Capstone haikus

Big news today, readers – capstone haikus are back! “Back” may be something of a relative term, as it’s entirely possible they’ve simply flown beneath my personal radar in the past year or two. In any case, the student Social List is positively abuzz with one of my favorite Fletcher traditions. It’s a great opportunity for students to crack both wise and sincere about their own work, and hopefully to decompress a bit from the stress of the last few weeks of school.


Capstone Practicum,
Helped evacuate Afghans.
State Department: Woof.

Bombs at power plants
Oh my god please don’t do that
Proof is case studies

Global Competence
What does that even mean bruh
What do I do now

Extremism or nah?
right wing, left wing, all the same
partition ain’t nice

wounding, embodied
and psychoanalytic
violence persists

Refugees, good luck
Learning about USA
Curricula lies

Countries tell UN
Greenhouse emissions numbers
But they don’t match, why??

am i clever bot?
climate displacement forecast
AI knows, but we do not

Climate or economy?
If industrial policy go brr
Green growth obviates choice

Serbia, Egypt, too
Nonviolent resistance blooms
Dictators in doom

Sacred cows and polls,
Politicians make their goals,
India’s story told

Tiktok: let it be
Or ban. Nat sec, privacy
Maybe wait and see?

Famine could define
the humanitarian
landscape for some time

Angry terrorist
Blocked on all social media
Now he’s really mad

Women always Crying
Is the Pakistani Media really sexist?
International Law says “Bad”

Asylum seekers
Nowhere to go and today
Same, yet much harder

Financial Crisis
Kuwait Dubai, all the same
Same Behavior duh

Tibet, Palestine,
The State tries to control; but,
Made more insecure.

ban tiktok? no thanks!
sadly, i am addicted 🙁
help me go viral

bad guys or good guys
good food, strong culture – long wars
Thanks a lot London

The stateless people
Have rights through the laws you made
Stop being so mean

Burkina Faso
Climate change, drought, conflict? Probs
Mostly politics

Powerful states like informal orgs
G20 rocks UN sucks
Mo’ power Mo’ problems

Fletcher’s May sorrow,
Graduation sans summer cheer,
Climate change takes toll.

Colombian peace?
Gender issues still amiss
No women no peace!

Cobalt: we need it
US and friends don’t have it
Which could be quite bad

Turkey, Turkiye
What the f***
Brace yourselves
Elections comin up

Social media
Misinfo policies: tons
Just bad enforcement

Cold is bearable,
The north star, north, south, east, west
I am from the North.

A tool of our time,
AI wields its power to fight
Falsehoods on the web

Hackers like pirates,
We can crush their safe havens,
But probably won’t.



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