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Leadership Program in Advanced Diplomacy (LPAD)

Our flagship program for government officials, the LPAD 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.

LPAD 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

The Stavros Niarchos Leadership Program in Advanced Diplomacy and Defense – Greece

In partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this intensive four-week program brings 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.

 

Leadership Program in Advanced Diplomacy – India

In partnership with the Foreign Service Institute and Ministry of External Affairs of India, this dynamic one-week program brings 50 senior-level diplomats to The Fletcher School for academic sessions, engagement with high-level guest speakers, and structured networking opportunities.