The Fletcher Doctoral Conference provides a unique opportunity for leading scholars and practitioners in the field of international relations to exchange perspectives on the most important issues facing academics and policymakers today. In addition, by bringing together current PhD students and alumni, the conference serves as a forum to showcase our community’s academic research and professional achievements, as well as a venue for networking and social interaction.

This year conference panels will be structured slightly differently from in the past. Each panel will consist of the presentation of an academic paper followed by discussions amongst the panelists and with the audience. Visit the Panel Discussions page for more information on this year’s panel topics.

The 8th Fletcher Doctoral Conference will be held on October 17, 2014 at The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155. This website provides critical information about the upcoming meeting including on-line registration. Please make sure to visit for updates as the scheduled conference date approaches and new information is added.

We look forward to welcoming the Fletcher community and the general public to the 8th Fletcher Doctoral Conference!