The Atlantic Council and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University announced a new partnership today that will link the organizations across a full range of substantive issue areas in a number of forms including faculty/scholar exchanges, joint programs between centers, cohosted conferences and workshops, and multi-media outreach. This will be the only partnership of its kind for both institutions.

This ambitious partnership matches one of the most creative and forward-thinking foreign policy think tanks with one of the world’s premier graduate institutions for international affairs. The Fletcher School will work with the Atlantic Council to further expand both organizations’ missions of catalyzing smart solutions to some of today’s most pressing global challenges.

“The Fletcher School is at the top of its game in cultivating innovative problem solvers who are fluent across disciplines and producing superior scholarship on major international trends and challenges,” said Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe. “This partnership offers both of our organizations the chance to magnify our impact through work that draws upon our shared beliefs in democracy, freedom, trade, and openness.”

“This partnership is a perfect synergy of expertise and resources, harnessing the intellectual fire power of both institutions toward solving complex international issues,” said Admiral James Stavridis, Dean of The Fletcher School and former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO. “Our combined global networks, anchored by headquarters in DC and Boston, can more effectively move that knowledge into the public sphere, where it will have the biggest impact.”

The partnership will officially launch at a joint Atlantic Council-Fletcher School event on July 14 at 1:30 p.m. Part of the Atlantic Council’s Strategy Initiative, housed in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, this event will focus on interagency process reform, the Greek crisis, and beyond. Speakers will include Frederick Kempe, Admiral Stavridis, and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley. Vice President and Director of the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Relations Program Frances Burwell will moderate. 

To learn more about this partnership or to register for the launch event, please email