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Diplomatic Leadership Academy

Our flagship program for government officials, the DLA curriculum provides participants with strategic-level thinking and case-studies on major global issues and trends, as well as an opportunity to strengthen essential political, diplomatic, and strategy-making skills for practical employment in a dynamic and ever-changing global landscape.

The Diplomatic Leadership Academy fosters discussion between participants and Fletcher’s faculty, all of whom are leading scholars and practitioners in their respective fields. It provides an opportunity for diplomats and government officials to step back from the demands of their everyday work, assess the major trends shaping our world, and think about how they can influence these trends to advance national and global security and prosperity.

To reflect the ever-changing geopolitical landscape, we pull together the courses of The Fletcher School—diplomacy, history, international politics; economics and international business; and international law—to meet your needs. LPAD is a forward-thinking training program for 21st century leadership.

Topics covered in the past include:

  • Negotiation
  • Global Energy Markets
  • Economic Diplomacy
  • Law of the Sea
  • Media Handling
  • Cyber Security
  • International Security
  • International Climate Policy
  • Leadership
  • Various regional studies

Recent Partnerships:

Ministry of External Affairs, Republic of India

In partnership with the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service and Ministry of External Affairs of India, this dynamic one-week program provides training for senior-level diplomats, focusing on global leadership, diplomatic essential skills, current challenges and trends, and strategy.

Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece

In partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this intensive four-week program brought 30 officials from the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Hellenic Ministry of Defense to The Fletcher School for academic sessions, engagement with high-level guest speakers, and structured networking opportunities.