Campaign priorities - Faculty

Build a scholarly community at the nexus of theory and practice

FacultyFletcher's student enrollment, 53 percent female and 41 percent international, already reflects the rich diversity of the global community. We are committed to hiring faculty who reflect this diverse student body. Fletcher will add significantly to its number of female and international faculty, while at the same time strengthening support for its interdisciplinary divisions of Diplomacy, History, and Politics; International Law and Organizations; and Economics and International Business. We seek to expand and strengthen three signature academic programs in international environmental and resource policy studies, international human security, and international business, while advancing the Edward R. Murrow Center.

  • The Center for International Environment and Resource Policy integrates emerging science, engineering, and business concepts with a more traditional curriculum in law and diplomacy, and aims to become a major international research and advocacy center that will educate the world's emerging environmental leaders.
  • The Institute for Human Security, established in 2000, promotes cutting-edge research and education at the intersection of humanitarianism, development, human rights, and conflict resolution. The Institute is resolutely interdisciplinary; it collaborates closely with the Alan Shawn Feinstein International Center at Tufts' Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
  • The new master's program in International Business (and complementary Center for Emerging Market Enterprises) will give Fletcher graduates a singular competitive advantage by fostering a unique synergy between innovative training in international business and a renaissance education in international history, law, economics, and politics.
  • The Edward R. Murrow Center for the Study and Advancement of Public Diplomacy was established in 1965 in memory of the man whose distinguished reporting and analysis of world news and imaginative leadership of the United States Information Agency set a standard of excellence. Murrow's library and papers (more than 2,000 documents) are housed in Fletcher's Murrow Memorial Room and the Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives. The Center seeks to claim a place at the epicenter of the challenging and evolving field of public diplomacy with teaching, programmatic, and research activity. In support of these signature academic programs and other curricular priorities, Fletcher seeks to endow the following professorships, both for existing and new faculty, two of which are partially funded.

Giving opportunities

  • Professorship of Diplomatic Studies
  • Professorship of International Environmental and Resource Policy Studies
  • Professorship of International Law and Organizations
  • Professorship of International Security Studies
  • Professorship of Development Economics
  • Professorship for Cross-Disciplinary Studies (for a scholar with international relations, political science, sociology, law, human rights, governance, and/or democracy expertise)
  • Professorship of International Entrepreneurship
  • Professorship of Social Responsibility, Comparative Governance, and Global Ethics
  • Professorship of International Investment Studies
  • Professorship of Management of Technology and Global Strategy
  • Professorship of International Political Economy
  • Completion of Edward R. Murrow Professorship of Public Diplomacy
  • Completion of Professorship of Korean Studies


100 million

As of 6/30/11


Jay Dearborn

"Fletcher was my only choice for a foreign policy degree due to the unique flexibility of the curriculum that now allows me to discover varying disciplines taught by titans in their respective fields."
—Jay Dearborn, MALD, 2007