Our October 2016 Discussion:

Bridging the Academic-Policy Gap


The Institute for Human Security will be hosting the Fletcher Ideas Exchange (FIE), an annual forum for public speaking at the Fletcher School on October 25, 2016. Modeled as a TED-type event, the third annual FIE will feature 6 to 8 minute engaging speeches by faculty, students, alumni, and guests around the theme of Bridging the Academic-Policy Gap.
 
The FIE will feature talks discussing strategies for successfully bridging the academic-policy gap – how to better understand the challenges and how actors on both sides of the divide can overcome them. Talks will feature best practices of the academy effectively communicating research and using innovative dissemination strategies in order to highlight the most effective ways to bring research to bear with policymakers.
 
This event follows two successful Fletcher Ideas Exchange events in 2015 and 2016, on Media for Social Change, and Human Security Approaches to Peacebuilding, which involved a combination of speeches by students, faculty, alums and high profile guests. 

For more information on the Institute for Human Security, visit their page on the official Fletcher School site.