Our Commitment to Educating in an Inclusive Environment

Commencement 2016

Many in the Fletcher community are working to understand the changes to U.S. visitor and immigration policy that were made last month.

At The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, we value and respect all members of our community. Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of the Fletcher experience and essential for preparing leaders with a global perspective.

We believe in compassion, justice, and doing all we can to make the world a place where, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

At times such as this, it is important to reaffirm our principles and, in this case, the mission of The Fletcher School:

  • To educate professionals from around the world and to prepare them for positions of leadership and influence in the national and international arenas;
  • To increase understanding of international problems and concerns through teaching, research and publications;
  • To serve local, national, and international communities in their search to develop relationships of mutual benefit, security and justice in an increasingly interdependent world.

Now more than ever, we need students who are committed to our mission and to making a difference in the world; students who will very soon join our worldwide alumni network and who will carry forward our mission across the globe and in the United States.

We guarantee that we will provide all admitted students with a supportive environment and the opportunity for deep interdisciplinary analysis of the issues that challenge us, with the goal of carrying into action the knowledge you gain here.

Our sentiments are shared across Tufts University, as you will find in this message to Tufts University students, staff, faculty, and alumni from Tufts President Tony Monaco emphasizing our commitment to protecting the international members of our community, regardless of national origin, religion or citizenship status.

Dean James Stavridis

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