Five-year updates: Diane drops a line from Bangladesh

Today we’ll travel a bit further back in time to check in with another alumna friend. It’s shocking to me to realize that Diane Broinshtein graduated from Fletcher a full five years ago, as it feels far more recently that she was part of our Admissions Committee and getting involved in all manner of Admissions and Fletcher-wide events. Her career path and her time at Fletcher are great examples of the value of interdisciplinary programs!

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First-year alumni updates: Catching up with Natalia

One of my favorite points in the blog-year is when we get to check in with recent Fletcher alumni. My hope is obviously that it’s interesting for readers to see the career paths our graduates chart both immediately and a handful of years after their time at Fletcher. Selfishly, though, it’s also an excuse for me to get in touch with folks who were great friends of our office during their student days to learn about what they’ve been up to.

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Taking stock of the office

Last week I did something I’ve not done in about a year and a half. Something I’d nearly forgotten how to do, so long a layoff has it been. Am I talking about eating at a restaurant, or perhaps checking out F9 in theaters? No way – I’m still a bit skittish about that kind of stuff (anxious as I am to catch up on the latest with Dom Toretto and his “family”). What I’m referring to is more momentous than either of those return-to-normalcy indicators. Readers, I physically went INTO THE OFFICE.

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New anti-corruption research from MALD student Rosemary Ventura

Longtime readers may have some familiarity with the Corruption, Justice and Legitimacy (CJL) Program, which is occasionally highlighted in this space. It’s part of the work of the Henry J. Leir Institute for human security, one of Fletcher’s very active research centers, The CJL Program is a great example of the ways students get involved in scholarly research while here. It was a great pleasure to hear recently from current MALD student Rosemary Ventura, who shared some details about her current work with CJL.

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