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, 2020 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Racial Justice as Human Security: Voices from the Trenches Series - "A Conversation with Ricardo Fernandes: Racism, Police Violence, and the Fight for Rights in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro"

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October 2020

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

October 16, 2020 @ 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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Essential, not Expendable: Workers’ Views of the Pandemic

October 27, 2020 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Intersecting Pandemics: Detention and Work In Times of COVID Series - "Essential, Not Expendable: Workers' Views of the Pandemic"

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November 2020

Conference on Gender and International Affairs: Bodies of Resistance

November 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The past two years have been remarkable in the sheer number and reach of resistance movements around the world. Across the globe, people from different generations and identities are demanding justice and resisting authoritarianism. Many share global themes but were sparked by local events. While some movements have seen some successes ranging from regime change to political accommodation, others have been met with push backs and violent repression. This panel will explore the idea of “bodies of resistance” as both…

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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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