Congressman Joaquín Castro discusses foreign policy, midterm elections

Rep. Joaquín Castro, a leading Democrat in the House of Representatives, discussed foreign policy and domestic issues at the Cabot Intercultural Center’s ASEAN Auditorium Wednesday night. The event was co-sponsored by The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Castro, who has represented Texas’ 20th Congressional District since 2013, was introduced by Ian Johnstone, interim dean […]

News roundup: Last year in headlines

Last year, Tufts saw a continuation of established debates and drama, as well as the emergence of new issues that stand to affect the campus in the coming months. Here is a review of the key issues as they emerged. September Led by campus group United for Immigrant Justice, more than 60 students protested outside […]

Fletcher student-led Pakistan trek canceled weeks prior to departure

A student-led trip to Pakistan through The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy was denied approval for continuation on Nov. 14, in a decision made by the International Travel Review Committee (ITRC) under Tufts Global Operations. According to ITRC’s documentation, the trip was originally set to take place from Dec. 22, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018 and was […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Oct. 30

MONDAY “Senate Town Hall: Discussion on Capen Village & Spatial Inequity” Details: Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate will hold a town hall to discuss two large upcoming projects: the construction plans for Capen Village, which will consist of 15 wood-framed houses for upperclassmen, and the Brown and Blueprint Initiative, which is a series of listening […]

Mac Maharaj discusses peace, justice in post-apartheid South Africa

Mac Maharaj, a central figure in the journey to end of apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s, spoke about his observations from the struggle to bring peace to his country at an event on Thursday night. Maharaj also received the Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Award, an honor given through the Institute for Global Leadership […]

Tufts hires Bridge Professor to specialize in cybersecurity

Cybersecurity policy expert Susan Landau will join Tufts faculty next fall as a Bridge Professor between the School of Engineering and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  Landau, currently a professor of cybersecurity policy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was chosen for the bridge professorship because of her expertise in both fields, according to Vice Provost Kevin Dunn. “Professor […]

CEO of Gap Inc. speaks at Fletcher about retail, apparel industries

The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy’s Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) Speaker Series hosted CEO of Gap Inc. Art Peck in ASEAN Auditorium on Oct. 19 for an event titled “Minding the Gap: The Art of Sustainable Leadership.” The discussion, attended by about 50 people, kicked off with an introduction from IBGC […]