Human Security Field of Study

The Fletcher School's interdisciplinary curriculum allows students to develop the theoretical and practical skills necessary to respond to today's global challenges.  For more information on the different course offerings and areas of specialization at Fletcher, please visit the course descriptions and fields of study pages. 

For those students interested in the inclusive well-being of all human-beings and sustainable social change, Fletcher offers a wide range of courses that address the multiple dimensions of human security, including political and economic development, conflict resolution, the environment, nutrition and health, human rights, security studies, gender, the rule of law, and many more.  The human security field at Fletcher highlights the overlaps and interactions between these dimensions in order to bring together the concerns and practices that deal with the many faces of, and close relations between, freedom from fear and freedom from want.

Course offerings in the human security field include:

  • ILO L210: International Human Rights Law
  • ILO L211: Current Issues in Human Rights
  • ILO L214: Transitional Justice
  • ILO L250: Law and Development
  • ILO L252: Rule of Law in Post-Conflict Environments
  • DHP D220: Processes of International Negotiation
  • DHP D221: International Mediation
  • DHP D223: Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution
  • DHP D225: Conflict Resolution Practice
  • DHP D230: Humanitarian Action in Complex Emergencies
  • DHP D231: Gender and Human Security in Transitional States and Societies
  • DHP D232: Gender, Culture and Conflict in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
  • DHP D236: Migration and Governance in the Global South
  • DHP P201: Comparative Politics
  • DHP P213: Religion and Politics
  • DHP P222: Development Aid and Practice
  • DHP P223m: Political Violence
  • DHP P227: Advanced Development and Conflict Resolution
  • DHP P243: Internal Conflicts and War
  • DHP P247: Civil-Military Relations
  • DHP P293: Democracy and State Reform in Latin America
  • DHP P294m: Political Economy and Business Context of Latin America
  • DHP P296: Authoritarianism in Comparative Perspective
  • DHP P297: Engaging Human Security
  • DHP P298: Conflict in Africa
  • EIB E240: Development Economics: Macroeconomic Perspectives
  • EIB E241: Development Economics: Policy Analysis
  • EIB E247: Econometric Impact Evaluation for Development
  • EIB B243: Market Approaches to Development