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.
Tibet

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.

Syrian refugee children

The project seemed simple—create structures out of marshmallows and toothpicks, then test their stability on an earthquake simulator fashioned from ping pong balls and rubber bands. But when Ayman Halaseh, EG15, urged the children to “go bigger—make a building,” they stared at him blankly.

Illustration of a large lightbulb with faceless people on ladders working around it with batteries to power it
The Crowdfunding at Tufts website, crowdfund.tufts.edu, showcases the wide range of these projects, including some you might not have suspected were going on at the university.