All of a sudden, a little Fletcher news.
First (and you may already know about this if you follow The Fletcher School or Fletcher Admissions on facebook), we find out about Dean Bosworth’s week: he’s meeting with a North Korean government minister in New York. Nuclear arms and food aid will, according to news reports, be on the agenda. That will make for an awesome “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” essay, should anyone ask Dean Bosworth to write one.
Next, I was listening to the radio the other day and heard Fletcher alum Elliot Ackerman (class of 2003) discuss the goal of his organization, Americans Elect, to create a new nominating process that would give candidates outside of the usual two political parties a chance to compete in national elections. Elliot is Americans Elect’s chief operating officer.
Finally, something of personal interest to me. This afternoon, Fletcher will host a live broadcast of the BBC’s World Have Your Say. The show will feature 100 young women, ages 15-19, from around the world. My daughter, Kayla, is one of those young women! She’s participating all week in Women2Women, and it was quite a surprise to hear she’d be visiting my workplace (along with 99 new friends and a BBC crew). The word we’ve received is that all of this is taking place from 1:00 to 3:00 local time (which is GMT-4), and the BBC web site confirms that the show is broadcast at 1700 GMT. I hope you’ll join me in tuning in!