Expert on US-Europe relations Karen Donfried sees rift in transatlantic ties

German Marshall Fund President Karen Donfried believes the United States’ relationship with Europe is as crucial as ever, even though America is retreating from the international order it helped build. Donfried called for a recommitment to transatlantic alliances by reforming them into a “new West” at a talk hosted by The Fletcher School of Law and […]

Op-Ed: Debunking economic myths of migration

Mark Baum, a character in Adam McKay’s “The Big Short” (2015) who was based on the famous investor Steven Eisman, infamously said, “In a few years, people are going to be doing what they always do when the economy tanks. They will be blaming immigrants and poor people.” Many western countries are no strangers to this kind […]

President of Croatia advocates integration with European Union

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia, spoke about her multi-dimensional approach to foreign policy in front of a full crowd at ASEAN Auditorium on Monday night. Her talk was part of the Charles Francis Adams Lecture series. The Republic of Croatia suffered internal turmoil in the 1990s as the result of a destructive […]

Looking out: Scottish distinction

I spent the past weekend in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, on a Tufts-organized trip. After a month in England, I felt a marked difference in Scotland. It felt more European, though it is farther from the continent than England. Scotland has its own language, Scottish Gaelic, though only a small minority speak it. Yet […]

Looking Out: Europe moved on

Ever since the Brexit referendum that ended with a small leave victory, the British public and media have been talking about the monumental decision: Brexit, Brexit, Brexit. There are so many moving parts to talk about: the opinions of different parties and politicians, the disagreements in the Tory cabinet on the extent of Brexit and how […]

Looking In: Order

This year has been a challenge to order. Whether you like the current order or not, at least it exists. We live in order, not in chaos. The existence of an order is not pre-ordained and there are places without it. A challenge to order can be a force for good when it is constructive […]

The Arena: Closing time

I remember sending in my first column for “The Arena” last September. When the Daily accepted my proposal, I think I let it get to my head. I figured I would drop knowledge bombs and be the campus Nate Silver crossed with Jon Stewart crossed with Brad Pitt. But this election process made me feel more […]

The Arena: From across the pond

If you have been following my Instagram lately, you will have noticed that I am studying abroad in the United Kingdom this year. To be honest, it’s a bit of a bummer to miss out on the last month of the presidential campaign. It’s even more of a bummer having to wake up at 2 […]

Fletcher School hosts conference to discuss Greece and the future of Europe

Fletcher students are gathering this weekend for a conference with foreign leaders, historians and CEOs to discuss the economic, political and social issues affecting Greece, as well as Greece’s role in the Eurozone. Attendees are gathering at Breed Memorial Hall for the conference, titled “Greece’s Turn? Litmus Test for Europe.” Organized by the Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) at Fletcher, the two-day […]