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Dean James StavridisDean's Message

At The Fletcher School, for 80 years, we have tried to “know the world.”  Our job is to prepare our graduates to be practitioners in every dimension of international relations: economics, finance, diplomatic history, politics, culture, security and many other disciplines. The challenges we face in this turbulent 21st century quite literally transcend borders – we must be ready to connect in every sense of the word.

We seek to build partnerships between nations, government agencies and the public/private sector in order to be ready to shape international issues and events.  Our extensive network of graduates today serve in every venue in the global milieu – heads of state and government, political leaders in power and opposition, judges, diplomats, senior military officers, corporate leaders as every level, international bankers, development officials. The Fletcher School not only “knows the world,” but is part of shaping it through the global work of our graduates.

Our curriculum represents deep connections and partnerships in the academic and international world. Our students can build their expertise with dual degrees at leading institutions of law, business, medicine, urban policy, nutrition, engineering and other disciplines around the world. With multiple degree programs from which to choose, our students can literally shape not only their academic preparation but also the fields into which they will ultimately matriculate.

We offer a superb faculty balanced between academic excellence and real world experience, as well as Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, Master of International Business, Master of Laws in International Law and the powerful distance Global Master of Arts Program. Our one year Master of Arts program designed for mid-career or senior level professionals attracts extraordinary practitioners; and our highly regarded PhD program represents a top international relations degree known around the world.

If you hunger to “know the world,” come join us and help shape the international scene for the better in the years and decades to come. We are waiting for you … at The Fletcher School.

Dean James Stavridis

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