Our Team

Hilary D. Price,

Senior Director of Executive Education

Email: Hilary.Price@tufts.edu

Dr. Hilary Price is the Senior Director of Executive Education at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She has more than decade of experience in strategic planning and corporate development and has worked with diverse stakeholders, including academic institutions, non-profits, government, and non-governmental organizations. 

Prior to joining Fletcher, Dr. Price was the chief advancement officer and associate to the Dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University (OSU). While at OSU, she also served as the senior director of corporate and foundation partnerships for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Price has worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, managing strategic partnerships and performing national security analysis as an International Security Program fellow. She was also the executive director of public programs at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Early in her career, Dr. Price served as coordinator for the Preventive Defense Project, a joint research venture between Harvard University and Stanford University focusing on U.S. defense policy. She began her career with the National Democratic Institute in Armenia and Azerbaijan. 

Dr. Price wrote her doctoral dissertation on NATO-Russian relations in the 1990s. Upon completion of her course work at Oxford, she was one of three research fellows selected by the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. to join its foreign policy studies department. She has a B.A. in political science and Russian studies from Williams College and a D.Phil. in International Relations from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. 

María Álvarez-Tólcheff

Associate Director, Executive Education

Email: Maria.Tolcheff@tufts.edu

María Álvarez-Tólcheff is the Associate Director of Executive Education at The Fletcher School, Tufts University where she received a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD), focusing her studies on International Law and US Politics and Foreign Policy. At Fletcher, she was the co-chair of the European Affairs Society and the European Conference at Harvard.

Prior to studying at Fletcher, María pursued her career as a lawyer in Spain, at the Public Law department of the international law firm Clifford Chance. At the firm, María advised international clients in transactions in energy & infrastructure deals, and represented corporations in litigation against public authorities and regulatory agencies before Spanish and European courts. She was also a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee of the firm, handled pro bono projects and participated in activities of the Clifford Chance Foundation.

María has taught as an Associate Professor in the Master’s Degree of Access to the Bar at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), Universidad Autónoma and Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles, all in Madrid, and she was the Teaching Assistant and Instructor of the course International Law at Tufts University.