Student Clubs and Organizations

 

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Africana Club

Undertakes activities to promote and further understanding of issues relevant to Africa and African culture.

Folorunsho David

Sabina Ndakorerwa

Ambassachords

Ambassachords is Fletcher's premier co-ed a Capella group, celebrating cultures across the globe and in many languages while promoting global harmony since 1933. We sing at Fletcher events throughout the year. Can you carry a tune? Come join us! Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester and rehearsal is held once per week. 

Kiely Barnard-Webster

ASEAN Society

The ASEAN Society serves to spread awareness about the Southeast Asia to The Fletcher School and the broader local community through speakers, discussions, simulations, debates, career talks, student and professor presentations as well as cultural events. It aims to fill the gap between the growing importance of and increased interest in Southeast Asia at Fletcher and the lack of a coherent hub to exchange information, ideas and experiences about the region. Come join the ASEAN Society today!

Katherine Hallaran

Jonathan White

The Diplomats Ball

Tatiana Sibaai 

Morgan Cassell

Mike Airosus

Asia Club

Fletcher Asia Club was established in 2004 as a means for students interested in all aspects of Asia to share experiences and knowledge with some fun thrown in. The group seeks to build a diverse network of Asia-oriented scholars and professionals through lectures, discussion tables as well as introducing Asian culture through movie nights, food fiestas, and language tables. We also promote the collaboration with other Asia-related student organizations from around the Boston area. Please come and join the Asia Club and share your unique experiences with Fletcher!

Hyosun Bae

Araya Arayawuth

Sukanya Banerjee

European Affairs Society (Euro Club)

The European Affairs Society provides a forum for the Fletcher community to explore, discuss, debate and celebrate contemporary transatlantic issues. This club seeks also to develop the understanding of the European community at Fletcher. The main activities of the Euro-Atlantic club will be to organize some conferences and to host social activities (book club, dinners, movies...).

David Blázquez

Fletcher Cares

FletcherCARES is a public service organization that provides opportunities for volunteerism to build a stronger, more efficient, and more sustainable community network within The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. Our Mission is to promote a sense of community, well-being, and support through public service among the Fletcher community. Our goal is to build collaboration wherever possible with other Fletcher, Tufts, and civil society organizations and to promote public service careers.

Zoraida Velasco

Fletcher China Studies Society

The Fletcher China Studies Society seeks to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of China that encompasses, among other areas, politics, culture, economics, and identity. This not only reflects the complexity of Chinese society today, but also the diversity of China interests found within the Fletcher community. We seek to bring this community together in the sharing of knowledge and experiences, as well as to create an environment for students new to these subjects to learn about Chinese society and the role China plays in the international arena.

Seth Pate

Justin Pena

Yi Chen

Fletcher Christian Fellowship

A non-denominational Christian group that holds weekly meetings and provides a forum for all those interested in growing in their relationship with God.

Mark Hoover

Fletcher Debate Society

The Fletcher Debating Society (FDS) serves the student body as a fun, instructive and informative tool. The Society seeks to cultivate those skills which should be possessed by every graduating student from Fletcher, irrespective of career choice. Above all, these include clarity of thought, lucidity in articulating ideas, and presentation. They all manifest themselves through the art of debate. The end goal for the Society, however, is to inform. Innumerable discussions take place within the walls of Fletcher or on our exciting Social List. However, critical learning tends to peter off due to restrictions such as time, lack of appropriate platform, or poor structure. FDS envisions the learning of new ideas, and disciplines, for those who want a truly multidisciplinary learning at Fletcher. And we aim to have a great time while we're at it. Please join us.

Joel Hernandez

Fletcher Diplomacy Club

The Fletcher Diplomacy Club seeks to raise the profile of diplomacy on campus and serve as a focal point for students from all nationalities interested in diplomacy as a career, both within the civil and foreign services.

Hannah Fitter

Morgan Cassell

Fletcher Energy and Environment Club (FLEEC)

Albert Karcher

Seth Lippincott

Elizabeth Peyton


Fletcher Families

Jacob Kuipers

Fletcher Fermentation Club

Fermented products know neither time nor borders, and have been enjoyed and relied upon by many cultures throughout history. Fermentation 101 seeks to create a knowledge-sharing community at Fletcher that teaches and learns about the multifaceted wonders of fermentation. We will explore all of the possibilities of fermentation, which include, but are not limited to, beer, wine, cider, kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles, miso, cheese, kimchi, yogurt, and tempeh. As a knowledge-sharing club, previous experience in the zymurgical sciences is not required, but all members are encouraged to share a curiosity about the processes behind the commercial fermented products that we consume every day.

Brian Kurbis

Fletcher Finance Club

The Fletcher Finance Club’s mission is to be a platform of learning in the areas of finance and related public policy by offering extracurricular skills and knowledge building initiatives; and to provide a complementary channel through which members may successfully pursue a professional career in the broad financial services & banking industry.

David Aldama

Fletcher Food Policy Club

Emily Kunz

Caroline Ott

Fletcher Forum of World Affairs

The Forum is the student-run journal of international affairs of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. It features articles on international law, politics, economics, technology, and diplomacy. Visit our website at fletcherforum.org

Christopher Maroshegyi

Fletcher GLBTA

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Fletcher Student Group’s goal is to raise awareness of sexual minority issues both in the field of international relations and at The Fletcher School. The GLBT group is open to both sexual minorities and allies.

Gustavo Perez

Fletcher Humanitarian Action Society

The Humanitarian Action Society (HAS) provides a network and forum for students interested in humanitarian affairs.  The group provides a platform to discuss issues of the day, serve as a link to external resources, and explore career opportunities.  Activities in the year include a speaker series of experts from the field, networking events, career panels, film screenings, and various other student-driven events at Fletcher and around the area. 

Stephanie Schmidt

Fletcher Islamic Society

Ashen Utku

Fletcher Net Impact

Fletcher Net Impact believes in using the power of business to make a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. We host events, speakers, networking opportunities, and field trips focused on sustainability, social responsibility, innovation and global shared value. Our parent organization, Net Impact, is a community of more than 30,000 changemakers who are using their jobs to tackle the world’s toughest problems. Net Impact members put business skills to work for good throughout every sector, showing the world that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line, but people and planet too. Net Impact is comprised of 277 professional, graduate, and undergraduate chapters worldwide.

Laura Stankiewicz

Zoraida Velasco

Fletcher Neptunes

Matthew Bruzzese

Franziska Schwarzmann

Geoffery Carr

Fletcher Performing Arts Club

The Fletcher Performing Arts Club (PAC) is the gateway for Fletcher students, faculty, and alums to share their talents in music, dance, and theater with the greater Fletcher community. Most noted for our bi-annual winter and spring recitals, Fletcher PAC serves as a channel for students and staff to form ensembles, become connected to Boston's performing arts scene, and to forge connections with other student groups at Fletcher. We also arrange Open-Mic Nights, a casual platform for the Fletcher community to perform anything from Beethoven to spoken word poetry. Even if your instrument hasn't been touched in years, Fletcher PAC welcomes you with open arms! Our goal is to connect you with fellow arts enthusiasts here at Fletcher and to provide a venue for you to share your talents with others. 

Pauline Yang

Geoffrey Carr

Fletcher Political Forum

Uzair Younus

Fletcher Political Risk Forum

The Fletcher Political Risk Forum (FPRF) provides members of the Fletcher community with an interest in the analysis of political risk as it pertains to the fields of finance, insurance, energy, and consulting a formal organization for discussion and a platform to host leading scholars and practitioners in the field of political risk.

FPRF will present a unique perspective to the Fletcher community through analysis of and access to a broad and growing discipline that is influencing growth and investment in all sectors in emerging markets. With traction in financial institutions, insurance companies, global and niche consultancies, multinational corporations, government agencies, and multilateral organizations, the political risk industry is relevant to the full spectrum of Fletcher student academic and career interests.

Julia Livick

Fletcher Public Speaking Club


Fletcher Running Club

The scenic trails and roads crisscrossing Medford and surrounding towns make for fabulous running routes. And the university fitness center and indoor/outdoor track facilities provide still other options. Fletcher Running is for students who love to run--for its recreational appeal, fitness dividends, and just because it's a great a way to socialize. We encourage members to schedule group runs & track workouts, share nutrition/training tips, exchange route information, and just partake in the pleasure of running. Our non-competitive nature invites participation from all members of the Fletcher community, from veteran marathoners to casual joggers.

Clint Shoemake

Jessica Meckler

Samantha Karlin

 

Fletcher Students in Security (FSIS)

Fletcher Students in Security strives to address the cross-cutting and interdisciplinary issues that affect the international security field. Topics under consideration will range from human security, development, human rights, conflict resolution, negotiation, national security, environmental security, corporate risk, intelligence, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation (just to name a few). The objective of this group is to better enable the Fletcher student security community to tap into the world-wide security field. Our events will range from attracting visiting speakers to networking and job opportunities (academia, think tanks, the diplomatic corps, the intelligence community, the military, government, NGOs, international organizations, the media, and the private sector).

Jacqueline Page

 

Patrick Devane

Fletcher United Nations Club

The purpose of this organization shall be: to strengthen links between Fletcher students and the United Nations; to offer practical advice on securing job opportunities at the UN and to provide job networking opportunities, particularly with alumni; to develop relationships within the Fletcher community among students and faculty with an interest in, or work experience at, the UN, as well as with colleagues from the Harvard Kennedy School chapter of the UN Club; and to promote discussion and debate through relevant events. 

David Blazquez

 Ja-Eun Lee

Fletcher Veterans

In keeping with the tradition of military members helping each other, the Veteran's Group was created to assist military members transition from the service into graduate school: From obtaining the Post 9/11 GI Bill, to finding a place to live, to course recommendation. Please contact us at any time - from application through acceptance -  with any questions you might have about the transition from military to civilian life. 

VA Benefits Link

Patrick Devane

Joel Tolbirt

Fletcher Youth Initiative

The Fletcher Youth Initiative (FYI) provides a forum to increase understanding of the impact and importance of youth development and education initiatives worldwide, with focus on the developing world. Through its efforts, the group offers the opportunity for Fletcher students and alumni to maintain ties with youth and education-related communities, both in Boston, and around the globe.

The Gender Initiative

The Gender Initiative seeks to improve the overall quality of the Fletcher experience by conducting research into elements of inequality and bias in our academic, social, and professional communities.

The Gender Initiative provides opportunities for motivated students to commit their skills in research, analysis, management, consulting, and facilitation to initiatives that seek to improve: 1) their shared experiences at Fletcher; and 2) the school itself as an institution grounded in the diversity of its students and their myriad professional and personal experiences and aims.

Katie Baczewski

Global Health Group

This group aims to ignite discussion of the holistic importance of health considerations in the development of sound public policy. Further, it seeks to provide a forum for the acquisition and sharing of information to members of the Fletcher community who wish to analyze issues of international importance through the lens of public health policy and/or complement their interpretation of international issues with supporting information related to global public health.

Gizelle Gopez

Global Women

The Global Women (GW) group seeks to mainstream gender issues and raise awareness regarding the critical role that women play in international affairs. By sponsoring speakers, student discussions, and working with campus leaders, GW gives a forum within the Fletcher community for dialog about gender. Among Global Women's other initiatives are workshops that address leadership, communication, and networking skills, and a mentoring program with Tufts undergraduate students.

Rachel Rosenberg

Harvard Law in International Development Society (LIDS)

Jacob Kuipers

Human Rights Project

The Human Rights Project is a student organization devoted to strengthening human rights into international relations studies. The group has created an arena of discussion, social activities, research and analysis for human rights and related issues.

Sarah Collman

International Business Club

The mission of the International Business Club is to:
  • Support club members' exploration and job search into careers in international business.
  • Provide a platform for discussion of global business issues outside the classroom.
  • Expose members to business leaders from around the world.
  • Promote Fletcher as a school educating future leaders in international business.

Niyash Mistry

International Communications Club

The International Communications Club focuses on the various types of communication found within a global context: from visual, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication to digital communication and the technology revolution of the Information Age. To this end, the club hosts numerous student-organized events that reflect this diversity in communication: launching film festivals, arranging workshops to improve communication skills and putting together networking opportunities, like internship panels. ICC also works closely with centers such as the Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs and the Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy to host speakers on a range of communication topics.

Katerina Voustina

Peter Varnum

International Development Group

We examine international development issues form various viewpoints and perspectives. We sponsor speakers and conferences on development issues.

Trevor Zimmer

Katherine Baczewski

International Law Society

The International Law Society is Fletcher's chapter of the International Law Students Association. In keeping with Fletcher's unique and pragmatic perspective on the international law, the ILS attempts to develop a practitioner's understanding of various legal questions. Events include lectures, guest speakers, debates, and film screenings, and are designed to bring legal scholars on a shared platform with international relations, policy, development, and business theorists and practitioners.


Ameya Naik

International Migration Group

The International Migration Group (IMG) is a student organization that strives to generate greater awareness of migration issues through lectures, films, discussions, informal brown bag luncheons, practical skills training, and other events. The purpose of these activities is to introduce students to a wider range of issues in the field of migration, to provide opportunities to access the knowledge and experience of our Fletcher peers and professionals/academics working in the field, and to increase networking opportunities for individuals interested in migration-related careers. The scope of IMG's work includes but is not limited to: forced migration, including refugees and asylum seekers; labor and economic migration, including irregular migration; internal displacement and urbanization; statelessness; human trafficking; and migration relating to environmental degradation and climate change.

Phebe Philips


International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Club

Our group strives to promote a constructive dialogue between theoreticians and practitioners, improve implementation and evaluation of practices, and contribute to the development of an interdisciplinary approach in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution.

Jonathan white

Patrick Malone

Latin America Group

This student network is interested in the study and development of Latin America. We organize diverse academic and social activities such as conferences, visiting speakers from the region, networking opportunities, and social events.

Stephanie Bergeman

Patricia DeJesus

Mediterranean Group (Med Club)

The Med Club is a cross-national forum for the celebration of all things Mediterranean. Through debates, discussions, and the medium of film, we seek to explore and foster the cultural, social, and political heritage of the myriad peoples populating the Mediterranean basin and its neighboring areas.
Med Club's Events Page
Zane Preston

North Korea Working Group

Leon Whyte
Liam Connolly

Post-Soviet Nations Club

The N.I.S.E. Club provides a forum for discussion and reflection on political and economic issues pertaining to countries of the former Soviet Union.  The club aims to promote a better understanding at Fletcher of the region, its people, and its diverse cultures.

Arik Burakovsky

Brett Cox

 

PhD Student Group

The PhD student group acts as the conduit to develop a sense of community among PhD students with outreach to the rest of Fletcher, through workshops and events. Visit the PHD website.
Michael Sullivan

PRAXIS:  The Fletcher Journal of Human Security

Now in its third decade, PRAXIS: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security provides a platform for cutting-edge research that explores the links between the theory and practice of human security. Together with the Institute for Human Security at The Fletcher School, the journal explores the intersections between the historically separate fields of humanitarianism, development, human rights, and conflict resolution. Visit our website here: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Praxis or visit our blog here: http://sites.tufts.edu/praxis/.

Ross Weistroffer

Ralph Bunche Society for Diversity in International Affairs

Seeks to raise the awareness of the contributions that minorities and people of color have made in the field of international relations. Encourages students of color to consider educational and career opportunities in international affairs.

Gabriel Gonzalez-Kreisberg
Alison Erlwanger

South Asia Society

A club devoted to promoting lectures series on South Asian topics, sponsoring South Asian cultural events and coordinating South Asian networking receptions.

Ali Jafri

Southwest Asia Club

This club aims to engage prominent alumni of the Southwest Asia program to speak on current event issues and to connect them with Fletcher students.

Ali Jafri

Student Council

The Student Council serves as a forum for students and the administration to engage in dialogue about issues on campus. The Student Council also allocates funds to each of the student groups.

Student Council

Tufts University Refugee Assistance Program (TU-RAP)

The Tufts University Refugee Assistance Program (TU-RAP) works to create a social support network of volunteers and mentors for recently resettled refugees in the greater Boston area. In TU-RAP’s team-based model, volunteers from the Tufts and Fletcher community connect directly with refugees, positively impacting their ability to build new lives in the United States, and in the process gaining meaningful personal experience. In addition, TU-RAP works to educate the broader Tufts community about topics related to refugees, human rights, and immigration.

Paula Armstrong

Urbanism Society

The Urbanism Society was founded to bring together students who share a common fascination with cities and urban development. Our mission is to examine the many distinct challenges and promises of the global urbanization phenomenon and it’s impacts on society, the economy and the environment. The Urbanism & Development Society aims to help our members gain a deeper understanding of the urban context and the strategies to advance a more inclusive, robust and sustainable metropolitan world.

Mark Attia

WILD

For the love of everything outdoors. We organize hikes, camping trips and more.

Erik English

Erik Jospe

Women in International Security

With more than 7,000 members in 47 countries, WIIS remains the only global network actively advancing women’s leadership, at all stages of their careers, in international peace and security.  WIIS continues to serve its mission by:

-Producing groundbreaking research on women in peace and security careers;

-Fostering women’s leadership development and mentoring support; and

-Expanding the WIIS network of women and men who are dedicated to women’s leadership in peace and security

To subscribe to WIIS and become an expert in our network, please visit: http://wiisnetwork.org/

Stephanie Brown