Tech@Fletcher

A Student-Led Club at Fletcher

Technology is becoming more and more central as both a tool and a player in international affairs. In the rapidly-evolving context of technology in global affairs–from cybersecurity, to crisis mapping, to global internet governance and more–Tech@ Fletcher believes that every student planning to go into international affairs, international law or international business needs to be familiar with the implications of technology in their area of study. While Fletcher students may not be the people coding new tools and apps, we will be managing people who are and will need to have the vocabulary and skills to communicate both with engineers and management/clients to ensure that technology is deployed effectively.

Tech@Fletcher aims to have the understanding of technology recognized as a core competency for Fletcher students, regardless of their field of study. In order to meet this goal, Tech@Fletcher will carry out the following objectives: raise the profile of technology in international affairs; deepen the technology competency of Fletcher students’ strengthen the network of technology focused students and alumni; foster stronger professional pipelines; establish Fletcher as a leader in the field of technology in the international context; and strengthen the curriculum around technology.

Resource Guide

Events Sponsored by the Tech@Fletcher Club:

2019-2020

  • Workshops
    • Powerpoint Workshop with Fletcher Women in Business
    • Agile Workshop
  • Virtual San Francisco Career Trek
  • Career Panels and Information Sessions
    • Alumna Career Chat Series
  • Working Groups, Hackathons, & Other Activities
    • Fletcher Coding Working Group
    • Cybersecurity Working Group
    • Hoover Institution & U.S. Naval War College – War Game

2017-18

  • Workshops
    • Data Visualization Skills Workshops
    • Other practical skills training
  • Conferences
    • Tufts Energy Conference: Hitachi Energy Innovation Prize
    • Arctic Conference
    • Gender Conference: Tech Policy and Gender
    • Political Risk Conference
    • Innovations Conference: Tech4Good
    • Africana Conference
    • Water Symposium
  • San Francisco Career Trek
  • Career Panels and Information Sessions
    • Alumni career chat series
    • Internship panel
    • Fletcher Founders Panel
    • Career talks
  • Brown Bag Lunch Series and Speaker Events
  • International Development Hackathon

2015-16

  • Conferences
  • Digital Data Collection for Development and M&E Workshop
  • Salesforce / Force.com Workshops
  • Career site visits and information sessions
  • Capstone Colloquium

2014-15

  • Conferences
    • Fletcher Ideas Exchange
    • Tufts Energy Conference
    • Africa Conference: Tech Panel
    • Innovations Conference: Civic Innovation Panel
  • Workshops
    • Palantir Big Data Practical Skills Workshop
    • Intro to Python Programming (6 sessions)
    • Salesforce Workshops (2 stand-alone workshops)
  • Speaker Events
  • Networking/Social Events
  • Career Info Sessions
  • Ebola Hackathon Team
  • Hack4Congress Team

2020-2021 Leadership

Adriana Lamirande is a 2nd year MALD with a focus on tech policy and human rights. She previously worked at a tech PR firm in San Francisco representing cybersecurity and internet companies, which led to her interest in exploring what regulatory frameworks would best support free speech and digital rights in social media content moderation today.

Jackie Faselt is a second-year MALD. She is studying international security and technology policy with a focus on cybersecurity and AI policy. Previously, Jackie worked in DC at a startup doing market research on emerging technology companies. She also has experience interning at the National Defense University and the Department of the Treasury.

Layan Damanhouri is pursuing her Masters in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School. She previously worked as a journalist covering various news in politics, economy and society. She was also a tech editor during which she covered major events and conferences in various countries and interviewed leaders in the industry from companies. She is interested in international affairs and law in areas such as tech policy.

Neil Maheshwari is increasingly concerned with the prevalence of his data online, and therefore has not submitted a photograph. A MALD candidate at Fletcher, Neil is interested in governance and development issues, and believes that technology may play a positive role in both

For more information on Tech@Fletcher and our upcoming activities, find us on Facebook, our Events Page, or email us at fletchertech@elist.tufts.edu