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FEATURES Deans Corner — 3 Christiane Delessert, F73: A Journey into Success — 4 The End of Multiculturalism — 6 DEPARTMENTS From the Fletcher Files — 8 VIP Visitors — 9 Quotes of Note — 9 Club News — 10 Club Contacts — 12 Recent Publications — 13 Class Notes — 14 Beyond Boundaries — 33 In Memoriam — 34
FLETCHER NEWS VOLUME 30 NUMBER 1 SPRING/SUMMER 2008
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COVER PHOTOGRAPH Len Rubenstein
Julia Motl Lowe Director of The Fletcher Fund
PHOTOGRAPHS Tiffany Knight, Len Rubenstein
Roger A. Milici Jr. Senior Director
EDITOR Leah S. Brady
Michael Preiner Assistant Director of The Fletcher Fund
OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS Alyssa Adreani Development Officer
Moira Rafferty Reunion Coordinator
Kathleen Bobick Staff Assistant
Cynthia Weymouth Administrative Assistant
Leah S. Brady Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Stewardship
Special thanks to: Erin Hart
Jennifer Weingarden Associate Director
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This year marks The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s 75th Anniversary
This year marks The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s 75th Anniversary, and I am pleased to inform you that the School continues to excel in its mission to prepare the world’s leaders as it also strengthens and sustains both the foundation of its excellence and its prospects for the future. The School is in the midst of the Beyond Boundaries fundraising campaign to raise $100 million by 2011 to meet these overarching curricular priorities that will allow Fletcher to better fulfill its mission: Financial aid, to increase affordability for the most talented and deserving students (see the feature on p. 33), and endowed professorships and signature academic programs, to build a scholarly community at the nexus of theory and practice. We are also raising funds for the building renovation as we create a fitting home for a world-class school. To learn more about Fletcher’s campaign priorities, please visit fletcher.tufts.edu/ campaign or call +1.617.627.2720. To date, Fletcher has raised $64 million. Most of this is in cash pledges to be fulfilled over a multi-year period as well as several bequests, one of which is for $12.5 million, the largest gift ever received. Our most recent major gift was a $2 million bequest from a 1964 alumnus and his wife to create a named endowed professorship in commercial diplomacy. With three fiscal years remaining, my colleagues and I are eager to see the School achieve its $100 million goal.
$75,000, we invite you to demonstrate your Fletcher pride and help commemorate the School’s founding by supporting The Fletcher Fund. To make a Fletcher Fund gift, please visit fletcher.tufts.edu/ alumni/gifts or call +1.617.627.5441. My recent travels have allowed me to connect with alumni and friends in Beijing, London, Mexico City, Seoul, and Tokyo. Now back on campus, we are completing preparations for Commencement and Reunion Weekend, where we again expect record numbers to return to campus to celebrate with their classmates and fellow alums. You can find the complete weekend schedule at: fletcher.tufts.edu/alumni/reunion2008. Finally, excitement is mounting as Fletcher’s 75th Anniversary Gala approaches. I hope you will be able to join us in celebration of this milestone on Saturday, 11 October 2008, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Formal invitations will arrive by mail in June, but until then, you can take part in commemorating the occasion by submitting your own Fletcher story of connection, and following the evolving gala details at: fletcher.tufts.edu/75th/gala.
Stephen W. Bosworth
Because gifts to the annual fund are included in this campaign, we hope that everyone will participate in the Fletcher Fund at a level that befits their personal circumstances. Several alumni have come together to offer a 75th Anniversary Participation Challenge. This group is poised to give an additional $75,000 this year as an incentive to encourage participation at all levels. Whether you give $7.50 or
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Christiane Delessert, F73: A Journey into Success By Sujata Tuladhar, F08
Recently, Christiane Delessert, F73, widely recognized as one of the top financial planners in the U.S., received a blast from the past—an email requesting her published Ph.D. dissertation Release and Repatriation of Prisoners of War at the End of Active Hostilities. The request was from a lawyer representing two detainees at Guantanamo Bay, who wanted to refer to her book to find out how long the detainees (enemy combatants) should be held in detention without being charged. The email was a desperate plea for help, because he feared that his opponent had checked out the only copy available from the Library of Congress. From successfully completing a Ph.D. in International Humanitarian Law at the University of Geneva, to becoming a well-established financial planner, Delessert followed a unique career path. Stating that she feels her work in international law came full circle with this recent request, she says, “Sometimes I do wonder why I went through with a Ph.D. that has nothing to do with what I do now. But I have loved doing what I have done and hold no regrets.” Passion, confidence and willpower radiate with every word Delessert speaks and is evident in her many accomplishments. Delessert received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics, and a Ph.D. in International Law and Economics from the University of Geneva (Graduate Institute of International Affairs), in addition to her MALD from The Fletcher School. After completing her Ph.D., Delessert found it difficult to continue with her international law focus as her Boston-based commitments. Instead, she found an alternative path—the world of financial planning. Referencing her considerable shift in profession, Delessert points out that she “was motivated by wanting to be financially independent… This urge was very strong in me even from my college years.” Born in Venezuela, raised in Switzerland, and settled in the U.S., Delessert greatly values her global exposure and experience, and she sought any opportunity to keep that aspect of her life alive. Consequently, she joined an international program at John Hancock in Boston that introduced her to corporate America. The corporate environment did not quite satisfy her. “It was a very structured environment where I noticed that people moved up the steps of the ladder every two to three years. It didn’t matter if you were bright or not, it just went according to a schedule,” she says. Leaving John Hancock in 1981, Delessert took up a friend’s offer
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to join MHA Financial Corporations in Braintree, Massachusetts, as a vice president for operations. With this step began her journey into the emerging field of financial planning—providing a comprehensive analysis of all financial needs of a client. She attributes her ability to thrive in this new field to the training she received at Fletcher. Although she did not have the opportunity to take classes on business and entrepreneurship at Fletcher, she claims that Fletcher education gave her the biggest gift—the gift of being a generalist. According to Delessert, her work required a wide range of knowledge on a variety of fields—skills related to law, finances, mediation, strategy, history and economics. “The Fletcher School education made me a generalist, which was essential for me to do what I wanted to do. It made me who I am today.” She continues, “Mostly, it affected my relationship with clients because they saw someone who was well educated and well-versed in a variety of topics and therefore could relate to them.” She later moved on to become president of Bornhofft Financial Services, Inc. Remembering her interview for the job, Delessert says, “I was offered the task of starting something completely from scratch. So I kept pushing to get concrete answers. The response I got was: ‘Delessert, what I am offering you is like a marriage. There is no guarantee that it will work out. So you jump or don’t jump.’” Finally recognizing her own entrepreneurial spirit, she jumped at the challenge of starting a completely new endeavor completely from scratch. She convinced the management to register with the Security Exchange Commission to make it the first registered investment advising firm at the time. Through her work with Bornhofft, Delessert became more and more well-known and received wide recognition for her work. The firm eventually merged with BDO Seidman, and after ten years Delessert realized that it was time to do something on her own. In 1994, she founded Delessert Financial, where she continues to work today. Leaving the accounting firm and starting on her own was not an easy step. Delessert recalls it as the best yet most challenging decision of her life. When she left the firm, all but one client decided to stay with her. “Earlier on in the field, I realized that the person who controls the firm-client relationship is the one who has the most power. That was the key to my survival,” says Delessert. Her clients’ support (and personal support from her husband and children) was an essential element to her later success.
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This client loyalty also resulted in a lawsuit from her former employer, presenting a daunting challenge to the new financial firm. “Starting my own firm in the basement of my house with four staff while handling the lawsuit was not easy. But not only did I survive it, but I have thrived since then,” Delessert says. Today, Delessert Financial is considered a boutique wealth-management firm managing around $430 million worth of wealth. She and her eight staff handle clients all around the U.S. and are now planning to go global. “Looking back at it, it’s all passion and excitement now. But when I was going through it, it wasn’t always easy. It was about stamina, endurance, believing in myself, and keeping at it,” Delessert recalls. Delessert is highly conscious of the hard work put in by her employees in raising the firm from a start-up to a strong and successful financial establishment. In recognition of their crucial role, she offered 18 percent of her firm to her key employees. Her belief in mentorship and supporting the next generation is quite evident. She currently has two junior partners who run the firm while she works three days a week. “I have told the guys that I want my portrait in the conference room when I am gone,” says Delessert. In a field that has historically been considered a male domain, Delessert has left her permanent stamp as a woman, as an entrepreneur, and as a professional. Though she never let the
gender aspect interfere with her progress, Delessert feels that she hit the glass ceiling during her time at the accounting firm. She was bringing in as many clients as were being referred to her and yet, as a woman, she did not have the opportunity to climb any higher. “Somehow I survived the world that was not always that friendly,” she says. She attributes this success to luck as well as her intelligence. Traditionally, financial analysts were compensated on the basis of commission. From very early on in her career, Delessert insisted that this form of compensation would cause a conflict of interest between the advice one would give the client and the advice one should give. Delessert says, “I decided twenty-five years ago, when it was only five of us in the nation, that I was going to be compensated by the hour or by the percentage of assets and not through implementation.” Her commitment to this decision has, in later years, brought about a wider acceptance for the much-appreciated fee-based compensation approach. While asked to recall what she took away from The Fletcher School, Delessert mentions its “international perspective.” Although the field of financial planning has mostly been U.S.-centered, she stresses the importance of her global view throughout her career. “I was talking about the need to invest internationally way before it became common,” cited Delessert. Her advice to her junior partners: “A real money manager is someone who sits in the center of the world and looks at it not as an American but a citizen of the world.” She credits this foresightedness to her education and exposure to global perspectives at The Fletcher School. She adds that the level of confidence her professors showed in her intellectual capacity and their constant push to make her work harder helped her become a stronger individual, professionally as well personally. “Professors recognizing brain and pushing it—that’s a lesson I carry on in my life,” she said. In particular, she remembers Professor Henrikson and Professor Rubin for their constant support and push. “I could not be where I am right now without the Fletcher background.” With this acknowledgement, Delessert has now actively taken on initiatives to give back to the Fletcher community. She is currently involved with the Fletcher Women’s Network, as well as a member of Fletcher’s Development Committee, the only standing sub-committee of the Board of Overseers. “Reconnecting with the Fletcher community has been like reconnecting with my international side. It’s very important to me,” stated Delessert. If not law or financial planning, what else would she have chosen to do? “If I had stayed in Switzerland, I would have definitely entered Swiss Diplomatic circle or the UN,” she says. Whatever the profession, there is no doubt that Delessert, with her passion and conviction, would have made it yet another success story. And finally, Delessert offers some sound Fletcher advice: “Follow what you want to do and do it with passion. Believing in yourself and what you are doing is the key ingredient to success.”
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The End of Multiculturalism By Lawrence E. Harrison
The U.S. must be a melting pot—not a salad bowl. Future generations may look back on Iraq and immigration as the two great disasters of the Bush presidency. Ironically, for a conservative administration, both of these policy initiatives were rooted in a multicultural view of the world. Since the 1960s, multiculturalism has become a dominant feature of the political and intellectual landscape of the West. But multiculturalism rests on a frail foundation: cultural relativism, or the notion that no culture is better or worse than any other—it is merely different. When it comes to democratic continuity, social justice, and prosperity, some cultures do far better than others. Research at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, summarized in my recent book, The Central Liberal Truth: How Politics Can Change a Culture and Save It From Itself, makes this clear. Extensive data suggest that the champions of progress are the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden), where, for example, universal literacy was a substantial reality in the 19th century. By contrast, no Arab country today is democratic, and female illiteracy in some Arab countries exceeds 50 percent. Culture isn’t about genes or race; it’s about values, beliefs, and attitudes. Culture matters because it influences a society’s receptivity to democracy, justice, entrepreneurship, and free-market institutions. What, then, are the implications for a foreign policy based on the doctrine, “These values of freedom are right and true for every person, in every society”? The Bush administration has staked huge human, financial, diplomatic, and prestige resources on this doctrine’s applicability in Iraq. It is now apparent that the doctrine is fallacious. A key component of a successful democratic transition is trust, a particularly important cultural factor for social justice and prosperity. Trust in others reduces the cost of economic transactions, and democratic stability depends on it. Trust is periodically measured in eighty-odd countries by the World Values Survey. The Nordic countries enjoy very high levels of trust: 58 to 67 percent of respondents in four of these countries believe that most people can be trusted, compared with 11 percent of Algerians and 3 percent of Brazilians. The high levels of identification and trust in Nordic societies reflect their homogeneity: common Lutheran
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antecedents, including a rigorous ethical code and heavy emphasis on education, and a consequent sense of the nation as one big family imbued with the Golden Rule.
“Culture isn’t about genes or race; it’s about values, beliefs, and attitudes.” Again, culture matters—race doesn’t. The ethnic roots of both Haiti and Barbados lie in the Dahomey region of West Africa. The history of Haiti, independent in 1804 in the wake of a slave uprising against the French colonists, is one of corrupt, incompetent leadership, illiteracy, and poverty. Barbados, which gained its independence from the British in 1966, is today a prosperous democracy of “Afro-Saxons.”
IMMIGRATION Hispanics now form the largest U.S. minority, approaching 15 percent (about 45 million) of a total population of about 300 million. They’re projected by the Pew Research Center to swell to 127 million in 2050—29 percent of a total population of 438 million. Their experience in the United States recapitulates Latin America’s culturally shaped underdevelopment. For example, the Hispanic high school dropout rate in the U.S. is alarmingly high and persistent—about 20 percent in second and subsequent generations. It’s vastly higher in Latin America. Samuel Huntington was on the mark when he wrote in his latest book, Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity: “Would America be the America it is today if it had been settled not by British Protestants but by French, Spanish, or Portuguese Catholics? The answer is no. It would not be America; it would be Quebec, Mexico, or Brazil.” In The Americano Dream, Mexican-American Lionel Sosa argues that the value system that has retarded progress in Latin America is an impediment to the upward mobility of Latino immigrants. So does former U.S. Rep. Herman Badillo, a Puerto Rican whose book, One Nation, One Standard, indicts Latino undervaluing of education and calls for cultural change. The progress of Hispanic immigrants, not to mention harmony in the broader society, depends on their acculturation to mainstream U.S. values. Efforts (for example, long-term bilingual education) to perpetuate “old country” values in a multicultural salad bowl undermine acculturation to the mainstream and are likely to result in continuing
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percent of children in the Los Angeles public schools and 60 percent in the Denver schools are Latino. In a letter to me in 1991, the late Mexican-American columnist Richard Estrada captured the essence of the problem: “The problem in which the current immigration is suffused is, at heart, one of numbers; for when the numbers begin to favor not only the maintenance and replenishment of the immigrants’ source culture, but also its overall growth, and in particular growth so large that the numbers not only impede assimilation but go beyond to pose a challenge to the traditional culture of the American nation, then there is a great deal about which to be concerned.”
underachievement, poverty, resentment, and divisiveness. So, too, does the willy-nilly emergence of bilingualism in the U.S. No language in American history has ever before competed with English to the point where one daily hears, on the telephone, “If you want to speak English, press one; Si quiere hablar en español, oprima el botón número dos.” Although border security and environmental concerns are also in play, the immigration debate has been framed largely in economic terms, producing some odd pro-immigration bedfellows; i.e., the editorial pages of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Among the issues: whether the U.S. economy needs more unskilled immigrants; whether immigrants take jobs away from U.S. citizens; to what extent illegal immigrants drain resources away from education, healthcare, and welfare; and whether population growth, largely driven by immigration, is necessary for a healthy economy.
“The progress of Hispanic immigrants... depends on their acculturation to mainstream U.S. values.” But immigration looks very different when viewed in cultural terms, particularly with respect to the vast legal and illegal Latino immigration (a million or more people a year), most of them with few skills and little education. To be sure, the U.S. has absorbed large numbers of unskilled and uneducated immigrants in the past, and today the large majority of their descendants are in the cultural mainstream. But the numbers of Latino immigrants and their geographic concentration today leave real doubts about the prospects for acculturation: 70
If multiculturalism is a myth, how do we avoid the woes that inevitably attend the creation of an enduring and vast underclass alienated from the upwardly mobile cultural mainstream? Some policy implications, some for Latin America, the others for the U.S. and Canada, are apparent. We must calibrate the flow of immigrants into the U.S. to the needs of the economy, mindful that immigration has adversely affected low-income American citizens, disproportionately African-American and Hispanic, as Barbara Jordan stressed as chair of the Immigration Reform Commission in the 1990s. But the flow must also be calibrated to the country’s capacity to assure acculturation of the immigrants. We must be a melting pot, not a salad bowl. The melting pot, the essence of which is the Anglo-Protestant cultural tradition, is our way of creating the homogeneity that has contributed so much to the trust and mutual identification—and progress—of the Nordic societies. As with immigration flows of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an extensive program of activities designed to facilitate acculturation, including mastery of English, should be mounted. A law declaring English to be the national language would be helpful. The costs of multiculturalism—in terms of disunity, the clash of classes, and declining trust—are likely to be huge in the long run. All cultures are not equal when it comes to promoting progress, and very few can match Anglo-Protestantism in this respect. We should be promoting acculturation to the national mainstream, not a mythical, utopian multiculturalism. And we should take care that the Anglo-Protestant virtues that have brought us so far do not fall into disrepair, let alone disrepute.
Reprinted with permission from the 26 February 2008 issue of The Christian Science Monitor. Lawrence E. Harrison directs the Cultural Change Institute at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where he also teaches. This article is adapted from a longer essay in the January-February 2008 issue of The National Interest.
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Fletcher's 100th Anniversary Edward R. Murrow Conference: “Credible Public Diplomacy: A Lesson for Our Times” Who wields soft power in today’s globalized world? How can governments mobilize credible public diplomacy to facilitate international cooperation and confront global challenges? On 14 and 15 April 2008, Fletcher students, faculty, alumni, and friends gathered for the 100th Anniversary Edward R. Murrow Conference, “Credible Public Diplomacy: A Lesson for Our Times,” to discuss today’s public diplomacy. The conference marked the 100th anniversary of educator and noted journalist Edward R. Murrow, who became the government’s top public diplomacy practitioner when appointed director of the U.S. Information Agency in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. Conference panels featured research coupled with presentations by invited guests, including Fletcher alumni. As home of the Edward R. Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy, Fletcher was the ideal place to hold the event. The Center was inaugurated in l965 by Vice President Hubert Humphrey with the bulk of Murrow’s personal and professional papers. The conference offered an excellent opportunity to showcase this rich collection, as well as the Murrow Room in Goddard Hall, where Tufts University archivist Anne Sauer and her staff provided visitors with tours of the collection. Casey Murrow, the son of Edward and Janet Murrow, shared recollections of his father in the closing address, “‘I Was Interviewed by Ed Murrow!’ Stories from a Family Perspective.” In true Fletcher spirit, Fletcher alumni were involved in every aspect of the conference. Harry Radliffe, F73, producer of 60 Minutes, engaged conference participants on “Ed Murrow’s Legacy and the Real World Broadcast News” at the
conference luncheon. During the first plenary, “Government Public Diplomacy: Contemporary Challenges,” Ambassador Sandy Vogelgesang, F65, reflected on her time as a Murrow fellow during the Vietnam War and as the first Murrow Center Ph.D. The second plenary, “Citizen Diplomacy: Education and Exchanges,” led by Sherry Mueller, F66, discussed the crucial role played by people-to-people exchanges. Other Fletcher alumni participating or chairing conference panels included: Barbara Bodine, F71; Charles Bralver, F75; Lauren Brodsky, F04; Mark Davidson, F86; Roberta Graham, GMAP06; Abeer Kazimi, F07; Eric Mullerbeck, F97; Katherine Schaefer, F07; Edward Schumacher-Matos, F75; Marieke Spence, F07; and Richard Weintraub, F67. Fletcher students, representing all fields of study, presented original research during the conference, most of which was in connection with their MALD theses. Ambassador William Rugh, Edward R. Murrow Visiting Professor of Public Diplomacy, Professor Alan Henrikson, and Professor Carolyn Gideon, chair of the Program Committee, supervised much of the student research. For complete details, as well as conference sponsors, please see fletcher.tufts.edu/murrow. By the end of the two-day conference, one thing was clear: The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy continues its tradition as a leader in the study of public diplomacy. Fletcher's primacy in the world of international affairs education, coupled with the Murrow Collection and Murrow Memorial Room, uniquely position the School as it plans to reinvigorate the Murrow Center. —Erin Hart, MALD08
Gift supports Fletcher professorship named for father of modern Greek democracy The Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and Southeastern European Studies at The Fletcher School honors the memory of the Greek premier who restored democratic rule to Greece. Greece lays claim to the first Fletcher graduate to become a head of government: Kostas Karamanlis, F82, F84, who is the current prime minister and Constantine Karamanlis' nephew. With more than three dozen alumni, Greece has the sixth largest population of Fletcher School graduates in Europe. These strong transatlantic ties and the support of Greek Americans and alumni in the U.S. have given Fletcher students a close-up perspective on the evolution of democracy in Europe. The Karamanlis Chair, established in 2001, honors the legacy of a European statesman known as the father of modern Greek democracy. Constantine Karamanlis restored democratic rule after the fall of a military regime in the mid-1970s, and led the nation as prime minister and president for nearly thirty years. The professorship rotates annually to enable scholars of varying disciplines to offer a different lens through which
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to view southeastern Europe. The four holders to date have represented the fields of political science, history, and geography. “A deep knowledge of Europe in the United States is critical,” says the current Karamanlis Associate Professor in Hellenic and Southeastern European Studies, Kostas Lavdas, a political scientist from the University of Crete. “Today’s Greece is firmly embedded in the European Union, the accomplishments of which are particularly relevant to an understanding of modern diplomacy and of the use of ‘soft power’ in international relations.” Constantine A. Karamanlis, F00, cousin to the current prime minister and a member of the Karamanlis Foundation board and of The Fletcher School's Board of Overseers, says, “We are proud of the chair’s accomplishments and the work of all four professors, and we look forward to the chair’s further growth. As a Fletcher graduate myself, I am particularly happy to see the chair providing an important bridge between Tufts, our foundation, and Greece.” —Anne Merrill
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Kim Dae-jung, former South Korean president and recipient of the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize visited Fletcher on 23 April. He spoke to a very engaged audience on the North's nuclear weapons programs and the importance of the U.S. role in securing peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Tom Brokaw moderated a panel that included Tufts alumnus Matt Bai, Peggy Noonan, and Eric Fehrnstrom as part of 100th Anniversary Edward R. Murrow Memorial Conference, 14 April 2008.
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Quotes of Note “There is no question that with the Internet, everybody is their own journalist. Everybody, every day puts together their own newspaper front page or television show. There is an awareness that while you create your own sphere of interest when you click and become a citizen journalist, it is still important for there to be someone with forty years of experience putting together the front page of a newspaper or a television news show.” —Charles Gibson, anchor of ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson, speaking at the Fletcher School, 21 February 2008 “I have the impression that the average person here feels relatively disconnected from the talks between the Ugandan Government and the Lord’s Resistance Army. I’m not sure if the disconnect stems from resignation, fatalism, or disgust. There’s frustration with both parties at the talks; nobody here seems confident that the government and the LRA have the interests of the victims at heart.” — Natalie Parke, F08, from her blog at news.fletcher.tufts.edu/reflections while completing research in Uganda on 24 February 2008. “People think that Islamic finance came about many centuries ago. But the truth is that it is a very recent phenomenon: the first retail products only came out in the 1970s. Islamic finance is changing the way finance is done globally, yet its growth is driven by social and political phenomena.” —Fletcher Professor Ibrahim Warde, recently interviewed for the “Fletcher Features” section of the Fletcher School website.
On February 21st, Charles Gibson, anchor of ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson, spoke to an audience of Fletcher students and staff on the challenges facing the media and how agencies are adapting. Gibson’s talk was sponsored by the Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series.
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Australia Melissa Conley Tyler, F96, recently had dinner with the other Fletcher Club of Australia co-convener, John Ballard, F59. She has also reached out to the new Chinese ambassador to Australia, Junsai Zhang, F89. As always, they welcome contact by any Fletcher faculty or alumni who are visiting Australia.
Dubai In March, Paul and Christine (Lauper) Bagatelas hosted a dinner for Fletcher and Tufts alumni at their home in Dubai that featured a discussion with Dr. Shashi Tharoor, member of the Fletcher Board of Overseers, F76, on the topic of “The Recent Transformation of India.”
Brussels The Brussels Club members got together at the home of Wendy and Todd McLeod Chappell, F99, in Waterloo to enjoy a fantastic selection of Belgian and French cheeses and wine. In attendance were Olga Slavkina, F01, Katrina Cochran Destree, F95, Ricklef Beutin, F02, Pedro Bustillo, GMAP05, and Anna Balough, F00, along with their spouses and children. Another group of Brussels Fletcherites met for a dinner party at the home of Dominique Steverlynck, F99, including a few Fletcherites coming in from out of town: Caroline Coquin, F97, from Paris; Agustin Escardino Malva, F97, from Madrid; Nathalie Ishizuka, F97, and Katrina Cochran Destree, F95, who are happy to keep Dominique company in cold and rainy Belgium.
Fletcher alums gathered for a dinner party in Brussels
Dhaka On 8 February 2008, Justice Reefat Ahmed of the High Court Bench of the Bangladesh Supreme Court hosted this year's Annual Fletcher Dinner at his residence. At this annual Fellowship Event, members present included former Foreign Secretary Faruq Ahmed Choudhury, F57, Ambassador Afsarul Qader, F84, Ambassador Mahmuda Haque Choudhury, F76, Literature Page Editor of the Daily Star Khademul Islam, F85, Zain Husain, F93, and Directors General Mosud Mannan, F89, and Masud Bin Momen, F91, of the Foreign Ministry. Members discussed the possibility of organizing a joint event of the alumni of Harvard, SAIS, and Fletcher based in Dhaka as one of its next events.
Budapest Peter Ackerman, F69, chair of the Board of Overseers, visited Budapest in January 2008. He had a dinner with Fletcher alumni at the home of Charles Kovacs, F72, and his wife Catherine. Patrick Egan, F00, Tom Schwieters, F96, Anita Orban, F01, PhD07, and Krisztian Orban, F02, were present at the dinner. Talks focused on Fletcher's new program, MIB, the 75th Anniversary, and engaging alumni in the school's activities. Tokyo The Fletcher Alumni Club in Tokyo hosted a reception at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan to celebrate the admitted students from the area.
Fletcher Women’s Network The Fletcher Women’s Network has been launched! In Boston, alumnae have gathered socially several times, most recently for a book group session organized by Mariana Stoyancheva, F05, to discuss Three Cups of Tea, a story of efforts to educate girls in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. In New York, alumnae gathered to hear about Sonja Bachmann, F99, and her four years of U.N. experience in Afghanistan. In D.C., alumnae have met for bagels at the home of Wendy Sherwin Swire, F90, wine-tasting chez Elizabeth Vazquez, F96, and sandwiches at the home of Erin Nicholson Pacific, F00. Alumnae of the Bay Area launched their group in October around the pool of Sandra Short, F82, near Stanford, followed by meeting in January at the home of Lisa Neuberger, F02, to hear a Pakistani speaker. As the Fletcher Women’s Network takes off, we encourage all Fletcher women to join us. It’s easy: Simply send an email to
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A recent gathering of Fletcher Women at the home of Erin Nicholson Pacific, F00.
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Paris On March 19, Fletcher alumni in Paris gathered to discuss international public law with Fletcher Professor Michael Glennon. This discussion occurred exactly five years to the day of the beginning of the incursion by the U.S. military into Iraq. As the debate on the security agreement between Iraq and the U.S. government continues, Fletcher alumni in attendance appreciated becoming better informed on this important topic.
Professor Glennon discussed international public law with Fletcher alumni in Paris.
Fletcher alumni in Seattle organized a reception for admitted students on April 1. More than ten area alumni were able to spend time chatting with potential members of Fletcher's newest incoming class. Pictured here among the admitted students are alums Claire Topal, F05, and Jean Johnson, F85.
In February, Fletcher alums enjoyed the Kaffeesiederball at the Hofburg Palace. L to R: Werner Balogh, GMAP 05, Rainer Staub F’96, Jonathan Tirone, F00, Anna Balogh, F00.
Washington, DC The Fletcher Alumni Association of Washington, D.C., organized an evening with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, F71, on 1 April, which was graciously hosted at the beautiful residence of the Belgian Ambassador to the U.S. Dominique Struye de Swielande. Richardson stood before an admiring yet skeptical Fletcher crowd and delivered an informal speech focused on straight talk, Obama, and his own destiny. Richardson’s overarching theme was the importance of direct diplomacy, particularly between the U.S. and its non-allies. “Our current policy is, ‘if we disagree with you, we’re not going to talk to you,’” Richardson said, insisting this has seriously injured U.S. alliances abroad. He stressed that the next administration must “stop looking for points of disagreement in the world and start looking for points of agreement.” After graduating from Tufts and being placed on Fletcher’s waitlist, Richardson recalled using direct diplomacy almost daily with the dean until just before matriculation, when he was finally admitted to the graduate program. Richardson illustrated the importance of this personal touch in politics with anecdotes about Ronald Reagan’s warm personality and George Bush Sr.’s habit of writing personal notes to everyone, including the “little guys.” He said that it was Barack Obama’s personal touch and “ability to bring people together” that encouraged him to endorse Obama after
dropping out of the presidential race himself. At the end of the evening, Richardson said, “I hope events like this help you remember Fletcher,” relaying that, like Fletcher, his father had pushed him hard, but had passed away before Richardson had a chance to say thank you. He cautioned the audience not to let that happen with its alma mater. Richardson's governorship ends in 2011, and he is term-limited from running again. While he did not dismiss the idea of working in an Obama administration, he acknowledged it may be time to “do something else.” He urged his fellow alumni to “keep striving for what you want … but don’t always feel like the pinnacle of life is right here in Washington.”
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CLUB CONTACTS Armenia Arusyak Mirzakhanyan, F04 firstname.lastname@example.org Atlanta Tim Holly, F79 email@example.com Australia Melissa Conley Tyler, F96 firstname.lastname@example.org Bangkok Ekachai Chainuvati, F03 email@example.com Beijing Stephane Grand, F98 firstname.lastname@example.org Berlin Jan-Philipp Görtz, F98 email@example.com Boston Mike O’Dougherty, F87 firstname.lastname@example.org Brussels Katrina Destree, F95 email@example.com Budapest Anita Orban, F01 firstname.lastname@example.org Buenos Aires Carlos St. James, GMAP 04 email@example.com Chicago Daniela Abuzatoaie, F00 firstname.lastname@example.org Chile Andres Montero, F85 email@example.com German Olave, F97 firstname.lastname@example.org Copenhagen Needs new leadership… Dhaka Mosud Mannan, F89 email@example.com Julia Sable, F05 firstname.lastname@example.org Dubai Paul Bagatelas, F87 Christine Lauper Bagatelas, F87 email@example.com Fletcher Alumni of Color Association Belinda Chiu, F04 firstname.lastname@example.org Fletcher Women’s Network Marcia Greenberg, F91 email@example.com
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FACULTY Daniel Drezner , “Should Celebrities Set the Global Agenda?” The Los Angeles Times, December 30, 2007. Lawrence Harrison , “The End of Multiculturalism,” The National Interest 93, (January/February 2008). _____, “The Nordic Countries are the Champions of Progress,” Politiken, January 19, 2008. Alan K. Henrikson , “Diplomacy” and “International Relations,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia
of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present, gen. ed. Peter N. Stearns, 8 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), Vol. 2: 526–30, Vol. 4: 192–96. _____, “The Washington Diplomatic Corps: The Place, the Professionals, and their Performance,” in The Diplomatic
Corps as an Institution of International Society, ed. Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman (Houndmills, Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007): 41–74. Ian Johnstone , “The Security Council as Legislature,” in The
United Nations Security Council: The Politics of International Authority, Bruce Cronin and Ian Hurd, eds. (Oxford: Routledge, 2008). _____, ed., The US Role
in Contemporary Peace Operations: A Double-Edged Sword?, Special Issue of International Peacekeeping 15, no. 1 (2008). William C. Martel , Victory in War:
Foundations of Modern Military Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007). Vali Nasr , F84, and Ray Takeyh, “The Costs of Containing Iran,” Foreign Affairs 87, no. 1 (2008). John Perry , Scott Borgerson , F03, and Ph.D. Candidate Rockford Weitz , F03, “Open a New Highway—On the Sea,” Christian Science Monitor, December 13, 2007.
Anna Seleny , “Communism’s Many Legacies in East-Central Europe,” Journal of Democracy 18, no. 3, (July 2007): 157–169. Alan M. Wachman , “Ensnared by Beijing: Washington Succumbs to the PRC’s Diplomacy of Panic,” China Security 4, no. 1 (Winter 2008): 70–94. ALUMNI Susanna Carillo , GMAP05, “Assessing Governance and Strengthening Capacity in Haiti,” World Bank Capacity Development Briefs no. 25 (December 2007). Ellen Carnaghan , F80, Out of
Order: Russian Political Values in an Imperfect World (University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 2007). Jamie Daremblum , F64, “Same as the Old Boss,” The American, January 1, 2008. David Deese , F75, World Trade Politics (Oxford: Routledge, 2007). Stephen J. Flanagan , F74, and James A. Schear, Strategic
Challenges: America’s Global Security Agenda (Dulles, VA: Potomac Books and National Defense University Press, 2008). Laurent Guinand , F98, “Building the Starbucks of Wine,” Meiningers WBI (June 2007): 25–27. Duncan Hollis , F95, “Rules of Cyberwar,” The Los Angeles Times, October 8, 2007. Jill Jamieson , F92, Dishing Politics (Jill Jamieson, 2007).
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Stacy Reiter Neal , F07, “Business as Usual? Leveraging the Private Sector to Combat Terrorism,” Perspectives on Terrorism 2, no. 3 (February 2008). _____, “Cross-Sector Intelligence Partnerships: Is Information Sharing a Neglected Counterterrorism Tool?” in Russell Howard, Reid Sawyer, and Natasha Bajema, eds., Terrorism and Counterterrorism, third edition (McGraw-Hill, 2008). Juan M. Garcia Passalacqua , F59,
Futuros Alternos: La politica publica estadounidense sobre Puerto Rico bajo la administracion de l Presidente Jimmy Carter, 1976–1980 (San Juan: Ediciones UNE, 2008). Bill Richardson , F71, “A New Realism,” Foreign Affairs 87, no. 1 (2008).
Amlan Saha , F07, “Failing Our Women,” Tehelka, January 23, 2008. Melissa Conley Tyler , F96, and D. Trewhella, “Online Technology and the Peace Movement: The Campaign against the Invasion of Iraq in 2003,” Australian Journal of Peace Studies 2, no. 1 (July 2007). Arittha Wikramanayake , F90, and Ariesha Wikramanayake,
Sherry Mueller , F66, and Marianne Scott, “Citizen Diplomacy,” The Washington Times, December 24, 2007.
Hassan Abbas , Ph.D. Candidate, “A Profile of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan,” CTC Sentinel 1, no. 2 (January 2008).
Company Law in Sri Lanka (2007). STUDENTS AND FELLOWS
Diplomacy,” Diplomacy and Statecraft 19, no. 1 (2008): 1–19. Joshua Goldstein , F09, “The Role of Digital Networked Technologies in the Ukrainian Orange Revolution,” Harvard’s
Berkman Center for Internet and Society (December 14, 2007). Geoffrey Gresh , F07 and Ph.D. Candidate, “Promoting Prosperity: The Islamic Development Bank and the Rise of Islamic Banking and Finance in Central Asia, Central Asia and the Caucasus,” The Journal of Social and Political Studies 49, no. 1 (2008.) _____, “Education Goes Global,”
Business Management Middle East (February 2008).
Stefanie Ricarda Roos , F96, “Der Internationale Menschenrechtsschutz vor Entwicklungsbedingten Zwangsumsiedlungen und seine Sicherstellung durch Recht und Praxis der Weltbank,“ Schriften zum Volkerrecht, Band 173 (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot GmbH, 2007).
Dimitris Keridis , F94, “U.S. Foreign Policy and the Conservative Counterrevolution,” (Athens: I. Sideris Publishing House, 2008).
Elizabeth L. Chalecki , Ph.D. Candidate, “Knowledge in Sheep’s Clothing: How Science Informs American
Jeremy Leong , F08, “Personal Liability for Liquidators for Breach of the Estate Costs Rule,”
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 396 (2007). Bjoern H. Seibert , F08, “EUFOR Chad/CAR: A Logistical Litmus Test, Analysis,” Royal United
Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI), (January 2008). _____, “EUFOR Chad/RCA: A Cautionary Note,” European Security Review, 37 (March 2008). Margherita Zuin , F08, “A Model of Transitional Justice for Somalia,” PRAXIS: The Fletcher
Journal of Human Security, (2008). Submissions to Recent Publications must contain complete citation information in order to be included in Fletcher News. Please submit only books and major journal articles.
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Beyond Boundaries Overseers’ $20M Scholarship Gift Is Boon to Aspiring Diplomats Serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission that oversaw Haiti’s presidential election in 2006, Iris Abraham, F09, was inspired by the scenes that greeted her on polling day. “Thousands were standing in the burning heat in the middle of the day to vote,” says Abraham, a self-described “great advocate of self-determination” who is among this year’s inaugural class of Board of Overseers Scholars at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. An aspiring international negotiator who was born in the former East Germany, spent part of her childhood in Algeria, and plans to add an eighth language—Arabic—to the seven she already speaks, Abraham hopes for a diplomatic career dedicated to resolving conflict and building consensus. Thanks to a Board of Overseers Scholarship, she will pursue that calling unhampered by burdensome school-loan debt. Twenty million dollars in gifts from members of the Fletcher School’s Board of Overseers created the scholarships awarded for the first time this year to outstanding members of the incoming Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) class. Thirty-three inaugural Board of Overseers Scholars representing eleven countries were honored at a reception in December hosted by Fletcher Dean Stephen W. Bosworth.
Iris Abraham, F09
“Our board of overseers has demonstrated that philanthropy at Fletcher is both transformative and real,” Bosworth offers. “These gifts have allowed Fletcher to recruit more of the most talented minds from around the world. After meeting each of these Board Scholars, I can think of no better investment.” Abraham says the scholarship covers roughly half her tuition for the two-year MALD program. “Without the scholarship, I would have faced a debt of about $40,000,” she says. Now she expects her debt on graduation to be less than a quarter of that. A fellow Board Scholar, Regina Wilson, F09, who worked in London for the anti-corruption group Transparency International, described her joy at receiving the award that made it possible for her to attend the Fletcher School.
“Without the scholarship, I would have faced a debt of about $40,000,” “I was working for a nonprofit, and it’s called ‘nonprofit’ for a reason,” Wilson notes with a smile. “I realized I needed to go back to school to learn more about the issues I cared about and to make a difference in the world. But there was no way I could go to grad school on a nonprofit salary without some sort of financial aid.” Fletcher had been her top choice due to the diversity of its student body, the practical experience of its faculty, and its interdisciplinary focus, the Philadelphia native said. “When I opened the package and learned of the scholarship, I was so thrilled,” she recalls. “I said, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it! I’ll be able to go to Fletcher!’”
Regina Wilson, F09
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ROBERT LEROY CHAMBERS, F40, died in his home at the Saratoga Retirement Community on 24 October. He was born on 9 September 1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City and earned his B.A. in political science from the University of Utah in 1939. After completing his M.A. at Fletcher in 1940, he married Leah June Musser of Salt Lake City and they moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, while he finished his M.B.A. at Harvard University. Bob and June then moved to San Francisco, where June worked for the Navy and Bob handled cost accounting at the Kaiser Shipyards. He started his own company, Magna Power Tool Corporation, with his brother Frank Chambers in 1947. In 1953, Frank was named a member of President Eisenhower’s Committee on Government Contracts, which was formed to ensure federal procurement contract compliance with nondiscrimination requirements. Bob sold Magna and founded Bartlett-Snow-Pacific, Inc., a conglomerate of engineering equipment companies. He created Envirotech Corporation in 1969, which grew to be one of the largest manufacturers of water and air pollution control equipment and a Fortune 500 company. Bob served as director of numerous boards, including the University of Utah’s National Advisory Council. He was predeceased by his wife, June, who passed away in 2004. He is survived by his three children, Pamela C. Champe of Montgomery, West Virginia; Penelope C. Percy of Seattle; and James H. Chambers of Dallas; and many nephews, nieces, and friends. DOUGLAS JOHN FONTEIN, F48, died on 26 February after a stroke at his Arlington home. John was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and lived in The Hague during his childhood. He was an active part of the Dutch resistance during World War II, helping those in hiding and transporting false identity papers. He obtained a law degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands,
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after which he attended the Fletcher School. He received his M.A. in 1948 and moved to Washington, D.C., with his wife Hazel, where he joined the World Bank’s first class of trainees. He also attended night school at Georgetown University and received his law degree in 1950. After twenty-nine years at the World Bank, John headed the legal department of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. He returned to the Washington area in 1981 after his retirement and served as a consultant on World Bank projects. John is survived by his wife, Hazel Fontein of Arlington; three children, Carol Fontein of Arlington, Douglas Fontein Jr. of Tinmouth, Vermont, Andrew Fontain of Brooklyn, New York; and four grandchildren. BARBARA (WILEY ) MORELY, F43, passed away on 2 August 2007 at her home in South Natick, Massachusetts, at the age of 86. She was born in Orange, New Jersey, on 31 March 1921. She graduated from Pembrooke College (then the women’s division of Brown University) in 1942, and in 1943 earned a master’s degree at Fletcher, where she met her husband James W. Morely. During World War II she served at the Chinese Mission in Washington and then worked for the U.S. government. She spoke Japanese and spent many years with her family in Japan, working with the American Embassy, teaching English, and studying poetry. At home, she pursued a career making pots and served on the board of the Old Church Cultural Center in Demarest, New Jersey. She was also a leader in the Nichibei Fujinkai (the Japanese-American Women’s Club) and took an active part in Democratic Party politics, but her primary interest was always her family. She is survived by her husband, James; three children, Thomas Action Morely of Spencerport, New York; Carolyn Anne Morely of Dover, Massachusetts; John Frederick Morely of Poughkeepsie, New York; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
LILLIAN POLTERE, F53, passed away on 26 February. She was born in Shanghai, China, and came to San Diego in 1941. She earned a B.A. in Economics at San Diego State and an M.A. at The Fletcher School. During her career, she worked as a science editor, for the Atlas missile program, General Dynamics, and at General Atomics. In 1967, she saw an item in the The Los Angeles Times about the foundation of a National Organization for Women (NOW) chapter there and commuted there monthly until 1970 when she led the formation of the NOW chapter in San Diego. While in San Diego, she helped end employment discrimination against women, negotiated raises for librarians, opened hiring of women fire fighters, and negotiated with local television stations to hire women on-camera and in technical jobs. ERNST L. SCHWAB, F58, died of respiratory failure on 23 October at Specialty Hospital in Washington. He was a native of Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1939. He received an M.A. and MALD. degrees from The Fletcher School in 1957 and 1958. Captain Schwab served in the Navy for twenty-seven years, first with the battleship USS Pennsylvania and in various submarines on nine war patrols in the Pacific during World War II. He received the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars for his military service. After the war, Captain Schwab commanded the submarine USS Toro, the destroyer USS Wedderburn, and the amphibious command ship USS Mount McKinley while it was the flagship during the early stages of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. He also held positions in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and later served in the defense secretary's office and with the Defense Planning Group at the U.S. mission to NATO in Paris. Captain Schwab retired from the Navy in 1964. He then joined the Foreign Service as a director of force planning at NATO and later was special assistant to the U.S. ambassador to NATO. After returning
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to the Washington area, Captain Schwab worked as a research analyst with Mitre Corp., the Institute for Defense Analyses, and RAND Corp., where he was a senior resident consultant until 1983. He published numerous journal articles on military matters and published the book Undersea Warriors: Submarines of the World in 1991. He was predeceased by his wife of fifty-nine years, Betty Ruth Sandgren Schwab, who died in 2002. He is survived by his three children, Holly Dinkel of Evanston, Illinois; Trudi Jung of Frankfurt, Germany; and Donald Schwab of Arlington, Virginia; a sister; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Fletcher Friends AMBASSADOR JOHN D. SCANLAN, died on 20 November 2007 from injuries related to a fall in his home in Naples, Florida. He was a native of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and resident of Falls Church, Virginia. He earned his B.A. (1952) and M.A. (1955) degrees from the University of Minnesota after completion of his service in the U.S. Navy. After graduating, Ambassador Scanlan served in various cultural and political affairs positions in the State Department in Poland, Yugoslavia, Uruguay, and Washington. Ambassador Scanlan was diplomat in residence at the Fletcher School in 1982–83. Afterwards, President Reagan named him ambassador to Yugoslavia in 1985 and he served at the post until 1989. Following his retirement from the Foreign Service in 1991, Ambassador Scanlan was vice president for Eastern Europe of ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He was a member of many NGOs including the Council of Ethnic Accord, U.S.-Europe-Poland Action Commission of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the advisory board of the Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI) of the American Bar Association. In recognition of his work on behalf of U.S.-Polish relations, he was awarded the Cavalier’s Cross of the Order of Merit by the Polish
Government. He was predeceased by his wife, Peggy, who passed away last year. He is survived by two sons and two daughters: Kathleen Scanlan of Vienna, Virginia; Malia Scanlan of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Michael Scanlan, currently assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv; and John Scanlan of Atlanta, Georgia. MAIA-CHRISTINE VON MAGNUS HENDERSON, died at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, Massachusetts, on 14 December 2007 after a brief illness. She was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1923, where she studied art at the Hochschule der Künste. In the early 1950s, she met Gregory Henderson (1922–1988), a U.S. foreign service officer then stationed Berlin. In 1954, Greg and Maia were married in Kyoto, Japan, where Greg was then serving as U.S. cultural attaché. Greg and Maria lived in Seoul from 1958–1963, where Maria worked as a sculptor and also taught at Seoul National University and at Hong’ik College. She created a number of award-winning sculptures, including her well-known bronze series of 1960 representing the Stations of the Cross for St. Benedict’s Church in Hyehwa-dong, Seoul. Her work has been shown in New York City, Washington, D.C., and in the Greater Boston area. In Korea, the Hendersons assembled what is now one of the West’s premier collections of Korean ceramics. Thanks to Maia’s generosity, the Harvard University Art Museums acquired the collection late in 1991 and then featured it in a special exhibition First Under Heaven: The Henderson Collection of Korean Ceramics (12 December 1992–28 March 1993). Masterworks from the collection have been featured in exhibitions of Korean ceramics at The Asia Society (New York), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), and the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), as well as the Harvard University Art Museums. In the years following Greg’s death in 1988, Maia endowed the Gregory and Maria C. Henderson Fund at the Harvard
University Art Museums to support research on Korean art. Maia devotedly supported the arts and encouraged artistic activities in all forms at numerous museums, universities, and societies. Maia Henderson is survived by five nieces, all of whom live in Germany: Elisabeth von Magnus, Angelika von Magnus, Friederike von Magnus, Anna-Maria von Magnus, and Heidemarie Spönemann.
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Fletcher’s Seventh Annual Talloires Symposium “Iran and the Future of the Middle East” 30 May – 1 June 2008
Keynote speaker His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
The Fletcher School’s 75th Anniversary Gala 11 October 2008 Library of Congress Washington, DC
Fletcher Faculty Dr. Vali Nasr, F84 Professor of International Politics Registration and complete details online at: fletcher.tufts.edu/talloires2008 Questions?
Save the Date… Fletcher’s London Symposium 6 December 2008
Details to come…
Invitations to follow For details and hotel information: fletcher.tufts.edu/75th/gala.shtml
75 for Fletcher’s 75th! Since 1933, Fletcher has prepared leaders with a global perspective. To celebrate this milestone, a group of alumni has committed to contributing an extra $75,000 gift to The Fletcher Fund as an incentive to increase alumni participation above 30%. Your gift has even greater impact this year! Show your Fletcher pride by giving “75 for the 75th” ($75, $750, $1,750, $2,750…).
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