Refugees walking down a dirt road

Global Security

Since the founding of the Fletcher School 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 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.
Bill and Joyce Cummings
Joyce Cummings Center will optimize a prominent corner on the Medford/Somerville campus.
Susan Livingston
Susan Livingston, J79, F81, a loyal and generous donor to the annual fund of the Fletcher School, appreciates how the Fletcher School contributed to her successful international career. “It was intellectually stimulating—an epic, fantastic time.”

When Yang Yu, VG16, arrived in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southern Qinghai, China, the first thing she noticed was the dogs. Huge and black with thick ruffs of fur like lions’ manes, Tibetan mastiffs were everywhere.