We are honored and proud to welcome this year’s morning keynote speakers: Anthony Banbury, F92, Assistant Secretary-General for Field Support, United Nations; Farah A. Pandith, F95, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State; and Dr. Klaus E. Scharioth, F74, F78, Dean of Mercator College for International Affairs, Germany.
The afternoon discussion will feature this year’s academic speaker: Alan K. Henrikson, Lee E. Dirks Professor of Diplomatic History at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Our speakers will be presenting challenging and timely material on the theme: The New Diplomacy: the 21st Century Imperatives in an Age Old Craft.
Chatham House rules will be in effect, allowing for candid, revealing, and sometimes provocative discussion not afforded to participants at similar events. Active alumni participation and insight in this discussion is eagerly anticipated.
Talloires is a place of peace and seclusion located in the heart of the French Alps, on the shores of Lake Annecy. The Tufts European Center, a restored 11th century monastery, makes the perfect venue for this Fletcher event.
As attendance at our gatherings in Talloires has grown, the experience has proven to be not only engaging intellectually, but also a catalyst to strengthen the ties among diverse members of the Fletcher global network, while increasing the School’s profile in Europe. We hope you will be able to join us.