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Recent photos on The Fletcher School’s Admissions Facebook Page interestingly compare the Fletcher of years ago to the Fletcher we see today.
With historic photos from the archives paired next to more recent photos taken today, these fun ‘Throwback Thursday” posts show that although Fletcher may look different over the years, the students still have the same passion and excitement for learning.
Check out this one “Throwback Thursday” post below, and for more photos check out their Facebook page.
Looking for a new show to watch? Netflix’s new original series, House of Cards, is actually based on a book with the same name by Fletcher alum Michael Dobbs, F72, F77. Dobbs published House of Cards in 1989, as the first of a trilogy and in the early 90’s all three novels were turned into a BBC miniseries.
Dobbs attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and graduated with an M.A., M.A.L.D, and PhD in nuclear defense studies. A native of England, he returned there after graduation and became involved in government as a member of the Conservative Party. He later became a a full-time writer.
Check out the trailer for the American adapted House of Cards:
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On The Fletcher School’s Admissions Facebook page, you can see photos of Fletcher students on winter break adventures. From skiing in Colorado to visiting the sand dunes of Khimsar, check out their Facebook page to see what these students are up to!
Here’s a sneak peek:
Fletcher School masters candidate Kristen Wallerstedt recently visited India and left with “a new perspective on life, society, history, and humanity.” As a student of international economics and politics, her first time in South Asia was life changing. She wrote a note about her experiences which was featured in the blog “Critical Twenties,” a blog ran by twenty-something Indians who wish to create a forum for discussions about India and its place in the world. In it, she contrasts India with the Western world and discusses culture, politics, the economy, the media, social movements, and the general life lessons she learned on her trip:
Sadh, one of the many Indian gurus, says that in your life, if you don’t do what you can’t do, there is no problem but if you don’t do what you can do, that is a tragedy. Spiritual leadership is prominent here; even the most modern and logical have a guru that they follow. From India, for now, what I learn that I can do is to place a higher value on spirituality, tradition and history, and to continue to develop intellectually and find peace amidst the craziness of the world. India made me realize that in contrast to the pressures I feel in America, for now, I don’t want to seek to have an impact on the world, as we are often urged in our American education. Instead, I have realized that I still need the world to have an impact on me.
Be sure to check out the rest of Kristen’s musings here.
Last year, Asher Berman of Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy received the David L. Boren Fellowship in National Security Education to study Arabic in Cairo. Although there were rumors of a revolution stirring, Berman’s friend, Dov Torbin, a cartoonist, did not cancel his plans to come visit Berman in Egypt.
Of course, the revolution happened. Now, the two friends have teamed up to tell their story in the form of a comic strip.
Crisis mapping, an emerging interdisciplinary field that uses technology to aid in the response to humanitarian emergencies, is being taught this semester through the Ex College at Tufts. The course description reads:
This course aims to teach students about the field and equip them with the skills to use the most important crisis mapping tools. It will also survey, around the world, how crisis mapping technologies are being applied to an increasingly wide range of scenarios, including the monitoring of elections and human rights abuses, citizen journalist mobilization, conflict tracking, and aid evaluation.
Finally, students will become part of a growing global network of skilled ‘crisis mappers.’
Last spring, students from The Fletcher School gathered on the Tufts campus to participate in a crowd-sourcing disaster response program that provided real-time data for the relief effort in Haiti following the devastating effects of the earthquake that struck the country about one year ago.