Research Centers, Chairs, & Programs

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Research at the cutting edge.

Fletcher students don’t just study global affairs–they shape them. 

Through its numerous centers and institutes, Fletcher promotes interdisciplinary research and fosters collaboration between students and faculty on issues from international law to international environmental policy, human security to global diplomacy

Center for International Environment and Resource Policy: Equipping current and future policy entrepreneurs with both the knowledge to craft evidence-based policy in a global context and the skills to implement it.

Center for International Law and Governance: Promoting sustainable and pragmatic solutions to bring a new perspective to the study of global governance.

Center for Strategic Studies: Broadening the United States foreign policy debate through policy-relevant research on strategy and international politics.

Cultural Diplomacy Initiative: Harnessing the power of culture to foster mutual understanding.

Gender Analysis and Women's Leadership: Using gendered theory and analyses to engage directly with systems of power.

Henry J. Leir Institute for Migration and Human Security: Developing more equitable and sustainable responses to migration and its root causes by focusing on human security.

Institute for Business in the Global Context: Understanding the intersections between private enterprise and politics, people, and the planet to keep pace with an ever-shifting world.

International Security Studies Program: Examining a range of international security studies issues through courses, seminars, conferences, and lecture series.

Maritime Studies Program: Exploring the past, present, and future of oceans and waterways in the wider context of international trade, security, energy, and environmental issues.

Russia and Eurasia Program: Teaching and researching a range of historical and contemporary issues related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.

The Constantine G. Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic & European Studies: Promoting Hellenic and European studies in the U.S. while honoring a towering figure of Greece's past.

The Edward R. Murrow Center for Global Diplomacy: Exploring the intersection of media, cyberspace, and government to drive the conversation on the impact of the digital revolution.

The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies: Fostering greater understanding of the rich heritage of the Eastern Mediterranean and the significant challenges this region faces in the 21st century.

The Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs: Facilitating a global exchange of ideas in the management of innovation and technology and the advancement of economic and financial integration.

World Peace Foundation: Educating a global audience about the ills of war and promoting international peace.