Building Bridges Toward 21st Century Prosperity and Security

From geopolitics to global business. From security to humanitarian aid. From investment to sustainable development. From walled gardens to open source. The Fletcher School's multidisciplinary approach to international affairs prepares students for leadership positions that span industries, borders and sectors.

We invite you to explore just a few alumni stories of impact—including that of alumnus and current dean, Admiral James Stavridis, who describes how Fletcher prepared him to build bridges in this turbulent 21st Century in his role as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO.

In this video series from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, a diverse range of alumni and students across ages, interests, sectors and degree programs, discuss their reasons for choosing Fletcher, what makes it a standout institution for graduate education in international affairs, how their experiences at the School helped to transform their views of the world and shape their careers, and how the School prepared them to be successful in their current roles.

The series kicks off with Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, and graduate of the school's GMAP degree for mid-career professionals.

Audio track: Comic Bakery (Jazz mix) by Noviello Pippo

Stories of Global Impact

Mariana Benitez Tiburcio MALD F12
Mariana Benitez Tiburcio
LLM 12
Mexican Federal Congresswoman representing Oaxaca province

Read Mariana's story

Patrick Meier
PhD 12
Co-founder of WeRobotics, international advisor

Read Patrick's story

Joseph Dunford
MA 92
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Read Joseph's story

Alexander Lorimer GMAP F12
Justin Ettinger
Christina Sass
Alexander Lorimer
Ernst & Young Associate Director - EMEIA Tax Marketing & Communications

Read Alexander's story

Justin Ettinger
MIB 13
Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy, Under Armour
Christina Sass
Co-founder, Andela