Our 8th Annual Fletcher Doctoral Conference will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at The Fletcher School, Medford, MA.

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. Visit the Call for Papers page if you are interested in submitting a paper proposal. Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words and are due no later than March 30, 2014. Please note that only Fletcher alumni, professors, and students are eligible to submit paper proposals.

The 8th Fletcher Doctoral Conference will be held on October 17, 2014 on the 7th floor of the Cabot Building at The Fletcher School. 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!

General inquiries should be addressed to Conference Coordinators, Sarah Detzner ( and Benjamin Naimark-Rowse (