Fletcher Academic Dean Peter Uvin, founding director of the Institute for Human Security and the Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies The Fletcher School, will become the first provost of Amherst College, a role that he will assume at the end of this academic year.
In an announcement to the Fletcher community earlier today, Dean Stephen W. Bosworth detailed Uvin’s “transformative” impact on the School over his 12 years of service. “[Peter] efficiently led the rollout of our two new programs, the MIB and the LLM; he took a leadership role in revising the School's curriculum, in promoting diversity, in improving our mechanisms of governance, in bringing The World Peace Foundation to Fletcher, in upgrading the quality of our PhD program, and in countless other areas,” said Bosworth. “But above all, Peter turned The Fletcher School into a learning organization, constantly self-critical, attuned to data and new trends, seeking for creative solutions, and all in a climate of open and respectful discussion with faculty, staff and students.”
Uvin added, “The last six years are among the most professionally and personally rewarding of my life. The Fletcher School is an amazing institution, and I'm proud to have been associated with it for all of these years.”
Read the Amherst College announcement.