About

Since 1933, The Fletcher School has prepared the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, business and non-governmental organizations with strategic cross-sector networks. Through our ongoing commitment and rigorous approach to advancing world knowledge through research and scholarship, we continue to inform and build bridges to meaningful global solutions.

The 21st century is being shaped by new realities worldwide, and global interdependence has become the accepted norm. From the reconstruction of post-conflict societies and the creation of markets in emerging economies to the analysis of terrorist threats and the promotion of human rights, today's issues transcend borders and disciplines. Common to all these challenges are the myriad connections between history, politics and culture that we must understand to respond effectively to them. 

The Fletcher School is distinctive among leading professional schools of international affairs for our collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach to identifying and illuminating those connections. Students representing more than 70 countries join with an experienced faculty to inform classroom discussions with diverse viewpoints. Immersed in this dynamic environment, broadly knowledgeable and inquisitive leaders develop a thorough and nuanced grounding in the latest political, economic, business and legal thinking and translate it into practical successful actions that shape international issues and events. The flexibility of our curriculum allows students to tailor their education to their particular interests and to explore those interests from new perspectives. Both professors and alumni are active players on the global stage who are ready and willing to share their experiences and contacts in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Connections made at Fletcher impact the academic, personal and professional lives of our alumni over the course of a lifetime.

If you seek engagement in international affairs and aspire to make meaningful and important contributions to the world, we invite you to join the Fletcher community and explore the world of possibilities here.