Commitment to Diversity

Committee for Inclusiveness and Diversity

Diversity is a cornerstone of the Fletcher experience and essential for preparing leaders with a global perspective.  The goal of Fletcher’s Committee for Inclusiveness and Diversity is to foster a community that embraces and celebrates a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.  The Committee, comprised of faculty, staff and students, meets on a regular basis to collaborate on a wide range of initiatives.  The Committee affirms and supports many different dimensions of diversity including age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical abilities/qualities, country of origin, religion, culture, socio-economic status, and political views. It seeks to ensure that the Fletcher community is representative, follows best practices and creates a climate of inclusion. The Committee welcomes input and suggestions from all members of the Fletcher Community.


Cecile Aptel, Associate Professor of International Law
Zeynep Bulutgil, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics
Avery Cohn, Assistant Professor of Environment and Resource Policy
My Doan, Associate Director of Employer Relations
Noor Dughri, MALD 2016
Mary Dulatre, Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Leila Fawaz,  Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies
Carolyn Gideon Friedman, Assistant Professor of International Communication and Technology Policy
Laurie Hurley, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Ian Johnstone, Academic Dean, Professor of International Law
James Rollins,  Director of Finance and Administration
Gerard Sheehan, Executive Associate Dean
Rebekah Stewart, MALD 2015
Non-Discrimination Statement
Tufts does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status,  genetic information,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  Retaliation is also prohibited.  Tufts will comply with state and federal laws such as M.G.L. c. 151B, Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination.  More detailed Tufts policies and procedures on this topic may be found in the OEO Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Unlawful discrimination has no place at Tufts University and offends the University’s core values which include a commitment to equal opportunity and inclusion.   All Tufts employees, faculty members, students and community members are expected to join with and uphold this commitment.

Any member of the Tufts University community has the right to raise concerns or make a complaint regarding discrimination under this policy without fear of retaliation.  Any and all inquiries regarding the application of this statement and related policies may be referred to:  Jill Zellmer, MSW, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, Title IX and 504 Coordinator, at 617.627.3298 at 196 Boston Avenue, 3rd floor, Medford, MA or at    Anonymous complaints may also be made by reporting online at:  As set forth in our policies, individuals may also file complaints with administrative agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”).  The contact information for the local office of OCR is 617.289.0111 at Office for Civil Rights, Boston Office U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921.  The email address for OCR is

Please note that we also have a separate Non-Discrimination Policy.


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