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Tavitian Foundation Public Policy & Public Administration Advanced Training Certificate Program 2016 - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Publish Date: Jun 09, 2015

Deadline: Jul 19, 2015

The Tavitian Foundation Advanced Training Certificate Program in Public Policy & Public Administration 2017 call for applications is available here


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 2016 – June 2016

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 Sunday, July 19, 2015:

  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.

Required paper-based TOEFL-style examination will be administered on Sunday, July 26, 2015 for individuals who do not already possess an official English language exam score.  Individual interviews will be offered in the beginning of the month of August. Successful candidates will be notified of their acceptance by end of August with academic preparation courses beginning in October in Yerevan.  

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 19, 2015 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 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.

Tavitian Scholars Program Spring 2015 Curriculum

Public Policy and Administration


Arrival: on/around January 11

Orientation: on/around January 12 – January 16

Term 1: on/around January 13 – March 20











First Term





International Legal Order  (Glennon)












Period 1: 5 weeks

Global and Regional Security Issues






Fletcher School Audit




Analytical Frameworks for International Public Policy Decisions




Processes of International Negotiation  (Salacuse)


Period 2: 5 weeks


Global Political Economy




International Finance I (Jacque)

Mid Program Break : on/around March 23 – 27

Term 2: on/around March 30 – June 12

Period 3: 5 weeks










Second Term


The 21st Century Conflict Environment: Sources of Instability




Current Issues in Human Rights





International Finance II (Jacque)



Period 4: 5 weeks


Public Sector Finance and Policy






Law and Development (Salacuse)





Organizational Behavior







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Certificate programs

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Host Countries

United States