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Tavitian Foundation Advanced Training Certificate Program in Public Policy & Public Administration 2019 - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Publish Date: May 22, 2018

Deadline: Jul 09, 2018

The Tavitian Foundation with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy announce an

Advanced Training Certificate Program in: Public Policy & Public Administration

Open to: up to 15 qualified Armenian citizens with a minimum of 3 years work experience on issues of public policy and public administration from Armenian Ministries and other government bodies.  No particular academic background is required, but individuals demonstrating an academic understanding of the subject field will be given a preference in the selection process.

Duration: approximately 5 months: on/around January 2019 – June 2019

Location:  Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

Details:  This graduate education training program provides an intensive academic approach to public policy and public administration studies.  Lectures and case studies will be led by senior Fletcher School faculty. Participants will also meet in working groups to examine problems, formulate proposals and conclusions of their own.

Candidates should have a sound knowledge of English as no interpretation will be provided.  A Certificate will be awarded by the Fletcher School to those students who have successfully completed the assigned material on the basis of the program director's recommendation.

Requirement: All participants are required to return to Armenia upon completion of this program to serve in their professional capacity with the government for a minimum period of two years.

Application Procedures: Each applicant must submit in English to FletcherTavitian@aol.com the following materials by Monday, July 9, 2018:

  1. CV;

  2. 1 letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with their work;

  3. a statement of purpose of no more than 250 words outlining the candidate’s specific interests in the course.

Select applicants will be called to participate in an English language exam based on a competitive screening of applications (including inter alia quality and duration of work experience(s), academic preparation, strength of recommendation, clarify of focus and interest in the program as evidenced by the statement of purpose, etc.).

A required paper-based TOEFL-style examination will be administered to select applicants on Saturday, July 14, 2018 for individuals who do not already possess an official English language exam score.  Individual interviews will be offered in the months of July and August. Successful candidates will be notified of their acceptance in September with academic preparation courses beginning in October in Yerevan.   

Application Deadline: Monday, July 9, 2018 for receipt of all materials.

Additional Notes:  The Tavitian Foundation will provide funding for the reasonable living expenses, including roundtrip airfare, visas, housing, monthly stipend, tuition and university fees, laptop computer, books, and health insurance.

Please see attached a sample draft course schedule and http://fletcher.tufts.edu for information about the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.  Courses are subject to change based on faculty availability.

Flight Arrives  (January)



First Term

First Term

Foundations of Policy Analysis

(10 weeks)

Period 1

Global and Regional Security Issues Seminar  

Audit Fletcher

Analytic Frameworks for Public Policy Decisions

(5 weeks)

Public Sector Economics and Finance

(5 weeks)

Period 2

Leading and Managing Strategically

(5 weeks)

The Art and Science of Statecraft

(5 weeks)

Mid-Program Break

Second Term

Second Term

Actors in Global Governance

(5 weeks)

Period 3

Processes of International Negotiation

(5 weeks)

International Law

(5 weeks)


Period 4

International Financial Management

( 5 weeks)

Organizational Behavior

(5 weeks)


Flight Departs  (June)

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Host Countries

United States