In order to extend cooperation network with the academicians, the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia facilitated the meeting between the academicians and the alumnus of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, in November 3rd 2009. The meeting itself was the chance for the Consulate to support concept of Indonesia’s strategic partnership with the United States, by strengthening institution to institution contact with Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Therefore, the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia has expressed her enthusiasm to extend the mutual cooperation by inviting Fletcher Professors to teach at the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Educational Centre.
After the Consul’s remarks, Nicole Sass, a representative from the Fletcher School’s Global Masters of Arts Program (GMAP) was in turn gave her remarks in response to the Consul’s welcoming remarks. She then proceed to gave her presentation regarding what the GMAP is offering to the participants. GMAP is a program that was designed for the mid-career professionals who are interested in taking a graduate degree while actively working. Students across the world could take part in the courses provided through a long-distance method with the utilization of the internet and/or voice over internet protocol (VoIP).
Fletcher School is one of the first and the oldest school to teach International Relations studies in the United States, and was ranked fourth in the category of best school for International Relations studies in the world according to Foreign Policy Journal, after Georgetown University, John Hopkins SAIS, and Harvard University.