We’ve just wrapped up an incredible program with members of the Foreign Service of India, who joined us for an intensive one-week leadership program in advanced diplomacy.

06/23/2014 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. -  Officers of the Indian Foreign Service attending an Executive Education program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy pose for a group photo on June 23, 2014.  (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

06/23/2014 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – Officers of the Indian Foreign Service attending an Executive Education program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy pose for a group photo on June 23, 2014. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with the 27 experienced diplomats who were part of the program. We discussed the topic of leadership, and I shared my thoughts on the importance of innovation, communication, and collaboration–essential skills for 21st century leaders. In addition, we discussed some of the greatest challenges to peace and security in this century, from nuclear proliferation and narcotics trafficking to cyber warfare.

06/23/2014 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. -  James Stavridis, Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, gives a talk on leadership to members of the Indian Foreign Service attending an Executive Education program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on June 23, 2014.  (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

06/23/2014 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – James Stavridis, Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, gives a talk on leadership to members of the Indian Foreign Service attending an Executive Education program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on June 23, 2014. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

During their week on campus, the diplomats also heard from top Fletcher faculty, alumni and friends on negotiations, media handling, digital diplomacy, emerging economic and security structures, law of the sea, organizational behavior, global energy trends, the art of persuasion, and global governance. A very special guest, the Ambassador of India to the United States S. Jaishankar, also joined us in Medford to address the group.

This is just one example of the many excellent diplomatic and executive education programs at The Fletcher School, including the annual Fletcher Summer Institute  and Triplomacy Seminar that we’ll continue to offer in support of Fletcher’s mission to educate professionals from around the world and to prepare them for positions of leadership and influence in the national and international arenas. Stay tuned for information about more exciting opportunities like these.

Prof. Bruce Everett speaks at The Fletcher Triplomacy Executive Seminar, The Changing Landscape: Energy, Environment, and Security held October 2-4 in Washington, D.C.

Prof. Bruce Everett speaks at The Fletcher Triplomacy Executive Seminar, The Changing Landscape: Energy, Environment, and Security held October 2-4 in Washington, D.C.

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