The Hitachi Center for Technology & International Affairs recently released its annual newsletter, and it’s clearly been a busy year. Under the guidance of Co-Directors Professors Carolyn Gideon and Josephine Wolff, the Hitachi Center encompasses everything related to tech policy and cybersecurity at Fletcher, growth areas of the curriculum that have seen increasing interest from students in recent years.
What really stands out in this latest missive are all the ways Fletcher students are involved in the Center’s work. Some examples:
- Current student Arpitha Desai and recent grad Anuradha Herur are this year’s Foundry Fellows, which so names students who distinguish themselves in the intersection of technology, law, and policy.
- Recent grad Katherine Kurata, who received Hitachi Center funding support for her MALD thesis “Behind Every Good Lie is a Grain of Truth: Deriving Identity-based Demand for Disinformation in Moldova and Taiwan,” recently presented her work at conferences in Sweden and Washington, DC, at the latter winning the Best Student Paper Competition.
- Current students Daniel Kroth and Camila Capustina spent the past summer pursuing internship opportunities in various areas of technology policy with funding support from the Hitachi Center.
This kind of engagement with the student and alumni population is typical for research centers at Fletcher, and Hitachi is one of many that provide students with field-based opportunities to put their classroom experience in practice during and after their student days. You can read more about all of the above, and many other areas of the Center’s recent work, on the Hitachi Center’s homepage.