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 […]

New Fletcher publication Econofact aims to reintroduce facts in economic analysis

This past election cycle has put the integrity and veracity of journalism in the spotlight, with rhetoric about “alternative facts” abounding. In response, the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy announced the advent of Econofact in January. The website, directed by William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs Michael Klein […]

Professors express mixture of fear and hope at executive order forum

Approximately 30 people gathered on Thursday night for a panel discussion about President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration in the ASEAN Auditorium at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The panel, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, was the third forum hosted by the university to discuss the ramifications of the recent […]

CBS News President David Rhodes discusses news media in politics

CBS News President David Rhodes spoke at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy last night at an event sponsored by the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World. The primary subject of the discussion was the role of news media in the presidential election and beyond. Dean of the Fletcher School James Stavridis, introduced Rhodes […]

Dean of Fletcher School James Stavridis meets with President-elect Trump

Admiral James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, met with President-elect Donald Trump yesterday at his office in Trump Tower in New York City, according to Fletcher School Public Relations Specialist Juli Hanscom. The meeting has fuelled speculation that Stavridis, who was previously the Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, is under consideration to be Trump’s secretary […]

Jim McGovern, Bill Browder discuss U.S.-Russia relations, defending human rights

Bill Browder, the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) discussed the future of U.S. foreign relations through the lens of the 2009 trial of Sergei Magnitsky in an event sponsored by the Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC). The event was attended by about 60 people and took […]

Interdisciplinary conference body discusses importance, influence of Arctic on international affairs

Academics, business leaders and diplomats gathered to discuss the future of the Arctic region at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s fifth annual Opening Arctic Conference on Saturday. The conference, which was organized by a group of 15 Fletcher students, was a part of its Warming Arctic International Inquiry Series, according to the event’s pamphlet. Through three panels, various speakers and a […]

Fletcher School hosts historic Conference on Gender and International Affairs

Over 250 people participated for the first-ever two-day Conference on Gender and International Affairs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy this past Friday and Saturday. The conference was hosted by two Fletcher School student groups: Global Women and the Gender Initiative. It was funded by several other institutes and student organizations on campus, according to Jonathan Ramteke, one of […]

Former National Security Council Advisor gives lecture at Fletcher School

Former National Security Council (NSC) Advisor Stephen Hadley gave a talk Monday evening in the ASEAN auditorium titled “A Challenge of the Middle East in Flames” as part of the Dr. Maurice S. Segal Lecture series. The discussion, which was free for all members of the public, was facilitated by Admiral James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and […]