Refugees walking down a dirt road

Global Security

Since the founding of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1933, Tufts has been at the vanguard of educating insightful leaders fearless in the face of global conflict. Today it contributes to a university-wide conviction that education, scholarship, and outreach are foundations of global peace and stability.

  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy was the first U.S. school of diplomacy and international relations and has been ranked among the top five in the world for international relations by the Foreign Policy Group.
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To recognize the generosity of Henry J. Leir, H79, and the Leir Charitable Foundations, whose partnership with Tufts goes back four decades, Tufts has named one of its esteemed academic centers the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security.

Dean James Stavridis, F83, F84, uses the media studio

Breaking news moves fast, so if TV reporters can't get an expert on camera quickly, they'll find someone else.

Chieko Palenberg seated portrait

The American prairie is a land of paradox. Its wide-open spaces beckoned the pioneers. For later generations, that vastness often felt isolating, and so the prairie became a place to leave.