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The five year celebration of GMAP, titled “First Five,”
GMAP Turns Five – 4
was held in Washington, DC October 14-15, 2005.
The Danish Cartoon Controversy – 5
More than ninety of the 250 graduates of the
Op-ed by Adil Najam
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Lorenzo Vidinio: A Rising Star – 6 By Te r r y A n n K n o p f
The Last Days of Ferdinand Marcos – 8 Rosie Goldsmith of the BBC Interviews Former U.S. Ambassador Stephen Bosworth
Lorenzo Vidino is a first-year MALD student at The Fletcher
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School. His book Al Qaeda in Europe, The New Battleground
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of International Jihad..... Page 6
From the Fletcher Files – 11 VIP Visitors – 12 Club News – 13 Club Contacts – 14 Dean Bosworth traveled to
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the Arabian Gulf to visit with Fletcher alumni
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and friends Page 37
In Memoriam – 38
MISCELLANY Dean Bosworth’s Visit to the Arabian Gulf – 37
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Spring has arrived in Medford a bit early; but for those of you who recall what it is like to live here, you will not be fooled into thinking that spring will stay! April really is the cruelest month. I have just returned from a fascinating three-week visit to the Arabian Gulf, where we met with many of our alumni and visited old and new Fletcher friends. My wife, Chris, Roger Milici of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Prof. Richard Shultz, Prof. Andy Hess, Mrs. Bernadette KelleyLeccese, Mr. Mian Zaheen (F’73), and Mrs. Maha Kaddoura were all part of the delegation for some or all of the visit. It was evident to me after only a few days in the Gulf that Prof. Hess and Bernie have done an outstanding job creating and sustaining relationships and bridges with this important region of the world on behalf of Fletcher. The Hess/Bernie Fan Club is alive and well! The coincidence of being in the Gulf, and specifically in Dubai, just when the United States’ political process went into a frenzy of fear and irrationality over the Dubai Ports World issue added an unexpected dimension to our visit. This was not one of America’s finer moments. Yet the experience dramatically underscored just how relevant and important Fletcher’s mission of preparing leaders with a global perspective really is in today’s globalizing economy and our interdependent yet divided international community.
Fletcher by its very nature builds bridges. We are constantly searching for new ideas about how to bridge political and cultural differences, how to diffuse knowledge and how to promote greater international understanding. The times in which we live demand capable professionals in all fields who can navigate the complex global environment with skill, sensitivity, and a strong moral compass. I should note with pride that the COO of DP World, Edward Bilkey (F’61), earned his MA and MALD from Fletcher.
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I would also like to mention that Fletcher’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations has begun a new all-alumni e-mail advisory that will provide regular updates about the School and our impressive world-wide alumni network. To be sure the Alumni Office has your current coordinates, please visit – http://fletcher.tufts.edu/alumni/update.shtml or call +1.617.627.5440. Your ongoing support of Fletcher and our mission is greatly needed and appreciated. Thank you.
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Global Master of Arts Program Five Year Celebration The Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP) was launched in 2000 to merge innovative technology with the traditional mission of the school. It brings the unique Fletcher experience to international professionals who choose to remain at work as they pursue their master’s degree. This yearlong graduate program combines three two-week residency sessions with Internet-mediated study and discussion to enable midcareer professionals to find better, more innovative solutions to global problems. The first GMAP class began its opening residency in July 2000, followed in 2004 by the launch of GMAP II, focusing on international security issues. GMAP I midyear residencies have been held in Costa Rica, Spain, Athens, Mexico, Singapore, and The Netherlands. GMAP II has its midyear residency in Washington, DC. The five year celebration of GMAP, titled “First Five,” was held in Washington, DC October 14-15, 2005. More than ninety of the 250 graduates of the program attended. The Singapore Embassy hosted an opening reception and dinner, and Charles Dallara (F’75, F’86) graciously hosted six panels at the Institute of International Finance. The celebration culminated in a gala dinner at the German Embassy hosted by Fletcher board member Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger (F’73). B OB BR AG A R (G M A P ’ 0 3 ) , C H A I R O F T H E F I RS T F I VE CO M M I T T E E, S H A RE D T H E F O LLO W I N G :
First Five brought GMAP graduates and alumni from the larger Fletcher community together to discuss important international issues, enjoy each other’s company, and celebrate being a part of the GMAP and Fletcher community.
GMAP is a remarkable program. My own class consisted of 38 members with challenging and interesting jobs, across a wide range of sectors: diplomats, government officials, NGO workers, lawyers, business people, and military officers. We hailed from 22 countries. Most importantly, we developed a tremendous bond, stemming from our common passion for intellectual exploration and things international. At First Five, I found that every GMAP class shared the same experience and extraordinary qualities. Many came great distances to join us – from Estonia, Greece, Mexico, Jamaica, China, and other far-flung places. We came for the same good stuff that we got from GMAP: the thoughtful discussion and camaraderie that cannot be matched. The weekend included six panels designed to examine the present and probe the future, staffed exclusively by GMAPers. The titles of the panels were: “The Rise of China,” “Paradigms in Leadership,” “Change in the Middle East,” “Does Europe Have Something to Offer the World?,” “No More Rwandas: Conflict in Africa,” and “Anti-povertyWhat Comes After Microfinance?” GMAPers are proud and active members of the Fletcher community; it was particularly inspiring and heartening to have so many board members and alumni take part and contribute.
Bob Bragar (GMAP’03) Chair, First Five Committee General Counsel,Oikocredit The Netherlands
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The Danish Cartoon Controversy: It’s About Hate Speech, Not Free Speech OP-ED BY AD IL NAJAM
Shouting “fire” in a crowded theatre is not a prank. And there is nothing funny about propagating offensive and hurtful ideas, even if it takes the form of cartoon drawings of the Prophet Muhammad. What had started off as a really bad joke by Danish newspaper editors has now turned ugly and claimed over a hundred lives, nearly all Muslim. Indeed, it has brought to the fore some of the most disturbing undercurrents in the West as well as in Muslim societies. The cartoons have placed the spotlight on the most hideous caricatures of what extremists on each side wish to see in the other. If the purpose of these cartoons was to instigate violence and thereby prove that Muslim societies are violence prone, they seem to have served their purpose. But in the process, the cartoons – and more importantly the Western defense of the cartoons – have also given credence to the claim that many in the West harbor a pervasive and deep-seated hostility to all things Islamic. Sadly, the way the issue is being framed in both the West and in Muslim societies is only making things worse. It is disturbing that many Westerners have chosen to ignore the hate content of these cartoons. It is tragic that many Muslims have chosen to respond with vengeance rather than dialogue. For the most part, the controversy has been portrayed as a clash between the “Western” value of freedom of speech and the “Islamic” aversion to graphic depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. Fundamentalists on each side are gravitating to this position because it serves to demonize the other and depicts this controversy as one more front in the ongoing struggle between Islam and the West. Ordinary Muslims around the world are offended not so much by the fact that the cartoons depicted their Prophet, as by how he was portrayed and by the hateful depiction of Islam. The Danish editors knew exactly what the reaction would be. If they did not, they should have. As Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau has pointed out, “just because a society has almost unlimited freedom of expression doesn’t mean we should ever stop thinking about its consequences in the real world.” But what has been most hurtful is that a depiction that would have been obviously racist if it was targeted against African-Americans, or anti-Semitic if it was targeted against Jews and would have been rightly condemned, was deemed acceptable in this case – seemingly because it was directed against Muslims. Indeed, the immediate reaction from governments and most pundits in the West seemed to condone, even endorse, the
message of the cartoons by camouflaging hate speech as free speech. The issue here is not a lack of sensitivity to Muslim customs. This is about hypocrisy and a lack of commitment to the professed Western values of tolerance and fair play. True, many US newspapers have chosen not to print the cartoons. But by their own account, they did so more out of fear of what these cartoons might trigger than actual disdain at the hate speech that they stand for. Few, painfully few, actually came out and called the hate speech contained in the cartoons what it was. As a Muslim, I find the reaction of my co-religionists even more disturbing. The extremists have again taken hold of the debate and played into the hands of the instigators. In the early days of the crisis I had hoped that cooler heads would prevail – that nonviolent protest, product boycotts, and a heated but meaningful dialogue would ensue. Unfortunately, it was not to be. The violent fringe in Muslim countries has been able to capitalize on the intransigent reaction from the West. I, too, am offended by the indignity of the Danish cartoons. But defacing and burning flags, destroying property, and physical attacks on individuals does not restore my dignity. Vengeance is not justice; it only makes things worse. And it has. The question, of course, is what do we do now? Muslim leaders should continue to condemn the original cartoons but they must be equally clear in condemning violence that is not only unjustified, but un-Islamic. Governments, the media and intellectuals in Muslim countries need to stand clearly against the violent reactions in their own societies. For the most part, they have. Political leaders, media outlets and intellectuals in the West do not need to – and should not – casually toss aside the value they place on free speech. No free society ever should. But nor should they be negligent in recognizing hate speech when they see it. The general silence about the content of the cartoons sounds too much like an endorsement of their substance. This silence must be broken.
Adil Najam is an Associate Professor of International Negotiation and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School.
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Lorenzo Vidino: A Rising Star at Fletcher…and he’s only 29 Al Qaeda in Europe TERRY ANN KNOPF
It was another grim news day, with breaking news that Osama Bin Laden had released a new audiotape, via al Jazeera, the Arab-language satellite network, pledging once again to attack the United States, but oddly offering a truce. The public appetite for news was high as “The Curtis Report,” airing on the New England Cable News, went on the air for its nightly news show. As the lights went down, the little red light went on, with the floor man signaling to the anchor they were on the air. The segment began with a video package showing Vice President Richard Cheney and White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan delivering sound bites designed to show the Bush Administration’s resolve. But aside from the posturing, what did this latest development mean? Now, the cameras switched to the in-studio guest, a terrorism expert there to discuss what it all meant. Lorenzo Vidino, knowledgeable, calm and measured, proceeded to offer shrewd insights about this latest development. He said the tape might have been designed to boost the morale of terrorists around the world. Asked if the timing of the tape might be related to the recent U.S. air strikes on the AfghanPakistani border, Vidino was cautious. “It could be,” he said, before noting that the tape had surfaced less than a week after the air strikes and that it generally took a good week to get a tape out to the world. He mostly dismissed Bin Laden’s offer of a “truce” as “a PR move,” theorizing that it might be “part of a new campaign to add a political dimension” to al Qaeda’s terrorist activities. And, he noted al Qaeda’s leadership had been “partially defeated” and was now “more of a movement,” held together as a group of “franchises” operating around the world. 6 Spring 2 0 0 6 FLE TC HER NEWS
By all counts, it was an impressive performance by an impressive young man. Lorenzo Vidino speaks four languages (seven if you count what languages he can read, including ancient Greek), has a law degree from the University of Milan, and has testified before the U.S. Congress twice. He is also the author of an important new book called Al Qaeda in Europe, The New Battleground of International Jihad, published by Prometheus Books. [He wrote the book when he was the Deputy Director for The Investigative Project, a Washington, D.C. counter-terrorism institute.] Much in demand for TV appearances, Vidino has been on NBC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, al Jazeera and various local outlets. His book was also prominently featured in a December 5 Special Report cover story in US News and World Report and has received media play in outlets abroad, such as the London Sunday Telegraph. And, around the time we caught up with him, he had just made an appearance on Danish television station DR, the country’s most watched network, concerning a Danishbased terrorist. After his appearance, he was contacted by the Danish government and now the Danish edition of his book will come out this summer. Despite all this media attention, note that Lorenzo Vidino is a first-year student at Fletcher and just turned 29 years of age in January.
Asked in a lengthy interview why he chose to concentrate on al Qaeda’s European activities, Vidino replied that much of the terrorism research and analysis to date centered on terrorism in regard to the United States. Citing the more recent attacks on London and Madrid, among others, he said: “Practically nobody has analyzed the networks in Europe. Every attack carried out by al Qaeda since 1993 (the year of the first World Trade Center attacks) has had some kind of European link. For the 9/11 attacks, for example, three of the four pilots were recruited in Hamburg; most of the planning took place in Germany and Spain.” Vidino said the number of radical Islamists in Europe is daunting. “According to local authorities, Germany has between 30,000 to 40,000 known Islamists. In England, intelligence agencies estimate that 3,000 local Muslims received training in al Qaeda’s camps in Afghanistan,” he said. While radical Islamic groups had been growing throughout Europe over the last 25 years, Vidino said the composition of the networks had changed more recently. “They are very extensive, very sophisticated and well organized,” he said. “But now al Qaeda has become a looser organization, and in certain cases the groups operating on the ground in Europe have only ideological ties to al
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Qaeda.” In other words, al Qaeda is now more homegrown -- more of series of local “franchises” around Europe selling its product (i.e., terrorism) more exclusively, while carrying the company’s brand name [al Qaeda]. Vidino cited two chilling examples of this homegrown terrorism: one, the 2002 abduction and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl; the other, in 2004, the murder of a prominent Dutch filmmaker named Theo Van Gogh, a distant relative of the legendary painter. Nor did the assassinations necessarily fall into the stereotypical view of terrorists as impoverished and downtrodden. He noted Omar Saeed Sheikh came from a well-to-do family living in London. “Omar Sheikh, the guy who beheaded Daniel Pearl, was the son of a very wealthy Pakistani merchant; he attended the London School of Economics, went to Bosnia to fight with the Muhajadeen, then went to Pakistan and joined a radical group. In fact, he affected a charming cockney accent to ingratiate himself with Western tourists whom he would then kidnap.” While Van Gogh’s assassination did not receive the same media attention that Daniel Pearl’s murder did, it was no less brutal. Dutch Islamists had been angered by a documentary by Van Gogh that had been very critical of radical Islam and its mistreatment of women. One unsuspecting morning, Van Gogh was riding his bike through the
busy downtown streets of Amsterdam on his way to his production house. “A Dutch-born Moroccan chased after him and shot him at least five times. The attacker tried to behead Van Gogh with a butcher’s knife, while he pleaded for his life.” As recounted during the interview and in his book, Vidino said the murderous assailant pinned a five-page letter to Van Gogh’s heart, a “Declaration of War against the West.” “He was part of a cell of 40-50 people. Some of them are currently on trial in Amsterdam, most of them are Dutch-born, some as young as 16,” he said.
The good news, said Vidino, is that al Qaeda does not presently have an extensive network in the United States. “They are not as widespread or as deep as they are in Europe.” However, he also offered a sober warning that there is no foolproof way of guarding against future attacks. “Look at Israel,” he said, “Israel is a small country and has great security. Yet attacks happen almost every day.”
Lorenzo Vidino is a first-year MALD student at The Fletcher School. His book Al Qaeda in Europe, The New Battleground of International Jihad is available at www.amazon.com.
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Stephen W. Bosworth Reflects on the Last Days of Ferdinand Marcos On the 20th anniversary of the overthrow of Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos, Stephen W. Bosworth, United States Ambassador to the Philippines from 1984-1987, reflects on his role in the tumultuous last days of Marcos and the triumph of the “people power” uprising of 1986. Bosworth’s remarks are taken from a lengthy telephone interview he did last November with Rosie Goldsmith, a presenter/producer from the BBC. Portions of the interview were later used in February for a two-part documentary series, “From Dictatorship to Democracy,” which aired on the BBC World Service, and for a program called "The People's Revolution” which aired on the BBC’s domestic service. Portions of the original interview are reprinted with the permission of the BBC. S E T T I NG T H E STAG E :
In the face of rampant government corruption, political mismanagement by his cronies, and bilking the treasury out of millions of dollars, Ferdinand Marcos and his powerful, lavish-spending wife Imelda were swept from power in 1986 in the face of fraudulent elections and street demonstration, which became part of a huge popular uprising known as “people power.”A tense stalemate ensued between Marcos’ supporters and the opposition led by Corazon Aquino, the candidate who had been robbed of an electoral victory. It ended only when the dictator, at the urging of the United States, fled his country and went into exile in Hawaii, with Corazon Aquino assuming the presidency. A B I T T ER SW EET AN NI V ERS A RY:
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a police raid on a leading opposition paper in Manila, and President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo imposing a state of emergency. In a bitter twist of irony, Corazon Aquino, the woman who had led the Philippines to democracy 20 years earlier, was on the streets again, rallying a crowd in hopes of deposing the current president. S TE P H EN B OS WO R T H ’S I N TE RV I E W W I TH TH E B B C : BBC: How big a role did the United States play in the events leading up to 1986? SWB: Our role was not as significant as both sides would have liked… Our goal was to try, over a period of years, starting with assassination of [chief opposition leader] Benigno Aquino [in 1983], to make them create enough democratic space within the country so the opposition within the country could have a level playing field as they contested Marcos at the ballot box. And that was a fairly consistent process over an 18 month period. BBC: In spite of Ma rco’s human ri g hts record and the excesses and at rocities that the United St ates must have kn own abo u t, did you continue to suppo rt Ma rcos? SWB: We didn’t continue to support Marcos – that was the government of the Philippines for better or worse, and we didn’t think it was our role to overthrow that government. But we did believe that in our long-term interests
we should support the moderate democratic forces in that country and we were confident that there were substantial numbers of those forces. So we leaned on Marcos from the time I arrived in April 1984 through the next 18 months … to allow the democratic opposition to operate. BBC: Why did the United St ates need Fe rdinand Ma rcos? SWB: I wouldn’t say we needed Ferdinand Marcos per se. What we didn’t want was protracted instability in the Philippines. Remember this was at the height of the Cold War. We believed we were in global competition with a powerful global adversary. We had two military bases in the Philippines considered vital to our strategy of containment of the Soviet Union. No one was arguing that we didn’t need those bases. Marcos understood that very well and played on our interests.
But after Benigno Aqino’s assassination, we realized that support for Ferdinand Marcos was jeopardizing our long-term interests in the Philippines. That required that we be seen by the majority of Filipinos as supportive of the democratic process. BBC: Benigno Aquino was murd e red in 1983; the People Power Revolution was in 1986. Why did it take the United States three years to act ? SWB: It sometimes takes the United
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States a very long time to act on anything. Our system of government is effective, but not always efficient. But the context is important – not an excuse. We’d been out of Vietnam a decade. [There was] a strong view that we needed a foothold in the Philippines. Marcos had it in his power to deny that to us if he wanted to. BBC: What was the tipping point? SWB: The tipping point was the election.
In 1985 [Marcos] called a snap election after we had been harassing him for over a year on the need for full transparency and accountability for Aquinas’s murder .… A series of special envoys had come out from the United States to meet him. And I was meeting with him about once a week, making the same point over and over again. Finally under pressure – and because of his [poor] health – he announced on American TV a snap election. That was in November and the election took place in February ‘86. Marcos thought he would win. He had lost touch with his people… Also, he believed that if he didn’t win the election legitimately, he could, in effect, steal it. What he failed to comprehend were two things: one, how much his mandate had been eroded by human rights abuses and… the deteriorating economy – the Filipino people were hurting. He also discovered that he had to run an election in the glare of full global publicity and media. When he tried to ‘force’ the election he was sloppy and got caught… It was clear to all watching that he was cheating. BBC: Tell us about the last three days of the Ma rcos regime? SWB: I knew there was a good deal of
unrest in the Filipino Armed Forces. We had learned of various plots in earlier months… [including] a reform movement loyal to then- Defense Minister [Juan Ponce] Enrile. But we also knew that [Gen. Fabian] Ver [Marcos’ cousin and former bodyguard] was plotting various moves – so both sides knew and we knew. So after some consultation with Washington, I sent messages to both
sides and said: ‘The US knew they were doing this and the other knew what the other was doing and they should stop! We would not support a government produced by a coup nor would we support the coup.’ We tried to freezeframe the situation. In that time [period] Philip Habib was sent out from Washington – a very blunt guy. We weren’t sure what we were going to do, but he came out and we paddled round [in] meeting with dozens of people within government and with the opposition – Cory [Aquino], etc.
tion with many moving parts. All we could do was try to keep our eye on major principles. Three weeks before the election, I had stated openly that the US would work with whichever party won the elections. At that point Imelda tried to get me [declared] persona non grata… She had also personally contacted Nancy Reagan and tried to get me removed as Ambassador. Thankfully, [Secretary of State] George Schulz and others understood that we were doing the right thing and beat back that initiative. BBC: Were you surp rised at the large numbers of people on the streets?
He left on a Sunday afternoon. I went back to the Embassy residence. I was writing a cable to Washington reporting on our last meeting with Marcos. While doing that, I got a phone call saying that the [Defense] Minister Enrile wanted to talk with me. Enrile had learned that Ver was out to arrest him and the reformed officers… and he had gone into hiding… And he believed that he and Eddie Ramos were in imminent danger.
SWB: A large crowd of colleagues and wives had gathered at the U.S. Embassy on the Saturday night. We saw large numbers of people gathered at EDSA. I can’t say I was surprised, but it was noteworthy… You must remember that in August of 1983 the streets were filled with Filipinos as [Benigno] Aquino’s body was marched round the city and country… So we were accustomed to large crowds.
BBC: Did En rile and Ramos really believe they we re in danger?
BBC: The night of Feb. 25th, the Ma rcos family and aides left the Palace. What role did the United St ates play?
SWB: Yes. They thought they would be killed. Marcos had a long history of responding very aggressively to anyone trying to challenge him. It began while [he] was in [his] early 20s [when he] murdered a political opponent of his father – shot him at an open window while he was brushing his teeth. Marcos’ proclivity for very direct action was well established, so I don’t blame Enrile or Ramos for being concerned about their own safety. BBC: The events of 1986 have sometimes been po rt rayed as either a bungled coup or [in the case of] people power, a CIA plot? SWB: When the Filipinos don’t understand why something happens, [they] usually [say] that it’s a CIA plot. I hereby declare it was not! It ascribes to the US government a level of understanding and wisdom that simply does not exist. We didn’t know enough to manipulate the situation. It was a situa-
SWB: We did it! I had been in touch with Marcos over that weekend, from Saturday to Monday…under instructions that I was delivering ultimatums. I told him we did not want him to use force to suppress this popular movement on the streets. BBC: That pressure came from the United St ate s,not just Ma rcos saying he wouldn’t ki l l his beloved people? SWB: We knew there was column of Marines moving north on EDSA towards where Enrile and Ramos and [their] supporters were taking refuge. I directly told Marcos that any effort to suppress this movement through the use of force would cause rupture in his relations with the US. He was upset. ‘You don’t understand,’ he said: ‘This is a rebellion – I must suppress it with force.’ I said, ‘Not acceptable as far as we’re concerned.’ Spring 2 0 0 6 F LET CH ER N EWS 9
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Later, I told him and then [in a] press release that we believed he could no longer rule with any effectiveness and that he should step aside. At that point we left him alone a few hours… Then he decided he should leave the palace… We said we would help him leave... I was very concerned: what if something went wrong? The palace stormed? It would have been a terrible outcome to a process which, so far, had been peaceful. We also had intelligence reports that the Presidential Guard had begun to desert and there was little security round the palace… The president and his family were in danger. So we told him we would help him out... He decided to leave by air, but asked for a boat to bring luggage and staff down river. We landed the helicopters across the river from the palace, ferried Marcos and family across the river, and then they went off to Clark Air Force Base. BBC: What we re the inte ntions of the United States getting Ma rcos out? Imelda Ma rcos said‘the United St ates ki d n a p ped the family and [they] had no idea of what was going on.’ SWB: My milder rejoinder to that would
be – nonsense! They knew what was going on. We did this at their request. We probably saved their lives by taking them out. Another two hours in the palace when the mob did get in…they would all have been killed.
One point of uncertainty was what would happen after we got him out. By this time, we had recognized Corazon Aquino as the new president... I asked her what she wanted us to do with Marcos. I knew we couldn’t keep him at Clark Air Force Base. He wanted to go to Ilocos. I asked Corazon Aquino. She was sitting there with Eddie Ramos, now her Chief of Staff. Ramos was suggesting to her that it would be a very bad thing. If Marcos stayed in the country, he would continue to incite violent opposition to her new government. She said, ‘No, he should leave.’ Then late evening, we had reports that loyal forces [to Marcos] were moving close to the Camp. So with the support of Washington, we organized them out. We also had concern that [Marcos] could have a military operation mounted at Clark Air Force Base with a nasty outcome. So, [Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos] were taken to Guam and then Hawaii. BBC: What do you feel loo king back 20 years later?
BBC: Now, what kind of shape is the Philippines in tod ay? Are you disappointed? SWB: Many Filipinos are disappointed. I have a deep emotional investment in the country – lots of friends there.… The problem with the Philippines is not that democracy is not working…. They have elections. [But] there is an area of government beyond elections called governance. How do you govern a country which consists of 7,000 islands, 700 of them populated, 70 different dialects, no strong sense of national unity, and a culture where loyalties and affiliations are vertical and not horizontal? There are very few horizontal organizations that keep the place welded together….
Up until recently, I’ve been encouraged by the growth of economic middle class – much bigger than 20 years ago. I look around Manila and see evidence of that middle class – I see malls, etc…. Unfortunately, I also see evidence of extreme poverty – great disparity of wealth and income. The Philippines remains a very factionalized place.
SWB: I feel a number of things. First, that we did the right thing. We listened to the people as best we could and, in the end – February 1986 – we did what they wanted us to do. We did not try to prop Marcos up against the will of his own people. The Philippines is much better off as a result.
1 Amid widespread international condemnation of Marcos for holding fraudulent elections, President Ronald Reagan, who had been a strong supporter of President Marcos, sent diplomat Philip Habib to the Philippines to investigate. Habib’s advice was to abandon the Philippine president. But while the situation continued to deteriorate, the Administration was initially reluctant to ask him to step down.
3 “people power” revolution was a mostly nonviolent mass demonstration in the Philippines. Four days of peaceful protests by millions of Filipinos in metropolitan Manila resulted in the overthrow of Marco’s authoritarian regime and the installation of Corazon Aquino as president of the Republic. EDSA refers to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, a main highway in Metro Manila and the main site of the demonstrations.
2 After the presidential elections of 1986, in which Marcos claimed victory despite allegations of large-scale electoral fraud, Ramos and defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile supported Marcos’opponent, Corazon Aquino. Their defection sparked the civilian “people power” movement that forced Marcos into exile. During Aquino's presidency Ramos served as military chief of staff (1986–88) and secretary of national defense (1988–91), and he suppressed several military coup attempts against her government.
4 Clark Air Base is a former U.S. Air Force base on Luzon Island in the Philippines, about 40 miles northwest of Manila.
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Ilocos Norte is best known as the home province of former president Ferdinand Marcos.
On Feb. 22, Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, Vice-Chief of Staff Gen. Fidel [Eddie] Ramos, and several hundred troops loyal to them abruptly and unexpectedly broke with Marcos and barricaded themselves in Camps Crame and Aguinaldo in Metro Manila.
Quotes of Note “In dealing with terror groups and insurgents and all these nonstate actors – they’re not open to containment. It’s unclear whether you can deter them – maybe you can deter some of them – but we have to have that arrow in our quiver.” —Ri c h a rdSh u l t z , Fl e tcher Pro fessor of Inte rn ational Politics, as quoted in the Ch ristian Science Monito r,17 Ma rch 2006.
“As a member of government, I know that the decision to pull out troops from Iraq has been controversial and seen as a divisive line and a breach of trust and cooperation between Spain and the U.S. However, there was major opposition from the Socialist party and the Spanish people to the U.S. decision to enter Iraq. In his campaign, Prime Minister Zapatero made a commitment to the Spanish people to withdraw our troops. When the Socialist party won the elections, he had no choice but to honor his word.” —Sp a i n’s Minister of Justice Juan Fernando Lo pez Aguilar (F’88), s pe a king at Fl e tcher 3 Ma rc h , 2006.
“Muslim investment is bigger than Arab investment. If you’re Muslim, you start getting the message that this [the United States] is not a place that welcomes my investment.” — Fletcher As s oc i ate Pro fessor of International Negotiation and Diplomacy, Adil Najam on the Dubai port securi ty issue as quoted in the Ch i cago Tribune, 26 February 2006.
“A model progressive Muslim country cannot show the world that it makes laws that discriminate against women and that allows its religious authorities to snatch away the body of a dead man from his grieving Hindu family.” — Zainah An war (F’86), a founder of Si s te r s in Is l a m , as quoted in the New York Times, 19 February 2006.
“Hong Kong knows that through each crisis, it has been able to bounce back. It knows that it has to run just to stand up because of the high level of competition.” — Anson Chan, Fo rmer Chief Se c re t a ry of the Gove rn m e nt of Hong Ko n g, spe a king at Fletcher, 3 Fe b ru a ry2006 as part of the Jean Mayer Gl o b a l Ci t i zenship Lecture.
FROM THE FLETCHER FILES
DEAN BOSWORTH RECEIVES JAPANESE IMPERIAL DECORATION… On November 3rd, the Japanese Government announced that Dean Stephen W. Bosworth had been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for his contributions to the promotion of friendly relations between Japan and the United States.
FLETCHER COLLABORATION WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION As part of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s deepening collaboration with the European Commission, Professor ALAN HENRIKSON was invited to serve as Visiting Professor at the European Commission Training Unit in Brussels November 7-11, 2005. To a group of approximately thirty senior officials from various Commission Directorates, he taught a course dealing with the history, the mechanics, and the mysteries of “The American Foreign Policy Making Process.” The officials became directly engaged as “American” participants in a simulation exercise on a hypothesized Crisis in the Caucasus, followed by a written examination. A more formal culminating event took place “virtually” on January 23, 2006, when a joint Fletcher School-European Commission Certificate Award Ceremony for successful course participants was held by videoconference. The current European Union Fellow at the Fletcher School, Ambassador MICHAEL LAKE, himself a Commission official who most recently served as Delegate of the European Commission to South Africa, joined in conducting this transatlantic ceremony.
SAVE THE DATE… AUSTIN B. FLETCHER SOCIETY INAUGURAL EVENT The Fletcher School is pleased to announce the AUSTIN B. FLETCHER SOCIETY, a new way to honor those who have remembered The School in their estate plans. Fletcher was created with a bequest from Dr. Austin Barclay Fletcher, a member of Tufts’ Class of 1876, who donated $1 million towards the establishment and maintenance of a school of law and diplomacy at Tufts. The Austin B. Fletcher Society will hold its inaugural event: Tea with Dean Bosworth on Thursday, May 18. Invitations to Austin B. Fletcher Society Members will follow soon by mail.
Members of the Austin B. Fletcher Society will be recognized in future donor reports. If you have not yet informed The Fletcher School of your estate gift and would like to be recognized as a member of this Society, please contact:
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Ted Koppel addressed an audience of Tufts and Fletcher students, faculty, and staff as part of a distinguished panel at Fletcher on 3 April 2006. This event was an Edward R. Murrow Symposium entitled: What Would Murrow See Now? The U.S. Press and the World.
Dr. Anson Chan, former Chief Secretary of the Government of Hong Kong spoke at Fletcher, 3 February 2006 as part of the Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Lecture.
Photo by Sarah Arkin (A'06)
Ted C. Sorensen, chief speechwriter and close adviser to President John F. Kennedy delivered a Charles Francis Adams Lecture at Fletcher on 9 February 2006.
Masuda Sultan, Co-Director, Women for Afghan Women, and author of My War at Home, spoke at Fletcher as part of Enlightened Power: Are Women Transforming Leadership? This conference was hosted by The Fletcher School 13 March 2006.
John L. Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University spoke on American Foreign Policy and the Future of the Muslim World: Autocrats, Democrats, Terrorists? as part of the Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series at Fletcher, 30 November 2005.
Hans Blix, former United Nations IAEA Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq, visited Fletcher 21 October 2005, as part of a one-day conference, Non-proliferation of weapons of Mass Destruction: Current Challenges and New Approaches. The conference was co-sponsored by Fletcher and the American Academy of Diplomacy.
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F L E TCHE R CLUB OF BRUSSE LS In Ja n u a ry, the Fl e tcher Club of Brussels welcomed a group of Fl e tcher and JFK School of Govern m e nt students with Pro f. Di m i t ris Ke rides, through Ha rva rd’s Ko k kalis Prog ram on Southeastern and Ea s t - Ce nt ra l Eu ro pe. The students visited NATO and seve ral EU Institutions. In Febru a ry, t h ey we l comed Ruth Ci t ri n (F’92), near East analyst from the US St ate De p t. In Ma rc h , t h ey joined several other US Alumni As s oc i at i o n s in Belgium in a Su per Bowl night eve nt. New arri vals in Brussels include Ri c klef Be u t i n (F’01), now at the Commission, Norwin Schaeffe r (F’04), also at the Commission, Ca rl - Michael Si m o n (F’02), at Si d l ey Austin LLP.
F L E TCHE R CLUB OF BUENOS AIR ES The Club’s expanding membership now includes 31 alumni in 13 co u nt ries – all with a common passion for Arg e ntina and the region, and a d e s i re to stay co n n e cted to the Fl e tcher community. The new club has found its first pro j e ct: helping a club member be come Pre s i d e nt of his co u nt ry. Raphael Trotman (F’02), Me m ber of Parl i a m e nt of Gu ya n a , has launched a new reformist party – the Al l i a n ce for Change – and is running for Pre s i d e nt in the July ’06 national elect i o n s. The Club has arranged for Raphael to wo rk with U.S. po l i t i cal consultants; is u pd ating the new party’s website; and has begun wo rking with Tufts Un i ve r s i ty’s micro f i n a n ce initiat i ve to set up a prog ram tailored to Gu ya n a . Ra p h a e l’s polls place him as a serious co ntender. Anyo n e inte re s ted in lending a hand – or who has skills that may be needed by Raph in the coming months – please contact Ca rlos St. James (carlosstjames@ya h oo. co m ) .
F L E TCHE R CLUB OF SE OUL The Fl e tcher Club of Seoul and the Ko rea Tufts Al l i a n ce end-of-year banquet was a gre at succe s s, with a turnout of more than 40 Tufts and Fl e tcher alumni. The two groups hope this will be a stepping stone fo r bigger and more successful eve nts in the future.
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Victoria Esser (F’99) and Laurent Guinand (F’98), with other Fletcher alumni in DC enjoyed a whiskey tasting at the Potomac Boat Club on February 9. The tasting was hosted by Mark Baker (F’95) of Diageo.
F L E TCHE R CLUB OF PHILA D E L P H I A / P E N N S Y LVA N I A After going bankrupt in Arg e ntina when the co u ntry melted down in 2001, Tommy Heanue (F’90) has re t u rned to the US to settle in He r s h ey PA, where u pon he has re s t ru ct u red his Arg e ntine snack food business. To m my has also taken on the task of organizing Fl e tcher alumni in Pennsylvania. Ernie Wright (F’94), fo rmer Club leader, has helped the transition. Tommy looks fo rwa rd to sharing Fl e tcher ex pe ri e n ces at g at h e rings in Pi t t s b u rgh and Philadelphia. If inte re s ted in getting invo l ve d, please contact him at email@example.com m .
F L E TCHE R CLUB OF AT L A N TA New leadership is needed for the Fl e tcher Club of At l a nt a. After s eve ral years acting as the primary alumni co ntact in Georgia, Wendy Gu t i e rrez is relinquishing her role to spend time with her new baby! Ma ny thanks to We n dy for all that she has done for Fl e tcher. If you are inte re s ted in re i nv i g o rating the Cl u b, please contact Leah Bra dy, at leah.brady@tuft s. e d u.
F L E TCHE R CLUB OF OR EGON SusanWi l l i a m s (F’00) and Michael Zw i rn (F’01) have re l ocated to Washington, DC and are no longer able to spe a rhead the Fletcher Alumni group in Oregon. Thanks to Susan and Michael! Th ey are eager to have a new leader step up. If you are inte re s ted in organizing Fl e tcher alumni in Oregon, contact Leah Bra dy at leah.bra dy@tuft s. e d u.
Members of the Fletcher Club of Seoul and Korea Tufts Alliance: Former General Jae-Chang Kim (F’98, F’02, Fletcher Club President), Sae-hyun Paik (J’01), Eunji Lee (J’00), Mi-Yeon Lee (J’00), Dr. Jung-Hoon Lee (A’84, F’86, Korea Tufts Alliance President), Seung-hyun Lim (Tufts student), and Jung Park (A’01)
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AT L A N TA Needs new leadership! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in taking on a leadership role. BA N G KO K Ekachai Chainuvati, (F’03) email@example.com BEIJING Stephane Grand (F’98) firstname.lastname@example.org BERLIN Jan-Philipp Görtz (F’98) email@example.com B O M BAY Forming soon… B O S TO N Katherine Sikora Nelson, (F’93) firstname.lastname@example.org B RU S S E L S Katrina Destree (F’95) email@example.com BU D A P E S T Anita Orban (F’01) firstname.lastname@example.org BUENOS AIRE S Carlos St. James (GMAP’04) email@example.com C H I CAG O Daniela Abuzatoaie (F’00) firstname.lastname@example.org CHILE Andres Montero (F’85) email@example.com German Olave (F’97) firstname.lastname@example.org CO P E N H AG E N Geoffrey Pack (F’89) email@example.com D U BA I Forming soon… F L E TCHE R ALUMNI OF CO LO R A S S O C I AT I O N Belinda Chiu (F’04) firstname.lastname@example.org GREECE Marilena Griva (F’02) email@example.com Thomas Varvitsiotis (F’99) firstname.lastname@example.org
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HONG KO N G Dorothy Chan email@example.com
PHILIPPINES Cathy Hartigan-Go firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicia Eastman email@example.com
SAN FR A N C I S CO Vladimir Todorovic (F’01) firstname.lastname@example.org
H O U S TO N David Hwa (F’76) email@example.com K E N YA Anne Angwenyi (F’02) Anne_Angwenyi@alumni.tufts.edu Viviane Chao (F’02) firstname.lastname@example.org KO S OVO Iliriana Kacaniku (F '04) email@example.com LO N D O N Alexandra Paton (F’01) firstname.lastname@example.org LOS ANGE LES Adrineh Gregorian (F’04) email@example.com Spencer Abbot (F’97) firstname.lastname@example.org M A L AYS I A Shah Azmi (F’86) email@example.com MIAMI Daniel Ades (F’03) firstname.lastname@example.org M IDDLE EAST ALUMNI ASSOCIAT I O N Walid Chamoun (F’00) email@example.com N E W YO R K Raymond Linsenmayer (F’01) Raymond_Linsenmayer@hotmail.com Deborah Eisenberg (F’03) firstname.lastname@example.org OREGON Needs new leadership! Please email email@example.com if interested in taking on a leadership role. PA R I S Julien Naginski (F’93) firstname.lastname@example.org Angela de Santiago (F’91) email@example.com PHIL ADELPHIA Thomas Heanue (F’90) firstname.lastname@example.org
SÃO PAU LO Paulo Bilyk (F’92) email@example.com S E ATT L E Julie Bennion (F’01) firstname.lastname@example.org SEOUL Junsik Ahn (F’00) email@example.com SHANGHAI Meredith Ludlow (F’03) firstname.lastname@example.org SINGAPORE Kim Odhner email@example.com S W I T Z E R LA N D Mauricio Cysne (F’93) firstname.lastname@example.org TO K YO Mariko Noda (F’90) email@example.com VIENNA Rainer Staub (F’96) firstname.lastname@example.org Jonathan Tirone (F’00) email@example.com WA S H I N G TO N , D C Victoria Esser (F’99) T. Colum Garrity (F’98) firstname.lastname@example.org www.fletcherclubofdc.org
R E C E N T P U B L I C AT I O N S
FAC U LT Y Steven Block. “Maternal Nutrition Knowledge versus Schooling as Determinants of Child Micronutrient Status.” Oxford Economic Papers (forthcoming 2006). Lawrence E. Harrison and Jerome Kagan, ed. Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change. Routledge, 2006. __ and Peter L. Berger, ed. Developing Cultures: Case Studies. Routledge, 2006. __.The Central Liberal Truth: How Politics Can Change a Culture and Save It From Itself. Oxford University Press, 2006. __.“The Culture Club.” The National Interest no. 86 (spring 2006): 94-100. Alan K. Henrikson. “Niche Diplomacy in the World Public Arena: The Global ‘Corners’ of Canada and Norway.” In The New Public Diplomacy: Soft Power in International Relations, edited by Jan Melissen. Pages 67-87. Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Brigadier General (Ret.) Russell Howard, James Forest, and Joanne Moore. Homeland Security and Terrorism. McGraw-Hill, 2006. __ and Reid L. Sawyer. Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Security Environment, Readings and Interpretations, Second Edition. McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2005. __ and Reid L. Sawyer. Defeating Terrorism Shaping the New Security Environment. McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2004. Ian Johnsone, ed. Annual Review of Global Peace Operations. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Pub., 2006. __.“The Plea of Necessity in International Legal Discourse: Humanitarian Intervention and Counter-Terrorism.” Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 43, no. 2 (2005): 337-388. __.“Discursive power in the UN Security Council.” Journal of Interational Law and International Relations, vol. 2, no. 1 (June 2006).
Michael Klein. “Studying Texts: A Gemara of the Israeli Economy,” Israel Economic Review, vol. 3, no. 1 (August 2005): 121 – 147. __. “Dollarization and Trade,” Journal of International Money and Finance, vol. 24, no. 6, (October 2005): 935 – 943. __ and Jay Shambaugh (F’96).“Fixed Exchange Rates and Trade.” Journal of International Economics (forthcoming). Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Bernice Wing Yee Lee, and Adil Najam. ”Desarrollo Sostenible: Cómo superar las carencias de gobernanza de la globalización” in Diálogo sobre Gobernabilidad, Globalización y Desarrollo, edited by Ramon Torrent Macau, Antoni Millet Abbd and Alberto Arce Suárez. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona, 2005. Adil Najam. Philanthropy by the Pakistani Diaspora in the USA. Islamabad:The Pakistan Center for Philanthropy and the Rockefeller Foundation, 2005. __. “Developing Countries and Global Environmental Governance: From Contestation to Participation to Engagement.” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, vol. 5, no. 3 (2005): 303-321. __. “A Tale of Three Cities: Developing Countries in Global Environmental Negotiations.” In Global Challenges: Furthering the Multilateral Process for Sustainable Development, edited by Angela Churie Kallhauge, Gunnar Sjöstedt and Elisabeth Correll. Pages 124-143. London: Greanleaf, 2005. __.“Why Environmental Politics Looks Different from the South.” In Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, edited by Peter Dauvergne. Pages 111-126. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Press, 2005. George Norman and Joel P. Trachtman. “The Customary International Law Game.” American Journal of International Law, vol. 99, no. 3 (2005): 541.
Jesawald W. Salacuse. Leading Leaders: How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich, and Powerful People. AMACOM, 2006. Anna Seleny. The Political Economy of State-Society Relations in Hungary and Poland: From Communism to the European Union. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Richard H. Shultz and Andrea Dew (F’03, Ph.D. candidate). Insurgents,Terrorists, and Militias: The Warriors of Contemporary Combat. Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2006. Marc Sommers. Islands of Education: Schooling, Civil War, and the Southern Sudanese (1983-2004). Paris: International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO, 2005. __. Fearing Africa’s Young Men:The Case of Rwanda. Washington, DC: Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Unit Working Paper No. 32, World Bank (2006). __. “In the Shadow of Genocide: Rwanda’s Youth Challenge.” In Troublemakers or Peacemakers? Youth and Post-Accord Peacebuilding, edited by Siobhán McEvoy-Levy. South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press (forthcoming 2006). Joel P. Tractman. “Unilateralism and Multilateralism in U.S. Human Rights Laws Affecting International Trade.” In International Trade and Human Rights: Foundations and Conceptual Issues, edited by Frederick Abbott, Christine Breining-Kaufmann and Thomas Cottier. Univ of Michigan Press, 2006. __.“Global Cyberterrorism, Jurisdiction, and International Organization.” In The Law and Economics of Cybersecurity, edited by Mark Grady and Francesco Parisi. Cambridge University Press, 2005. __.“Comment on Prof. Polakiewicz, Alternatives to Treaty-Making and Law-Making by Treaty and Expert Bodies in the Council of Europe.” In Developments of International Law in Treaty Making, edited by Rudiger Wolfrum and Volker Röben. Springer-Verlag Berlin and
Heidelberg GmbH & Co., 2005. __.“Jurisdiction in WTO Dispute Settlement.” In Key Issues in WTO Dispute Settlement, edited by Rufus Yerxa and Bruce Wilson. Cambridge University Press, 2005. __. “Negotiations on Domestic Regulation and Trade in Services (GATS Article VI): A Legal Analysis of Selected Current Issues.” In Reforming the World Trading System, edited by Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann. Oxford University Press, 2005. __. Book Review: Conflict of Norms in Public International Law: How WTO Law Relates to Other Rules of International Law, by Joost Pauwelyn. American Journal of International Law 98 (2004): 855. Moeed Yusuf and Adil Najam. “Kashmir: Identifying Elements of a Sustainable Solution.” In Sustainable Development and Governance in the Age of Extremes. Edited by Sustainable Development Policy Institute. Pakistan: SDPI and Sama Editorial and Publishing Services (SAMA), 2005.
A LU M N I Peter Ackerman (F’69, F’76).“A Rainbow of Revolutions.” The Economist, January 19, 2006. Norman R. Bennett (F’56). That Indispensible Article: Brandy and Port Wine. c.1650-1908. Universidad do Porto, 2005. Michael Dobbs (F72, F’77). Churchill’s Triumph. Headline Book Publishing Ltd., 2005. James R. Holmes (F’98, F’03). Theodore Roosevelt and World Order: Police Power in International Relations. Potomac Books, Inc., 2006. Natasha Leger (F’98). The Future of Higher Education: A Scenario Evaluation of Its Prospects and Challenges. Pakistan: Development Policy Institute, 2006.
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William F. S. Miles (F’82).“Profiling Soles.” The Boston Globe, 23 September 2005. __. “Islamism in West Africa: Introduction” and “Conclusions” (Guest editor of special issue). African Studies Review vol. 47 no. 2 (2004): 55-59 and 109-116. __. “Development, Not Diversion: Local versus External Perceptions of the Niger-Nigeria boundary.” Journal of Modern African Studies, vol. 43 no. 2 (2005): 297-320. __.“Democracy without Sovereignty: France’s Post-Colonial Paradox.” The Brown Journal of World Affairs, vol. 11 no. 2 (2005): 223-234. __.“Destination: Paradise.” Wilson Quarterly 28 (Summer 2004): 12-20. __. “A Family's Progress in Mauritius.” Contemporary Review, vol. 287 no. 1674 (July 2005): 43-46. __. “Carribbean Hybridity and the Jews of Martinique.” In The Jewish Diaspoa in Latin America and the Caribbean; Fragments of Memory, edited by Kristin Ruggiero. Brighton, U.K.: Sussex Academic Press, 2005. __. “Third World Views of the Holocaust.” Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 6 no. 3 (2004): 371-393. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu (F’93). Rowanda’s Genocide,The Politics of Global Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
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Vincent O’Neil. Murder in Exile. St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006. Bill Richardson (F’71). Between Worlds:The Making of an American Life. New York: Penguin Group, Inc., 2005. Jonathan Rosen (F’ 99) and Michael Woronoff. “Understanding Anti-Dilution Provisions in Convertible Securities.” Fordham Law Review 74 (October 2005). Ibis Sanchez Serrano (F’04). “Success in Translational Research: lessons from the development of bortezomib.” Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 5 (February 2006): 107114. Kusuma Snitwongse (F’57, F’60) and W. Scott Thompson, editors. Ethnic Conflicts in Southeast Asia. ISEAS, 2005. Dirk Swart (GMAP 2005) and Adil Najam. “How the International Trading System is Changing and Why This May Not be Good for Developing Countries.” In Sustainable Development and Governance in the Age of Extremes, edited by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). Pakistan: SDPI and Sama Editorial and Publishing Services (SAMA), 2005.
Stan Taylor (F’61), Earl Fry and Robert S. Wood. America the Vincible: US Foreign Policy for the 21st Century. Boston: Pearson, 2004. __ and David Goldman.“Intelligence Reform: Will More Agencies, Money, and Personnel Help?” Journal Intelligence and National Security, vol.19 no. 3 (Autumn 2004): 416-435. __. “The Role of Intelligence in Security.” Chap. Contemporary Security Studies, edited by Alan Collins. Oxford University Press, 2006. __ and Daniel Snow.“America’s Cold War Spies: Why They Spied and How They Got Abdulkader Thomas, (F’81), Stella Cox, and Brian Kraty. Structuring Islamic FinanceTransactions. London: Euromoney, 2005. Anthony Wanis-St. John (F’96, F’91).“Back Channel Negotiations: International Bargaining in the Shadows.” Negotiation Journal, vol. 22. no. 2 (2006).
Georgetown Public Policy Review, vol. 11 no. 1 (Winter 2005-06) __.“Sustainable Forest Management Revisited: A Proposal for Global Action. Papers on International Environmental Negotiations.” Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, vol. 15 (2006). Geoffrey Gresh (MALD’06). “Coddling the Caucasus: Iran’s Strategic Relationship with Azerbaijan and Armenia.” Caucasian Journal of European Affairs, vol. 1, no. 1 (Winter 2006). Itamara V. Lochard (F’03, Ph.D. candidate) and Richard Shultz. Understanding Internal Wars in the 21st Centurty. UK: Routeledge Press, forthcoming winter 2006. Theodore Tanoue (F’05, Fletcher State Dept. Fellow).“Learning from Dayton.” Foreign Service Journal (November 2005): 51-55.
S T U D E N TS AND FELLOWS
Lorenzo Vidino (MALD’06). Al Qaeda in Europe: The New Battleground of International Jihad. Prometheus Books, 2005.
Brian H. Doench (MALD’06), Cathy Karr-Colque, Matthew Auer (F’90), and Jan McAlpine.“Forest Law Enforcement and Governance: Resolve Needed from All Sides.”
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1947 Charles Edwards P.O. Box 368 Hyannis Port, MA 02647 Of our remaining classmates, some of us enjoy Assisted Living, all of us treasure our Fletcher Fellowship, and acknowledge this year’s Holiday Greeting Card showing the Fletcher campus festooned with snow; testament to Fletcher’s current advances. Class President Emeritus Haydn Williams has received condolences from classmates and from many friends worldwide, following the passing of Margaret last November. He was visited by Hon. Shijuro Ogata (F’55) the third recipient of the Class of 47’s 50th Reunion Distinguished Alumnus Award at Convocation last September. At Convocation during our 55th Reunion Haydn announced our gift of which he has been a major donor. Class President Bill Dale again made the presentation of our Class Gift at Convocation last September. Bill is also a major donor for our Class Gift. Following Convocation, he and Joy spent a semester at Cambridge: Joy to complete studies for her Doctorate in Divinity, Bill doing research for an article on Balance of Payments and Debt Problems for publication. Back in Bethesda, their holiday celebrations included Christmas cheer for their 22 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Bill and Joy recently visited friends in Mexico. Bill will be meeting this spring in Berlin with former Senior Associates of IMF. Class Vice President Jean Shepard continues her volunteer service at the Northfield Library. She maintains her family home, with visits from her son and two daughters, and her granddaughter. Class Secretary Charles Edwards manages with Licia to winter at Sun City Center and summer at Hyannis
Port. Gimpy legs notwithstanding, he works out by swimming and tries (in vain) to keep up with their seven grandchildren. His World War II book An AFS Driver Remembers, can be reached by web: Google search “Charles P. Edwards.” Last June, Bill Brewer moved to an assisted living facility. His son lives close by. Following service in WWII, and his Fletcher residence, he entered State’s Arab language program. His last post was Ambassador, Sudan. Sadly, last February he lost his wife following a long illness; he had been devoted a caregiver. We join in heartfelt condolences. Hazel (Herter) Fonetein, and husband Doug (F’48) are residents at the Jefferson and enjoy fellowship with the Stoddarts. The Fontein’s delightful daughter, Carol, and her family reside nearby. Hazel keeps in touch with Mary Slusser, who is continuing on assignment at the Smithsonian; her current research concerns Nepal. Class Historian Jim Gould with Anne, maintain their spacious home at Cotuit overlooking Nantucket Sound. He has published histories of Cotuit, the Cape Airport, and the Portuguese on Cape Cod. He is an activist with the Cape Cod UN Association; and together with Anne for the Barnstable Town Conservancy. Last year he visited the Okavango Delta Botswana and the Phinde in Kwazulu Natal; then on to a white river rafting trip down the beautiful Cataract portion of the Colorado River. He continues to lead local history tours. In touch with classmate Win Umbach of Silver Spring, Jim reported that Win cheerfully says “I cook and shop and keep struggling on…I take one day at a time.” Jim received a New Year’s card from Rajasthan India with a personal note from Vikram, son of our late classmate, Hari Sharma.
Class Honeymooners Anne and Bill “Mac” Johnson are proof that old age is just a fiction. In addition to visiting the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, last summer, they also visited Sweden,“Scandinavian Paradise,” with 10 days of golf. After their annual visit to Florida, this time Ocala, they will be joining a Gathering of the Clans in Brunswick, ME in August (Bill’s is the Clan Machachalans). And once again, next September, Bill will join longtime friend Sir Hugh Jones for two weeks of golf in Devon and Cornwall. It’s truly One World, especially thanks to the “golf standard.” Thanks to the miracles of modern surgery, Jock Stoddart’s one “good” eye has been restored sufficiently to permit driving by day. It’s been “one-eyed Jock” at the wheel while he and Carol have visited granddaughter Allesendra and others of her Auburn University swimmers who had won two NCAA championships. They were “beautiful, talented, career oriented young ladies who energized the visiting geriatrics.” Jock and Carol also enjoyed two weeks “sopping up sun and sun downer” in this year’s transition into the Jefferson Retirement community in Arlington, VA. The residents are a congenial and eclectic bunch together with their fellow Fletcher Classmates, Hazel and Doug Fontein. Marie Sullivan’s Christmas greetings this year with Bill featured her photo next to husband Bill, his recliner chair under a framed picture on the wall. She wrote “Ours is a quiet life, but Bill is comfortable in his recliner and happy to have that picture on the wall – his destroyer for 3 years during WWII, and I am happy to be with him.” They celebrate Christmas with family; a daughter lives close by. Both Marie and Bill served our country in war and peace, Bill rising to the highest ranks of the Foreign Service, Ambassador grade 1. Marie wrote of our Class:“Never had I been with a group of my own age as knowledgeable and
interesting.” Those of us at Haydn’s tour of the WWII Memorial two years ago were delighted that Marie was able to join, although Bill had not been able to make it. All of us hold them both in our hearts, and thanks. Not even back surgery has slowed Gregory Wolfe. He may be the last alphabetically, but is in the first rank of us ‘47 octogenarians for whom our so-called “Golden Years” can indeed be pure Gold! I quote from Greg’s recent letter; he writes “Mary Ann and I still embark upon adventures that exercise our lifelong commitment to international affairs. Last June we were invited by the US Embassy in Montevideo to offer the keynote address at the Ninth International Congress of Economists and Public Administrators. It brought back memories of my Fletcher PhD thesis that dealt with the Ninth International Conference of American States. What a sea change in policies and politics we deal with today. We revisited the spots we’ve enjoyed in Holland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Overall, we are met with widespread expressions of doubt about the wisdom and quality of US leadership in our complicated global epoch. We got back home in time for visits to CA and roasted turkey with our children. Now we are preparing to greet spring 2006 as hosts of a cruise on the Mediterranean for Florida International University’s Department of International Relations and Geography. It will raise funds for much needed scholarships. After a few days rest in Barcelona where the cruise terminates, Mary Ann and I will make a stop in England to visit dear friends and former colleagues of our Foreign Service days at their 25 bedroom ‘cottage’ in Yorkshire. For all this globetrotting, my talk to Brandeis University Women in Miami region in March is titled ‘In the Gloaming.’”
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Gregory, truly a Renaissance Man, is former Florida International University President and is also Professor Emeritus, International Relations Department. Together with Mary Ann, they attend events scheduled at the University’s Mary Ann Wolfe Theater. They have found safe haven at an attractive retirement community in Aventura, not far from the FIU North Campus.
1954 Alice and Tom Pickering in Iceland
Tom and Alice Pickering visited Iceland in July after seeing their classmates and friend Einar Benediktsson at their Fletcher 50th Reunion. The President of Iceland Air gave them a special tour of the south coast, which included snowmobiling on one of the Island’s four glaciers! Einar would like to see more Fletcher alumni and students come to his beautiful country.
1956 Norman R. Bennett, emeritus professor of history at Boston University, was present at the recent launching of his book, That Indispensible Article: Brandy and Port Wine. c.1650-1908, at the Casa do Douro in Régua, Portugal, the center of the port wine region (see recent publications).
1957 William Jackson email@example.com Anne Starbird was delighted to go to China this past summer with her daughter Ellen Starbird (F’86), as she and her family adopted a 31/2 year-old girl.
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1962 Patrick Pascoe firstname.lastname@example.org As we head toward our 45th Class Reunion (May, 2007) many of our classmates including yours truly are becoming more deeply entrenched in retirement and the opportunities that this offers. The most adventurous at this point is Todd Stewart who, with his wife Georgia, is off to Europe at the beginning of April for a six-month “grand tour for the geriatric set.” They begin in Munich, Todd’s first Foreign Service post where he will purchase a used car, then will drive through most of the continent missing only the southern Balkans, Russia, Scandinavia, and a very few other countries. In late September they return to Munich in time for Oktoberfest, sell the car and fly back to God’s Country. You can follow their progress or lack thereof at the Stewart’s blog http://stewa rt s ramble.blogspot.com. Ernst Gemassmer reports that he has decided to finally retire from the rat race of business and focus on personal travel, skiing, hiking, biking, and some volunteer work. Among his 2005 travels was a trip to Europe for a family get together to celebrate his mother’s 90th birthday, followed by two weeks in Italy, including Sicily. He says that going from northern Europe to Sicily was like going back in time several decades. In 2006, he is planning to tour South America.
Sandy Granzow is setting out on a new career, studying for an MFA degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is commuting from Washington. Malcolm Peck retired from Meridian International Center at the end of 2003, but for the past two years he has returned as a “seasonal program officer” working from late February to early October. Meridian is an NGO with a State Department contract to plan and implement three-week study tours for individuals and groups that participate in State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Some years ago, Malcolm helped organize a program for Afghan visitors, one of whom is now his country’s president. Malcolm is putting the final touches to the second and much expanded edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab States, first published in 1996. On the more adventurous side, Malcolm set out to conquer Mt. Adams in NH along with two prep school classmates.With virtually no conditioning, a 45-50 pound backpack, they reached a cabin at 4300 feet where they spent three days and nights. Low temperatures and high winds prevented them from reaching the peak on this expedition, which marked the 50th anniversary of Malcolm’s first winter mountain climb. Still, quite an accomplishment.
Fritz Gilbert spent ten days in Juba in the very south of the Sudan (according to my Atlas) representing the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan at the first full Synod of the Episcopal Church of Sudan in about 20 years. Fritz is the Treasurer of the American Friends organization. He also spent a week in Kampala, Uganda. He reports that the physical accommodations were definitely of the Peace Corps style, but the people and conversations were very interesting. Fritz and Jane had to delay their February departure for VT as Jane was part of the Moussaoui jury pool. She was dismissed before the actual trial, but witnessed some of Moussaoui’s courtroom antics. Speaking of Sudan, John Yates continues as head of the US Delegation to the Inter-Sudanese Talks on Darfur, a task that has him shuffling between Stuttgart, where his wife Mary is Political Adviser to EUCOM, and Abuja, Nigeria, site of the talks. David Long is lecturing around the country since his book on Culture and Customs of Saudi Arabia came out last summer. He finds that there is far more interest in the role of Saudi women than there is in terrorism, Islam, corruption, absolute monarchy or any of the other subjects that one reads and hears in the media, particularly when there is a Saudi woman present to demonstrate personally that they, he says, are tough as nails. Charlie Adams remains deeply involved in the Poor Knights of Christ. The North American Chapter has been elevated from a delegation to a preceptory giving it administrative and decision-making autonomy. Charlie has been appointed Pro-Preceptor for North America. Allen Maxwell and wife Dorie continue to split their time between Indiana and Florida, though he made time to teach on Semester at Sea where Castro spent four
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hours meeting and speaking to the students. Peter Sellar has his first grandchild, a son named Ian George Sellar, and a new son-inlaw. Ed Hoyt reports he and Terry now have four grandchildren. Terry remains active as a psychoanalytic social worker.
1963 Ronald Glantz email@example.com On March 10, at a ceremony at the ancient city hall of Arendal, Norway, the Regional Governor for Aust Agder, N. Sunde, awarded Leif Christoffersen the St. Olav’s Medal on behalf of King Harald the Fifth for his services to Norway and the international community. Barbara (Sundberg) Baudot is Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics at St. Anselm College, where she also serves as Coordinator, New Hampshire Institute of Politics Center for International Affairs. Dr. Baudot has served in many capacities at the UN, has acted as an advisor and consultant to various international bodies concerned with problems of the environment, and recently has been engaged in international projects connected with the World Social Summit, specifically on the ethical and spiritual dimensions of social development. In so doing, she is a founder and presently the coordinator of the Triglav Circle, an NGO with special consultative status with the UN (www.triglavcircleonline.org). Her most recent book is Candles in the Dark: A new Spirit for a Plural World. Mike Sharples writes,“Dee and I continue to enjoy our island life on Siesta Key mid-way down Florida’s west coast. Although the hurricane season has added a whole new dimension to our past two summers, we have come through windblown but spared any serious hardship. Having spent a working career living in five different countries and visiting many
more courtesy of the DuPont Company, we are pleased to be able to limit our excursions now to local boat cruising, Principia College trustee meetings, and family visits.” Ron Glantz reports that the global macro hedge fund he co-founded two years ago has become so successful that it has been closed to new investors. Julia (Graham) Lear attended the 25th anniversary of Virginia Cornyn’s 40th birthday. Julia writes that it was “A big fête, involving about 80 of Ginny’s friends, colleagues, and admirers, was organized to salute her many contributions to community life in Rochester, NY. For the past 13 years Ginny has headed Xerox’s corporate philanthropy. Ginny added,“It was very special having my Fletcher roommate here to help celebrate a wonderful milestone in life…a terrific celebration.” Steve Buck and Hala will be lecturing on a cruise ship going to visit classical ruins in Libya and Tunisia in April. Among his other assignments, Steve was Office Director for North Africa at the State Department in the mid-90’s. Udol Boonprakob is SecretaryGeneral of the Civil Service Commission of Thailand. Jumana Dejany reports that she is retiring from the OPEC Fund after 21 years of service. On behalf of Sudan’s President, H.E. the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources presented her with an award,“In recognition of the valuable services to the people of Sudan…during her distinguished career at the Fund, which spans two decades…. It is a testimony to Ms. Dejany’s dedication and commitment which went beyond the normal call of duty that her services in furtherance of the development of Sudan are keenly recognized and genially treasured by the Government.”
Larry Struve struve8RNO@aol.com JoAnn Fagot Aviel hosted a gathering of Fletcher Alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area in her San Mateo home on Feb. 25, 2006. In attendance were 1965 classmates Larry Struve and Bill Wainwright, along with Fletcher alumni from the classes of 1951, 1957, 1961, 1971, 1982, 1996, and 2004. Larry Struve gave a presentation on the Class of ‘65 Memoir Book, In the Shadow of Camelot, which was well received. He noted that excerpts from Camelot had been printed in the Fall/Winter 2005 edition of the Book Review of the Foreign Policy Association, which has been distributed to over 60 World Affairs Councils throughout the United States. Jon Hartzell had provided a copy of the book to the Editor of the Book Review. Chris Beal reports that he provided a copy of Camelot to Bob Sorenson, brother of Ted Sorenson (former speech writer for President John F. Kennedy) in the Fall of 2005, and he hoped the book had some influence in convincing the Sorensons of the prestige and influence of the Fletcher School noted in Ted Sorenson’s address to the Fletcher School on Feb. 9, 2006.
Sandy Keith firstname.lastname@example.org Lex Rieffel gets the prize for the most peripatetic, social, and probably busy alum of the Class of 1968. He provided the following news: In December 2005, Lex and wife Alaire visited with Terry Myers, currently serving as USAID Director in Moscow. He also saw Terry and his wife in DC when Terry was struggling with Russian language training. He’s probably fluent by now. Roger Sullivan is now fully retired from the World Bank.
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Jumana receiving her award
Curt Martin reports he was very disappointed to miss the 35th reunion, but proud of his daughter who graduated that day from Haverford. “What have I been doing? Very happily married nearly twenty-seven years, raised one terrific daughter, taught Political Science at Merrimack college for thirty-two years, fifteen of it as Department Chair. My research and writing have focused on casewriting (most recently Bush’s decision to seek UN authority for war against Iraq) and nonproliferation issues (Iran and North Korea). I see Terry Deibel and Lex Rieffel from time to time. We just had dinner with Lex and Alaire in DC last summer. When time allows, I paint marine landscapes or build ship models.” Peter Russell is retired from J.P. Morgan Chase, and Lex is still Chairman of the Board of AED, the DC-based development advisory firm, and looking after grandchildren. Lex recently saw
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Maureen (Han) and Herman Franssen in connection with Lex’s work on Myanmar/Burma. Neelie Mendenhall Small, Christina Schoux, Maureen and he also met in Washington last year. Lex is working on a major project at Brookings, a study related to military reform in Indonesia. His “minor” project is on overseas service opportunities for Americans. You can read Lex’s fascinating working paper, posted last November, on the Brookings website, He is also teaching a graduate course on emerging markets finance at George Washington University. Fo rmer Ambassador Alan Mc Kee is re t i redand wo rking on declassification of State doc u m e nts and traveling. Ba r b a ra Porte r re po rt s,“a fter 35 years of sales and marke t i n g positions in te c h n o l ogy, info rm ation serv i ces and consulting firm s (the last position being SVP of Ma rketing for the largest healthca re info rm ation company in the US), we moved to our wate rfro nt‘retirement’ home near Se attle where I began the next phase of my life journ ey as a realtor. This is a great area for real estate investing, if any alums are inte re s ted.” Steve Johnson is alive and well at Tara Farm Tubrid, Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland. Vivian Witkind Davis is interim director of a research institute at the Ohio State University that does research on regulation of electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, and water supply. The youngest of her three children is out of the nest and a freshman at Tufts. She is taking a course in international relations this semester and thinking of being a poli sci major. She is also taking Russian and will live in the Russian house next year. Carmen Diana Deere assumed the position of Director of the Center for Latin American Studies and Professor of Food and Resource Economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Florida in August 2004. 20 Spring 2 0 0 6 FLE TC HER NEWS
Jon Small recently returned from a trip to Cambodia and New Zealand. By the time you read this, your faithful Class Secretary will have returned from South America, where she expects to run into classmate Raul Vinuesa, and maybe others. I have had a difficult time staying retired and started a new job last summer as an administrative law judge in DC. No robes or gavel, but real hearings in a real courtroom and very interesting. When in the DC area, please come by or write me… 1969 Carolyn Setlow Sommer Carolyn.Setlow@gfk.com John King writes from Geneva, Switzerland,“In a nutshell, my wife (Maria Jesus) and I are retired after a 42 year career in the State Department and US Arms Control & Disarmament Agency. We are living in Geneva, after having spent 12 years at the US Mission here doing arms control negotiations (Chemical Weapons Convention, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban). Now that I'm retired, I'm busier than when I was working fulltime. I teach at Webster University's Geneva campus (International Relations), and I'm the Director of a non-profit organization called the Business Humanitarian Forum (www.bhforum.org), which works to involve the private sector in economic development in postconflict areas. I'm also the VP for Programs of the MacJannet Foundation, a grant-making group that funds international scholarships between the US and Switzerland/ France. My wife and I do a lot of hiking and cross-country skiing and love being in this beautiful spot in the center of Europe. We get back to the US frequently, and also see a lot of Fletcher folks here as well (we're only an hour away from the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France).
Joe Strasser, a young Naval officer when he attended the Fletcher School, retired at the grade of Rear Admiral, after 32 years in the Navy. His last Navy job was president of the Naval War College in Newport, RI. Joe and his wife Barbara have four children, all grown and on their own, and six grandchildren, the most recent being twins born last November.
Francesca (17) is a fanatical polo player who wants to be a doctor. Max reports that he is in regular contact with Ginger DaSilva (F’71) who lives in Amsterdam), Sherry Dorward, Sue (Doerner) Oliver, Chuck Lawson and Chip Prager. They and their partners will be the guests of Max and his wife Dee in the South of France in July to celebrate a “significant birthday.”
“Upon retirement,” Joe writes,“I went to Penn State University, first as the Campus Executive Officer of the Penn State campus in DuBois, PA, and ultimately Dean of the Commonwealth College (which was made up of 12 campuses throughout the state). In 2000, Barbara and I returned to Newport, where I currently serve as the Executive Director of the Naval War College Foundation.
Nancy Tumavick completed two years as Associate Partner with the IBM Consulting Services International Account in March this year and is returning to USAID for a few months to work on the Africa trade agenda.
Peter (Max) McSloy writes from London that he retired from being the COO of Saloman Brothers when he was 50. He then took up various Chairmanship and Deputy Chairmanship roles in quoted companies. Next, he was persuaded to take on many mentoring roles with the most brilliant students of Cambridge and Oxford (as well as Winchester College which his son Nicholas attended, the oldest school in the world and the highest ranking school in Britain). “I really enjoy this work;” writes Max;“the students are seriously smart, but have all the usual young person issues. The role is what some of them call guru; others appreciate the introductions to movers & shakers not available to them because of their social or ethnic origins; others want to talk about why their mother has just walked out on their father.” Max and Dee (a Magistrate in the Family Court and the Youth Court in London) have three kids: Alexandra is a consultant equine veterinary surgeon. A Marathon runner and varsity polo player, Nicholas is an investment banker specializing in derivative trading, and a Varsity and National rower.
Nancy lives in a suburb of Washington, D.C. and remains active in Fletcher School activities and Alumni Club. On 9/11/2004 married Dr. Gary Waxmonsky who is the EPA Chief of Staff for International Affairs. Younger daughter Victoria Sperling is a junior at Tufts and spending a semester in Paris. Older daughter Alexandra Sperling is at University of Utah in their graduate program at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies after three years at Oxford. Anne Emerson is President of the Boston Museum Project (www.bostonmuseum.org). After working in the arts at Boston University during the 80’s, Anne went to Harvard for a wonderful decade as executive director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. “My work with Bob Putnam in that era led me to create an initiative to build a center for Boston history and civic dialogue which would be a catalyst for social change in the city and region. We have recently been given a wonderful site next to the Fanueil Hall Marketplace on the new Rose Kennedy Greenway (formerly the Big Dig) and are working with architect Moshe Safdie who has created an extraordinary design for a 125,000 square foot building. I am married to Peter Altman, artistic director of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre and
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have two grown daughters who are both artists. It’s been a wonderful life and I’m looking forward to the next forty years. Would love to hear from classmates (email@example.com).” Jose Luis Fernandez is residing in the Dominican Republic since January 2, 2006. “I have a consular consulting service – that is, counseling people on immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications to the US, completing visa forms, etc. As you may recall, I served in the US Foreign Service from l969 until l978, in Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.” Jose Luis writes that he is “very busy and very happy.” He also plans to return to real estate (his profession in Naples, Florida, where he still has his active license) and other businesses. In his spare time, he writes poetry books and is working on a biography of an uncle who was a famous bandleader in New York for many years. His daughter Raquel is 29, and has 2 boys (now pregnant – with another boy!!) She lives in Miami, works and is finishing her ER nursing program. His son Juan, 28, lives north of Atlanta, and has 2 daughters and a son. “I am divorced but have adapted quite well to that status (was married from 1972 until 2001!!)” Jose Luis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Barbara Ford is Director, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and Mortenson Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign. Her latest news is that she was elected to the Governing Board of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions for a two-year term. Alice Dress retired from the Foreign Service in late 2005, after 36 years of US government service, the last twenty with the Department of State. “My most recent
assignment was as economic counselor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – which is why I didn't make it the class of 1969's 35th year reunion. I am living in Washington, DC and would enjoy hearing from Fletcher colleagues at email@example.com.” Finally, yours truly (Carolyn Setlow) thanks all of my above classmates for sharing your news. Unlike many of our retired classmates, I remain employed fulltime, as Executive Vice President of GfK NOP, a Manhattan-based division of GfK, a global market research company. In this role, I provide clients with consumer insights in order to build brands, innovate, improve marketing effectiveness and build customer loyalty. On a more personal note, I have become a very happy “empty nester” this year. My husband of 21 years and I parted company last year, and my sons are both at college: Alex (21) is at Amherst College; Daniel (19) at Lehigh University. And their mother is enjoying her life in New York City and her newfound freedom! I am in regular contact with classmate Peter Ackerman, who chairs The Fletcher School’s Board of Trustees; and would love to hear from others of you.
1971 William Hoffman firstname.lastname@example.org Reunion 2006 May 19-21 Douglass Ayers has been in retirement from CIA since 1994, but still teaches international studies at VMI in Lexington, VA, where he has been for over 10 years. Daughter Betsy, working in theater production in NYC, will be taking to the road to stage manage a Mozart Opera in Vienna this spring. She lived in Vienna from age 7-10, so it should be an interesting “homecoming” for her. Daughter Susan, a
mechanical engineer, is working for a defense contractor in California but may return to grad school in the fall. Mark Nichols continues to enjoy his work doing cross-border debt private placements for Bank of America Securities. He completed the first two Reg D private placements out of Greece last year. Mark thanks Andrei Vandoros for teaching him enough Greek to be dangerous. For some reason everyone at BofA now thinks he has a special affinity for Greek clients! He managed one trip “down under” to help advance the company’s franchise in Australia. Several trips to London enabled him to catch up with a few Fletcherites; as well as his annual sojourn to Talloires for the Fletcher Symposium in June. This event has become hard-coded in his calendar as a “must do” fun trip. He would love to see more of the Class of ‘71 take advantage of this wonderful weekend of great food, wine, sparkling conversation and stimulating thought. For more information on the Talloires reunion, please contact email@example.com . Mark still very much enjoys the opportunity to serve on the Board of Overseers and is very proud of the progress Fletcher has made over the last several years. He is active, as well, as a Mentor to both current students as well as graduates. He is particularly pleased to have recruited an outstanding Dickinson graduate to the Fletcher family this past year. While no longer playing a formal role in the Fletcher Club of New York, he has been able to attend several recent events and is very pleased with the leadership efforts of Club Leaders Raymond Linsenmayer and Deborah Eisenberg. He says: “Hope to see many of my classmates at reunion this year. Hard to believe it was only 35 years ago when I entered Fletcher as a 10-year old child prodigy...!”
Other than short stints at Law of the Sea Co n ferences in Ge n eva, Malta and Ca ra ca s, Bill Sa rg e nt fears he has been a Fletcher d ro po u t.I n s tead of having we l l paid inte rnational jobs, he has been paid co n s i d e rably less helping to prod u ce films for the NOVA S c i e n ceseries and writing boo k s on the enviro n m e nt. He just re t u rned from New Orleans where he is writing about what many consider to be the first major disaster caused by global wa rm i n g. Th i s will be chronicled in his upco m i n g boo k , Writing Nat u ra l l y; a Me m o i r which will include brief passages a bout his time at Fletcher. Jess Ford is still with GAO but getting closer to retirement as soon as he can figure out what to do with all the free time. He still hasn’t decided whether he will go to the reunion in May. He will make a decision soon. Emilio Sanchez-Santiago is Founder, Partner and Managing Director; Hispanic Financial Development LLC, Los Angeles, CA. David G. Frantz is Director, Project Finance, OPIC, Washington, DC. His younger son is graduating from the Naval Academy and entering Navy pilot training the week following the reunion, so unfortunately he won’t be able to make it. His older son is deputy general counsel for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Banking, and is still a director of project finance at the Overseas Private Investment Corp. in DC after ten years. He still lives in Annapolis, MD with his family. He extends his greetings to all! Fred K. Green is still retired from US Army. He is Adjunct Professor of Int. Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Ethics Ombudsman for Cartwright International Van Lines. Germany’s new ambassador to Washington is Klaus Scharioth. He took over in March from fellow Fletcher alumnus, Wolfgang Ischinger (F’73). Ischinger will Spring 2 0 0 6 F LET CH ER N EWS 21
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become Germany’s top diplomat at the Court of St. James in London after nearly five years in Washington. Michael J. Vilbert is Principal at The Brattle Group, Cambridge, MA. He was a 21-year-old 2nd LT in the Air Force at Fletcher after graduating from the Air Force Academy in June 1970. He completed a 22year career in the AF as a fighter pilot and Professor of Management at the AF Academy. The AF sent him to the Wharton School to get a PhD in Finance so he could teach at the Academy. Upon retirement from the AF, he moved to Boston to join a very small economic consulting firm called The Brattle Group where he is now partner. When he joined the firm, there were about 20 people in one office. They now have about 200 people in five offices. He has one son, 30. He hopes the reunion goes well. 1973 Greta Greathouse firstname.lastname@example.org 1976 Reunion 2006 May 19-21 1979 Martha Kelley is still a Foreign Service Officer, now posted in Washington, DC. 1981 Reunion 2006 May 19-21 President Lula of Brazil appointed H.E. Enrique Ricardo Lewandowski to be the newest Justice of the “Supremo Tribunal Federal,” Brazil’s top court. Abdulkader Thomas in addition to publishing a new book, Structuring Islamic Finance Transactions (see recent publications) has moved with his family to Kuwait where his business SHAPE™ Financial Corp. has expanded. 22 Spring 2 0 0 6 FLE TC HER NEWS
1982 Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis and fellow alum Raffi Hovannisian, Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs met at Karamanlis’ offices in August to discuss a full agenda of issues. 1983 After completing his tour of duty in The Hague, Netherlands as Minister and Consul General of the Korean Embassy, Yong Kyu Park returned to Seoul, Korea and assumed the post of Ambassador at-large and visiting professor of diplomacy at the Graduate School of International Studies as Sogang University in Seoul. 1984 Nancy Anderson Sones Please visit the Club and Class Directory at http://alumniconnections.com/ol c/pub/TUFL/ for Secretary contact information Cathy Yang wrote that after 9 years on the technology beat for Businessweek she has taken on the challenge of covering the Fed and economic policy. She lives in the DC area with her husband Ken and her son, Jeremy (5). During a recent trip to Belgium, Medge Reyes met up with Robert-Jan Smits and his wife Monique.
the class of 1985 stayed at Jeannie’s house (conveniently 20 minutes from Fletcher) and she attended some of their reunion festivities. Jeannie and several of alums visited Jerry Rajkarnicar in Nepal in 1987, and he popped up in the US a few times. She saw Jon Kott and his wife Gini on a visit to the Seattle area in 2004. They live on Vashon Island. Mark Dawson is the manager of a mutual fund used by Jeannie’s firm. She saw him at a conference a few years back (he and Christina also live in the Seattle area). Gail Smith founder of Cavell Group is now advising Clearwire on their European activities. Vijavat “Kit” Isarabhakdi has taken up the position of Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN Office in Geneva. He will actually be serving under another Fletcher alumnus, Ambassador Chaiyong Satjipanon (F’80), Thailand’s Permanent Representative in Geneva.
Thomas Smitham smithamTD@state.gov 1989 Rhonda Shore email@example.com 1990 Joy Yamamoto yamamotoJO@state.gov Alex Calvo is still living in Miami with his wife, Annmarie, and their two boys, Sebastian (7) and Christian (2). After managing investment funds for Franklin Templeton for 11 years, Alex is launching his own hedge fund business. He says that if any classmates have extra cash they are willing to trust him with, he would be happy to take it.
Anne Campbell retired from the Air Force in 2004, although she is now teaching part time at the Air Force Academy as a civilian adjunct professor in the political science department. That leaves her time to take some graduate seminary classes and to chauffeur her 9- and 12-year-old boys to lacrosse practices and games that range from Pueblo to Boulder, Colorado. Her husband got out of the Navy 10 years ago and currently telecommutes. Jindra Cekan reports that she visited Margaret Lewis (F’90) in Ohio, where Margaret is teaching and doing mediation and dispute resolution. Jindra still is in Washington, DC, consulting on development, food and HIV/AIDS. She returned recently from a trip to Niger for Lutheran World Relief and ran into Michael Watt (F’91), who works for the organization in Baltimore.
Mark Ferri firstname.lastname@example.org Reunion 2006 May 19-21 Zainah Anwar, a founder of Sisters in Islam, a women’s advocacy group, was featured in the New York Times, Sunday Feb. 19, 2006.
John Cooper and his family finished their second four-year assignment in Europe in 2005, this time in France. After four years based in the Paris area as director for the worldwide sales and business development team for Valeo Switches and Detection Systems,
As for your Class Secretary, we are in the throes of getting ready to sell our house in the Boston area and move to Cincinnati as a result of Proctor & Gamble’s purchase of Gillette. We’ve only been here two years and it already seems like home. Oh well, on to new adventures in America’s heartland! 1985
Jeannie Gibson Sullivan writes that she has been in the Boston area since leaving New York City in 1987. In 1991, she married Bill Sullivan and they have two sons, Connor (12) and Luke (10). They live in Reading, MA. Jeannie works as a financial advisor for a small firm located in Boston, called Back Bay Financial Group, where she does comprehensive financial planning and investment management. She has a few clients who are living overseas (or non-US citizens living in the US), which present a variety of complex issues. She loves the job and has been there 6 years. Last May, Mavis Bauman, Kate Farnsworth and Edie Millar from
Edith Johnson Millar email@example.com Edie Johnson Millar, your Class Secretary, attended our 20th Reunion in May 2005 and wrote up the Reunion Class Notes in the last issue of Fletcher News.
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John was named the general manager for Valeo Automotive’s new joint venture company in Shenzhen, China. Unfortunately, John’s wife, Martha, and their boys – Liam (13) and Kieran (11) – are back in Michigan, to where John is looking to return in the near future, for obvious reasons: Commuting between Michigan and China can get old quickly. He would welcome hearing from fellow Fletcherites at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stacy (Bernard) Davis represented the US at a meeting in Geneva of the Mine Action Support Group, which includes 26 donor countries. During her visit, Stacy was able to have dinner with Barbara (Geary) (F’90) and Philippe Truan (F’89). This was the first time Stacy and Barbara had seen each other since they graduated from Fletcher 15 years ago. Carol Hills is still with “The World,” a daily international news program on public radio based in Boston and London. It is a co-production with the BBC World Service. Carol spent a few years in Seattle in the mid-1990s working on another news program, but then moved back to the Boston area in the summer of 1995 to help launch “The World.” She and her husband have two children, a 41/2 -year-old son and a 1_ -yearold daughter. She did a fair amount of travel in the program’s early years, but says she’s now “pretty much home- and officebound.” Since leaving Washington, DC, more than seven years ago, Michelle Keene has been living in San Francisco with her husband and three boys, Michael (7), Maximilian (4), and Mattheus (2). She recently released a second edition of her book Babies by the Bay (Council Oak Books, 2005) and in her spare time works as a wine broker of Italian imports. She is taking advantage of her background in diplomacy, as she works closely with the Italian consulate
getting boutique wines from Italy into the US market. Michelle reports that her boys have the travel bug and have been to France and Italy a couple of times, but are always glad to return to their beautiful city. Heading her way? Look her up at email@example.com. After joining the State Department in 2003, Bill Lawrence (F’90, F’04) served as Iraq reconstruction desk officer, for which he won two department awards. Bill says he then attended the field school in Tunis to bone up on diplomatic Arabic, only to return to Washington and lose it again. In early 2005 he navigated himself into a position as Tunisia and Libya desk officer, but human resources has tracked him down and assigned him to Canada. As of March 2006, Charles Lee has been living in Asia for exactly 10 years. Based in Hong Kong since 2000, he is now an editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), where he is part of a growing team covering the China “bubble” – which he reports has replaced the dotcom bubble as the mother of all bubbles. Dorothy Chan (F’03) is a colleague. Charles and his wife, an analyst at a French bank, welcomed a son last year, joining his adoring 5-year-old big sister. Stephen Goodman randomly bumped into Marlies Bullus at Charles de Gaulle. They were both in Paris for the weekend. He also had lunch with Maureen Rivaille. Deidre Lo continues to work in commercial intelligence and investigations. While she is based in London, the international nature of her work means she travels widely, but so far has not run into any Fletcherites. She is grateful to the Fletcher and Tufts alumni in London who organize and invite her to their events: “They always sound good and interesting, and one of these days I will actually make it to one.”
For the past four years, Geoff Merrill has been working for Volvo Group as VP of government relations and public affairs. As head of the office in Washington, DC, he interacts with all parts of the US government for the company’s truck, bus, construction equipment, aerospace and marine divisions. He reports that each day the job offers something new and challenging and that it also can be fun: he is helping to organize and run the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in the US. The boats will drop anchor in Baltimore, Annapolis and New York this spring, more than five months into their eightmonth voyage around the world. “As a sailor, I’m in heaven with this assignment,” Geoff writes. Ric Miranda has been a principal of Houlihan Valuation Advisors, a business valuation firm in Salt Lake City, for two years and has lived in Salt Lake City for 10. Ric, his wife, Lisa, and daughter Alessandra (8) welcomed a new daughter and sister, Gabriella, in September 2005. Last year, Ric visited Fletcher alums in Washington, DC, and New York City, including Mark Dow (F’90), John Delong (F’89), Paul Eckert (F’91) and Jane Zimmerman (F’88). He would welcome the chance to show Fletcher alums around Alta (40 ski days this year) and some of the best fly fishing and hiking in the West. Beth Persky played the role of the second research scientist in the movie Fun With Dick and Jane. She appears in the scene in which Tea Leoni volunteers for the research study. Dan Satinsky continues to specialize in Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) projects. He is the executive editor of Russian Petroleum Investor and Caspian Investor, both journals focused on the energy sector in the CIS. In addition, he is the editor of The Buyer’s Guide to the Russian IT Outsourcing Industry, which will be published this spring. He resides in Boston and serves as a board member of the
Boston Fletcher Alumni Club. He would be very pleased to hear from former classmates at Satinsky@bea-associates.com. Andy and Wendy (Sherwin) Swire remain based in Bethesda, Maryland. Andy is a lobbyist and a director of global government affairs at Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company for the last five years. He travels frequently to Los Angeles and was happy to have dinner on his last visit there with former roommate Tony Suh (F’90). Andy is also an avid singer, and his choir is recording its first CD. Wendy’s consulting practice, called Swire Solutions, continues to expand (www.swiresolutions.com). She provides facilitation, conflict resolution training and executive coaching services to large corporations, government and international organizations. She has enjoyed traveling overseas to conduct training programs for USAID. Wendy is also adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Management, teaching negotiation and conflict resolution. Andy and Wendy have two boys Sam (11) and Mattie (6), who keep them busy. Contrary to rumors by Matt Auer (F’90), the Swires did not name their son after him. They have recently renovated and doubled the size of their home so they have plenty of space now to host Fletcher classmates and their families. 1991 Emma Hodgson firstname.lastname@example.org Reunion 2006 May 19-21 1 992 Kristen Pendleton email@example.com Dan Gilligan is a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC. He and wife Jen (Ganem) (F’94) have three kids: Mae (5), Ella (4), and Colin (2). They live in Silver Spring 2 0 0 6 F LET CH ER N EWS 23
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Spring, Maryland. Through work, Dan has regular contact with faculty and students at the Tufts School of Nutrition. Dan is running an evaluation of school feeding in Northern Uganda and doing some work on the effectiveness of food aid in Ethiopia. Sophie Huang is Director of a family office in London called Fund Advisors.“Small company, nice people. I will be doing both marketing and looking at investments on hedge funds and private equity.” Alicia Lebrija Hirschfeld continues as Director of Education and Training for Fundación Televisa in Mexico City. Jill Jamieson continues as managing director of Global Growth Partners, an international consulting firm, concentrating primarily in privatization and anti-corruption initiatives in developing countries. Jill started a charitable foundation last year to raise money to beat Alzheimer’s.“Our first project was ‘Memory Joggers’ and for the purpose of raising money and awareness, I ran the Chicago Marathon. I placed a whopping 19,000th out of 40,000, which really isn’t as bad as it sounds, especially considering that in the critical 4 weeks prior to the race, I had been sleeping on the floor of a church in southern Mississippi, while assisting Hurricane Katrina victims with the Red Cross. In June or July, look for my first book Dishing Politics to be published. Rohani Musa has been promoted to the post of Undersecretary of the International Division at the Ministry of Internal Security Malaysia in charge of policy formulation and co-coordinating implementation of Malaysia’s commitment to international conventions on international security and strategic issues. Rohani also is the national focal point for issues pertaining to transnational organized crimes and international security both at regional and multilateral fora. She met up with Dr. Suriya Chindawongse (F’91) in Hawaii in 24 Spring 2 0 0 6 FLE TC HER NEWS
October 2005 for the ASEAN Regional Forum Meeting. Rohani hopes to meet up with Fletcherites in New York in June 2006 at the UN Review Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Amy Siegel is the director of marketing for the new Neuroscience group at Aspect Medical in Newton, MA. She reports,“I’m very excited about moving from consulting to a company that actually makes something! And I am sure to have many electrodes placed on my head over the coming months!” Kathy Ward and husband Patrick happily announce the safe arrival of Rebecca Theresa Ward Piercey on February 26. Finally, Nicole “Nicci”Young continues her work at The Explorers Club in New York. 1993 Dorothy Zur MuhlenTomaszewska firstname.lastname@example.org Kingsley Moghalu was appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as a member of the high level Redesign Panel on the UN’s Internal Justice System. This is an important component of the ongoing reform of the UN, and quite an honor that a Fletcher grad is playing a key role. 1994 Liz McClintock email@example.com 1995 Larry Hanauer firstname.lastname@example.org Lots of career transitions, publications, and babies for the class of 1995! Matt Levitt left the Washington Institute for Near East Policy to become Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Treasury Department. His book, HAMAS: Politics, Charity and Terror in the Service of Jihad (Yale University Press), was released in April.
Sheba Crocker is serving as deputy chief of staff to the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy for tsunami relief, Bill Clinton. She remains a Senior Associate in PostConflict Reconstruction at the Center for Strategic and International studies (CSIS). This summer, Arnout Brouwers will leave his job as Foreign Editor for “de Volkskrant” newspaper in Amsterdam to become the paper’s Moscow correspondent.
Security and Defence in the Terrorist Era. It’s good to be the boss! Ladeene Freimuth is setting up her own Washington-based energy & environmental consulting firm, building on business with a long-time client. In February, she had drinks in Jerusalem with Julie Werbel, (F’96), who was working on Palestinian security reform, and Gayle Meyers (F’97), who works for the NGO Search for Common Ground.
After over a decade overseas, Maura Lynch moved back to the US in April, where she has begun working in New York on transition and recovery issues for UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR). In her last position, she served as UNOCHA’s Geneva-based Asia and Pacific desk for natural disasters, where she handled the tsunami, the earthquake in Pakistan, and several landslides, cyclones, earthquakes, and volcano eruptions.
Howard Sklamberg is an Assistant US Attorney in DC in the fraud and public corruption section. He is currently prosecuting a case involving bribes paid to recently resigned Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-California). Previously, as a trial attorney in the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section, he participated in a case involving the removal of classified documents from the National Archives by former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger.
Christian Hougen and his family are transferring out of the USAID mission in India. Christian is going to the USAID mission in Baghdad (economic growth portfolio), daughter Helen is going to college, and Haiman will work out of International Finance Headquarters in Washington during Christian’s year in Iraq. If any Fletcherites are working on Iraq, please send Christian a note. He’d like to have a beer sometime during home leave this summer. If you are in Baghdad, be sure to send him a note; he’ll look you up after he arrives (email@example.com). Karen (Hultgren) Bruce has relocated to Minneapolis with her husband Staven and children Grover and Adelaide. Karen has begun teaching the Bradley Method of natural childbirth. In December, Elinor Sloan was awarded tenure at Carleton University in Ottawa, where she teaches international security studies. In November she published her most recent book,
Evelyn Farkas caught up with Captain Kerry Ingalls (F’94) on a recent trip to Kabul. Kerry is a special assistant to Lieutenant General Eikenberry, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, and Evelyn works for the Senate Armed Services Committee. Fernando Gonzalez-Saiffe is the Mexican Embassy’s Liaison to the US House of Representatives in Washington, dealing mostly with immigration reform issues. He recently co-published a book on Mexican positions regarding UN reform. The book, Las Naciones Unidas a sus 60 años de Fundación: desafíos y perspectivas para el siglo XXI, edited by the Mexican Lower House of Congress and El Colegio de Mexico. Marguerite Roy is in her second year of law school at Washington University in St. Louis and will study at Utrecht University in the Netherlands over the summer. Newly single Mark Baker finished his home renovation and promptly put the house up for
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sale. He still works on international trade issues for Diageo. Stephan Berwick is doing business development at Northrop Grumman in suburban Washington. Joel Rehnstrom continues to find his work with the UN program on HIV/AIDS in China interesting and rewarding after three years in the country. He works and socializes with David Dobrowolski (F’89). Joel’s wife, Eugenia Lizano, is on leave from the World Trade Organization and keeping herself busy with short-term consultancies and Chinese language classes. Roger Baty continues working on homeland defense budget and capabilities processes at US Northern Command in Colorado Springs. He’s gone back to school for a masters-level Homeland Defense Certificate at the University of Colorado, which he will finish this fall. Cynthia “Cymie” Payne is the New Associate Director at University of California, Berkeley School of Law’s new California Center for Environmental Law & Policy. She just spent six years at the UN Compensation Commission, where she was a senior attorney responsible for an international team of lawyers and technical experts assessing claims of damage to the environment and public health from conflict in the Persian Gulf. Babies! Fiona (Wilson) Jeynes greeted baby number two, Duncan Fraser Jeynes, on December 21. Duncan Hollis and his wife Emily had baby number three, Arlo Reed Hollis, on March 5. Duncan teaches international law at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he relived his Fletcher days by coaching Temple’s Jessup Moot Court team to victory in the regional competition. Finally, yours truly, Larry Hanauer, welcomed Carter Jackson (“C.J.”) Hanauer into the world on January 13. When my wife, Julie, returns to work in April, I will take eight weeks’ paternity leave from my position at the House of Representatives Permanent Select
leaving the State Department, however, in order to be nearer to family and start up a sustainable enterprise project. While still in Vienna, he received a wonderful New Year’s visit from Helena Cerna and her husband, David, now ensconced in Amsterdam. He looks forward to reconnecting with folks at reunion this summer.
Larry Hanauer’s son Carter
Committee on Intelligence. The other members of our family – a yellow lab, two cats, and a rabbit – are adjusting well to the new addition. Stay in touch!
1996 Karen Coppock Karen_coppock@yahoo.com Reunion 2006 May 19-21 As always our class is moving and multiplying…many are planning on attending our 10th year reunion! (TEN YEARS already?!) Several classmates have moved back to the Boston-area…Mary Regan returned from Ecuador in early 2005 and is now the Outreach and Publications Manager for the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard. She is managing a grant from the US Dept. of Education that designates DRCLAS a National Resource Center on Latin American, and is marketing the Center’s publications series. Rusty Barber also returned to Massachusetts (Northampton) after finishing up a year-long stint in Vienna on the US delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. As the delegation member responsible for Central Asia policy, he got a kick out of traveling around that region and working on post-revolution stability in Kyrgyzstan. He is
DC is also a popular destination… Jen Evans Bilchick has been working as a Middle East Analyst for the Department of Defense in Washington, DC since shortly after graduation. She loves her job as she is always learning new things, feels like her work is important and is making a difference. She also enjoys the occasional travel, especially when it is to the Middle East. She married Ken Bilchick in 1998 (we went to undergrad together at Dartmouth), and they now have two wonderful daughters: Jessica (31/2) and Nicole (2). She works with or sees Fletcherites, Ruth Citrin at the State Dept, Erin English, Randall Bentley, Erin Conatin on the Hill. She used to see Marshall Billingslea (F’95) at the Pentagon, before he left for Europe. Suzanne White is the Senior Advisor for Intelligence Requirements and Resources at Department of Defense, in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. She works on the policy and oversight of funding for military intelligence activities. She (happily) returned to government last year after spending two years as a strategic planner for General Dynamics Corporation. She and her husband, Dave Keyser, are also the proud parents of Jackson Garrett (11/2), who is constantly on the move and keeps them very busy. They moved into a new house in September in the Glover Park neighborhood of DC and love being able to walk everywhere! Anthony Wanis-St. John (F’96, F’01) accepted an offer to join the faculty at American University’s School of International Service, in the division of International Peace
and Conflict Resolution, as of September 2006. He’ll now join the DC Fletcher Club! In May and June 2006, he will co-teach Fletcher summer course in International Mediation with fellow alum, Darren Kew (F’94, F’02). He just ran into Jin Joo, Maria Vardis, Wendy Gutierrez and Sara Ivry in NYC. He’ll help organize the ‘96 reunion with Wendy Gutierrez and Pedro Munoz. He taught in the Fletcher Mediation Practicum in November. Anthony continues to publish and will soon publish a piece on the Iran/EU negotiations and the Kosovo negotiations. He is also developing an on-line executive negotiation course with co-alum Elie Farhat at Lebow College of Business, Drexel University. Speaking of Elie Farhat, Elie and Jin Hui Joo married in July 2003 and were joined by baby boy Elian Jang-Un Farhat on November 17, 2005.
Elias Farhat’s son, Elias Jang-Un Farhat
Sunny California has beckoned Erika de la Rosa and continues to be home for Rhonda Longmore Grund. Erika de la Rosa completed her PhD this past January at BU in Legal and Economic Latin American Studies. She focused on six Mexican privatization cases in Mexico (3 winners and 3 failed) to determine what made them succeed or fail. She moved to San Francisco – where she continues to work with the Latin America practice of Bingham McCutchen LLP and will marry her long distance sweetheart – Patrick Hennessy (total of 31 flights and 200,256 miles combined) this summer in Napa! “He had by then spoken to my mom (in Spanish – he is more fluent now but then he had to practice to make sure he said the right thing and also to tell her not to say anything to me). After spending 10 years in Boston, Spring 2 0 0 6 F LET CH ER N EWS 25
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it was time to move on to nicer weather! I am settling in and looking forward to attending some of the events from the Fletcher Club of San Francisco.” Rhonda joined Ingram Micro in September as the Vice-President of Finance and Business Operations for their Worldwide Technology organization. She is based in Southern California and keeping busy with her family (husband Jon and two little girls Olivia (3) and Mia (almost 2), travel and her career. Philip Aquilino transferred from New York to San Francisco and is now a Director in the Large Bank Supervision Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Tim House and Wendy Philleo did the reverse commute, they moved from Palo Alto, CA to Charlottesville, VA in January 2005. They have a two-year-old girl and a baby boy due in late February. Wendy is a Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation for the Environment Program and Tim still works at TradeBeam, the Bay Area based software firm helped start 6 years ago. Further south is Wendy Gutierrez. Wendy and her husband, Jim Cheeks, welcomed their first child on December 9, 2005. They had a healthy little boy named Alex. All is well for them in Atlanta; she is looking forward to catching up with folks at our reunion this May. And even further still is Christian Barbero. After 5 years living in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Christian Barbero and his family moved to La Paz, Bolivia where he is currently senior advisor on Conflict and La Paz portfolio coordinator for SNV (Dutch development cooperation). They are very happy in La Paz and urge any Fletcherites to get contact them if by chance they pass through the altitude capital of the world. Christian and his wife Claudia Ibarguen (F ‘97) are expecting their first child (a girl) in April. Their daughter will be born 26 Spring 2 0 0 6 FLE TC HER NEWS
in Bolivia instead of in Mexico or Buenos Aires. Dana Francis has migrated north; she and her husband, Jose Santacana, are finishing up a three-year posting at the US Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon. In August, they will move to Brussels, where Dana will be working on African and refugee issues at the US Mission to the European Union, and Jose will be working at the US Mission to NATO. They are having lots of fun with their son, Sam (3), who goes to a French preschool and soon will be correcting his parents’ French! Congratulations to Vinny O’Neil, Ricarda Roos and Melisssa Conley Tyler. Vinny’s upcoming murder mystery book – Murder in Exile – won the St. Martin’s Press “Malice Domestic” Best First Traditional Mystery Competition last year. He has already submitted the sequel to St. Martin’s. The first chapter of his book is available at www.vincenthoneil.com. Ricarda Roos quit her job at an international law firm last year to follow her heart and work in the field of human rights, democratization, and the rule-oflaw. She moved to Bucharest on April 1, where she will be establishing and heading a rule-of-law program for South East Europe (Romania, Bulgaria and Western Balkans) sponsored by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. She anxiously waits for the green light from her doctoral thesis supervisor to defend her PhD. Melissa H. Conley Tyler was recently appointed Executive Director of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and hopes that any Fletcher Faculty or alumni visiting Australia will make contact with her. Daughter, Jocelyn, was born in September 2005 and has been a gorgeous, easy, very smiley baby. Gwendolen has settled in to being a big sister very well and the whole family is remarkably blissful at the moment. She is really looking forward to the reunion and is encouraging people to come.
1997 Alexia Latortue firstname.lastname@example.org This spot has been rather sparse in the past few editions of Class Notes, but we are in for a treat this time. It was great to hear from so many classmates – many of whom are already planning for our 10 year reunion next year! Most news is about changes – babies, moves, and new jobs. Voytek Siewierski however (happily) reports that he has the same wife, same kids. Oh, and after six years in Japan, he moved to London in 2004 and works with NTT DocoMo. German Olave and his wife Carola are enjoying their Benjamin (7), and were delighted to visit with Dominique Steverlynck in December. German is an independent consultant in Negotiation and Strategic Planning and uses innovative software that graphically presents options that create value for all parties. Meighan Howard reports that she now works for a great non-profit and enjoys a much less stressful life, though she also manages to run a small investment company on the side, do a lot of volunteer work, and engage in community gardening! Maureen Luna-Long is working as a Senior Economist with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) where she specializes in evaluating US policy and programs in infrastructure financing. She is married to an Oxbridge physicist cum director of a software consultancy and has a son, Aidan (6), and a daughter, Tara (2). Chris Samuel has been with Save the Children for almost a year working out of their Connecticut headquarters as senior manager for International Alliance projects. She helps create and strengthen new STC members (including Italy and Australia). Chris lives in Fairfield with her husband, Frank. Following a promotion to manager of the Shipping Division of the National Bank of Greece, Dimitri Vassilacos is back in Greece since May 2005 after 5 years in London. He spends most of his time on
ship finance, but also on wholesale credit issues of wider interest. Family-wise, Dimitri and his wife, Sophia, immensely enjoy the company of their daughter, EmmaEleni (1). Claudia Ibarguen and Christian Barbero (F’96) are now living in La Paz, Bolivia where Christian works with SNV. They visited Ana Paola Barbosa recently on a trip to New York, where Ana Paola works with the Mexican mission at the UN. For the past two years (and after 5 years in Brazil), Sean Lieb has been working with MetLife’s international division doing a variety of strategic projects, such as integrating acquisitions in Latin America, restructuring subsidiaries, and managing the company’s entry into the Russian life insurance market. Bryan Tenney lives in Northen Virgina with his wife, Astrik, and their two daughters, Jacqueline (3 1/2) and Catherine (1). He works as a Special Agent for the Department of State in the Office of the Inspector General and cases have taken him to Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana, Mozambique, and France. Nathalie Ishizuka has never written before, so we have almost 10 years to catch up. After attending Berkeley, she left academia to gain new skills in business and new technologies to help her improve communicating models of mental health and healthy living to the general public. After starting a high tech communication company, Nathalie is now writing and illustrating a health series for busy adults and kids. Her book, Mom Says, Dad Says, Nat Says: Other is likely to be enjoyed by the Fletcher international crowd who have not always fit neatly into any one category. Katrina Destree Cochran (F’95) couldn’t put it down even though she received it the night before leaving on holiday to Goa, India. Nathalie will also be the godmother to Katrina’s new little arrival and third little boy, Augustin. In the midst of all this, Nathalie married Bruno Julien from Biarritz, France and had a beautiful son, Dimitri. Many
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Fletcherites attended her wedding in the South of France including Augustin Escardino and Nicole Monter, Dominique Steverlynck, Rainer and Angelika Staub, Mark Nguyen, and Dinah Koehler. …BABIES, ALL GIRLS! …Tamar Dolgen had a baby girl named Rose Abby. She lives in LA where she juggles motherhood and a full-time job working on marketing with Warner. Lisa di Rosa Tiger and Sebastian Tiger recently welcomed a new bundle of joy, Sabrina, who joins her big sister Alexandra. John Furlow and his wife Nancy are also proud parents of the beautiful Tessa. And the most recent arrival is Katharine (“Katie”), who was born to Rebecca Kreis Strutton and husband Darryl. Rebecca looks forward to spending the summer with Katie and older brother, Will, while on maternity leave from Freshfields. NEW JOBS… Mark Nguyen has joined a new law firm, Bryan Cave LLP, and is now based in LA. Scott Sheriff has accepted an offer to become the controller of ABB’s factory in Jefferson City, Missouri. He, wife Jamie and their son William (3) will soon move into a new home (first house they own!) in Columbia, MO. Camelia Mazard is opening a new antitrust and international trade boutique law firm called Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC that will specialize in risk arbitrage matters, mergers and acquisitions, and antidumping matters. Still with UNHCR, Anna Greene will soon be returning to Washington, DC to head up the UNCHR Caribbean Unit, covering asylum issues throughout the Caribbean, with a particular emphasis on the situation in Haiti and US interdiction policy. [Note from yours truly: I am happy to have someone so competent working on Haiti!] Anna looks forward to reacquainting herself with the Fletcher crowd on the East Coast. Lisa Silverman will soon be leaving beautiful Walla, Walla, Washington, where she has enjoyed teaching for the past year at Whitman College (and partaking of the wine in the area with
visiting friends like Yolanda Cossio). Lisa has accepted an Assistant Professor of History position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwauke. PHDs…Ana Mitrovic Trbovich completed her Fletcher PhD in February 2006 and is now teaching Negotiations and European Integration in Belgrade, and chasing after her two sons, Marko (41/2) and Urosh (13/4). She celebrated the successful defense of her PhD in Boston with Women’s Forum co-activists: Kristina Lyons, Elaine Papoulias, and Katie Hamill. After three full years of research and 20 disks of collected notes, Andrew Harrod has written 380 of the estimated 800/900 pages of his dissertation on Austrian neutrality from 1955-2005. Thanks to all for writing, and let’s stay in touch leading up to the reunion.
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1998 Carol-Monica Frausto 1647 C Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20002-6523 202-544-0701 email@example.com All the news fit to print…David Pacheco is still trying to keep NYC safe, working for the NYPD advising the Police Commissioner on security threats, both international and criminal, affecting the city. He hasn’t run into many Fletcher grads in his line of work, especially since he has been visiting a lot of prisons all over the US this past year...stay tuned, he’ll let us know if he runs into anybody we know! Marilyn Odchimar-Gerlach was in DC last June from Germany to cover a news event and met Roquena Cookie Domingo and me, Carol-Monica Frausto, and separately had coffee with Meg
Donovan (F’99), who is now with the International Monetary Fund. Polly Laurelchild-Hertig is up to her eyebrows with this, that, and the other thing…Her “family” has expanded to include 1 bunny, 2 cats, and 2 horses – the horses live in their own “gated community” in Bedford, while she still lives in her big old Victorian on Broadway in Somerville.“All Fletcher pals are warmly invited to go horseback riding, and/or crash on my sofa if visiting town.” Workwise, she is Director of Communications and Development Director (part-time) for two small nonprofits based in the Boston area, plus doing freelance PR and stage-managing for the arts community, plus running an independent property-management business…whew, and she is still judging the Jessup International Moot Court competition every year. Lindy Cameron is currently enjoying a three month holiday between her postings and then off in June to Kabul for 18 months as Head of DFID (UK Department for International Development’s Afghanistan office) Afghanistan. Andrea Wilczynski, after 11/2 years in Prague with Vodafone (formerly Oskar Mobil, bought last summer), will be moving to Madrid…She’ll start with Europraxis Consulting in May, working mostly in their telecom vertical…So, she is busy now trying to wrap things up in Prague, and getting her Spanish up to speed. Mike McErlean, a Colonel in the Marines, has moved over to the Secretary of the Navy’s Office in the Pentagon as Senior Marin. He will be working on department level strategic issues and program analysis. He bumped into Todd Chappell (F’99) in the hallway recently; he works downstairs at the Department of Defense.“Looks like Fletcher is taking over the Pentagon. Please give a call if you’re in town!” Natasha Nadazdin writes she is off to Nairobi where she is being reassigned to a new job with the UN World Food Programme. After having spent three last years in Rome working on UN inter-agency
affairs, she is happy to acquire much more practical experience, and get closer to the end users of their humanitarian services. She will be an Emergency Officer, working with a team of colleagues to provide food assistance to drought-affected populations in the Northeast of Kenya…She is hoping to find out more about other Fletcherites in Nairobi. Jessica Lieberman finished her PhD in Political Science at George Washington University in January! Her dissertation is called:“Global Means, Local Ends? A Case Study of Transnational Human Rights Networks in Jordan.” In February, she married William Jaffe who is an assistant attorney general in NY State, and Dia Warren (F’97) attended. Alessandra and Laurent Guinand welcomed the arrival of their son, Francesco, in January. Laurent writes,“he is already curious about the world in a true Fletcherite fashion.” Nicole Monter Escardino sent news as she and Agustin Escardino have been off most people’s radar screen for the past few months. They moved, bought a house in Brussels and are now challenged in juggling the remodeling with their jobs. Agustin leading his renewable energy company into new adventures, and Nicole leading her clients at BCG through their adventures…Their new home does however allow them to see other Brussels Fletcherites like Nathalie Ishizuka (F’97), as well as the Paris crowd Alexia Latortue (F’97), Yannick Mireur and Carlo Pozzi…Their daughter Isabel (2) is conquering the challenges of quatrilingualism through songs she learns at home and at her kindergarden. Ari and Monique Nathan, currently serving abroad in “exotic”Tijuana, Mexico, welcomed identical twin daughters, Lily Ann and Clara Rose, to the world on June 16, 2005. Their foreign language skills already surpass those of their father he states, which is fortunate as the family will be moving to Bogota, Columbia in 2006. Chip Laitinen and Valeria Scott Laitinen are in Bratislava, Spring 2 0 0 6 F LET CH ER N EWS 27
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Slovakia with their two children, Maia and Will. Chip is an Economic Officer at the US EmbassyBratislava. Valeria completed a teacher certification program last year and will be teaching second grade next year at the Quality International School. Angela Kachuyevski just completed her PhD, after making a major move from Boston to Philadelphia, she feels for the first time in a couple of years that she can actually catch her breath. Her husband Zhenya was offered a great opportunity to move into a management position for his company. Her boys were accepted to a wonderful Friends school in Philadelphia, and are adjusting very well. Sasha is in the Fourth grade and Niki is in First. Remie Roseman is still at Citigroup, coming up on her 6th year with the company. In January, she took on a new role at the Global Consumer Group sector level, as a Vice President in the Customer Franchise Management (CFM) group. Within CFM, she is managing investment-related initiatives across the Global Consumer Group and Smith Barney. She writes it is,“Very challenging, very exciting – and I use what I learned in Salacuse’s Negotiations class every day!” Prior to joining CFM, she spent the last 21/2 years managing a major strategic project for the Diners Club business, as part of Citi Cards. On the personal front, she got a chance to visit Manisha Shahane in her new digs out in LA, who is busy establishing herself in the music scene there, as well as taking on consulting projects. She is also in touch with Andrea Wilczynski and her husband Cris, and with Nicole Byrns, who resides in New York with her husband Lloyd. She also got a chance to visit Kelsang Aukatsang, his partner, Kirsten, and cutie son, Kalden, out in San Francisco. Kelsang has an interesting job working for a truly fascinating photographer, and has been traveling to Brazil a lot recently. Finally, in personal news, Remie got engaged right after Thanksgiving to a wonderful man 28 Spring 2 0 0 6 FLE TC HER NEWS
she met in New York, Oliver. She writes,“My fiancé, who is German, surprised me during a trip to Puerto Rico. We’re getting married in New York later this year. I’ve been taking German classes at Deutsches Haus at NYU for the past few months and while I can’t say much yet, I’m having fun with it.” Jan-Philipp Goetz recently returned from ten amazing days traveling from the Kilimanjaro to Alexandria and then back to his work in Berlin. Jamile Xible had her third child last May. “Now I have Luis Caetano (51/2), Eduardo Henrique (4) and Ana Teresa, my baby. My husband Luis stayed home with the boys for almost three years, while I worked at the Yankee Group as a Director of Global Operations. Last year, before I had Ana, we decided to switch places, so I left my job and
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1999 Meg Donovan firstname.lastname@example.org Imke (Wesseloh) Oster writes that she’s still with Monitor but has moved to the suburbs where she is renovating an old Tudor house in Montclair, NJ. She, Gabriela Velasquez and Zeynep Ogut have a regular chance to catch up at their international book club (7 members, 7 nationalities, 7 jobs and 4 different religions). Imke hosted a pre-Christmas dinner near Hamburg, for guests Marie Therese (Haddad) Gruebner and husband Robert, and Vlada Tkach and husband Takashi with their adorable Japanese looking, Ukrainian speaking daughter, Hana. Imke reports that Hana and her daughter, Viktoria (11/2), got along “smashingly”… Tim Swett
recently transferred from International Rescue Committee’s Darfur program to Thailand where he will work with Burmese migrants and refugees until May. Former roommate Gerrard Khan (F’00) helped him land the position. Tim and wife Isabelle welcomed a second child, Phoebe Marie-Magdalena, on December 26. Between contracts, the Swetts are usually in Paris or Chicago and welcome visits from anyone in the area.... Arne Rees will relocate to New York this fall, after five years in Switzerland, to take up a position as VP for International Development at ESPN. Wife Caroline (Barker) Rees will remain in Geneva at the British Embassy to the UN and will follow later.... Ellen Shaw writes from Washington that she’s still with the State Department in the Oceans, Environment and Science Bureau, covering Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Husband Pranav works as a project manager for Sprint and daughter Annika, is 2. A second child is due July 4... Joy Shiferaw is “happily married and still working for CARE International in Atlanta.” She and her husband recently returned from Timbouctou, Mali achieving a life long dream to visit the distant land.... Susannah Cernojevich was recently promoted to Communications Director (from press secretary) for US Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma), the first member of congress to introduce legislation calling for US troops to withdraw from Iraq. She recently traveled to New Zealand for her brother’s wedding....Margaret (Scicluna) Rudin (F‘99) and husband David welcomed a son, Chase Aaron Rudin, to their family on June 6. They recently relocated to Seattle where David is with in-house counsel for Microsoft. Margaret resigned from her position as associate with Kaye Scholer LLP after six years with the international trade group in order to be a stay at home mother.... Jen Leonard writes from DC where she works with the International Crisis Group that she is now engaged but has “no plans on
next steps.” She promises to update all those interested by postcard! Jen saw a bunch of familiar faces, including Eric Eversman, wife Lygeia and baby, when Jen Croft visited DC last December (Eric is a technical advisor with CRS at their headquarters in Baltimore)... Jen also visited with Jennifer Bayon and new husband Mehdi Drissi in Rome where they will remain until at least 2008. Mehdi works for the French Embassy and Jennifer is with the UN World Food Programme. They’ve hosted quite a few visitors including Tania Tesche and Toby Wolfe (in town from Moscow)...Lashelle Roundtree is living in Cyprus where she works for the US Embassy. She enjoys work and reports that she frequently runs into Fletcherites... Marilyn Odchimar Gerlach is still with AFX News in Frankfurt, Germany... Liana Lum lives in DC with husband and new baby Sabina, who will be 3 in July... Karin Chamberlain remains active with the Fletcher Club of Boston. She writes that she spent two weeks in Egypt last June – pyramids, snorkeling in the Red Sea and hiking on Mt. Sinai in the middle of the night in order to watch the sun rise. Former roommates Adrienne Fitch-Frankel and Joy Shiferaw have both visited and Lee Foley was in town last summer from Kenya. Karin also managed to catch up with Jono Rosen (still with the same venture capital firm in LA) and family at the (David) Weissman’s last fall.“Next challenge, passing the CFA Level I exam” ...Dana Hollywood is in his third year of law school under the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. After taking the bar in July he returns to the Army full time and will be posted to Korea. He hopes to return to the Pentagon after that... Laurent Labalette is in Geneva working for ING Investment Management where he is in touch with Marc Hofstetter. He visited Zaid A. Zaid in New York and had a great time strolling around Central Park in the snow... Joelle Jenny is now working for
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DFID and dividing time between London and the Middle East. In Iraq she worked with fellow Fletcherite Lindy Cameron, who has moved on to become the head of DFID Afghanistan.... Yunjo Ko worked as First Secretary for the Korean Embassy in Washington, DC for the last 3 years but was just assigned Counselor to the Korean Embassy in Baghdad.... Sonja Bachmann has been in Afghanistan for 31/2 years, working for the UN mission (UNAMA) in Kandahar on governance, aid coordination and public administration support. “After the elections we hope to consolidate development gains and reach out to the more remote and insecure districts especially in the South”. Sonja participated in a DPKO civil affairs officers’ seminar recently in NY and had a wonderful time catching up with Zeynep Ogut, Christof Kurz (in town for the weekend) and Letizia Rossano. In Kandahar her USAID counterpart is John Patten (MAHA’01). Two more Fletcherites work in Kabul (Penny Anderson and Tamas) and one is head of the Jalalabad field office (Hassan El Hag) so they are ready to initiate a branch of the Fletcher Club.... Noah Rubins (F’97) is still living in Paris with wife Masha. Noah practices international arbitration at the English law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. His book, International Investment, Political Risk and Dispute Resolution, was published by Oceana Press in October 2005. Noah says he looks forward to hearing from classmates... Laura Kirkpatrick is heading off to negotiate for ECOSOC and ESCAP in Geneva this July and Bangkok sometime in 2007... Barnaby Donlon and Martina Volpe Donlon are still enjoying life in Brooklyn. Barnaby is a management consultant with Bostonbased Palladium Group (formerly Balanced Scorecard Collaborative), and Martina is with the Council on Foreign Relations. They recently went on a fabulous ski trip to Lake Placid with Gabriela Velasquez and Chris Young....Noriko Uesugi
is back at work at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries where she is in charge of food labeling. Noriko’s son turned four last September...Sara Woodring and husband have been in Ghana for over a year where she works for the US Embassy and has been able to do a lot of travel, including trips to Nambia, Botswana, Togo, Benin, France, and the UK.... Razya Kirmani lives in Surrey (UK) with husband and children Lulu (2) and Shiraz (9 months). Razya is a senior analyst with an M&A Monitor in Wimbledon... Roger Rigaud writes from Ankara where he serves as Deputy Consul at the US embassy. He’s been able to visit with Gurcan Onol in Istanbul and also met Zeynep Ogut’s parents... Over New Year’s he hung out in Sarajevo with Haris Mesinovic and Mike Khambatta (and son)...Toshi Suzuki worked in Kazakhstan with JBIC where he helped establish a comprehensive strategic framework for the national oil and gas company (KazMunayGas) ....Kuniko (Sakudo) Ogawa writes from Japan that she gave birth to a daughter, Erika, last year and is taking time off to enjoy life with her family... Isofumi Fukumoto is also in Japan but has left Nomura Research for a position with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation where he provides M&A Advisory services... Dora Cheok took 2004 off to do a “global walkabout” including stints in Singapore (television), Kabul (UNDP) and most lately Jakarta where she prepared reports and oversaw communications with OCHA (mainly tsunami relief and recovery)... Daniela Abuzatoaie is program manager with the Graham School of studies at the University of Chicago... Matt Burton was last heard from in Baghdad where he worked on constitutional negotiations and created a US embassy program designed to make payments to civilians injured in the conflict. He “had a chance to explore some of the Green Zone, including finding some propagandistic ceiling murals of the first Gulf War at the old Republic Guard headquarters,
riding around above the city in a black-hawk helicopter to witness people in Baghdad casting their vote on the constitution.” Svetlana Abramova writes that all is well with her and husband Alex (F’00). Svetlana works for ADP Inc in New Jersey as a Marketing Director and Alex is a CFO of Esoteric (division of LabCorp Inc). Daughter Elizabeth is almost 9 and they have a son who is 31/2 . Mark Hannafin married Olga Radchenko in Kazakhstan on January 14. And last but not least, Kwang Kim is in Jamaica with the OTF group and Anil Pandey is still in Raipur, India working on his startup.... And I’m still with the IMF in Washington where there’s always room at the inn (in Alexandria) for anyone traveling through DC.... Stay safe wherever this finds you.
Carla Haddad is in her fifth year with the International Committee of the Red Cross. After assignments in Iraq, the Congo and Ethiopia, she is now working at ICRC headquarters in Geneva, where she is a press attachée covering ICRC activities in Asia and the Pacific. Ingrida Berzins and Andris are proud parents of three children: Lucija (2001), Kaldis (2003) and Daris (2005). In August 2005, the family relocated to Riga, Latvia, where Andris is running the EMEA operations for AeroScout, a wireless location company. Ingrida got her JD from Penn Law in 2004 and is home with the children and preparing to re-enter the working world later this year, probably in private legal practice. She would love to hear from any friends passing through Riga (email@example.com).
Robert Nalbandov is doing his PhD in political Science, International Relations Track at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. The topic of his thesis is “Success of foreign interventions in intrastate ethnic conflict: unilateral versus multilateral actions.”
Laura Rótolo firstname.lastname@example.org Mariana Neisuler (formerly Lenkova), husband Peter, Alex (2) and Martin (6 months) are finishing up their tour in Dubai. After 5 months in DC in October 2006, they will be heading out to Skopje, Macedonia, where both Mariana and Peter will work at the US Embassy.
San Diego-based Dr. Jay Zengjun Dong has been appointed to run an Asia Pacific business of BD Biosciences with Profit and Loss (P&L) responsibility, in addition to sales and marketing and people management duties. BD Bioscience is a division of Becton Dickinson, a Fortune 500 company, a medical technology and life science industry leader.
Valerie Leon is working at the International Committee of the Red Cross as coordinator of Economic Security Programs in Georgia (South Caucasus). Maria S. Clayton and Mike Clayton (F’01) welcomed their baby daughter, Alisa Aurora, on February 28, 2006. The Claytons live in Davis, California.
Judy (Renorah) Slater is living and working in downtown Washington, DC since she returned from a USAID consulting project in the Republic of Armenia in 2003. She is currently enrolled in a part-time MBA program at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in small business consulting. Her expected graduation date is January 2008. Judy enjoys catching up with classmates at Fletcher alumni
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events and embassy functions around town and enjoys weekend hikes, theatre, and film festivals in her limited free time. Email her at email@example.com Daniele Riggio continues to work at NATO Headquarters in Brussels as Information Officer, within the Public Diplomacy Division of NATO’s International Staff. From October to December 2005, he was deployed with NATO to Pakistan, as part of the NATO Disaster Relief Mission, launched upon request from the Pakistani Government after the earthquake in Kashmir last October. In Brussels, Daniele hangs out with James Mackey, also working at NATO Headquarters. He likes Brussels, but misses real Italian food terribly! Yukimi Tachibana and her husband Jeffrey Marlough announced the birth or their first child, Naomi Tachibana Marlough. She was born in New York City on Saturday February 11, 2006.
Yukimi Tachibana’s new baby
2001 Shantha Rau firstname.lastname@example.org Reunion 2006 May 19-21 The Fletcher Class of 2001 continues to be successful in both their professional and personal lives – as diplomats, special advisors and as proud parents! Bibiana Kacianova and Mustafa Popal, along with their 21/2 year old son, Gabriel/Jibril (aka GiGi), have settled into Foreign Service life in 30 Spring 2 0 0 6 FLE TC HER NEWS
Kuwait where Mustafa is serving a two-year tour as Economic and Consular Officer. Bibiana is exploring consulting opportunities and continues to serve as managing member of Café Bonaparte in Georgetown, Washington, DC. In March, they joined other Kuwaiti Fletcher Alums in welcoming Dean and Mrs. Bosworth on their visit to the country.
ronment, and trade & development. Vit and his wife Panitha are awaiting their first child in April.
Brian Gibel will finish his current posting working in the Consular Section of the US Embassy in Seoul this summer, and will then spend the next year studying at the US State Department’s Korean language field school in Seoul in preparation for a 3-year tour in the Political Section of the Seoul Embassy. Sita Farrell, a Foreign Service Officer, and her husband, Ron, are also based in Seoul, but will return to Washington, DC in early 2007 for training prior to Sita’s next assignment as Political Officer in Moscow. Bisola Ojikutu has been working as a Political Officer at the US Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil and will transfer back to Washington in June, where she will begin working in the Operations Center in the Executive Secretariat at the Department of State.
Vit and Panitha Silaon
Pedro Huarte-Mendicoa recently moved to Washington, DC and is working as Senior Financial Specialist in the Carbon Finance Unit of the World Bank. He is also finishing an Executive MBA at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. Vladimir Todorovic recently began working on philanthropy for Cisco Systems in San Jose, California. Shantha Rau started a new job as Senior Program Officer for Rehabilitation International, an NGO in New York which promotes the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities worldwide.
and the McKinsey Global Institute (McKinsey’s Economics Research think tank). Sean Jackson and his wife Corrie, living in Washington, DC, are also expecting a baby in July. Congratulations to Olga Slavkina and her husband Sean, based in Brussels, Belgium, who had a baby daughter, Alyssa, in November 2005. Congratulations also to Clay Norrbom and Jen Eikren, living in London, who had a little baby boy named Werner in November. We hope to see many Fletcherites from the Class of 2001 and their families at our reunion this May in Medford!
Clay Norrbom, Jen Eikren, and Werner
After being ordained as a Buddhist monk, Vit Silaon was seconded as a Counselor to the Permanent Mission of Thailand to the WTO in Geneva, dealing with negotiations in the fields of trade & envi-
Jaeson Rosenfeld recently moved from Guadalajara, Mexico to Oak Park, Illinois where he and wife Darby (married last summer) spent most of last year plodding through construction dust in their new home. Darby is pregnant and due with the first progeny (a boy) in July. He splits time between his bobblehead business (www.whoopassenterprises.com)
Jaeson and Darby Rosenfeld
Ben Ball email@example.com The Class of 2002 is taking care of business, or more accurately, their businesses. Sandra AlvarezMorphy and her husband Patricio recently opened a small market near their home in Mexico City. Of course, Sandra has plenty of time to do this, as she is only juggling mothering duties for an 18-month old and work at a local NGO. Alexis Grabar is still working on the child part, but already has two businesses based in London. Avolus is a transportation company, and AviaMedia Tech is a consulting firm. Also entrepreneurial is Dana Pressman, who has started her own broadband firm, Be Unlimited. The company is already starting to accumulate market share, and is working on further expansion. Richard Cooper (GMAP’02) can sneer at the others – his company has been around for several years now. Richard now lives in Bombay, and is looking forward to starting a Fletcher Club there. Speaking of mergers and acquisitions, several 2002 alums have been busy acquiring new jobs. Jan Hausotter is working in the Security Council Affairs Division at the UN, where he reports seeing “quite a few Fletcherites” such as Jill, Shantha Rau, and Ahsen. Lucky for those three, they aren’t included in the category of “hell of a lot older Fletcher alumni,” which Jan uses for Shashi Tharoor (F’70, F’76). Someday this will be you, Jan. Speaking of hot places full of suffering and misery, John Moore
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is back in Iraq, this time as head of the IFES EVER project, a conflict resolution project that tracks election-related violence.
Jason “Andy” Abell, (F’03), now at the US Embassy in Israel, and was invited to give a talk at the Embassy on suicide attacks.
Cynthia Brady working on conflict of a different type, having moved over to USAID where she is the lead on natural resources and conflict in the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation. She reports several cells of the Fletcher Mafia, including operatives such as Chris Pratt, Judy Dunbar (F’03), and Greg Nakano (F’01). On the domestic front, Cynthia married her long time love interest Jamie Falik in November, with Tara McFeely as a bridesmaid. Speaking of Tara, she is back at Booz Allen Hamilton after a brief maternity leave following the birth of her son Reider last March. Tara is busy working on Homeland Security, where she frequently sees Cindy Ray.
Rebeca Sanchez de Tagle and her husband Patrick White report that their daughter, Ana Sofia White, was born on January 31st. Rebeca is a little bleary-eyed for lack of sleep, but she is lucid enough to remind us all that the Fletcher Class of 2002 reunion will be held in good old Medford on May 18 20, 2007. (It seems that we all may be fitting into Jan’s category of “hell of a lot older Fletcher alumni” sooner than we think.) So mark your calendars, schedule your days off, and book your tickets. In the words of Mi-Na Shin, it will be, you know, totally awesome.
So many exotic locales, so little time… Stevie Hamilton, is in Sarajevo on a temporary assignment. He’s been known to hang out there with Haris Mesinovic (F’00), a consultant for the World Bank, and Maja Marjanovic (F’05). Stevie specifically mentions that he discusses life at Blakely Hall with the Special Assistant to the Ambassador, Natasha Franceschi (F’00). A nation trying to re-invent itself after years of bloody civil war… Blakely Hall… I think I see the connection. The only difference is that Sarajevo doesn’t have to chop down its trees after they are invaded by urban starlings. (Remember that little incident, anyone?) Stevie will be moving along to Nairobi next, where he’ll be serving as the air attaché, no doubt with the corresponding case. Assaf Moghadam reports that he is winding up his dissertation, and hopes to submit it by August. Perhaps more accessible (and lighter) will be his forthcoming book, The Roots of Terrorism, due for publication in May. On a recent trip to Israel, Assaf met up with
Kevin Newman in Jordan
2003 Brett Freedman firstname.lastname@example.org If you plan on traveling to Miami anytime soon, be sure to look up our newest Fletcher pilot, Daniel Ades who is eager to fly anyone around in a single-engine plane. Next stop: Fletcher Air! Rachel Cherry reminds people not to forget making their contribution to this year’s Fletcher Fund! Thus far, our class has raised over $2,000 from 10% of the class. The goal is $3,500 from 21% so we have a ways to go. So, let’s make her happy (and get her off my back) by making this year the first of many in which Fletcher 03’s meet both dollar and participation targets! The deadline to give is June 30, 2006.
Cuong Nguyen moved to Washington last October to work at the Vietnamese Embassy as Press Attaché. He is expected to remain there through 2009 and would love to meet any Fletcherites in or around the DC area. Feel free to contact him at email@example.com. Also, if anyone is traveling to Vietnam and is in need of assistance in terms of information or a visa, feel free to contact him.
flict states. While abroad, she will be helping the political parties with their ongoing peace negotiations. She heads out this spring.
Our own Nadia Crisan continues to navigate her way and enjoy the policy world and diplomatic community in Washington, DC. She also mentions the possibility she may be off to Brussels next fall…
Colonel Alex Crowther has moved from United States Southern Command in Miami where he was a strategist in the Strategic Plans & Policies Directorate (J5) to the United States Army Strategic Studies Institute (the Army’s think tank) where he is a Research Professor of National Security Studies, specializing in the Western Hemisphere; insurgency and counterinsurgency; and Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational Operations. He and his family now live at Carlisle Barracks, PA. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nadia Isakson and her husband are excited to announce that their online retail shop has successfully launched and is now open for business selling hand-painted batik silk scarves as well as a variety of other products (http://www.nadiadaniel.com). Andrea and Chap Godbey (GMAP’03) have acquired a Fred, who seems pretty happy to be here. Kid pictures are at http://www.aloha.com/~godbey/F red if you’d like to take a look. They’re living in Bellevue, Nebraska for a year, then off to learn Arabic and some international work. Drop a note at email@example.com. On September 25, 2005, Jana Butland got married to Ryan McCarthy. They are currently living out in sunny San Diego, CA where Jana is working doing foreign exchange and international cash management for an internet security company. Beezie Dallas has recently been awarded a year-long grant by USAID to travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka. She will be serving as Director of the negotiation program which is part of the nonprofit Public International Law and Policy Group that provides pro bono legal assistance to post-con-
Since graduating, Joyce Sharon and her husband, Lior, have had 2 boys, Eyal (2) and Ben (1). Currently, she is working at Fuld & Company, a competitive Intelligence firm in Cambridge, MA part time and taking care of the kids the other half.
Zheng YU is currently serving as Desk Editor at the Xinhua News Agency in Beijing. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mikhail Mohammeddinov is happy to announce the birth of his two twin sons, Fletcher and Tufts, on 5 November 2005. The boys have been named after the Fletcher School and Tufts University to commemorate their dad’s wonderful experiences there. Of course, there is hope that the unconventional names will help the two boys receive scholarships from The Fletcher School when they grow up to follow the steps of their father. Amanda Kastello is happy to announce her marriage to Robert Dietrick on November 19, 2005, in Morristown, NJ. The couple resides in Washington, DC where Amanda is an associate at Vinson & Elkins, in the Government and Spring 2 0 0 6 F LET CH ER N EWS 31
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Alaska. Several Fletcherites were in attendance. Toshi Yoshihara and Susan (Fink) Yoshihara got married. “After three years as
Amanda Kastello’s wedding
International Procurement Law Group and her husband is a litigation associate at Duane Morris. For those interested in contacting Amanda, note that her last name has changed! Aurélie Boukobza continues to work for UNDP Morocco where she has been since June 2005. She is serving as Programme Associate in the Governance Unit. Email her at email@example.com.
tech. He specializes in Information Assurance, Visualization, and command & control, and received his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditation. During his free time, Kelly has been doing a lot of real estate investing, founding and building the Fletcher Alumni of Color Association, and political action.
Tamas Kovacs and his wife Edit’s baby Aron
Fletcher friends and classmates, we fell in love while celebrating successful dissertation defenses. In attendance at our 9 July 2005 wedding in LA were our Fletcher friends Jon Rosenwasser and Jim Holmes (groomsmen), as well as
Ace Gazis recently received his second Foreign Service assignment as an Econ/Commercial Officer in San Salvador starting in the summer of 2007. He is currently living in Manila where we spent most of the last 16 months doing immigrant visas and six months in the Econ section. He should be heading to DC this November for six months of Spanish and some functional training before moving to San Salvador and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kelly Smith recently left Booz Allen and is currently a Program Manager/Sr. Systems Engineer for a defense contractor called Zel-
Brandon Miller email@example.com New jobs, spouses, and babies! First, congratulations to the new parents! Mehlaqa Samdani gave birth to a baby daughter, Iman Fatima Durrani, on November 2, 2005. Mehlaqa continues to work at the Council on Foreign Relations. Tamas Kovacs and his wife Edit gave birth to a baby boy and “potential Fletcher student and Fletcher soccer player” Aron,“a proud dual citizen of the Republic of Hungary and of the United States of America.” Edit will be defending her PhD thesis in Cell and Molecular Biology at the Boston University Medical School graduating this May, and Tamas will complete his term at the Hungarian Consulate in Boston at the same time, after which they will be heading to Europe. In weddings, Arwa Abulhasan married Ali Dashti, a Kuwaiti petroleum engineer who works for BP
Toshi Yoshihara and Susan (Fink) Yoshihara
Krisztian Orban, Anita Gambos, Karen Coppock, Susan Banki, and Guillermo Pinczuk. Toshi is teaching strategy at the Air War College
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Jon Rosenwasser married Jennifer Zwilling in November
Mimi (Netzer) Lemay married Joe Lemay on August 20, 2005. “Cornelia Jesse was one of my bridesmaids! We live in Cambridge and Joe is finishing up his last semester at Sloan, MIT and I’m working as the Program Manager of a Workforce Development Education Center for aspiring nurses.”
2004 Elizabeth Uribe Diaz continues to live in Atlanta where she is currently working at the Mexican American Business Chamber, as Membership Director. In July, she and her husband Alberto are looking forward to celebrating their wedding in Mexico.
and Susan is teaching national security decision making at the Naval War College in Newport, RI. “We are moving to New York in May where Susan will be Executive VP of C-FAM, a small human rights non-profit working at the UN, while Toshi continues to teach.” Jon Rosenwasser married Jennifer Zwilling last November in Columbus, Ohio. They are now living in Washington, DC. Jon writes that he “…recently left Booz Allen Hamilton, where I had been supporting clients in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to accept a posting in the intelligence community.”
Arousiak Mirzakhanian reports “A match made in Medford!” She married Dr. Ara Barsam, an Officer with the US Embassy in Armenia. Many Tufts/ Fletcher alums were in attendance. Arousiak also writes that Armenia’s Fletcher alumni –
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over 50 young professionals representing all spheres of government service – are looking forward to the visit of Dean Bosworth and Professor Henrikson in May when they will officially launch the Fletcher Club of Yerevan.
is also in Morocco working in the UN Development Fund for Women’s North Africa office, focusing on human rights and governance issues. Joey Renert spent 10 months in Banda Aceh, Indonesia to work on tsunami relief with UN’s World Food Programme. Upon his return, his wife, Trisha Ong, joined the Foreign Service and the whole family will be heading to Lusaka, Zambia for the next two years. Tomoko Hayashi is working at the Ministry of Health in Malawi as a technical advisor. While she “loves” Malawi, she will be leaving soon to begin working for the UN World Food Program.
In job news, from Africa, Sarah Bailey moved to the Democratic Republic of Congo to work as an Emergency Program Manager in Eastern DRC with CRS. Philip Shelter Jones is working in the UN Mission in Sudan, Office of the Deputy SRSG on Military-Political Issues and Darfur Planning. Sasha Chanoff writes that he has been busy since graduation launching a humanitarian organization, Mapendo International (www.mapendo.org), with the mission to identify, rescue and protect refugees in Africa who fall through the cracks of humanitarian aid efforts. “We just finished building our new offices and medical clinic in Nairobi.” Chama Bousserghini is working as a Chargée d’Affaires for a Moroccan investment banking firm, BMCE Capital, which does M&A/IPO advisory and project finance. She is also a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit for Morocco. Anne-Kristin Treiber
The DC crew is keeping busy. Erin English is now working at the Treasury Department; returning to Iraq (Baghdad) for three months this spring. Santiago Alvira Lacayo was promoted to the rank of Minister Counselor and appointed as Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Nicaragua to the US. He will be getting married this May in Managua, Nicaragua. After nearly six years in the defense community, Jacqueline Geissinger has recently taken a position with the Control Risks Group, an international business risk consultancy, where she will be doing political risk analysis and crisis and security management. Hannah Fairbank is working for USAID as a Biodiversity Specialist in the Office of Natural Resources Management. “I have a busy travel schedule visiting USAID funded activities and providing technical support to USAID offices.” Ding Nolasco
Mimi Lemay and Joe Lemay
Arousiak Mirzakhanian married Dr. Ara Barsam
recently arrived in Washington DC to assume office as Minister and Consul General at the Embassy of the Philippines. Hadley White has switched from the Department of Homeland Security team to the Global Health team at Booz Allen. She is working on projects ranging from the National Cancer Institute to USAID. Katherine Gupman writes “In February of 2005, my husband (Alexander ‘Sasha’ Gupman, F’02) and I welcomed our daughter, Sophia, into the world! After a wonderful year at home, I have gone back to the grindstone as a Project Manager for the American Institute of Architects. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Elsewhere: Stacy Heen is working in negotiation and conflict management with CMPartners in Boston. “The work thus far has been terrific, with both private and public sector clients, and my passport has gotten a lot of new stamps recently (Singapore, Dubai, Ethiopia).” Nichola Minott will begin the Fletcher PhD program in fall 2006. Takeomi Yamamoto is involved in various political issues in the UN Security Council as a political officer in the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN. He is enjoying his life in Manhattan, but will likely to go back to Tokyo by the end of 2006. In Europe, Jonas Hagmann is working for DCAF in Geneva, a transatlantic intergovernmental research institute, working on democratic security sector governance. He is also in the second year of his PhD program at the Graduate Institute of International Studies. April Rinne continues to work in international financial law in London with a focus on crossborder microfinancings. In 2005 she traveled throughout Europe and Latin America for both work and pleasure. “This year travels will include Turkey and the Middle East, and then a transition back to the SF Bay Area.” PS – She spent 4 months traveling in South America and Patagonia (not South
Africa as mistakenly reported in 2004!). Jose Urrutia is back in Madrid, working in “the interesting sector of brand strategy.” Roham Alvandi is now living in England, continuing his graduate studies in international relations at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Raphael Carland has been working with Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan, working with the Governor and the newly elected provincial legislature. Laura Wilkinson (MAHA’04) is working for the International Organization for Migration in Afghanistan. She is the head of the Mazar-I-Sharif office that helps with the development of infrastructure and community stabilization. Claire Sneed departed her job with OSCE in Macedonia in October to take a job with Mercy Corps as the Chief of Party for a USAID funded economic development program in Kyrgyzstan.
GMAP 2004 Carlos St. James email@example.com Phil Asherman has been promoted to President and CEO at Chicago Bridge & Iron Corp. – a company with operations in 60 countries and 11,000 employees. Robert McMahon is now Deputy Editor of the web site for the Council on Foreign Relations. He is editing, writing and assigning a big portion of the foreign policy briefing articles on their website. And yes, that is his article on nonproliferation you can read in the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. Ted Haack recently took his last exam at NYU and now also has an MBA. Yusuf Hassan has moved back home to Kenya with a new job: Deputy Global Coordinator for IRIN, the leading UN humanitarian news service, headquartered in Nairobi. IRIN has over 100 editors, writers and reporters in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and mostly works in conflict or disasterstricken countries, mainly focusing Spring 2 0 0 6 F LET CH ER N EWS 33
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on neglected or forgotten humanitarian crises. After 25 years at Texas Instruments, Zak Karamally has accepted the post of Vice President of International Trade at another Dallas, Texas Fortune 500 company: Affiliated Computer Services, aka ACS. Pablo Figueroa has been appointed President of the International Trade Committee of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce. David Seamon has been asked by USAID to teach “best practices in economic development” to selected municipalities in South Africa and now flies out there on a quarterly basis. On his last trip he came across Steve Schmida who was there on separate business and they managed to get together for dinner and remembered the good ol’ days! Tony Nash recently had dinner with Alicia Eastman in Singapore. Alicia is jet-setting everywhere: a few weeks ago she was in five US cities in six days. Mary Andrade is traveling as much, too, as she is responsible for all Difficult Countries. Lila Shahani reports that she is preparing for her “big dissertation defense” but very excited because she is breaking new ground, academically speaking. Jason Climer has been called back to Iraq for at least a year’s tour. He is Operations Manager at Camp Falluja, responsible for security and planning convoys, among other things. 2005 Victoria Obst firstname.lastname@example.org Claire Topal is in Seattle working for the National Bureau of Asian Research. She wants visitors. Tracey Garcia writes that Monitor has been working her hard but she managed to get away just in time for Carnival in Brazil, which was beyond amazing.There was a group of five that traveled below the equator and never looked back! The shock came when they had to return to 32 degree Fahrenheit weather after spending two weeks in 32 degree Celsius weather…! 34 Spring 2 0 0 6 FLE TC HER NEWS
Chris Pearce was hired into CHF International’s Management Associate Program (MAP) in June 2005. CHF is a diverse international development organization whose programs, which are primarily USAID funded, range from AIDS to infrastructure to handicrafts. The MAP program prepares participants for long-term international postings by rotating them through the organization’s different departments at their headquarters in DC. He completed rotations in the finance/accounting and microfinance departments during his first three months. A need then arose for a temporary Director of Finance & Administration in CHF’s Romania office. While in Romania, he oversaw the annual audit, the documentation of key processes and the transition of tasks to more empower junior staff and help them to handle greater responsibilities. He will return to DC in the spring to complete his MAP rotations in two more departments, Office of Global Operations, and Office of Proposal Initiatives. Angelos Ypsilantis is back to his work at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Greece. He is at the C4 Department of Justice, Interior and Schengen Affairs, responsible for the new system of control of the EU exterior borders. He travels often to Brussels and to other EU capitals. Angelos enjoys being back in Greece although he doesn’t expect to stay for long. Everett Peachey is currently working for IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board) as an Educational Programs Manager in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He administers two educational programs funded by the US Department of State: the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship (the program Vugar Mammadov was on) and the Eurasian Undergraduate program. Tajikistan is a small country, and Dushanbe is quite the provincial city, but, surprisingly or not, there are at least three other Fletcher alumni: Troy Etulian
(F’04), Thea (Maisuradze) Etulian (F’04), and Francisco GalindaVelez! Josh Gleis writes from Medford. He and other ‘05’ers are still at Fletcher, working on our PhDs.“We have no friends anymore. Most of us never did... So everything seems to be status quo… I pretty much stay in the “bunker/basement” Fares Research Center, studying for comps all day.” In all seriousness, things are great. He reports lots of changes to the school. Josh is working hard to take comps soon. He will likely be around Medford-NYC-Middle East next year, so if you’re around, let him know. Lauren Johnson just got engaged and will be marrying Mark in June! She is working at the World Bank in the microfinance department. It’s really interesting and the learning curve is steep, which is great. Julia Sable started a one-year assignment at The Asia Foundation office in Bangladesh, mainly working on an elections program in the run-up to the national election early next year. She really likes it. Kevin McGeehan is working in DC as a Counterproliferation Analyst at SAIC, which means he reads and writes all day long about WMDs. He and Anna Tiedeman organized a charity dodgeball tournament to benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Jane Wang writes from Hannover, Germany, where she just arrived for a huge annual IT expo called CeBIT. She was exhibiting Hitachi’s brand-new finger vein biometrics technology, which uses the vein patterns in your finger as your ID, for access to homes/offices, PCs, ATMs, car doors & engines! Since October she’s been working in international marketing for Hitachi’s finger vein biometrics technology in Tokyo. It’s been great fun on the job, but also seeing lots of Fletcher folks in Tokyo, including Akiko Sugimoto and Junichi Mori, and also folks like
John Byington and even Professors Patrick Schena and Jesse Parker! Claire Topal’s coming in April on business and they have great plans to eat udon and take wacky pirikura together. FletcherHitachi collaboration has also kept her in the Fletcher loop. It turns out that the Fletcher consulting class is doing a project for them this term, so they had some current Fletcher folks come to Japan for research. Jane will be taking a trip to Boston in May to see their final presentation! Please check out her fun blog: http://zhenaji.blogspot.com Huria Ogbamichael writes with warm regards from sunny Khartoum! She is Associate Reporting Officer with the UN Mission in Sudan. Yevgeny Berdensky reports all is well in DC. He is still working for Congressman Weldon, but on March 8, he and the rest of the House are ready to graduate Ukraine from the Jackson Vanik clause! His boss has been working on this for many years, and Yevgeny has been doing Ukrainian issues non-stop since he joined the office. This action will remove the last remaining obstacle keeping Ukraine from fully joining the world community of nations, now unimpeded by old Cold War laws still in effect against other former Soviet States. Melissa Tritter is in the Corporate Social Responsibility field. Her fulltime job is at HBS, where she’s coauthoring cases on microfinance, gender discrimination, overseas factory conditions, environmental sustainability, and all that Fletchery stuff. Part time she put together a CSR news brief for the faculty and staff of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. Since graduation, she has been living with her boyfriend in Cambridgeport. He is still singing with the Ambassachords as an “honorary” Fletcherite. She has managed to travel, both for work and for fun.
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Juan Arellano spent the summer in Jordan working at the US Embassy. Then he headed to DC for training until January and then was sent to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He’s working at the US consulate in Juarez and living in Mexico. Work is repetitive, but good. He’s on the visa line interviewing people all day. Greg and he will be here for the next two years. Jonas Hagmann writes:“So what’s new on my side? I just boarded the class of ‘05. Before, there used to be a typo on my diploma, where it read ‘04. And: I completed the doctoral school here in Geneva, now steadily progressing on my PhD thesis in my second year back at IUHEI.” Evan Pressman works as a consultant in the Global Political Risk practice group of the Gerson Lehrman Group, the world’s largest primary research firm. They assess risk and forecast growth based on political, economic, and social factors for corporate and investor clients in the energy, security, telecom, and banking sectors, to name a few. They just launched this practice last summer, so it’s exciting to be a part of the growth of this business from the ground floor. Alyssa Teach, after spending the summer post-graduation at Arabic boot camp (Middlebury), moved to Jerusalem to work for Search for Common Ground. She is working on paving the way for final status issues to be resolved (specifically, Jerusalem and refugees) and also inadvertently helped Hamas get elected by a “get out the vote” campaign. She went to a birthday party of a friend of a friend and the birthday girl happened to be a Fletcher ‘04, Anya! Anna Tiedeman is living happily in Georgetown working as a senior account executive for Edelman public relations. Evan Tracz is still in Turkmenistan, working for the OSCE. On April 7th and 8th he will
be getting married to Tavus Begenjova in the cities of Shatlyk (where she is from) and Mary (pronounced mar-EE) – each family throws a wedding party, by Turkmen tradition. His parents and a few friends plan to make it out for the festivities. William Holmberg is living and working in the City of Lights for 9 months. He’ll never forget graduation for many reasons; one was that hours after getting the degree he was on a plane back to France to start day one of his new job at 10am (4pm Boston time). He’s not proud to say he likely set the record of going from degree in hand to welcome package/badge and first assignment (about 12 hours, and on another continent!) He hopes to see other classmates when they pass through (saw Hannah, Jan heard from Salla from time to time as she’s in Finland now). Susanna Campbell just moved to San Diego, CA where her boyfriend has a new job with UCSD. She spends her days pushing her PhD studying and research forward. The blue sky and sunshine provide good motivation! She hopes to take her first surfing lesson soon. Please be in touch if you are in this part of the country (email@example.com)! Genhua Wang is eager to meet all the fletcherites in Beijing, including you. He is also eager to know about their whereabouts after graduation, so he can meet them when traveling in the US. He is working in the Department of Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PRC. Marco Pfister is working for the Swiss embassy in Khartoum, Sudan on a part-time basis; he’s in charge of the human rights section. Since his part time salary allows him to live full-time, he volunteers for a Sudanese NGO the rest of the time, doing capacity building in project management and organisational development.
Both jobs are extremely interesting, extremely challenging, sometimes extremely frustrating and sometimes extremely rewarding. He prefers the NGO work, because “I feel I am doing something useful and especially something sustainable.” He came to Sudan thinking that he would stay for 4 months, then extended to 6, then to 15, and now he’ll stay for at least 18 in total. He is in love with this country, despite all the bad things (heat, dust, extremely limited options to go out, etc.). The people are the most welcoming in the whole world. Maitri Morarji, after spending a few months at the UN in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, decided to return to the NGO world and is now working as Africa Program Officer at American Jewish World Service in New York. Stephanie Lindenbaum is also working there, but in a different department. In Maitri’s first month on the job she traveled to Ethiopia to conduct site visits with our NGO partners on the ground. It was great to be out in the world again. She got married in early January in Goa, India, at a wedding that was well-attended by fellow Fletcherites. Tania Belisle-leclerc is still living in New York, three blocks from Parker and Seiji, though has yet to run into them at the laundromat. She is keeping busy working at the UN, in the Best Practices Section of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The highlight of her year thus far has been traveling to Goa, India, with a group of Fletcher folk (Waidehi, Annelena, Lilia, Ghazal, Dipali, Katya, myself...oh, and that guy Rahul) to watch a gorgeous Maitri Morarji twice marry her cute and lovable Vivek. Vasanthi Venkatesh is a glutton for punishment and is now in law school – a very painful experience. It is offset by the fact that he is in an awesome city, Toronto – perfect for Fletcherites (hint, hint). The
icing on the cake is, therefore, Waidehi (F’05) and her husband Steve, who live there as well. They have a great time doing the usual Fletcher-y things. They also meet Priya Ghandhikota (F’03) on a regular basis. Vasanthi is also working at a labour clinic that handles cases for people with lowincome, many of whom are immigrants, and at an international human rights law clinic. The experience is just amazing. Contact him if in Canada! Summer spelled excitement for Corinne and Dan Preston as they embarked on a round-the-world tour 2005. 25,000+ miles and many Fletcher meetings along the way added to an amazing experience. All in all, they traveled to 8 countries covering Australia/South Pacific, Southern Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Since, they have been living in New York City in their cool, if weirdly constructed, loft in Brooklyn that has been duly broken in by the Fletcher class of ‘05. Dan has been employed at Citigroup since August with a few other Fletcher alumni of years past. Corinne has found a far more interesting job at Columbia University as their head graphic designer in their department of development and alumni relations. He is also in the process of becoming a first time homeowner as they are about to close on an apartment in the northern tip of Manhattan. Reach Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org. After graduation, Christine Switzer married her fiancé, Alex Theodoridis (who graduated from the Kennedy School last summer), on June 18th. They then drove cross-country to the San Francisco Bay Area. They are living in Berkeley while Alex pursues his PhD in political science. Christine was working as a consultant (telecommuting) for the Inter-American Development Bank until December; she was conducting an evaluation of an Innovation Program in Latin America. In January, she started a new job at UC Berkeley Spring 2 0 0 6 F LET CH ER N EWS 35
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Extension (i.e. Continuing Education), managing their international programs. She was then asked by the dean to become the Director of the Business & Technology Programs department (where she has been since the beginning of March). She loves living in the Bay Area but of course, misses her friends and classmates who are on the East Coast and around the world. Come on out to sunny California and visit (email@example.com)! Pam Valez wrote “David and I are doing great. We decided to do a 4-month trip in the Middle East, Europe and Canada, before settling down and having a real family. Fortunately, I was able to keep my job at GDAE and I am working online from every place we go. We took off in December and went to Israel. There, we lived in a kibbutz by the Sea of Galilee for a month and a half, where David’s mother grew up. In past visits, David had worked as a beekeeper and banana picker, but this time we were mainly taking care of his grandmother, who is 92 years old. After Israel, we went to Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Germany, France and Italy where we visited old friends and family. We enjoyed very much seeing Gabby Hermann
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and her husband Holger in Berlin, who received us very warmly. We are finishing our trip in Quebec City, where we will be until April. It has been so wonderful to see so many interesting places and people.” After eighteen months in Durham, North Carolina, Marcin Szajda returned to Fletcher in January for the last semester of the MALD, and believe it or not, he’s back in Blakeley. In May he will graduate in consecutive weekends from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and from Fletcher. One week after the Fletcher graduation, he and fiancée Sara Becker are getting married in the Duke University Chapel. They will remain in Durham for the next
Marcin Szajda and fiancée Sara Becker
couple years as Sara completes her PhD studies in Child Clinical Psychology at Duke. He has a few exciting job leads in the RaleighDurham area and will let you know how that turns out in the next Alumni Notes. Please visit them if you’re passing through NC! Anna Mecagni is working as the Protection Manger for IRC in Burundi. She started in September and is really enjoying the experience of living and learning abroad.
Leyte province (of the recent landslide tragedy) with the Philippine President, and has been constantly occupied with her duties and responsibilities at hand.
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GMAP II 2006 GMAP 2005 Dirk Swart email@example.com A number of GMAP ’05 grads managed to get together to welcome Nileema Noble as the new UNDP Resident Representative and UN Coordinator in the Philippines. Ava Arcilla hosted a dinner for Nileema and her husband Kayo, and Rachel Arenas at the Tower Club of in Manila. They tried to catch up with each other’s “lives” and realized we were all so busy! Rachel is beginning to set up her campaign programs and strategies in time for the May 2007 elections as a candidate to the lower house in Pangasinan, a province to the north of Metro Manila. Nileema has traveled to
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D EA N BO SWORTH ’S V ISIT T O TH E AR A B IA N G U LF During a three-week period in late February and early March, Dean Bosworth traveled to the Arabian Gulf to visit with Fletcher alumni and friends in this important region of the world. He was joined in his travels by wife, Christine Bosworth, Roger Milici of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Prof. Richard Shultz, Prof. Andy Hess, Mrs. Bernadette Kelley-Leccese, Mr. Mian Zaheen (F’73), and Mrs. Maha Kaddoura.
(Above) Dean Bosworth and fellow Fletcher visitors were welcomed to Dubai at a reception graciously hosted by Paul and Christine Bagatelas (both F’87), on 28 February 2006.
(Left) Dean Bosworth with Fletcher alumni William T. Monrow (F’73), US Ambassador to Bahrain, and Ghazi Abdul-Jawad (F’72), President and CEO of the Arab Banking Corporation.
Dean Bosworth and Professor Richard Shultz visit with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates.
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THETIS TOULIATOU REAVIS (F’50) passed away October 14, 2005 in New York City, from complications following surgery. After graduating magna cum laude from Smith, Thetis went on to receive an M.A. in international law from The Fletcher School. She and John W. Reavis, Jr. were married in 1956, and after a few years in San Francisco, the couple moved back to New York. After Fletcher she worked at the United Nations and Voice of America. In California, she was Assistant Director of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. After returning to New York again, she was with the Foreign Policy Association for 31 years, ending her service as VP for Public Affairs. Upon retirement, Thetis found time for renewed interest in the Women’s City Club of New York, and served on the boards of UNIFEM (the United Nations Development Fund for Women) and the Smith College Club of New York. Thetis’ experiences in Geneva during her junior year abroad from Smith, shortly after the end of World War II, played a formative role in her decision to attend Fletcher and her 55-year career devoted to foreign affairs education. Thetis is survived by her daughter, attorney Helen Diana “Heidi” Reavis, and Heidi’s husband, Steven M. Engel, a documentary and feature film producer. Thetis was capable, practical, thoughtful, softspoken and outgoing. She leaves a host of family and friends who sorely miss her. Those who wish to be in touch with Thetis’ family may do so by email at email@example.com or Steve@EngelEntertainment.com. BRYCE W. HARLAND, ESQ. (F’55) passed away in New Zealand on January 19, 2006, after a long illness. He was a career officer in New Zealand’s diplomatic service, serving as the country’s first Ambassador to China. Additionally, he served as Representative to the UN in New York from 1982-1985, was appointed New Zealand High Commissioner to the UK, and Ambassador to Ireland. He is survived by his wife, Anne Blackburn. KLAUS-DIETER VON SCHUMANN (F’57) died in Belgium on June 28, 2005 according to word from his family. He was born September 19, 1932 in Dresden. No further information was available at the time of this printing. WILLHELM H. VAN DEN TOORN (F’60) died of cancer at his
home in Washington, DC on December 13, 2004. He was 66 years old. A Capitol Hill community activist for many years, Willhelm received his undergraduate degree from Brown University before attending The Fletcher School. He is survived by his wife, Susan McCaffray van den Toorn, and daughter, Christen van den Toorn, as well as by his sister and twin brother.
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HAROLD J. SUTPHEN (F’64, F’67) passed away on December 5,
2005. Capt. Sutphen attended Brown University on a Navy ROTC scholarship before graduating from The Fletcher School with a doctorate in political science and international law. He pursued a career as a navy surface officer and both established and commanded the NROTC unit at Hampton Roads in Norfolk. His last tour of duty in the Navy was as Director of Navy sailing, overseeing the Navy’s professional and recreational sailing programs worldwide. He is survived by his wife, Helen, four children and grandchildren, as well as by a brother and sister-in-law. MADAM JUSTICE LYNN KING (F’68) died on March 18, 2005 in
Toronto, ON, Canada after a battle with breast cancer. She attended the University of Toronto and studied economics prior to her time at The Fletcher School. She then returned to the University of Toronto to earn her law degree. Among her many accomplishments, she was a partner in the first allfemale law firm in Toronto, and was highly respected by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband M.T. Kelly, two sons Jonah and Max, along with her mother, two siblings and their families. JOHN “TONY” COLSON (F’74) passed away on November 11, 2005. He was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Italy and spent the last 27 years in Northern Virginia where he worked as an Analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency. He retired in 2004. Tony is survived by his wife, Lorraine and his sisters, Patricia Ross, Kathleen Godden-Kent and Mary Colson. KEITH HUNTER (F’75) passed away after a short illness, at his home in Sunnyvale, CA. After graduating from Fletcher, he worked in Washington, D.C. for the federal government and later moved back to California to work in the aerospace and IT industries. Keith was known at Fletcher for his wit, smile, excellent manners, and especially for his Elvis impersonation. He will be greatly missed by his Fletcher friends and roommates. ANDREAS BRANDSTATTER (F’85) passed away after a sudden heart attack on January 7, 2006, at the age of 47. Mr. Brandstatter was a Child Protection Advisor with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, where he returned for his second tour of duty in August 2004. He worked for the UN for many years, holding posts in the Balkans, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa in Sierra Leone. Mr. Brandstatter is survived by his wife, Hilda, a physician, and sons Mark, 8, Eric, 6, and Nicolas 4.
ROBERT C. AMERSON, a former Edward R. Murrow Fellow at The Fletcher School, passed away at his home in Cape Cod February 25, 2006 after a brief illness. He was 80. Born and raised in South Dakota, he served in WWII and graduated from Macalester College in 1950 through the GI Bill. His talents in languages led him to the field of public relations, first for General Mills, and then, in 1955, for the newly minted United States Information Service (USIS). During his 23-year diplomatic career, he served in Caracas, Milan, Bologna, and twice in Rome; Bogota, Washington, DC; and Madrid. He concluded his USIS career as the Edward R. Murrow Fellow at Fletcher. Upon his retirement in 1978 he was an active member of WorldBoston and also Executive Director of the International business Center of New England. He wrote extensively: How Democracy Triumphed Over Dictatorship: Public Diplomacy in Venezuela (The American University Press, 1995), From the Hidewood: Memories of a Dakota Neighborhood (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1996) and numerous articles, novels, short stories, and essays. Above all, he was a wonderful husband and father. Robert Amerson is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy, and two daughters, Jane Kelly Amerson Lopez and Susan Robb Amerson Hartnett. He also has three grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives around the world. JOHN H. SPENCER, Fletcher Professor of International Law and African Affairs from 1960 until 1981, passed away on August 25, 2005, at the age of 97. He very fondly remembered his students, friends, and colleagues from Fletcher throughout the years. PHYLLIS BERRY WEBBER died on May 24, 2005 at the age of 81. She is fondly remembered as the Registrar of The Fletcher School, where she worked from 1974 to 1987. Phyllis is survived by her children, Jonathan and Marki Webber, and grandchildren Tawna, Chelsea, and Stephen. A memorial service was held in Nashua, NH on June 4.
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