Fletcher Alumni are invited to join Juilliard President, Joseph W. Polisi, F70, in conversation with James Stavridis, PhD, Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, 2009-2013, as they discuss the role of soft power and the arts in modern society.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
5:30 p.m.: Discussion and Q&A, Moderated by Orville Schell
6:30 p.m.: Performance by The Marriage of Figaro and reception to follow
The Juilliard School
Judith Harris and Tony Woolfson Orchestral Studio, Room 543
155 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
Joseph Polisi, F70, has been the President of The Juilliard School since 1984. Prior to Juilliard, Dr. Polisi was Dean of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has written many scholarly and educational articles for professional journals, has produced several sound recordings, and has recorded a solo album of twentieth-century bassoon music for Crystal Records.
James Stavridis, F83, F84, is the 12th leader of The Fletcher School since its founding in 1933. A retired Admiral in the U.S. Navy, he led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. He has published six books and over 150 articles.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York. Previously, he was professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of fifteen books and has written for many magazines and newspapers. He is a Fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University and a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at USC.