Generation of new knowledge in the field of international affairs is a constant, ongoing focus at Fletcher. Through the activities of faculty in their specialized areas of interest and through the work of research centers, Fletcher generates original research, analysis and commentary on current matters of foreign affairs that is widely disseminated through conferences, research programs and publications. Students participate fully in these activities and often implement initiatives to address issues in relevant, tangible ways.

Fletcher's faculty members are actively engaged in their areas of expertise, whether in an advisory capacity or in research that develops and chronicles the latest knowledge about crucial international issues. Areas of faculty expertise: