Welcome

Understanding the many intersections between private enterprise and politics, people, and the planet is key to keeping pace with an ever-shifting world and finding solutions to its most challenging problems.

The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context sits right at these intersections. Where serving the bottom of the pyramid and the bottom line happen together. Where innovation pulls from the bottom up and scales at the top of policy and strategy agendas. Where the private sector—the garage startup, the multinational business, the venture and impact investors—can open up the world and discover new opportunities, regardless of geographic and disciplinary boundaries.


The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) was founded in recognition of the need for a new approach to the study of international business —one that prepares global business leaders with essential “contextual intelligence.” By understanding the many intersections between private enterprise and politics, people and the planet, the IBGC fosters keeping pace with an ever-shifting world and finding solutions to its most challenging problems.

We do this through a variety of core activities:

Through our unique approach to contextual intelligence, our degree offerings and other programming helps our students connect the world of business to the world.

Our research brings together academic rigor and actionable insights to drive strategy and policy in boardrooms and governments across the globe.

Connecting the world through events that bring together experts to grapple with key global issues and put business firmly at the table with the social, public and academic sectors.

Through our diverse global network of fellows, partners, affiliates and alumni, the ethos of IBGC draws upon insights and informs decisions far beyond the Tufts University campus.




Check out our brochure and start your journey with us Where the World of Business Meets the World…




Bhaskar Chakravorti

Dean of Global Business,
The Fletcher School

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Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi

Associate Director,
Research

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Marilyn Davison
Entrepreneurship Coach
email Marilyn

Lucas Harty
Assistant Director,
Admissions & Financial Aid

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Agnes Hatley

Assistant Director,
Master of International Business

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Dorothy Orszulak
Director,
Corporate Relations

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Maria Pereira
Administrative Coordinator
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Melita Sawyer
Associate Director,
Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion

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Caroline Troein
Senior Research Analyst,
Technology & Strategy

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Kristen Zecchi
Director,
Business Education

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Joseph Nallen
Communications Coordinator
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