Triplomacy is diplomacy for the 21st century. It is an approach that leverages the perspectives and knowledge of no fewer than three industries and three sectors. By thinking triplomatically, seminar participants will learn how to collaborate across sectors (public, private, and non-profit) and approach complicated issues from a more rounded global perspective.
Fletcher’s open-enrollment Triplomacy seminars are held every two years in Washington D.C. and bring together distinguished Fletcher faculty and experts in Washington who are leaders in their fields. Each program focuses on a set of global challenges and opportunities that straddle three specific fields and welcome the participation of professionals from all sectors. Fletcher’s most recent seminar, The Changing Landscape: Energy, Environment, and Security, was held in October, 2013. The next Triplomacy seminar will run in 2015.
Fletcher Summer Institute
Every summer The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, in coordination with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, brings together 45 mid-career executives for The Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study on Nonviolent Conflict; an intensive week-long course on the theory and practice of civil resistance. Apply for the 2014 program here.
Tavitian Scholarship Program
The Fletcher School, in collaboration with the Tavitian Foundation, conducts the Tavitian Scholarship Program, a six-month training program for Armenian mid-career professionals. Each program brings fifteen young Armenian professionals from similar governmental agencies to The Fletcher School. With the completion of the thirteenth program in the spring of 2012 there are now over 200 graduates of the program, holding mid‐level and senior positions within the foreign ministry, the trade ministry, the central bank, and prominent legal institutions within Armenia. The early focus of the program was on developing diplomatic skills to enable the young Republic to forge relations with other nations. The focus of the program more recently has been on encouraging business development, and helping Armenia achieve steady growth of real GDP per capita, and development of the telecom, software, banking and tourist industries. The program has also helped to bridge the development gap between the US and the South Caucasus region, bringing increased understanding and cooperation.
Center for International Environment and Resource Policy
The CIERP develops and conducts executive education courses for international environmental and energy practitioners. Past courses have included international and regional programs on negotiating for sustainable development as well as on sustainable development diplomacy. Recently the CIERP was involved in Fletcher’s first Triplomacy executive education course, organized through Fletcher’s Department of Global Executive Education.
The CIERP has offered short tailored courses on international climate negotiations for G77 countries through the G77 Secretariat (2), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (2) as well as the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).
GMAP: Continuing Education
GMAP alumni have the opportunity to continue their education during the Annual Alumni Weekends. These Weekends are typically held at an international location in conjunction with GMAP’s international residencies. The Weekend comprises a two-day curriculum that explores and examines a current foreign policy issue. Distinguished GMAP faculty conduct presentations and engage alumni in discussion and lively debates. Most recently, GMAP held this program during the Midyear Residency in Lisbon, Portugal, on The Current State of the International Economy.