Fletcher News vo lume 22 n umber 2 April 2001
in this issue 2 From the Fletcher Files 6 In Memoriam 7 Fletcher in the News 8 Notables 9 Class Notes 10 Fletcher Club News 18 Dean’s Corner
The newsletter of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massa ch us e t t s0 2 1 5 5
Stephen W. Bosworth Installed as Fletcher’s Seventh Dean by Terry Ann Knopf
n a ceremony steeped in tradition and high purpose, Stephen W. Bosworth, the former Ambassador to South Korea, was formally installed as the seventh Dean of The Fletcher School on March 7, 2001. He replaces John R. Galvin, the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO in Europe, who served as dean for five years until his retirement last summer. With university officials, Fletcher faculty, and its associate deans resplendent in their academic robes, Tufts University President John DiBiaggio and Provost Sol Gittleman led a dignified ceremony as 350 members of the Fletcher faculty, students, staff and other guests filled the ASEAN Auditorium. Indeed, Bosworth comes to Fletcher after having had a distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service from 1961 to 1988, which included assignments as Ambassador to Tunisia from 1979 to 1981 and Ambassador to the Philippines from 1984 to 1987. His previous overseas assignments included Paris, Madrid, and Panama City. From 1995 to 1997, he was the Executive Director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization [KEDO], an inter-governmental organization established by the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan. Before joining KEDO, Bosworth served eight years as President of the United States-Japan Foundation, a private American grant-making institution with extensive programs in education, leadership exchange, and policy studies. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he has served on Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees since 1992, and was also Board Chair from 1995 to 1999.
Each of the speakers at the ceremony came armed with a specific “charge” from his or her constituency for the dean. Representing the university, President DiBiaggio praised Fletcher as “the nation’s preeminent school focusing on international affairs,” adding that “The Fletcher School is an uncontested jewel of this university, and its brilliance becomes even more apparent when seen in combination with Tufts’ other treasures.” DiBiaggio also delivered a list of charges, urging that Dean Bosworth “exploit in the most positive ways the synergistic potential of the Fletcher School and of the University” and that he “advance the school’s international agenda by working collaboratively with other Tufts schools and programs.” Peter Ackerman (F’69), Chairman of Fletcher’s Board of Overseers, was detained in Washington, D.C. by a snowstorm. In his absence, Deborah W. Nutter, Associate Dean of Planning and Research, read his prepared remarks. Praising the new dean’s “talent and experience,” Ackerman exhorted him to notice
Tufts President John DiBiaggio welcomed Christine Bosworth and Dean Stephen Bosworth to Tufts.
a changing world that has become more volatile and where Fletcher’s contribution will be “critical.” “In the Western world, for the first time since the end of the Cold War, we know that the stock market goes down as well as up, and the negative wealth effect will force us to continued on next page
Alumni Charge to Dean Stephen W. Bosworth The following speech was written and presented by alumna Dr. Dorothy Meadow Sobol at the installation ceremony of Dean Bosworth on March 7, 2001. Dean Bosworth, President DiBiaggio, Honored Guests: It is with enormous pleasure that I stand before you this evening to represent the alumni of the Fletcher School. We alumni are roughly 6,000 in number. We come from every continent in the world and we claim citizenship in some 130 nations. Over
1,000 of us have chosen careers in government and international organizations. About a third of us have opted for positions in the private sector. Still others of us practice law, are involved in the media, and teach and do research at colleges and universities throughout the world. Some among us have received significant public recognition in our chosen careers; others of us have enjo yed less visible measures of professional success. But not one of us has left the Fletcher School with continued on page 4
F l e t c h e r N e w s My first weeks here at Fletcher have been everything I could have wished for. My wife, Chris, and I have been warmly welcomed by the Fletcher community and are delighted to be here. I have been impressed with the attitude and atmosphere of this institution, its students, faculty, and staff. As I become more familiar with the Fletcher community as a whole, however, I am gaining a better understanding of the role that alumni play in the overall Fletcher atmosphere and how you continue to serve the school throughout your careers. Having joined Fletcher directly following my term as U.S. Ambassador to the Republicof Korea, I cannot help but draw comparisons between the role of governmentappointed ambassadors and Fletcher graduates.
Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean of The Fletcher School
The term “ambassador” generallyevokes images of formal diplomacy, but in its most fundamentalsense, the word
means special representative, and Fletcher alumni are trulyFletcher’sambassadors. You representwhatFletcher is all about, whether working in the business, not-for-profit, or the governmentsector. At the installation ceremony in March, alumna Dorothy Sobol presented the charge for me on behalfof alumni. Her charge included preserving the features that make Fletcher special – the qualityof the studentbody, the excellence of the faculty, the flexibilityof the curriculum – while still improving upon them and other services the school provides to its students and alumni. In these undertakings, I am dedicated and eager to be of assistance. At the student-alumni career networking reception hosted at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. in February where I was first presented officially as Fletcher’s new dean, I was able to meet and speak with many D.C.area alumni. I firmlybelieve thatdirect contact with alumni is crucial as I seek your ideas on how best to strengthen even further the foundations of a Fletcher education. As I travel to meet with alumni around the world in the upcoming months, I hope to expand this dialogue and gain input from the hundreds of Fletcher’sambassadors that help to keep the institution on a path of excellence – through your thoughts, words, and actions – every day. During my tenure here, I will endeavor to raise the already high prominence of Fletcher by working with the entire Fletcher community – students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors alike. I hope that you, as alumni and ambassadors for the school, will appreciate your vital role in this community and will continue to assist these endeavors with your generosity and time. Fletcher needs your support!
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rethink conventional wisdom about globalization,” he said. “The situation in the Middle East is more dangerous than any time in the last 15 years. The wars in central Africa have intensified. Natural disasters still plague India and Central America.” Fletcher students were represented by Susan Fink, who is both a Ph.D. candidate and Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. Fink charged Dean Bosworth with maintaining the school’s high standards of excellence and commitment to public service. She also voiced concerns about the need for financial aid and smaller class sizes. But Fink’s remarks were also punctuated with humor – for instance, exhorting the dean to join the students for Fletcher’s famous complimentary coffee each morning. “We hope to see you walking around and joining us at coffee hour,” she said. “ We further hope that you drink decaf, since it would look most undiplomatic to wrestle our new dean for the last cup of coffee – right there in the Hall of Flags.” Representing Fletcher’s nearly 6,000 alumni was Dr. Dorothy Meadow Sobol (F’66), now Vice President of the Research and Marketing Analysis Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In celebrating “our remarkable diversity,” Sobol called on the dean to continue attracting quality students from all parts of the world, ensuring a “top notch” faculty by means of research support and sabbaticals, maintaining the school’s flexible curriculum, and preparing students to work in the real world. Sobol called on the dean to strengthen the career services department and increase efforts to attract employers to the campus for recruiting. “Competition in the job market, particularly the private sector, only gets more intense as business schools increasingly develop international programs of their own,” she said. Joel P. Trachtman, Professor of International Law and Academic Dean, spoke eloquently on behalf of the Fletcher faculty. He said it was “a joy and privilege” to teach at Fletcher “because we prepare our students to go on to responsible positions where they can use what they have learned at Fletcher to help mend a broken world, and build a better one.” In accordance with the school’s ambitious Strategic Plan for the Early 21st Century, Trachtman called on Dean Bosworth to lead by using new technologies to enhance
GMAP escapes Medford - at least for a little while
Afterthe ceremony, the charge-givershad a chance to speakwith the new Dean. (l-r): Dorothy Sobol, Provost Sol Gittleman, Associate Dean Deborah Nutter, Susan Fink, Dean Stephen Bosworth.
teaching, finding ways to teach across traditional boundaries, and enhancing the curriculum in areas “such as humanitarian studies and business, which address both the affluent and desperate sides of globalization.” Finally, Trachtman also called on the dean to encourage “cutting-edge research” which, he argued, was vital to the quality of teaching. “We want to teach our students to fish in the ocean of understanding about international relations,” he said. Fittingly, the final speaker was Dean Bosworth. Speaking in a firm voice and in measured tones, he pronounced the school “in fine shape” and promised to nurture Fletcher’s strong sense of community and idealistic spirit, while recruiting and maintaining the best students, teachers and scholars, and staff. Bosworth surveyed the state of the world, with all of its bewildering struggles and challenges. “In the most recent issue of Foreign Affairs, Fletcher graduate and board member Fred Bergsten warns us of economic and trade conflict with both Europe and Asia,” he said. “We watch the European Union both deepen and widen. We watch the struggles of Russia and Central Europe to find a new way in the world. “We wonder if peace is possible in the Middle East. We wonder how much defense is enough. We see great problems in bringing states than can or might do great harm into a
fair and just international community. We must help overcome the digital and economic divides that split the world into ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots.’ We have deep worries about the environment, human rights, and ethnic conflict, and about the will of states to address the serious issues associated with them.” Bosworth said that as the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea from 1997 until February 2001, he spent most of his time “working with others to heal the divide between North and South Korea. “We have made great strides,” he added, “but success is always fragile, and it takes serious and intelligent negotiation to keep it going.” Dean Bosworth said he was “honored and humbled” and “extraordinarily happy” to serve as Fletcher’s dean, adding, “I want to thank everyone – particularly the members of the search committee – who have made my coming here possible and easy. [My wife] Chris and I have arrived happy and well, feeling very well taken care of and warmly welcomed. We are looking forward to getting to know all of you, to having you as colleagues and friends, in the months and years ahead.” The audience rose and gave the new dean a standing ovation. A reception in the Hall of Flags followed, with the evening concluding with a private dinner.
For fifteen days in January, Costa Rica played host to 29 Fletcher GMAP students and 20 faculty and staffmembers, as well as Tufts Universi t yP residentJohn DiBiaggio. An unusual winter break vacation? Not quite. The Global Master of ArtsProgram (GMAP) is divided into three terms; each term includes a two-week residencysession and eleven weeks of computer-mediated instruction. While the initial and last residencies are both held on the Tufts Medford campus, the mid-term residency is held at an international site. The site for the lucky members of this year’s class - Fletcher’sfirst GMAP class was the village of San Rafael de Heredia, just outside of San Jose. Despite the warm climate, the GMAP Costa Rican residency was n o tj ust fun in the sun. Typically, students participated in 14-hour days, which included classes, group meetings, and guest lecturers. Speakers included Oscar Arias, former Presidentof Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Laureate; Thomas Dodd, U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica; and Fletcher alumnus Jaime Daremblum (F’64) and Costa Rican Ambassador to the United States. All addressed various topics tying into the residency’s theme: “Costa Rica in the Era of Globalization.” Other Costa Rican representatives joined the group for more intimate discussions on current topics over lunch. Guest si n cluded Fletcher alumni Leonardo Feinzaig (F’97), Ignacio Gallegos (F’90), Pedro Munoz (F’96), and Jairo Hernandez (F’90), as well as Danilo Arias from the Intel Corporation and Eduardo Lizano (Fletcher Parent ’89), Presidentof the Central Bank in Costa Rica. Studentsalso participated in two daylong activities, which were made possible by the extraordinary effortsofFletcher facultymembers. William R. Moomaw, professor of internationalenvironmental policy, escorted students to the La Selva BiologicalStation, where they walked through the Costa Rican rainforest and spotted such inhabitants as sloths, howler monkeys, and wild boars. International security studies professors Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr. and Richard H. Shultz, Jr. continued on page 4
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(l-r): Shahima Rehman, OscarArias, Associate Dean Deborah Nutter
recreated their annual Simulex, a simulated crisis exercise thatallows participants to better understand their options in resolving crises. Students were divided into five teams in which they represented various countries or constituencies (U.S./U.K., France/EU, OPEC countries, the Nigerian government, and Nigerian insurgents) dealing with a Nigerian civil war in the year 2005. Despite their intense schedule, students did have time to socialize and catch up since their last meeting, which occurred in July 2000 in Medford. Deborah W. Nutter, Associate Dean for Planning and Research and Director of GMAP, noted: “In this residency, we saw the students come together in a way we hadn’t seen before. It was as if they had been friends for years. Their e-mail discussions obviously fostered notonly the academic bu ta lso the community spiritthat is a hallmarkof Fletcher.” While the GMAP staff and faculty plan to choose new locations for each international residency - in order to further emphasize Fletcher’sgloba lp resence - this is no reflection on the wonderful atmosphere Costa Rica provided. The warmth of the country was found not only in the tropical temperatures, bu ta lso in its people, especially the Fletcher alumni who we n to u to f their way on severaloccasions to ensure that the GMAP students felt welcome and part of the greater Fletcher community. They participated in both academic and socialactivities throughout the residency, and gave GMAP studentsan opportunity to learn more about whatit is like to be a Fletcher alumnus, something they will experience for themselves come July 21, 2001, when GMAP’s first commencement ceremony is planned.
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less than a first-rate education and the opportunity to expand our vision of the world and our knowledge of who we are as individuals. As we Fletcher alums celebrate our remarkable diversity, we simultaneously rejoice in the bonds of friendship we share, forged during the time we spent together in the classrooms, in the library, in the TV room, in the eating hall, and, for many of us, in Fletcher or Blakeley Hall. While at Fletcher, we were indeed part of a very special community. In short, it is our common experience that binds us as alums, that unites us in our diversity, and that makes us one – in our loyalty to Fletcher, in our commitment to its continued excellence, and in our willingness to pledge both our time and our resources to its future. And so, Dean Bosworth, we alumni look to you to preserve those defining features of a Fletcher education that make this school so very special. What are those defining features? First, the students. We call on you, Dean Bosworth, to work with your colleagues in the admissions office to continue to attract quality students from all parts of the world – students who stand out for their ability, their diversity, their intellectual curiosity, and their character. To attract these students, we ask you to articulate clearly your vision for the School and to maintain the visibility of the School in the public eye by making use of public information initiatives, whether through the Internet or the printed catalog. We also ask that no student be denied admission to the Fletcher School for want of financial aid. Financial aid is a critical element if the School is to enroll diverse and genuinely talented classes in the 21st centur y. Second, the faculty. The success of Fletcher’s academic program, and thereby the School’s ability to attract highly qualified students, depends on the presence of a faculty that is top notch. Therefore, Dean Bosworth, we ask that you continue to ensure the excellence of the Fletcher faculty and its scholarly vitality through such means as research support, sabbaticals, and funds to encourage academic innovation. Third, the curriculum. A defining featur e of the Fletcher curriculum is the flexibility it allows students. With a minimum of required courses, students are able to tailor their
graduate program to their tastes and aspirations. In the process, however, it is critical that students not be left to flounder or to find at the end of their Fletcher education that they lack the competitive skills for the job market they have targeted for themselves. Thus, Dean Bosworth, we call on you to make certain that faculty advisors are indeed advisors, that they allot quality time to their advising responsibilities, and that they are recognized for their efforts. Preparing students for jobs in the real world must also be one of the goals of a Fletcher education. To help guide students in their career choices and to work with them in finding summer internships, we alumni call on you, Dean Bosworth, to continue to strengthen the career services office and expand efforts to attract employers to the Fletcher campus for recruiting. Competition in the job market, particularly the private sector, only gets more intense as business schools increasingly develop international programs of their own. Thus, Dean Bosworth, the alumni ask that through the career services office you work more intensively with the students in identifying job opportunities and articulating to prospective employers the broader strengths that Fletcher graduates offer. At the same time, we ask that the Fletcher School not lose sight of one of its traditional missions – that is, to help train young people to be the public leaders of the future. At no time in history has it ever been more important for the leaders of tomorrow to be well versed in a cross section of issues that impact a nation’s foreign relationships. This means that the new generation of public servants must be as knowledgeable about the commercial and economic aspects of a nation’s foreign relations as the political and cultural aspects. Finally, Dean Bosworth, we alumni, the living legacy of the Fletcher School, call on you to keep us informed, to draw on our expertise, to engage us in the activities of the school as mentors, advisors, and volunteers, and to listen to our concerns. We are delighted that you have joined the Fletcher community. We welcome you. We open our hearts to you. We wish you Godspeed.
New Endowed Chair in Humanitarian Studies Established at Fletcher On December 7, 2000, the Henry J. Leir Chair in Humanitarian Studies was formally established at a ceremony attended by nearly two hundred members of the Fletcher and Tufts community. Fletcher’s newest endowed chair was made possible by a generous bequest from the late Henry J. Leir, who was a longtime friend and supporter of Tufts University. Born in Germany in 1900, Leir fled when Hitler came to power, and he resettled in Luxembourg. A few years later, with the political climate becoming ever more difficult for Jews throughout Europe, he came to the United States, where he established successful businesses in international metals and mining. In 1968, he sold his companies and began to devote much of his time to philanthropic endeavors, particularly to children’s education, universities, medical institutions, and the elderly. He died in 1998 at the age of 98.
At the ceremony that took place in the ASEAN Auditorium, University Provost Sol Gittleman presented the chair to Peter Ackerman (F’69). Ackerman, Chairman of the Fletcher Board of Overseers, accepted on behalf of Fletcher before an audience that included other members of the university administration, faculty, and board of overseers, as well as students and friends of the school. Arthur Hoffman, Henry Leir’s longtime associate and President of the Leir Foundation, followed Ackerman’s address with words of praise for the benefactor, placing the establishment of the chair in a context rich with philanthropy and good will. In his address, he recalled an anecdote that personified the generosity and philosophy of Henry Leir. “But here at Tufts you have the proof of the deepest convictions of Henry Leir on the subject of humanitarianism. Just outside of this auditorium, in the Hall of Cabot Intercultural Center, is a rather enigmatic plaque; you may have wondered about its derivation. The story is that Jean Mayer [former Tufts president and worldrenowned nutritionist] informed Henry Leir that he wanted to mount a plaque to recognize his financial support for the Cabot Center. Here is Mr. Leir’s response: ‘When we decided to leave Luxembourg, the U.S. was represented here in Luxembourg by George Platt Waller, who showed extreme understanding for a situation of “refugees from Germany” and was exceptionally kind to
Helen Anderson, Director of Internship Programs, greets Arthur Hoffman before the ceremony begins.
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(l-r) Tufts University Vice President of Development Brian Lee, the Leir Foundation’s Margot Gibis, and Henry Leir Chairholder Associate Professor Peter Uvin.
us. Would it not perhaps be appropriate to make at the Fletcher School a plate for him as a foreign service officer, who, during the dark years in Europe, showed a thorough understanding of the situation and who at the same time gave an example of humanity? He enabled a couple, refugees from Germany, to immigrate into the U.S. in 1938, thus helping them to start a new life.’” Hoffman continued, “Consider the mind and heart of a man offered an honor by a great institution, but who recommends a substitute for recognition. Who does he choose? Not a famous name whose favor he seeks – that was not Henry Leir; rather he chooses merely a foreign service officer who, nearly 50 years before, performed a merciful, humanitarian act... Consider the mind and heart of Henry Leir – industrialist, internationalist, visionary, author of a prescription for world peace, relief and reconstruction, and - never forgotten by him – once a refugee in a life-or-death situation.” Peter Uvin, Associate Professor of International Humanitarian Studies, is the first holder of the chair and a distinguished scholar on international development aid and post-conflict assistance and peacebuilding. Following Arthur Hoffman’s remarks, Uvin delivered the inaugural lecture entitled “Promoting Development and Peace: Crossing Conceptual Boundaries and Conventional Borders.” Guests and attendees at the ceremony were later received at the home of Tufts President John DiBiaggio for dinner and an opportunity to meet the speakers.
From the Fletcher Files Hurst Hannum was a panelist at meetings on “Intervention and Prevention: The Lessons of Kosovo,” organized by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis University; “Facing Ethnic Conflicts: Perspectives from Research and PolicyMaking,” organized by the Center for Development Research (Bonn); “Secession and International Law,” organized by Santa Clara University School of Law and the Consortium on International Disputes Resolution; and, on the future of Yugoslavia, organized by students at Fletcher. He chaired a panel at a “Symposium on the Kashmir Conflict” at Harvard Law School and coorganized a workshop at Fletcher on the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, as part of a Carnegie-funded project on “Negotiating Self-Determination.” Professor Hannum also served as a short-term consultant for the Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, participating in negotiations between Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement; the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, teaching a human rights training session in Georgia and preparing a training manual on minority rights; and, the European Centre for Minority Issues, advising on a project on “Resolving Self-Determination through Complex PowerSharing Arrangements.” Alan K. Henrikson delivered a videoconference address, "The Process of Globalization and Its Impact on Politics and the State," on October 20, 2000, on the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the Academia Diplomática del Perú of the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores in Lima. He was also awarded that institution’s silver medal. Andrew C. Hess was invited by the Presidential Court, Center for Documentation & Research, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) in February to deliver a paper on “The Information Revolution and Its Impact Upon the Foreign Policies of Gulf Nations.”
Bernadette Kelley-Leccese was the guest of the Al-Nehayan Family of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. in February 2001. Bernie was invited to discuss additional diplomatic training programs for Fletcher and the U.A.E. and to visit the new Women’s Center at Al Ain University. Carsten Kowalczyk, Visiting Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at Harvard University, gave a seminar at the Graduate School of International Economics and Finance, and Department of Economics, at Brandeis University. Roberto Laver’s book, The Falkland/Malvinas Case: Breaking the Deadlock in the AngloArgentine Sovereignty Dispute (KLUWER Law International, The Hague), was issued in February. Sarah Mendelson, on leave last semester, wrote a number of articles including "The Putin Path: Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Retreat," Problems of Post-Communism Vol. 47, No. 5 (September/October 2000), 3-12; and "Democracy Assistance and Russia’s Transition: Between Success and Failure," International Security, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Spring 2001), 69-103. She also co-edited with John K. Glenn The Power and Limits of NGOs: Transitional Networks and Post-Communist Societies, (New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2002). Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr. co-authored with James E. Dougherty Contending Theories of International Relations, fifth edition (New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 2001); coedited with Richard H. Shultz The Role of Naval Forces in 21st Century Operations (Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2000); coedited with William R. Van Cleave Strategy an International Politics: Essays in Memory of Werner Kaltefleiter (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2000). He also co-edited with Dimitris Keridis NATO and Southeastern Europe: Security Issues for the Early 21st Centur y (Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2000), a collection of essays based on presentations from an international conference on this topic co-sponsored by the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and the Kokkalis Foundation,
held in April 1999 in Washington, D.C., following NATO’s Fiftieth Anniversary Summit. Professor Pfaltzgraff authored “The Importance of Global Leadership,” The World & I, a publication of The Washington Times, January 2001. In addition, he organized and co-chaired “National Strategies and Capabilities for a Changing World,” a major conference held in Arlington, Virginia, on November 15 and 16, 2000 that brought together nearly 500 participants. Hosted by the U.S. Army and co-sponsored by the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, The Fletcher School’s International Security Studies Program, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Net Assessment, speakers at the conference included all of the chiefs of the military services, and the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, members of Congress, and senior administration officials, past and present. In December 2000, the New England Aquarium hosted a lecture and book signing by Jeswald W. Salacuse to mark the publication of his new book The Wise Advisor: What Every Professional Should Know About Consulting and Counseling (Praeger, 2000). His other recent publications include “From Developing Countries to Emerging Markets: The Legal Challenges of Economic Change,” 2 International and Comparative Corporate Law Journal 277- 295 (2000) and “Direct Negotiation and Mediation in International Financial and Business Conflicts,” in NonJudicial Dispute Settlement in International Financial Transactions 53-72 ( Horn and Norton, eds., 2000). W. Scott Thompson launched his new book, The Baobab and the Mango Tree, in early January. A book party was held in Bangkok and Fletcher alumni attendance was coordinated by Kusuma Snitwongse (F’57).
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C ha r les N. S hane (F’58)
passed away December 27, 2000 at age 81. Chuck, as he was known to his colleagues, played a critical role at Fletcher – first as a student, and then as a member of the school’s administration. Dean Shane served Fletcher and Tufts University with dedication and distinction for over thirty-five years. For twenty years, from 1965 to 1985, as Fletcher Associate Dean, he ably assisted in all matters related to the direction and management of the school, and he was directly responsible for the supervision and management of all student services including admissions and student advising. As noted at his retirement in 1985 "for many generations of (Fletcher) students... he was the soul of the school." For the past sixteen years, he served as Associate Dean Emeritus and Consultant to the Dean where his wisdom, unassuming and kind manner, and institutional memory continued to contribute to the development of the school. In 1999, he was presented with the Dean’s Medal in recognition of his "extraordinary dedication and commitment to the Fletcher Community." A tangible symbol of the Fletcher family, Dean Shane earned two Fletcher degrees (MA’58, MALD’59), and met his wife, Josephine (Joy) Kidder Wadleigh (F’53) at the School. Their daughter, Julia, also graduated from Fletcher. The Shanes were central to the establishment of the Fletcher Host Family Program and legions of international students were welcomed to their Wayland home and introduced to the United States through their efforts. In 1984, Dean Shane was awarded the Tufts University Alumni Association’s (TUAA) Distinguished Service Award reflecting the respect he earned through his many years of able and thoughtful service to TUAA Committees. Of equal distinction was Dean Shane’s pre-Fletcher career. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1940 and served for twenty-five years, retiring with the rank of Captain in 1965. During World War II, he served as a deck officer on the heavy cruiser, the U.S.S. Indianapolis, and as a pilot and squadron navigator on anti-submarine missions in the Aleutian Islands. His service after the war included a
variety of commands at sea and in aviation squadrons, and later as a political military advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations, as a member of the policy planning staff of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and as strategic planning officer for U.S. Naval Forces in Europe. A resident of Wayland, Massachusetts since 1965, he was a congregant of the First Parish Church of Wayland and a member of the parish committee. He was a longtime member and former President of Arts, Wayland. Dean Shane leaves his wife, Joy; two daughters, Mary Wadleigh Jayne and Julia Shane Li; two sons, David and George Wadleigh; a brother, William Whitney Shane; two daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; five granddaughters; and, three grandsons. A memorial service was held at the Goddard Chapel at Tufts University on March 15, at which many members of the Fletcher community and alumni were present. A memorial scholarship fund has been created in Dean Shane’s name. Please contact the Office of External Relations for more information.
M A n d re w Wall a ce ( F’ 53 ) died on December 3, 2000. No further information was available at the time of publication.
C ha r l es H a rt le y W h i ta ke r ( F’ 38 ) of Falls Church, Virginia passed away at the end of February, 2001. Charles was a graduate of Brown University, and attended the Harvard School of Landscape Architecture as well as the Fletcher School. Following his studies at Fletcher, he entered the U.S. Foreign Service, in which capacity he was posted to Cuba, the Philippines, Granada, Montevideo, Chile, Uruguay, and Panama. He finished his diplomatic service in Washington, D.C., and during his retirement, Charles returned to his avocation of raising hemlock trees, placing many of them in Washington and the surrounding area. He leaves his wife, Harriet Randall Whitaker; a son, Joseph P. Whitaker II; three daughters, Andrea Bauman, Gretchen Whitaker, and Maria Whitaker; two sisters, Edith Whitaker Finelli and Marjory Whitaker Petrarca; and eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
L o u i s F re ch t l i ng ( F’ 3 5) died on December 28, 2000. Following his studies at Fletcher, Louis attended the University of Heidelberg and received his doctorate in diplomatic history from Oxford University’s Queen’s College. A World War II naval veteran, he enjoyed a distinguished career with the U.S. State Department, including a tour as chief of the research division for the Near East and Africa. In 1966, he became International Administration Office Director, from which position he retired in 1974. Louis was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and leaves his wife, Mary Porch Frechtling; a son, Douglas; a daughter, Susan Stewart; a brother; a sister; and, a grandson.
Cy r u s M a n zoor ( F’ 6 5) passed away on August 12, 2000 in Kyrenia, North Cyprus. After graduating from Fletcher, he worked in the Iranian civil service and was instrumental in the planning of two universities. In 1979, he was Vice President of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, in charge of international and legal affairs. Since 1990, he founded and chaired the Department of International Relations at the Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus (Turkish Cyprus.) As was true for many of his classmates, Cyrus was a dedicated public servant who tried to make the world a little better place than he found it. He was interested in development issues and had an impact in all of his posts. His death was widely reported in North Cyprus, an indication of the respect accorded him in his adopted land. He leaves his wife Monelle Manzoor, who contributed the information for this article. - by Larry Struve
Wade Wi ll i ams o n ( F’ 56 ) passed away July 20, 2000 and is survived by his wife, Deborah Williamson. He was a retired U.S. Army colonel. No further information was available at the time of publication.
D i e t e r Zs ch o ck ( F ’ 6 3 ) died on January 17, 2001 at his home in Stony Brook, New York. He graduated in 1962 from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Colorado, and following his studies at Fletcher, went on to receive a Ph.D. in international economics from Princeton University. In 1966, Dieter began teaching economics at Stony Brook and was appointed as an administrator to the president’s office, where he was director of the Economic Research Bureau. He directed studies in public health financing with the Pan American Health Organization and was sponsored by organizations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank to conduct research throughout Latin America. He was an avid sportsman, engaging in sailing, skiing, mountain trekking, and golf. Until his death, Dieter was a researcher, professor, and administrator at the State University at Stony Brook. Dieter is survived by his wife, Laura Day Bevin Zschock; a brother, Charles W. Zschock; two daughters, Heather Zschock and Martha Zschock; and a granddaughter, Bevin Gracie Burns.
Fletcher in the News The following is an abridged collection of Fletcher’smost recent news mentions. For additional information, please contact our publicist, Terry Ann Knopf, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 627-2778. A uth or e d Daniel Fahey (F’02): “Toxic by-product of U.S. weapons cited in illnesses,” Op-Ed, The Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2001 (reprinted in The Providence Journal and The Bergen Record); “My Gulf War,” The Boston Globe, February 25, 2001. Brian Gibel (F’01): “Old controversy takes shoes to new heights,” Christian Science Monitor, November 29, 2000; “The crises are imaginary, the diplomacy lessons real,” Christian Science Monitor, December 19, 2000. John Hammock and Maria Elene Letona: “The forgotten El Salvador,” Op-Ed, The Boston Globe, January 20, 2001.
I nt e rv i e we d Stephen Bosworth: “U.S. envoy to ROK says Bush team to support Kim’s DPRK policy,” The Korean Herald, January 30, 2001. Daniel Fahey (F’02): “Presssure mounts for broader studies into effects on health,“ Financial Times, January 18, 2001. Marc Gopin: “Boston Common,” WHDHChannel 7, Boston, talking about the IsraeliPalestinian conflict, November 18, 2000. William Moomaw: “The World,” BBCWGBH, discussing the climate change conference in Shanghai, January 22, 2001. Alfred Rubin: panel discussion “War Crimes vs. Kissinger,” C-SPAN, led by Harper’s Magazine editor, Lewis Lapham, also included Roger Morris and Christopher Hitchens, February 22, 2001. W. Scott Thompson: BBC News, discussing political crisis in the Philippines, January 19, 2001.
Quote d James Holmes (F’98 and Ph.D. candidate): “Let’s finally end the Gulf War,” Op-Ed, The Boston Globe, January 16, 2001. Matthew Kahn: “Giving hybrids traction,” The Boston Sunday Globe, February 25, 2001. W. Scott Thompson: “Clinton and Estrada what’s the difference?” The Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 14, 2001; “Philippines deserves help against Estrada,” The Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2001.
Stephen Bosworth: “U.S. government likely to support Korea Sunshine Policy,” Dow Jones International News, January 29, 2001; “North Korea reveals terms for ending missile launch program,” The Washington Times, February 23, 2001; “South Korean leader to urge Bush to pursue talks with North Korea,” The Boston Globe, March 7, 2001. Daniel Fahey (F’02): “Aftershocks from antitank shells,” Christian Science Monitor, January 9, 2001. Hurst Hannum: “Somalian tries to step away from anarchy,” The Boston Sunday Globe, January 14, 2001; “Global hot spots to confront Bush team,” The Boston Globe, January 15, 2001. Alan Henrikson: “Clinton’s diplomatic legacy might include several countries,” Kyoto News, December 29, 2000.
Andrew Hess: “Royalty in exile,” The Los Angeles Times, February 6, 2001. Sue Lautze: “UN reports drought causing vast hunger, 60 million at risk from war,” The Boston Globe, February 26, 2001. Lisa Lynch: “Colleges wonder why the ranks are disproportionately thin, Economics major draws few women,” The Boston Sunday Globe, February 4, 2001. Robert Pfaltzgraff: “Bush names Colin Powell to be his secretary of state,” Bloomberg News, December 19, 2000; “Missile system’s best defense is public opinion... sort of,” The Boston Sunday Globe, January 28, 2001; “Powell prepares for first foreign trip as secretary of state,” Scripps-Howard News Service, February 22, 2001. Richard Schultz: “Wolfowitz picked for no. 2 Pentagon post,” Reuters, February 5, 2001.
F e at u r e d Janet Sawin (F’93 and Ph.D. candidate): “A student field trip to rescue the planet,” The New York Times, November 25, 2000.
M e nt i on e d Stephen Bosworth: “Bush may look to veteran Asia team,” The Asia Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2001.
Notables S pe a ke r s Rafeeuddin Ahmed, Director, Programming of Assistance to the Palestinian People, UNDP, “The United Nations and Development,” December 7, 2000. Kiyotaka Akasaka, Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations, “After Kyoto: A Negotiator’s Perspective on Climate Change Negotiations,” January 25, 2001. Alice Amsden, Professor of Political Economy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Globalism and Economic Nationalism,” February 13, 2001. E. R. Bedard, Lieutenant General, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policy and Operations, “The International Security Environment and Future Marine Corps Concepts and Capabilities,” November 28, 2000. Richard Bernstein, book critic, The New York Times, "Must-Read Books for Internationalists," February 26, 2001. Neta Crawford, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, "The Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention," February 28, 2001. Aleska Djilas, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, “Serbia in Transition?” November 27, 2000. John Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Georgetown University, “The Future of Islam,” February 22, 2001. Daniel Lubetzky, Founder and President, Peace Works, “The Business of Peace,” December 8, 2000. Maryse Robert (F’91), Senior Specialist, OrganizationAmerican States Trade Unit, discussing new book Negotiating NAFTA: Explaining the Outcome in Culture, Textiles, Autos, and Pharmaceuticals, February 22, 2001. David Roberts, Managing Director and Senior International
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Economist, Banc of America Securities, January 22, 2001. Michael Ryan, General and Chief of Staff, United States Air Force, “Air Force Vision 2000 and Challenges for the Future,” November 30, 2000. Hillel Shuval, professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “Approaches for Resolving the Water Conflicts between Israel and Her Neighbors on the Jordan River Basin,” March 5, 2001. Clifford Stanley, Major General and Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, "Psychology 101: Why we fight... the need for standing armies," January 24, 2001. Hansjoerg Strohmeyer, Policy Advisor, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, “Following the Intervention: The UN’s Experience in Establishing Justice Systems in Kosovo and East Timor,” November 30, 2000. John Tilney, Managing Vice President, Abt Associates, “Globalization of Business: One Continent [Africa] Left Behind,” February 22, 2001. Jamil Mahuad Witt, former President of Ecuador, “The Political Implications of Dollarization,” December 4, 2000.
Pa n e l s “Climate Change After Kyoto: Negotiators’ Perspective,” with presentations by William Moomaw, Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Ambassador Kiyotaka Akasaka, Daniel Reifsnyder, January 25, 2001. “Religion in Bosnia: A Force for Violence or Reconciliation?” with presentations by Dragica Levi, Vesna Pehar, Vildana Selimbegovic, Mileva Skert, February 14, 2001. Fletcher Fire-side Chat, sponsored by the International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Club,
“The Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons,” with presentations by William Martel and Daniel Fahey, February 27, 2001.
Co n f e r e nces The International Security Studies Program (ISSP) co-sponsored with the United States Army, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Net Assessment, “National Strategies and Capabilities for a Changing World,” featuring Condoleezza Rice, Lt. General Brent Scowcroft, General Henry Shelton among others, November 15-16, 2000. (For more information, please visit http://www. ifpafletcherconference.com).
M o v i ng U p Carol Murphy has taken over the position of International Student Advisor and Assistant Registrar, continuing her tenure of nine years in the Registrar’s Office. Nicole Joy Hales has moved from the Office of External Relations to the Global Masters of Arts Program. While her efforts were instrumental in making this newsletter what it has evolved into over the past few years, her talents are being well utilized as the new Manager for Admissions and Activities for GMAP. Mirja Troppenhagen, who has been assisting various members of the faculty and administration since November 2000, has joined the staff fulltime as assistant to Professors William Moomaw, Leila Fawaz, Lee McKnight, and Ana Margheritis.
F L E T C H E R S T U D E N T F I L E S Sebastian Knoke (F’02) co-authored an article on “Practical Aspects of the Introduction of the Euro.” Together with Wolfgang Kilb from the German Ministry of Finance, he published the article in the Euro-Guide. William Lawrence (F’93 and Ph.D. candidate) is interviewing young Algerians on the continuing conflict with a research grant from the American Institute for Maghrib Study. He is publishing an article on translation of Algerian Rai and Moroccan Shaabi with Oxford University Press. As President of the AIMS Graduate Association, he has organized a number of workshops and meetings in Boston and around the country. He has also become Interim Editor of Praxis, the Fletcher School Journal of Development Studies, and serves as CoResident Director of Blakeley Hall with his wife, Bouchra Aquil, who Relations. She will continue her coursework for her dual degree with the Tufts Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning department on a part-time basis.
M o v i ng I n Megan Brachtl has moved from ranks of first-year Fletcher student to Coordinator of Alumni Relations in the Office of External
M o v i ng O u t Elizabeth Ginsberg left the Office of External Relations in February. She has moved to a
matriculated at Fletcher in January 2001. Janet Sawin (F’93 and Ph.D. candidate) lobbied at the follow-up meeting for the Kyoto Protocol at The Hague in November 2000. Some of her activities were profiled in an article in The New York Times. The Fletcher Jessup Team (Ulrik AhnfeldtMollerup (F’01), Dave Delaney (F’01), Masha Kravkova (F’02), Dorothy Ngutter (F’02), Grigore Scarlatoiu (F’02)) competed in the regional round of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in February. At this round, which took place at Harvard Law School, the team won all four of their oral arguments and Dave Delaney won 3rd prize in the Best Oralist Competition. Despite their best efforts, the team did not advance to the regional semi-finals.
position at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in the development office, which will allow her to better balance her time with her young children with her time at work. She and her enormous efforts for Fletcher will be missed, though she insists that her fondness for Fletcher cannot – and will not – be diminished.
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Yunju Ko (F’99) DeputyDirector North America Trade Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Seoul 110-760 Korea email@example.com
Mark Ferri (F’86) NStar Services 800 Boylston Street, P-1705 Boston, MA 02199-8003 firstname.lastname@example.org
The last Fletcher Downtown event was held February 27th, with guest speaker former U. S. Ambassador Monteagle Stearns. Ambassador Stearns’ topic was “General Powell and the State Department: Shaping Up American Diplomacy.” This was a terrific event, and was organized and generously hosted by Farah Pandith (F’95), in the offices of Offices of Mintz Levin and ML Strategies at One Financial Center. Kudos to Dr. B. Gresh Lattimore (F’65), along with former foreign service officer James Kaddaras (Tufts’76), for their combined efforts in getting Ambassador Stearns to address the group.
B r a zi l Paulo A. P. Bilyk(F’92) FimpacSecuri Avenue Brigadeiro Faria Lima 1485 Torre Norte, 11 Andar São Paulo SP 01452-000 Brazil email@example.com
Paulo Bilyk and wife, Bacy, hosted the 4th Annual Fletcher Club of Brazil dinner on February 1 in their new home in São Paulo. Eleven attendees enjoyed a meal that focused on foods native to Brazil, and listened to guest speaker Ricardo Anderaos discuss the future of technology as machines take on greater human traits. The dinner was such a success, the club is considering making the annual event a semi-annual event.
The Fourth Annual Fletcher Club of Brazil Dinnerdrew (l-r): BlasGomm (F’88), Daniella Michelin (F’00), Yara de Abreu Lewandowski, Henrique Lewandowski (F’81), Brandon Day (F’00), Paulo Bilyk(F’92), Sean Lieb (F’97), Daniel Sonder (F’99), Kwang Kim (F’99).
Geneva Philippe Truan (F’89) 5, Chemin de Mapraz 1226 Geneva Switzerland
Club president Philippe Truan and vice-president John H. King (F’69) have initiated their club email list and hope to use it as a means for planning group activities. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office of External Relations.
N e w Yo r k Meeta Anand (F’96) 17 East 95th Street, Apt. 1W New York, NY 10128 email@example.com
The New York club held their annual general meeting on March 1, where David Vinjamuri’s (F’91) term as club president ended, and a new group of executive board members were voted in. The new board includes Meeta Anand as president; Philip Aquilino (F’96) as vice-president, Mosud Mannan (F’89) as secretary, Claudine Welti (F’97) as treasurer, and David Steiner (F’85) as club liaison. Congratulations to all!
S a n F r a n c i s co OlafGroth (F’95) OJG@fletcher.alumlink.com LizHudson (F’98) firstname.lastname@example.org Sandra Short (F’82) Sandra_Short@peoplesoft.com Dorothy Tomaszewski (F’93) dorothy.tomaszewski@ mail.doc.gov
Olaf Groth hosted a brunch on February 18 for club members to meet with outgoing Director of External Relations, Betsy Ginsberg, and to meet new Coordinator for Alumni Relations, Megan Brachtl. Also present were Sandra Short (F’82), Rhonda Vitanye (F’91), Loretta Graziano Breuning (F’76), and her husband, Bill, to share ideas on the role of the Office of External Relations and the activities of the Fletcher West club. Members of the club had also welcomed Dorothy Orszulak, Program Director for International Business Relations at Fletcher, earlier in the month. The club is still holding its regular monthly happy hours alternately at the London Wine Bar in San Francisco and at Fanny & Alexander’s in Palo Alto. For more information, please e-mail the group at fletcherwest@egroups .com.
Professor Alan Wachman (F’84) visited Seoul for January 12 to 14. Jai-chang Kim (F’98 and Ph.D. candidate), currently head of Korean Defense Reform Committee of Ministry of Defense; Dr. Dalchoong Kim (F’66), president of World Political Science Association and professor at Yonsei University, Professor Sung Yoon Lee (F’98) from Tufts; and, Yunju Ko had dinner together with Professor Wachman.
T o ky o Aya Konishi Abe (F’91) 506-4 Kuji Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki 213-0032 Japan email@example.com Mariko Noda (F’90) 6-31-2 Chimoshakujii Nerima-ku Tokyo 177 Japan firstname.lastname@example.org
Aya Abe reports that local Fletcher alumni are busy setting up an “Official Tokyo Club.”
Vienna Rainer Staub (F’96) Slatingausse 6/B/12 A-1130 Vienna, Austria email@example.com
The Vienna club is proud to announce the launching of their own website, at http://www. fletcher-club.at. The establishment of this site is the first of several new initiatives for the club.
W a sh i n gton , D.C . Gayle Meyers (F’97) 2828 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. #312 Washington, D.C. 20008 firstname.lastname@example.org
On December 7, 2000, the D.C. Fletcher Women’s Networking group kicked off their activities with a recption organized by Marcia Greenberg (F’91). Since January, the greater D.C. club has been under new leadership, with Gayle Meyers and Colum Garrity (F’98) taking the helm as president and vice-president, respectively. Erin Conaton (F’95 and Ph.D. candidate) serves as treasurer. In mid-February, the club was instrumental in making the annual student-career networking trip to Washington a success. Alumni from the club not only spoke on panels throughout the two-day event, but also came out in droves to socialize and meet students, as well as the new Dean, at a reception held at the Chinese Embassy on February 15.
(l-r): Sandra Granzow (F’62), Marcia Greenberg (F’91), Alice Clark (F’91), and Martha Brettschneider(F’91) catching up at the D.C. Fletcher Women’sNetworking reception thatwasheld in December. The group may be contacted atfletcher-dcw@ listproc. tufts.edu.
Fletcher Students Visit ABC’s “Nightline”by Terry Ann Knopf other fletcher club contac ts B a ng ko k Kusuma Snitwongse (F’57) 245 Sukhumvit Road – Soi 21 Bangkok10110 Thailand Kusuma.S@chula.ac.th
B a ng la d e s h Masud bin Momen (F’90) Director, Foreign Secretary’s Office Ministry of Foreign Affairs Segun Bagicha Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
Beijing Nicole Monter (F’98), and Agustin Escardino (F’97) Delegation ofthe European Union Dongzhimenwai Dajie 15, Sanlitun, 100600 Beijing, PRC email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
B u da pe s t Tom Schwieters (F’97) Taro Gato Lejto 8., I/4 1021 Budapest Hungary email@example.com
C h ic a g o H. Jürgen Hess (F’86) 743 West Buckingham Place, Apt. 2 Chicago, IL60657 firstname.lastname@example.org
G e r m a ny / Ce nt r a l Eu ro pe Jan-Philipp Goertz(F’98) Deutsche Lufthansa International Affairs (BRU CP) 130 Rue du Trone 1040 Brussels Belgium JPGoertz@aol.com
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L o n do n Cynthia Valianti Corbett (F’78) 15 Claremont Lodge, 15 The Downs Wimbledon SW20 8UA United Kingdom email@example.com
Pa r i s Julien Naginski (F’93) 104, rue Eugene Labiche Rueil 92500 France firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicholas Ray (F’94) 2 clos d’Antheaume 6 Rue des Poilus 78600 Le Mesnil Le Roi France email@example.com
T a i pe i Ben Benitez(F’98) Philippine Representative Office in Taiwan 4/F MetrobankPlaza 107 Chung Hsaio E. Road, Sec. 4 Taipei, Taiwan firstname.lastname@example.org
It was a most unusual scene at ABC News. Network news stars Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts sauntered in; correspondent Jackie Judd got off the elevator, looking pre-occupied; while correspondent Chris Wallace was spotted schmoozing in the newsroom. Meanwhile, about 25 Fletcher students milled about the lobby at ABC News, waiting to be escorted to the premises of “Nightline.” It was all part of a February career trip to Washington, D.C. organized by Fletcher’s Office of Career Services and designed to provide students with information and networking opportunities. The first stop was to an informal conference room to meet with John Donvan, a “Nightline” correspondent and sometime backup anchor for Ted Koppel. The event was set up by Tamara Golden, Associate Director of Career Services, Daniel Green (F’91), now a “Nightline” producer, and Jennifer Lahue (F’00). Donvan’s talk focused primarily on the network news business. But it was followed by a second panel session, also held at ABC News, featuring a more nuts-and-bolts discussion of journalism as a career. All of the panelists were Fletcher alumni. Thomas Shanker (F ‘82), now foreign policy and economics editor at The New York Times, warned with a wry smile of the hazards of print journalism: “The pay’s not great, the hours are lousy, it’s terrible on your home life – and others might try to kill you.” On the other hand, Susan Riker (F ‘86), now a business executive at U.S. News & World Report, recalled going into banking, where she became disillusioned. Eventually, she wound up as an intern with Newsweek magazine. “That was the turning point,” she said. Upon finishing her studies at Fletcher, she landed a job at U.S. News & World Report. Fourteen years later, having risen to the level of vice president who oversees the magazine’s on-line business, Riker says she wishes she could have taken the business, finance, and banking courses now available at Fletcher. “I’m blown away by the courses Fletcher now offers,” she said. Dan Green told how he had studied communications and become interested in how the media was influencing politi-
The Fletch e rp a nel at “Nightline” included (l-r): Thomas Shanker (F’82), Daniel Green (F’91), Susan Riker (F’86), Andrew Walworth (F’81).
cal and social changes in South Africa. “A Fletcher professor said ‘Why not go to one of the hotspots of the world?’ I had a degree, but no job. I packed two bags,” reminisced Green. After a couple of overseas jobs, he was picked up by ABC News and was eventually hired as a full-time producer for its South African bureau. He has been with “Nightline” for the past four years. John Greco (F’88), now an associate producer at “NBC Dateline,” told how he zigzagged his way to broadcast journalism. Starting out with a PR job at General Motors, he later became a researcher and associate producer at Hedrick Smith Productions, working on a project about America’s economic competitors. “It was the great Fletcher TV job,” he recalled proudly. Andrew Walworth (F’81) is now the president of his own independent production house called New River Media, Inc. In his remarks, he amused the audience with stories about his earlier career. “I once worked for John McLaughlin [the blustery host of The McLaughlin Group]. The day before Christmas, he fired me.” Walworth is much happier running his own production house which he started seven years ago, producing programming for PBS, such as “Frontline” and “Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg,” the Learning Channel, and for NHK Television in Japan. As for jobs in journalism, the panelists had mixed messages for the students. “Nightline’s” Dan Green sounded an optimistic note about the availability of jobs. “I managed to pay off my school loans in several years,” he said. “Once you get into TV, you can move up fairly quickly.” But in an obvious reference to painful layoffs at NBC News, “Dateline’s” John Greco smiled while warning: “If I leave this room and don’t come back, you’ll know what happened.”
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The D.C. reception on February15, 2001 atthe Chinese Embassy wasgenerously hosted by Fletcher alumnus MinisterLiu Xiaoming (F’83) (pictured in the background with Peter Ackerman (F’69), Chairman of the Board of Overseers, with the new Dean speaking). The event wasa great success, serving notonly to bring D.C.-area alumni and current students togetherto network, but also to allow D.C. alumni a chance to welcome Dean Bosworth and hiswife, Christine. Despite the inclement weather, over300 alumni, students, and guests were in attendance. Editor: Megan V. Brachtl, Coordinator of Alumni Relations Contributors: Nicole Joy Hales, Terry Ann Knopf Design and Production: Furtado Communication Design Photography: Marcia Greenberg, Richard Howard, MarkMorelli, Michael Lutsh, Richard Holden, J.D. Sloane Office of External Relations Staff: Elizabeth W. Rowe (F’83), Interim Director; Jennifer Hoegen, AssistantDirector; Cynthia Weymouth, Administrative Assistant; Kathy Bobick, S ta f fA ssistant; Stephanie King, Reunion Manager www.fletcher.tufts.edu www.fletcher.onlinecommunity.com
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Editor’sNote This issue of the Fletcher News comes to you after three rather intense months in this new alumni relations coordinator position. I joined the Fletcher community as a full-time MALD student in August of 2000, and began working part-time as a work-study student in the Office of External Relations in October. In a strange twist of events, I shifted my status as Fletcher student to Fletcher staff in Januar y, and am thrilled to have done so. The high level of cooperation in this office, as well as between offices at Fletcher, is a great boon to the school, and I am happy to be a part of the team. It also pleases me to be able to devote most of my energies to the alumni clubs, which play a key role in maintaining the Fletcher network that we all value and utilize. Someday I, too, will join the illustrious group that is the Fletcher alumni, and I look forward to it. This issue of the Fletcher News also comes to you after several busy weeks of working with – and for – the new dean. Since his arrival, Dean Bosworth has been constantly on the go, traveling to numerous domestic – and foreign – destinations, frequently accompanied by his wife, Christine. When he is not on tour, he is in his office, being briefed and debriefed on all sorts of important matters pertaining to the state of the school. In these first few months of his tenure at Fletcher, one of Dean Bosworth’s most important missions is to meet you, the alumni. So far, receptions have been held in Washington, D.C. and New York, and receptions in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, as well as in Europe, are in various stages of planning for the near future. The idea behind these receptions is to give alumni an opportunity early on to see and speak with the Dean, reunite with former classmates, and re-engage with other members of the Fletcher community. Unfortunately, due to financial, time, and, quite frankly, geographical constraints, not all alumni can be reached with these receptions. With this in mind, we hope that those of you who are invited to one of these events can find the time in your very busy schedules to attend. Dean Bosworth will be happy to meet you. Finally, this issue of the Fletcher News comes to you in the midst of preparations for class reunion in May. If you have not heard, festivities will take place starting May 17 with the Tufts Night at the Pops, and will continue through Sunday, May 20, the day of commencement. Oodles of fun activities are planned, so please contact us if you would like to attend. Best wishes to all, and keep in touch!
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