Fletcher 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 leader, Alex Thomas. You can also see the list of former club leaders here, subscribe to the club newsletter here, and check out upcoming club events here.

Alex Thomas is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy 2023 candidate at The Fletcher School who focuses on International Security and Global Governance. His area of expertise is in Russian Foreign Policy, Central Asian Politics, and U.S.-Russian relations. Prior to attending Fletcher, Alex received his B.A. in International Political Economy and Environmental Studies from the College of Idaho and served as an English Education Specialist for the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan. In this capacity, Alex oversaw the development and implementation of a regional English language curriculum and gained grant-writing experience with USAID. Upon the completion of his service, Alex worked as a grassroots organizer for the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin and was appointed as the Assistant Secretary of the Idaho Senate for the 2021 legislative session. Alex is a Senior Web Editor for the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs and speaks English, Spanish, Kyrgyz, and intermediate Russian.
Sarah Baughn is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy 2024 candidate at The Fletcher School, focusing on Comparative and Regional Studies as well as International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Areas of expertise include post-Soviet state politics, nationalism and authoritarianism, and East Asia-United States relations. Prior to attending Fletcher, Sarah received a B.A. in International Studies and Philosophy from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Following graduation, Sarah became a JET Program participant in Suzu, Japan from 2019 through 2021. In 2022, Sarah worked as an interim SIFE teacher in Nashville, Tennessee before matriculating to Fletcher. Sarah is a Senior Print Editor for the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs and has language proficiency in English, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.