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IBGC & CIERP present: "Energy Policy: Should Costs be Hidden?"
Join us for a spirited dialogue presented by…  “Energy Policy: Should Costs Be Hidden?”       Ed Muller Rtd. Vice Chairman, NRG Energy      _____________________________     Monday, October 23rd, 2017      12:30pm   M200    Fletcher School __________________________________      For more information, contact Tanya Halvorsen (tanya.halvorsen@tufts.edu)      _______________________________  The United States and other nations are seeking to address emissions of carbon dioxide through various energy policies. Given a choice of acting directly, such as imposing taxes on the use of fossil fuels, and acting indirectly, such as through subsidies for renewables, governments have chosen to act indirectly. Is this a good choice and what are the downsides of acting indirectly?    _______________________________ BACKGROUND  Edward Muller is the retired vice chairman of NRG Energy, Inc., a competitive energy company that produces and sells electricity in the United States. Prior to the merger in 2012 of GenOn Energy Inc. and NRG, he was chairman and chief executive of GenOn which produced and sold electricity in the United States. Before the formation of GenOn through the merger in 2010 of Mirant Corporation and RRI Energy, he was chairman and chief executive of Mirant Corporation. During his tenure, Mirant also produced and sold electricity in Curacao, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Philippines and Trinidad. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Energy, the wholly owned global power subsidiary of Edison International, which during his tenure had major activities in Australia, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.    Prior to joining Edison Mission, Muller was vice president, chief financial officer, general counsel and secretary of Whittaker Corp., a Los Angeles-based conglomerate with activities in aerospace, chemicals, healthcare and metals. From 1991 to 1993, in addition to his duties at Whittaker, he was also vice president, general counsel and secretary of BioWhittaker, Inc., a Maryland-based biotechnology firm spun off by Whittaker.    Muller is a director of AeroVironment, Inc., a producer of unmanned aircraft systems and efficient energy systems, and of Transocean Ltd., an offshore oil and gas driller. He previously has been a director of  Contact Energy, Ltd., a New Zealand electric company; Edison Mission Energy; Interval, Inc., a provider of Internet-based tools for automotive retailers; GenOn Energy Inc.; Mirant Corporation; NRG Energy, Inc., Oasis Residential, Inc., an apartment REIT; Ormat Technologies, Inc., a developer, builder, owner and operator of geothermal power plants; RealEnergy, Inc., a developer, owner and operator of on-site generation for commercial office buildings; RigNet Inc., a provider of information and communication services for drilling rigs; Strategic Data Corp., an Internet personalization and datamining firm; The Keith Companies, Inc, an engineering firm; and Whittaker Corp.                    He is chair of the Board of Trustees of the Riverview School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy, and previously was Chairman of the U.S.-Philippines Business Committee and Co-Chairman of the International Energy Development Council. Muller received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and law degree from the Yale Law School.  ********************************

When: Oct 23, 2017 12:30PM in Medford, MA
Willie J Laws Band - "The Last Prophet of the Funky Texas Blues"
With Mario Perret!

When: Oct 23, 2017 9:30PM in Medford, MA
Social Movements in Japan - The Japan Club 2nd Seminar -
The Fletcher Japan Club welcomes Kanoko Kamata, one of the leading figures of community organizing movement in Japan as a speaker of our second seminar. During dinner time session (pizza will be served), Kanoko will share her leadership experiences as a co-founder and former Executive Director of Community Organizing Japan (COJ). If you wish to join the seminar, please R.S.V.P. here by Oct. 25th, or “attend” on our FB event page. Recently, her grass-root movement has reached in Reforming Japan's Sex Crime Laws (See the link). She was also nominated for one of 100 leaders of the next generation.  Details of the seminar is as below. Social Movement in Japan- through community organizing practice on gender issues Day and time: October 26th(Thu), 2017, 6:30~7:30p.m. Guest: Kanoko Kamata Co-founder and former Executive Director of Community Organizing Japan (COJ) Associate at Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University Moderator: Takeda Takuya Assistant Manager, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry Candidate, Master of Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School Location: The Fletcher school, M200 Classroom Contents: What is community organizing?  Leading the society through grass-root movements? Current Japanese society and learning from anti sex crime campaign

When: Oct 26, 2017 6:30PM in Medford, MA
The FLPFI and Hitachi Center Present: Greg Chen from CGAP
The FLPFI and Hitachi Center Present: Greg Chen from CGAP discussing the innovative India Stack! Background: Based out of Washington, DC, Greg Chen leads the Policy Team that advances regulation and policies at the global and national level. He brings 20 years of financial inclusion experience and more than a decade of work residing in South Asia and working with microfinance institutions, mobile money, fintech, central banks and policy makers. His recent work focuses on digital finance, competition policy and digitizing government payments. Prior to CGAP, Greg worked for the Aga Khan Development Network, ShoreBank International, and Bank of America. An American national, he has lived and worked in Asia for over 20 years. He completed his undergraduate Studies at Wesleyan University and Masters studies at Harvard’s Kennedy School. 

When: Oct 27, 2017 12:30PM in Medford, MA
Jason Palmer Band Live at Wally's Jazz Cafe

Come hear trumpeter/composer Jason Palmer with his band, featuring his original compositions and creative musical contributions by his musical cohorts.

When: Oct 27, 2017 9:45PM in Medford, MA
Cost: Free 21+
Travel & Scholarship Promotional Pricing Available! - SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Certification - Boston, MA
Travel & Scholarship promotional pricing available!!  --call or email for details! The i4 Group conducts in-house training for your enterprise with special pricing available. SAFe® 4.0 Advanced Scrum Master Course with SASM Certification The next step in the Scrum Master’s learning path  This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe® implementation. The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of the program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances the Scrum paradigm with an introduction to scalable engineering and DevOps practices; the application of Kanban to facilitate the flow of value; and supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders in the larger program and enterprise contexts. The course offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM). Associated Certification: SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) AudienceThe following individuals will benefit from this course: Existing Scrum Masters Team leaders, project managers, and others who have assumed the role of an Agile team facilitator in a SAFe® or enterprise Agile context Engineering and development managers who will be responsible for Agile execution and for coaching teams and teams of teams Agile coaches Agile program managers and prospective Release Train Engineers Learning Goals After this course, you should be able to: Apply SAFe® principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in the multi-team environment Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at the team and program levels Address Agile and Scrum anti-patterns Support the adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile architecture Apply Kanban and flow to optimize the team’s work Facilitate program planning, execution, and delivery of end-to-end systems value Support learning through participation in Communities of Practice and innovation cycles Learning Objectives Topics Covered SAFe® framework, values, and Lean-Agile principles Agile and Scrum anti-patterns Program increment planning, execution, and Inspect and Adapt workshops Quality engineering, Agile architecture, and DevOps practices Kanban for facilitating team and program flow of work Building high-performing teams Interaction with the system team, deployment, UX, architects, product owners, product management, and business owners Learning and Communities of Practice Course Prerequisites Attendees of the SAFe® SASM course are strongly suggested to have one of the following certificates: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), and alternatively, SAFe Practitioners (SPs) who have attended the SAFe Scrum Master Orientation SAFe® Certification SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification SAFe® Certification Kit Attendees who pass the exam will receive: A SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master certificate A one-year certified membership as a SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master A SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master branding kit with the SASM certification mark What You Get The class registration includes: Attendee workbooks Online course feedback survey Eligibility to take the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master exam with certification exam administration and scoring SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) attendance certificate upon request Annual Renewal Renewals are yearly from the date of certification: Renewal fee: $100 Renewal requirement: 10 continuing education/outreach hours Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs) Attendees may be eligible to apply for 16 Continuing Education – Strategic PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance   For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting:  thei4group.com Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and are subject to a $150 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed. ​ All ​classes are not guaranteed to make.  Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. The i4 group is not responsible for any kind of reimbursements due cancelled classes .  It is recommended that you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations.   In the event a class is cancelled, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.

When: Oct 28, 2017 8am in Medford, MA
Gold's Gym Open House
Gold's Gym in Medford is hosting our monthly OPEN HOUSE on October 30th...ALL DAY! We open at 5am and close at 10pm, so pick your time and come try out the gym! For those of you who would like to try a class, you can find our class schedule here: http://www.goldsgym.com/medfordma/calendar/ ....for the Open House, we will be running our Monday class schedule. There will be refreshments/healthy snacks and FREE WORKOUTS!! Supplement sampling from Flex Appeal / GAT Supplements Come see us and get your SWEAT ON!    FAQs   Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Must have a valid photo ID - if under 18, must be accompanied by parent/guardian.   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking lot and additional parking next door   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Yes! Please call Gold's Gym Medford at (781) 381-4132 if you have any questions or concerns.   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You can print, show the ticket on your phone, or simply mention this eventbrite for access   Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes!  

When: Oct 30, 2017 7am in Medford, MA
2017 Religion, Law & Diplomacy Conference
Approaching Religion Literacy in International Affairs How do you train a diplomat, a businesswoman, or a soldier to be an effective & transformational leader in a religiously pluralistic world?  This conference will focus on the importance of productive engagement with religion in international affairs. Panels of practitioners and academics will discuss what religious literacy brings to: Security Operations International Business Conflict Resolution *Keynote Speech by Sean Callahan, CEO of Catholic Relief Services and Fletcher Class of 1988* View conference schedule here: https://fletcherrld.com/schedule/ This conference is made possible by the generous support of: Presenting Sponsor: The Henry Luce Foundation Panel Sponsors: Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC), Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security (IHS), International Security Studies Program (ISSP) & The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies Institutional Sponsors: The Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Tufts Religion Department, Tufts University Chaplaincy, Tufts International Relations Program, Tufts Hillel, Institute for Global Leadership, The Fletcher School at Tufts University

When: Nov 3, 2017 9:30AM in Medford, MA
2017 Annual Meeting and Thank You Party
The annual meeting will be followed by a construction-themed party in honor of the $12 million grant recently awarded to the Medford Public Library. Think building activities and competitions, and lots and lots of Lego bricks! Complimentary finger foods, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available.  Must be 21+ to attend.  FAQs Do I have to be a member of the Friends of the Medford Public Library to attend? Yes. Get your membership online or at the door. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, we will have list of registered guests.

When: Nov 4, 2017 7pm in Medford, MA
Paralympic Sport Community Day
The Fall 2017 Paralympic Sport Community Day will be a celebration of Para sport across the region and will include demonstrations, individualized introduction to various Para sports from the region's top adaptive sport providers,  a chance to learn about programs, networking with other Para sport atheltes and parents, seminars, storytelling by local Paralympians, and a raffle of U.S. Paralympic Team gear from London, Beijing and other Games.  This day is for everyone who loves Para sport, whether you are a 5-time Gold Medalist, a fitness-focused weekend warrior, an aspiring up-and-comer, or a total novice.  You'll see old friends and meet new ones.  Please join us! Who should attend: Youth and adults who have visual or mobility impairments plus their parents, siblings, friends and other supporters.  Most participants in Para sports demonstrate typical cognitive, emotional and behavioral development and thrive in a team setting. Relevant professionals are also welcome. Highlights include: Ten introductory “try-it” stations run concurrently from 10:00-1Running (blind/VI, amputee, CP) Wheelchair Racing Seated and standing throws Rowing Tennis Golf Basketball Biathlon Goalball Yoga Sled Hockey (in Everett 12:00-2Learn More) U.S. Paralympians on hand for discussions, selfies and autographs Representatives from 25 adaptive sports & service organizations Raffle of U.S. Paralympic Team gear from London and Beijing. Seminar/discussions on:            Inclusion in youth/club/community sports            Participating in school sports            Adult programs & groups            The parent perspective Contact marissa.potter@adaptivesportsne.org with any additional questions. FREEPREREGISTRATION REQUESTED

When: Nov 5, 2017 10am in Medford, MA