Student Involvement

For Fletcher School students interested in the work of SovereigNet, there are plenty of ways to get involved!


Are you interested in global finance, sovereign and public investment, or private equity?  Perhaps you are intrigued by the role of governments and markets in financing national development?  Or… are you pursuing a career in finance and interested in exploring where and how the public and private sectors meet?

In December 2017, we launched a Student Affiliate Program open exclusively to Fletcher students. This new program offers the opportunity to engage with a global community of scholars and practitioners, to contribute research, and to support both self-initiated and institutional programming on sovereign and public investment. Are you doing research on project finance, development finance, sustainability, social investment, or political risk? Consider joining us to explore some the outer reaches of your research and interests.


The CFA Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Fletcher’s inaugural team in the challenge consisted of four Fletcher students, Chris DunnBraden WeinstockDavid Vercoutere, and Drew Zoller. Under the guidance of a faculty adviser and industry mentor — SovereigNet Co-Head Patrick Schena and Affiliate Vitaly Veksler, respectively — the team advanced through the opening stages and into the presentation round of the challenge.

Fletcher Political Risk Group

Founded in 2008, the Fletcher Political Risk Group (FPRG) is a graduate student-run organization at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. FPRG is focused on facilitating discussion and fostering links among students, alumni, and professionals with career and academic interests in political risk as it applies to finance, consulting, business intelligence, and business strategy & operations.

FSIG (Fletcher Social Investment Group)

The Fletcher Social Investment Group (FSIG) is a student-run organization dedicated to the study and practice of impact investing. FSIG’s vision is to empower the next generation of leaders in social investment to innovate and manage effective investment platforms that yield balanced social and financial returns.


With widespread global reach, SovereigNet is constantly on the cutting edge of research. Many Affiliates across numerous disciplines are looking for help in their research or willing to lend the expertise to Fletcher students with a profound interest in their work. A worldwide network of brilliant scholars is right at you fingertips.

For more information contact Agnes Hatley:


Students are always welcome at events put on by SovereigNet and the Institute for Business in the Global Context, including conferences, symposia, on-campus speaker series events and others! Stay tuned for upcoming events:

Hosted by K&L Gates in partnership with SovereigNet, this annual symposium will examines numerous topics in sovereign wealth and global infrastructure finance. The events are generally held each October at the K&L Gates offices in Washington D.C. Stay tuned to learn more about this years.

Each academic year, the IBGC Speaker Series hosts a number of high profile lectures and events featuring a spectrum of industry leaders and entrepreneurial visionaries from diverse international business fields to share their experiences, insights, and advice with students and the community at large. Check out this semesters agenda.