International information and communication is a critical component of international affairs and at the heart of how people of different nations perceive the world and each other. The study of international information and communication is interdisciplinary by its nature, and the curriculum at Fletcher emphasizes the political economy and policy perspective. In addition to learning about the role of international information and communication in international affairs, students will learn about the economic, political, policy, and technology forces that both enable and constrain different forms of communication, as well as the interaction of international information and communication across the many other fields studied at Fletcher.
They will also become familiar with many theoretical frameworks and analytic techniques commonly used in the many branches of international communication. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong background to confront the new policy, political, development, security, governance, and business challenges they will encounter in their careers from an informed analytic perspective.