Student Activities and Organizations
With over 50 student organizations, Fletcher students have ample opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities. Our groups range from student publications, to student-led conferences, to affinity groups, to athletic organizations, to musical ensembles, and more!
Africana Club is both a social and an academic club committed to promoting and furthering understanding of topics and issues relevant to Africa and African culture.
Leadership: Sabrina Andrews, David Mbai
Ambassachords is Fletcher's premier co-ed a capella group, celebrating cultures across the globe and in many languages while promoting global harmony since 1933. They sing at Fletcher events throughout the year. Can you carry a tune? Join them! Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester and rehearsal is held once per week.
Leadership: Hasi Edema, Victoria Yu
The ASEAN Society serves to spread awareness about the Southeast Asia to The Fletcher School and the broader local community through speakers, discussions, simulations, debates, career talks, student and professor presentations as well as cultural events. It aims to fill the gap between the growing importance of and increased interest in Southeast Asia at Fletcher and the lack of a coherent hub to exchange information, ideas and experiences about the region. Come join the ASEAN Society today!
Leadership: Ravy Uong
Fletcher Asia Club was established in 2004 as a means for students interested in all aspects of Asia to share experiences and knowledge with some fun thrown in. The group seeks to build a diverse network of Asia-oriented scholars and professionals through lectures, discussion tables as well as introducing Asian culture through movie nights, food fiestas, and language tables. They also promote the collaboration with other Asia-related student organizations from around the Boston area. Come and join the Asia Club!
The Blakeley Chats provide a forum for Fletcher students to share their knowledge and experiences with their classmates in an informal setting. By coming together to hear presentations about their colleagues' travels, professional expertise, and personal experiences, students can more fully appreciate the extraordinary diversity of the Fletcher community, and understand what each of their classmates has to offer.
The China Club aims to inform the Fletcher Community of Chinese Culture & International Affairs for the 21st century through a series of academic, professional, and cultural events on the Greater China region to promote understanding and engagement
Leadership: Victoria Yu, Kelly Wong
China Language and Culture Club
The China Language and Culture Club seeks to provide students with exposure to Chinese language, food and culture. They hold language exchanges throughout the year as well as group activities surrounding meals, cinema, fine arts and dance. Additionally, they also hold a variety of academic events that highlight China's unique position in the world exploring themes of foreign policy, trade and economy, as well as energy and environmental issues. Anyone interested is encouraged to participate in club activities.
Design Thinking at Fletcher promotes projects, workshops and information on Human Centred Design and related design approaches at Fletcher.
Leadership: Masrura Oishi, Alfred Sogja, Ravi Janjwadia, Naman Srivastava
The Diplomats Ball
The Fletcher Diplomats' Ball is an annual black tie gala celebrating the Fletcher community and the end of the academic year. You can join your fellow Fletcher students, faculty, and staff for a night of dinner and dancing in a Boston venue that changes each year. The event includes dinner, dessert, refreshments, and a photo booth.
Leadership: Meaghan Waff, Gina Standard, Victoria Yu, Morgan Jefferies, Camille Freestone, Sapna Ullal, Neil Maheshwari
Educators in International Affairs
The Fletcher School's Educators in International Affairs Society seeks Fletcher students who have backgrounds working in education or have an interest in international education. Former teachers represent a distinct portion of our student body who possess common skills, which are assets in their graduate studies and future careers. The organization will also seek to expand the discourse at Fletcher surrounding the challenges and opportunities in education around the world as it relates to diplomacy and international development.
The Eurasia Club at The Fletcher School seeks to promote a cultural, historical, political, and economic understanding of the countries of the former Soviet Union. By bringing together students from diverse backgrounds and meeting with experts and practitioners from Russia and Eurasia, the club aims to create lasting connections among individuals, communities, and the region as a whole.
Leadership: Madeline Diorio, Erica Johnston
European Affairs Society (Euro Club)
The European Affairs Society provides a forum for the Fletcher community to explore, discuss, debate and celebrate contemporary transatlantic issues. This club aims to develop an understanding of the European community at Fletcher through the organization of engaging activities such as the annual European Conference at Harvard, social gatherings with other schools in the greater Boston area, events with experts on European affairs, dinners, movie showings and book talks.
Leadership: Morgan Jefferies
Fletcher Armed Forces Club
Support and community for Veterans, Active Duty military, and Reservists at Fletcher.
Leadership: Ian Eder, Salaam Kako
Fletcher AV seeks to bring campus policy discourse to the audiovisual medium. Through developing capacity, collaborating on creative projects, and facilitating discussion on the effects of the audiovisual medium on policy-making and public opinion, Fletcher AV seeks to demystify a critical medium for public discourse in the 21st century.
Fletcher Christian Fellowship
The Fletcher Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian group that holds weekly meetings and provides a forum for all those interested in growing in their relationship with God. New members are welcomed!
Leadership: Sabrina Andrews, Cori Simmons
Fletcher CliffsNotes is a lecture series that was formed to create learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Founded with the intent of offering a primer lesson on key themes in Fletcher courses and relevant current affairs issues, the Club invites guest speakers to cover the "101" basics of a topic, offer insights from his or her experience in the field, and take questions from the audience. The Club will present four to six events per semester and invite student suggestions on topics and speakers. CliffsNotes are an American study guide series that provide a summary of a much longer work designed to allow a student to quickly learn the key points, so each Fletcher CliffsNotes event will provide students with the chance to gain foundational knowledge about issues that are critical to the Fletcher curriculum in a 1.5-hour session.
Fletcher Climbs builds community, fitness, and fun by organizing trips to local rock climbing gyms and outdoor crags. They welcome all levels of skill and practice – no prior experience or equipment necessary.
Leadership: Molly Elder, Ian Eder
Fletcher Community Collective
The Fletcher Community Collective (FCC) aims to provide safe, inclusive, and uplifting spaces to foster a more compassionate, understanding, and supportive community. The health of our community is tied to the holistic well-being of each its members. FCC seeks to affirm and acknowledge students‚ diverse lived experiences and realities by creating platforms to collectively learn, grow, and thrive. FCC is you.
Fletcher Consulting Group
The Fletcher School's student-run consulting club is dedicated to preparing the next generation of colonists for leadership in the field through case prep workshops, networking opportunities, and exposing them to the breadth of consulting through accomplished members of the field.
Leadership: Tim Hu, Ben Noelle, Chandler Warren, Pranav Jain, Emmanuel Gebremeskel, Alfred Sogja
The Fletcher Dems seek to engage Fletcher students on U.S. political issues and their intersection with foreign policy. During Fall 2020, we will be supporting students in political activities to help elect democrats in the 2020 election cycle. The organization will promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in politics and create a safe space for students to engage in thoughtful, political debates.
Leadership: Lesley Brock, Ben Sohl
Fletcher Diplomacy Club
The Fletcher Diplomacy Club seeks to raise the profile of diplomacy on campus and serve as a focal point for students from all nationalities interested in diplomacy as a career, both within the civil and foreign services.
Leadership: Emilio Contreras
Fletcher Energy and Environment Club (FLEEC)
The Fletcher Energy and Environment Club (FLEEC) informs students about environmental and energy issues and events on a local and international level. FLEEC acts as a network and resource for current Fletcher students and alumni to get involved in environmental issues. FLEEC hosts speakers, field trips, career networking events, and acts as an informational platform.
Leadership: Danielle Jameson, Eliza Sheff, Nikolas Westfield
Fletcher Fermentation Club
Fletcher Fermentation Club explores how fermented products know neither time nor borders and have been enjoyed/relied upon by many cultures throughout history. They seek to create a knowledge-sharing community at Fletcher that teaches and learns about the multifaceted wonders of fermentation. We will explore many of the possibilities of fermentation, including beer, wine, cider, kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles, miso, cheese, kimchi, yogurt, and tempeh. Previous experience/knowledge not required!
Leadership: Michael Gradus
Fletcher Finance Club
The Fletcher Finance Club's mission is to be a platform of learning in the areas of finance and related public policy by offering extracurricular skills and knowledge building initiatives; and to provide a complementary channel through which members may successfully pursue a professional career in the broad financial services & banking industry.
Leadership: Tim Hu, Michael Gradus, Morgan Kuhar, Nathaniel Leach
Founded in 1975 and published biannually, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is the student-managed foreign policy journal. The publication provides a broad, interdisciplinary platform for analysis of legal, political, economic, environmental, and diplomatic issues in international affairs.
Leadership: Alessandra Testa
Fletcher Food Policy Club
The Fletcher Food Policy Club hosts a variety of events and speakers throughout the year that focus on founding member Sam Chapple-Sokol's vision of "using food in cuisine as an instrument to create cross-cultural understanding, in the hopes of improving interactions and cooperation" or "using food to get along with people, to talk to people, and get to know them better."
Leadership: Halsey Diakow
Fletcher Futbol is the Fletcher School's foremost Sports Diplomacy practitioners club. They believe in using the world's most common language—soccer—to connect students from around the world through a common love of the beautiful game. Fletcher Futbol is a co-ed all-inclusive club, which plays competitively against other graduate schools in the Boston area. Fletcher Futbol is a cultural, professional, and athletic cornerstone of the Fletcher community. Joga bonito.
Leadership: Beth Alexion, Samir Belkacem
Fletcher Humanitarian Action Society
The Humanitarian Action Society (HAS) provides a network and forum for students interested in humanitarian affairs where students can exchange their diverse experiences, perspectives and skills. HAS serves as a platform where students can begin to fill the gaps in their understanding of what it means to work in the humanitarian space and think critically about challenges in the field.
Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law, & Diplomacy (Fletcher RLD)
The Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law & Diplomacy aims to provide a framework for interdisciplinary study and practice of international affairs through the lens of religious literacy; create spaces to challenge assumptions and enhance understanding about the role of religion in the varied discourses at the Fletcher School; and develop these competencies through an annual fall conference and spring speaker series.
Leadership: Francois Venne, Christopher Pumford
Fletcher International Law Society
We are the Fletcher's chapter of International Law Students Association (ILSA). The mission of the ILS is to promote the study and understanding of international law and its application, through a multi-disciplinary exchange of ideas and approaches. We also seek to connect students, faculty and practitioners from differing backgrounds to create forums in which we may all deepen our understanding of a variety of issues facing humanity now and into the future.
Fletcher Islamic Society
Fletcher Islamic Society (FIS) aims to create a space to further the understanding of Islam in different social, cultural, political, and spiritual contexts. By hosting speakers, engaging in community service, and facilitating open dialogue, FIS hopes to create an environment where Islam can be understood in all its complexity and diversity.
The Fletcher Latin America Group (FLAG)
This student network is interested in the study and development of Latin America. They organize diverse academic and social activities such as conferences, visiting speakers from the region, networking opportunities, and social events.
Leadership: Gabby Gutierrez, Sofia Przybylek
Fletcher Maritime Affairs Club (FMAC)
FMAC augments the Maritime Studies Program at Fletcher through field trips, speakers, and events with public and private entities. We explore the maritime domains through various perspectives: trade, security, energy, just to name a few.
Leadership: Morgan Bell
Fletcher Net Impact
Fletcher Net Impact believes in using the power of business to make a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. We host events, speakers, networking opportunities, and field trips focused on sustainability, social responsibility, innovation and global shared value. Our parent organization, Net Impact, is a community of more than 30,000 changemakers who are using their jobs to tackle the world's toughest problems. Net Impact members put business skills to work for good throughout every sector.
Fletcher Performing Arts Club
The Fletcher Performing Arts Club (PAC) is the gateway for Fletcher students, faculty, and alums to share their talents in music, dance, and theater with the greater Fletcher community. Most noted for our bi-annual winter and spring recitals, Fletcher PAC serves as a channel for students and staff to form ensembles, become connected to Boston's performing arts scene, and to forge connections with other student groups at Fletcher. We also arrange open-mic nights, a casual platform for the Fletcher community to perform anything from Beethoven to spoken word poetry. Even if your instrument hasn't been touched in years, Fletcher PAC welcomes you with open arms! Their goal is to connect you with fellow arts enthusiasts here at Fletcher and to provide a venue for you to share your talents with others.
Fletcher Political Risk Group
The Fletcher Political Risk Group (FPRG) provides members of the Fletcher community with an interest in the analysis of political risk as it pertains to the fields of finance, insurance, energy, and consulting a formal organization for discussion and a platform to host leading scholars and practitioners in the field of political risk. FPRG presents a unique perspective to the Fletcher community through analysis of and access to a broad and growing discipline that is influencing growth and investment in all sectors in emerging markets.
Leadership: Caroline Sugg
Fletcher Running Club
The running club unites the Fletcher community around running and exercise. In the past, the running club has coordinated weekly running times for groups leaving Fletcher and organized a team to compete in Ragnar relay races.
The Fletcher Science Diplomacy club aims to raise awareness of the growing field of science diplomacy and highlight the role of science in informing sound policy-making (science in diplomacy), solving global challenges (diplomacy for science) and improving international relations (science for diplomacy). The club provides a forum for Fletcher students to explore issues at the intersection of science and international relations while establishing the Fletcher School as a leader in the field of science diplomacy.
The Fletcher Security Review (FSR) is a print and online journal managed and edited entirely by Fletcher Students. FSR aims to build on the school's strong traditions of marrying theory with practice and fostering close interdisciplinary collaboration to act as an incubator for unique perspectives across a broad range of security issues.
Leadership: Matthew Brophy
The Fletcher Social Investment Group (FSIG) is a student-run organization dedicated to the study and practice of impact investing. FSIG's vision is to empower the next generation of leaders in social investment to innovate and manage effective investment platforms that yield balanced social and financial returns. FSIG connects Fletcher students with hands-on learning opportunities to provide advisory services to impact-focused enterprises and investors.
Leadership: Rebecca Kurland, Mohit Saini, Masrura Oishi, Ming Dongfang
Fletcher Students in Security (FSIS)
Fletcher Students in Security strives to address the cross-cutting and interdisciplinary issues that affect the international security field. Topics under consideration will range from human security, development, human rights, conflict resolution, negotiation, national security, environmental security, corporate risk, intelligence, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation (just to name a few). The objective of this group is to better enable the Fletcher student security community to tap into the world-wide security field. Events range from attracting visiting speakers to networking and job opportunities (academia, think tanks, the diplomatic corps, the intelligence community, the military, government, NGOs, international organizations, the media, and the private sector).
Leadership: Abby Kukura, Michael Olesberg
Fletcher United Nations Club
The purpose of the Fletcher United Nations club is to strengthen links between Fletcher students and the United Nations (UN); to offer practical advice on securing job opportunities at the UN and to provide job networking opportunities, particularly with alumni; to develop relationships within the Fletcher community among students and faculty with an interest in, or work experience at, the UN, as well as with colleagues from the Harvard Kennedy School chapter of the UN Club; and to promote discussion and debate through relevant events.
Leadership: Halsey Diakow, Andrea Mejia, Kristin Strong, Prayank Jain
Fletcher Womxn in Business (FWIB)
FWIB seeks to create a space for womxn at Fletcher to connect and empower one another and promote personal and professional development.
Leadership: Yuan Yuan, Anne Kirk, Samira Manzura, Mary Menzemer
Gender @ Fletcher
A student organization committed to bringing diverse perspectives on gender and sexuality in international affairs to Fletcher and sparking deeper conversations about the role that gender plays in our professional experiences.
Leadership: Madison Chapman, Adriana Lamirande, Nanor Hartounian
Human Rights Project
The Human Rights Project is a student organization devoted to strengthening human rights into international relations studies. The group has created an arena of discussion, social activities, research and analysis for human rights and related issues.
International Business Club
The mission of the International Business Club is to support club members' exploration and job search into careers in international business, provide a platform for discussion of global business issues outside the classroom, expose members to business leaders from around the world, and promote Fletcher as a school educating future leaders in international business.
International Development Group
The International Development Group (IDG) at Fletcher seeks to create a community of individuals committed to the growing field of economic development in developing countries. In addition to exploring current trends and debates in this field, IDG seeks to generate discussion on the academic, professional, and personal considerations that individuals working in international development encounter. Because of the broad nature of international development, events and activities will explore both public and private sector approaches to development in the fields including, but not limited to, financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, program monitoring and design, global health, emerging markets, infrastructure and more.
Leadership: Jeremiah Anthony, Devyani Singh, Malavika Krishnan, Komal Rathod
International Migration Group
The International Migration Group (IMG) is a student organization that strives to generate greater awareness of migration issues through lectures, films, discussions, informal brown bag luncheons, practical skills training, and other events. The purpose of these activities is to introduce students to a wider range of issues in the field of migration, to provide opportunities to access the knowledge and experience of our Fletcher peers and professionals/academics working in the field, and to increase networking opportunities for individuals interested in migration-related careers.
Leadership: Madison Chapman
International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Club
The International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Club strives to promote a constructive dialogue between theoreticians and practitioners, improve implementation and evaluation of practices, and contribute to the development of an interdisciplinary approach in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution.
Leadership: Kavya Srivastava
Japan Club seeks to engage students in three ways: policy, culture, and networking. The club host events on politics and policy relevant to Japan, U.S.-Japan relations, and East Asia.
Leadership: Nicole Atallah, Matthew Reitz, Tomoki Sano
Law in International Development Society (LIDS)
The Harvard Law and International Development Society (LIDS) is a student-run organization focused on issues at the intersection of law, policy and international development, whose members are graduate students at Harvard Law School, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Tufts' Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, as well as Boston College and Boston University Law. Students work on pro-bono projects for a diverse set of clients ranging from social enterprises to civil society organizations to legal advocacy groups.
Leadership: Abbey Doyno, Elizabeth Frommelt
MA Professional Student Group
The Med Club is a cross-national forum for the celebration of all things Mediterranean. Through debates, discussions, and the medium of film, they seek to explore and foster the cultural, social, and political heritage of the myriad peoples populating the Mediterranean basin and its neighboring areas.
The Murrow Network
The Murrow Network supports the work of Fletcher's Edward R. Murrow Center, focused on international implications for media, cyberspace, communications, and public diplomacy. Students work on original research and strategic programs, and have special access to speaker series and leading stakeholders across the relevant industries.
North Korea Working Group
The North Korea Working Group aims to promote understanding of critical policy questions vis a vis North Korea. The group hosts monthly seminars comprised of experts both in and out of campus, yearly conference on pan-Korean security, and happy hours with club members. Issues the group discusses cover security threats posed by North Korea such as nuclear threats as well as cyber threats, human rights violations such as Japanese abductee issue and political prisons in DPRK, etc.
Ph.D. Student Group
The Ph.D. student group acts as the conduit to develop a sense of community among Ph.D. students with outreach to the rest of Fletcher, through workshops and events. Visit the Ph.D. website.
Pride at Fletcher
Pride at Fletcher is a student organization for those who identify as LGBTQIA+, as well as allies to provide a platform for an LGBT+ community that embraces allies, hosts events to raise awareness and understanding, and serves as a resource for the Fletcher community.
PRAXIS: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security
PRAXIS provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and seeks to promote innovative research in the field of human security. The journal, published annually with a different theme each year, is produced entirely by Fletcher students in coordination with the Institute for Human Security. PRAXIS welcomes articles from a wide geographical and disciplinary range of practitioners and academics on topics that cut across the fields of humanitarianism, development, human rights, and conflict resolution. Learn more.
RPCVs @ Fletcher
The RPCVs at Fletcher group seeks to bring Returned Peace Corps Volunteers together in order to share common experiences, support those RPCVs who have recently returned from their service, and celebrate the different cultures in which we have lived. The club also intends to facilitate opportunities to pursue the Peace Corps' 3rd Goal and develop opportunities for RPCVs to share their experiences with people at Tufts and in the greater Somerville/Medford area through conversations and community service.
Leadership: Caitlin Flynn, Kara Sparling, Kristen Strong
South Asia Society
A club devoted to promoting lectures series on South Asian topics, sponsoring South Asian cultural events and coordinating South Asian networking receptions.
Leadership: Neiha Lasharie, Padmini Baruah
Syria Working Group
The Syria Working Group seeks to place The Fletcher School and its community at the center of the debate and action on one of the worst crises of our time. The group provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experiences on Syria and its crisis from interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives. The group utilizes the wide-ranging expertise and skills of the faculty and students. Activities include holding lectures/discussions and partnering with other institutions and individuals working on this important issue.
Tech @ Fletcher
Technology is becoming more and more central as both a tool and a player in international affairs. In the rapidly-evolving context of technology in global affairs – from cybersecurity, to crisis mapping, to global internet governance and more. Tech@ Fletcher believes that every student planning to go into international affairs, international law or international business needs to be familiar with the implications of technology in their area of study. Tech@Fletcher aims to have the understanding of technology recognized as a core competency for Fletcher students, regardless of their field of study.
Leadership: Adriana Lamirande, Jackie Faselt, Neil Maheshwari, Layan Damanhouri
The Ralph Bunche Society
Building on the legacy of Ralph Bunche, The Ralph Bunche Society (RBS) provides a safe space for students to discuss issues of race, class, and culture; it serves as a platform to engage the Fletcher community in considering minority identities and experiences in their careers at Fletcher and beyond. RBS focuses on three areas of engagement: experience, exposure, and expertise. RBS seeks opportunities to partner with the Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA) to strengthen its programming and community.
Leadership: Joseph Zorokong, John Mark Gladstone
Tufts University Refugee Assistance Program (TU-RAP)
The Tufts University Refugee Assistance Program (TU-RAP) creates a social support network of volunteers and mentors for recently resettled refugees in the greater Boston area. TU-RAP volunteers connect directly with refugees, positively impacting their ability to build new lives in the United States, and in the process gaining meaningful personal experience. In conjunction with other student organizations, TU-RAP educates the broader Tufts community about topics related to refugees, human rights and immigration.
For the love of everything outdoors. WILD organize hikes, camping trips and more.
Leadership: Caitlin Flynn, Rosie Berman
With more than 7,000 members in 47 countries, WIIS remains the only global network actively advancing women's leadership, at all stages of their careers, in international peace and security. WIIS continues to serve its mission by producing research on women in peace and security careers; fostering women's leadership development and mentoring support; and expanding the WIIS network of women and men. To subscribe to WIIS and become an expert in their network, please visit our website.
Leadership: Nicole Atallah, Alexandra Heffern, Charlotte Henderson