Human Security Speakers

We regularly invite leading scholars and practitioners to The Fletcher School to discuss their research and work, offering faculty and students the opportunity to experience, exchange ideas, and learn from individuals working in the human security field.

Please refer to our events listings for upcoming events.

Past speakers and topics of discussion included:

  • Oliver Bakewell, Co-Director of the International Migration Institute and Associate Professor, Department of International Development, University of Oxford: “Looking Beyond Conflict as a Determinant of Mobility in the African Great Lakes”
  • Claude Bruderlein, Strategic Advisor to the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross: “Planning for Impact: ICRC’s Experience in Responding to Mutating Conflicts”
  • David Harland, Executive Director, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue: “The State of War: Trends and Debates”
  • Deborah Jones, Executive Producer, Common Ground Productions, Search for Common Ground: “Narrative Storytelling in Conflict Environments”
  • Karen Jacobsen, Acting Director of the Feinstein International Center and Research Director for Refugees and Forced Migration Program, Feinstein International Center, and Associate Professor of Research, The Fletcher School: “How Many IDPs? Where are they? Information Challenges in Urban Displacement Settings”
  • Neil Levine, Director of the Center of Excellence on Democracy, USAID: “A Conversation on USAID”
  • Reverend Dr. Gary MasonFounder and Director of Rethinking Conflict: “What’s Happening in North Ireland”
  • Abdul Mohammed, Chief of Staff of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan: “Mediation Practices and Current Conflicts in Africa
  • Bettina Muscheidt GMAP01, Ambassador and Head of Delegation for the European Union to Yemen
  • Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States
  • Thomas Perriello , United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State: “Opportunities and Challenges for Peace and Democracy in the African Great Lakes Region”
  • Monica Serrano, Professor of International Relations, Colegio de Mexico: “R2P’s Unfinished Journey: the Lingering Promise of Prevention”
  • David Peter Stroh, Founder and Principal of Bridgeway Partners: “Applying Systems Thinking to Hone Organizational Strategy and Achieve Sustainable Change”
  • Larry SusskindFord Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, MIT: “International and National Water Security: Why is it so elusive?”
  • Harry Tzimitras,Director the Peace Research Institute Oslo, PRIO Cyprus Centre: “Eastern Mediterranean Realities and Cyprus Issue: A Time for Pragmatism”
  • Vladimir Zhagora, retired senior officer from the UN Department of Political Affairs: “Changing Patterns of Mediation: African Experience”