‘Forging transatlantic leaders’
The 21st century brings with it numerous complex challenges that the United States and the European Union can best address together. To integrate the emerging powers into a functioning, rules-based system of global governance, to effectively address the financial and economic crisis, to promote democracy and human rights, or to enhance internal as well as global security, the strengthening of transatlantic ties is paramount. This requires joint efforts by public and private actors, including business and civil society, on both sides of the Atlantic.
Challenges such as complex multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations or the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the fight against extremism have to be taken up by a new generation of experts who can assume leadership functions in transatlantic affairs. To prepare graduates for such positions of leadership in transatlantic affairs, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University – the first graduate-only school of international affairs in the United States – and the College of Europe – the world’s first university institute of postgraduate studies and training in European affairs – offer a unique, joint degree: the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA).