Eurasia Club

The Eurasia Club at The Fletcher School seeks to promote a cultural, historical, political, and economic understanding of the countries of the former Soviet Union. By bringing together students from diverse backgrounds and meeting with experts and practitioners from Russia and Eurasia, the club aims to create lasting connections among individuals, communities, and the region as a whole.

For more information about the club, please contact its current leaders, Madeline Diorio and Erica Johnston. You can also see the list of former club leaders here, subscribe to the club newsletter here, and check out upcoming club events here.

Madeline Diorio is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Candidate 2021 at The Fletcher School focusing on Human Security and International Negotiations and Conflict Resolution. Her regional focus is Russia and Eastern Europe. Before enrolling at Fletcher, Madeline served with the Peace Corps in Ukraine where she worked on youth development and HIV programming. Madeline holds a B.A. in International Relations with a concentration in inter-cultural communications from Syracuse University. Additionally, Madeline studied the politics of reconciliation in Eastern Europe and its importance to today's geopolitical security.
Erica Johnston is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Candidate 2021 at The Fletcher School studying International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution as well as Russia and Eurasia. Prior to attending Fletcher, she was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Germany for the 2016-2017 academic year. After the completion of her Fulbright year, she worked as an administrator at a law firm in Newburyport, Massachusetts, which specializes in estate planning matters and probate proceedings. She received her bachelor’s degrees in German Studies and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.