Previous conferences



As the first dedicated graduate school of international affairs in the United States, The Fletcher School is uniquely poised to bring a multidisciplinary perspective to the issues of business, geopolitics, society, the economy, and international relations in key regions around the world. Our “Turn? Series” of conferences has looked at potential growth markets at a point of inflection accompanied by a high degree of uncertainty.Learn More



Greece's Turn?
Litmus Test for Europe

October 13-14, 2016

Greece's Turn?, one of the most timely Greek/Eurozone focused conferences on U.S. soil in October 2016, examined the fundamentals, strengths and vulnerabilities of Greece from the perspectives of politics, business, the economy, and society while exploring the implications for the future of the Eurozone.

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Turkey's Turn?
Perennial Linchpin or Emerging Hub?

April 10-11, 2014

Will Turkey remain the perennial linchpin or “break out” to become an emerging hub in the region? Over two days in April 2014, at Turkey's Turn? explored key themes contributing to Turkey’s unique geopolitical and security context, opportunities for investment, and Turkey's role as a hub for private enterprise and an energy bridge in its region.

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Africa's Turn?
The Promise and Reality of the
Global Economy's "Final Frontier"

October 25-26, 2012

Will the continent, long synonymous with hunger, disease, war and corruption, now find its economic and political footing and ways to resolve so many of its problems? That was the question posed at Africa's Turn?, our first "Turn? Series" conference back in 2012, as growth and reform reached a crescendo across the continent.

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