Tisch College board member discusses Indian microfinance industry

Tufts alumnus and Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd. founder Vikram Akula (LA ’90) discussed the history and legacy of his company, formerly known as SKS Microfinance, an Indian microfinancial firm founded in 1998, on Tuesday night in the Cabot Intercultural Center. Hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Tufts Entrepreneurship Society and The […]

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla speaks at Fletcher

Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, vice president of Indonesia, spoke about his country’s place in world affairs at a conversation hosted by The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on Sept. 21. Indonesia is the fourth-most populous country and most populous Muslim-majority country in the world. Kalla, who has been serving his second term as Indonesia’s vice president since […]

Stavridis departs Fletcher after five years as dean

Admiral James Stavridis (F ’83, F ’84) stepped down on Aug. 1 as Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy after five years in the position. Stavridis had served in multiple senior leadership roles in the U.S. military prior to assuming the deanship, including as head of the U.S. Southern Command from 2006 […]

EconoFact continues to grow, reintroduces facts, analysis into policy debates

EconoFact, an online publication launched just over a year ago by faculty at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, is continuing to work toward its mission of reintroducing facts and economic analysis into public discourse on social and economic policy. EconoFact provides data and analysis of current policy issues through short memos written in accessible […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Jan. 29

TUESDAY “A Conversation with Setti Warren” Details: In this event co-sponsored by the Tisch College of Civic Life, the Tufts Democrats are hosting Setti Warren for a lecture and question-and-answer session. Warren, a former mayor of Newton, Mass. and an Iraq War veteran, is a Democratic candidate for the November 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial election. According […]

The power of storytelling: A conversation with Alisha Guffey

With the 2011 repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, many assumed the military would become more inclusive and that somehow all the past issues would fade away. According to the Williams Institute report from May 2010, at least 70,000 members of the U.S. military are lesbian, gay or bisexual. Additionally, about 15,500 members are […]

Evan Osnos discusses North Korea at The Fletcher School

Evan Osnos, a staff writer at the New Yorker, gave an Institute for Global Leadership-sponsored lecture at the ASEAN Auditorium on Nov. 13 regarding U.S. relations with North Korea. Osnos has visited North Korea twice, most recently this past August. On his more recent trip, he was able to interview several North Korean government officials. He […]

Tufts begins replacing Trunk and TUSK with Canvas across all campuses

Tufts has begun a three-year transition this fall to Canvas, a new learning management system (LMS) that will replace Trunk and Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK).  The new system has already been implemented at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the School of the Museum of Fine […]

Fletcher School hosts Algerian independence freedom fighter

Zohra Drif, a leading figure in the Algerian independence movement and former politician, discussed her memoir “Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter” on Wednesday at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The talk, titled “Memories of Algeria’s Struggle for Freedom,” took place at the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies. It […]

Winners of $100k New Ventures Competition selected

The annual $100k New Ventures Competition — a contest organized by the Gordon Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (ELS) Program that awards funding to several startup teams — selected the winners for this year’s competition two weeks ago. The three winning teams will all receive capital and other services to kickstart their enterprises, according to Program Assistant in the […]