“Mapping Hezbollah’s Worldwide Activities” with PhD alumnus Matthew Levitt

Once in a while a blog-worthy tidbit just falls in my lap. Fletcher PhD alumnus Dr. Matthew Levitt, currently of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, recently updated us on a major new initiative he will soon launch tracking Hezbollah activities globally. See his note below for details and links to the new interactive platform as well as an upcoming launch event!

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A roundup of some timely Fletcher research

As the world enters month 5 of constant crisis mode, one reassuring bright spot on our end has been witnessing the nimbleness of Fletcher’s scholarly community in analyzing various facets of the pandemic. While it’s admittedly something of a cold comfort, it’s hard not to notice how an interdisciplinary international affairs faculty and research community is ideally positioned to respond to one of the most truly global emergencies of our lifetimes.

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Gary reflects on his time at Fletcher

It’s been particularly great to have Gary as a student blogger over the past couple of years, since he’s provided a different perspective on life at Fletcher as a PhD student. The PhD program is a vital and vibrant portion of the larger Fletcher community, but given that its students move a bit differently through the curriculum in both content and timing, and often are infrequently in residence after completing their coursework requirements, they can on occasion get lost in the shuffle. We’ll miss Gary’s blog updates from PhD land, and seeing him regularly in the Hall of Flags, though his remaining PhD obligations ensure that we’ll at least have the occasional chance to catch up with him in the coming years

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