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2 The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy The Dean’s Report Fall Reunion 2010

3 77 Years of Preparing the World’s Leaders

4 Then… and Now 19332010 Entering Class21268 (GMAP - 65) Faculty11 adjuncts35 full time Tuition per Year$300 $36,256 (GMAP - $65,000; MIB - $42,436; LLM - $42,436) Average Age2327 (GMAP – 38) Gender Ratio81% M 19% F 46% M 54% F International Students0 (10% naturalized citizens) 39% (GMAP – 55%) U.S. Students of Color10%19% (GMAP – 15%)

5 The Fletcher Mission To educate professionals from around the world and to prepare them for positions of leadership and influence in the national and international arenas. To increase understanding of international problems and concerns through teaching, research, and publications. To serve local, national, and international communities in their search to develop relationships of mutual benefit, security, and justice in an increasingly interdependent world.

6 407 Full-time Master’s Students ( includes 64 MIB, 16 LLM, 13 MA and 9 exchange students) 72 Active Ph.D. students 63 GMAP students Our Students 73 Countries represented Last year’s graduating students: 42% Public sector 31% Private sector 17% Nonprofit sector 10% Continued education

7 The Fletcher School Exchange Programs The Fletcher School provides many opportunities for students to supplement their education with joint degree and exchange programs with some of the world's leading professional schools and graduate programs. The Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College Hec MBA Program, HEC School of Management, France Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris, France Instituto de Empresa, Spain China Europe International Business School, Shanghai Indian School of Business Yonsei University – Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Korea

8 Our Alumni: Around The World

9 Our Alumni: At Work

10 Our Alumni: 57 Fletcher Clubs…and Growing Global groups: *Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA) *Fletcher Women’s Network (FWN)

11 Classmates Networking Social Media Career Services Library Resources Fletcher Events Hargens Loan Forgiveness Services for Alumni Visit your Alumni Website

12 Primary Competitors: SAIS at Johns Hopkins University SIPA at Columbia University Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University Wilson School at Princeton University Walsh School at Georgetown University APSIA Schools: 34 in the United States, Asia, and Europe

13 Its first-rate faculty who operate at the nexus of theory and practice Being one of the leading graduate professional schools in the world; the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the U.S. Its multidisciplinary curriculum combining functional and regional approaches to traditional and emerging issues The intimacy of the Fletcher community Global innovation; i.e., the Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP), the Master of International Business (MIB), the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME), and the Master of Laws in International Law (LLM) Its caliber and diversity of its student body Its distinguished alumni in all sectors The Fletcher School is Known for:

14 The Fletcher School Global Innovation….

15 Fletcher’s International Business Center (IBC) May 2010: first graduating class of 35 Total enrollment is 65 students Approximately 55% international students 56% Enrollment yield MIB Degree Program (Master’s of International Business)

16 Fletcher’s International Business Center (IBC) CEME (Center for Emerging Market Enterprises) Core programs, research, and publications in: Enterprise Strategy ● Local Capital Markets ● Energy and Commodity Markets ● Inclusive Commerce ● Sovereign Wealth Funds Conferences and Roundtables from 2009-2010: Oct 2009: Emerging Market Local Capital Markets Mar 2009: Savings-Led Microfinance at The Fletcher School May 2009: Mobile Banking in Nairobi Oct 2009: Political Risk at The Fletcher School Nov 2010: Emerging Market Multinationals as Global Competitors Corporate-commissioned and foundation-funded research and executive education projects in: Inclusive Finance Regulation ● Savings-Led Microfinance ● Sovereign Wealth Funds ● Food-Energy Tradeoffs Strategy ● Mobile Commerce ● Water Sovereignty ● Leadership in Emerging and Frontier Markets

17 LL.M. Program in International Law Enriching international legal careers through the Fletcher experience  16 Students in the 2010-2011 class  87% International  38% Enrollment yield  Applications from 35+ countries A year long program culminating in a Capstone in Talloires, France  Eight courses, five within the law field  Thesis presented at the Capstone  Language requiremen t The High Table Series  Brings top legal practitioners to Fletcher  Networking opportunity for our LLMs  Meets once a month

18 GMAP: The Global Master of Arts Program The quality and community of Fletcher in a flexible format 35 international professionals enroll in each session (March and July)  Average age of 40 years  80% have 10-15 years professional experience  50% non-US citizens Three terms, each with a two-week residency and eleven weeks of Internet-mediated instruction  Begin and end at The Fletcher School  Midyear residency at an international site The Fletcher Master of Arts without relocating to Medford  Eight courses  Thesis  Language requiremen t

19 GMAP Update During GMAP’s tenth anniversary year, we celebrate with our 500+ alumni and current students around the world  August 22 to September 3, 2010: GMAP March midyear residency in Brussels, Belgium  October 15-16, 2010: GMAP @ 10 celebration in Washington, DC  January 3-15, 2011: GMAP July midyear residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina

20 Executive and Diplomatic Education The Fletcher School offers customized executive & diplomatic education in the fields of international politics, geopolitics, international business and security. Programs include: Leading in Emerging and Frontier Markets Diplomatic Training Sustainable Development Diplomacy Cultural Change Issues in Country and Regional Management Middle East, East Asia and Russia Training Programs Energy and Environment Climate Change and Sustainable Development International Security Global Dialogue on Geopolitics, Economics, and Security

21 Executive and Diplomatic Education: Fletcher Summer Institute Every summer The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, in coordination with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict brings together 45 mid-career executives for The Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study on Nonviolent Conflict, an intensive week-long course on the theory and practice of civil resistance.

22 Fletcher-Specific Campaign Information

23 Campaign driven by academic needs and institutional priorities Coordinated effort to engage the Fletcher community and strengthen philanthropic partnerships with YOU Comprehensive campaign: Annual Fund and Capital Gifts, including bequests, will count towards Fletcher’s overall goal Fletcher goal of $100 million – 82.4% achieved to date as of June 30, 2010 Fletcher’s Transformational Campaign

24 Comprehensive Campaign Goals Student Aid$44.5M Financial aid Internships, research, academic activities Faculty & Research$42M Endowed professorships – new Endowed professorships – existing Signature academic programs/centers/institutes Building Renovations$6.5M Annual Fund$7M Total$100M

25 Greatest strategic challenge and priority Positive correlation between financial aid and yield Fletcher student average debt of approximately $55K More funds are needed to attract and enroll more of the most desirable students from around the world Goal is to double the amount of current annual award which is $4M Internships / Research / Academic Activities Our Goal: to increase our funding of student activities in three areas to provide a more enriching Fletcher experience for our students Internships Field research Conference participation Student Aid

26 Endowed Professorships Created Within Campaign Walter B. Wriston Chair in International Finance and Banking Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and Southeastern European Studies Shelby Cullom Davis Professorship of International Business (Planned Gift) Henry J. Leir Professorship of Refugee and Migration Studies H. Jon and Betsey Rosenbaum Professorship of Commercial Diplomacy (Planned Gift) Thomas Schmidheiny Professorship in International Business Endowed Professorships In Progress Lord Lionel Robbins Professorship of Interdisciplinarian Studies Korean Studies Professorship International Environment and Resource Policy Studies Professorship Professorship of Diplomatic Studies Endowed Professorships Our Goal: to fully endow faculty chairs for both existing and new faculty



29 A bequest from Austin B. Fletcher led to the creation of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy The Austin B. Fletcher Society The Austin B. Fletcher Society recognizes those who have provided for Fletcher in their estate plans Examples of Planned Gifts Naming Fletcher as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy A gift that provides the donor and their loved ones with income and ultimately distributes to The Fletcher School (a charitable gift annuity or a charitable trust) A bequest to The Fletcher School in a will or trust Fletcher’s Transformational Campaign Many of these gifts can be counted towards Fletcher’s campaign goals Gifts can be unrestricted or be designated for a particular purpose Fletcher and Planned Giving

30 Global Outreach Fletcher Marketing Campaigns

31 More than 65,000 unique monthly visitors; increase of 20% over past two years Frequent updates featuring: blogs, video, live chats, feature writing, profiles and news announcements; first point-of-entry for many prospective students Major update to news and content management platform arrives in early 2011 The Fletcher School Website:

32 Introduced in late 2008, Fletcher’s latest advertising campaign uses creative messaging to highlight unique community, brand strengths and success stories Campaign will have design update in late 2010, with additional messaging Online, print, local and merchandise advertising Fletcher Advertising: A New Voice for Greater Impact

33 Coverage in international media outlets has increased 60% since 2007; First-tier outlets include Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, Boston Globe, NPR, BBC, US News & World Report, The Economist Frequent social media participation has allowed for redistribution of news coverage, announcements and point-of-pride mentions; more than 2,500 followers Cost-effective campaigns to heighten awareness of Fletcher expertise and success Managing Media: Social Networks and Public Relations

34 Become involved Stay connected Support The Fletcher School

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