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Richard Opio, F11 â€” Leadership for a Bright Future
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FEATURES Lessons from a Difficult Past, Leadership for a Bright Future – 4 Amar Bhidé Considers Economic Collapse and Ways of Social Science – 6 Fletcher Fall Reunion – 14 Richard Opio, F11
Look Ahead and Give Back to The Fletcher School – 39 DEPARTMENTS From the Fletcher Files – 8 Club News – 10 Club Contacts – 13
Professor Amar Bhidé
Class Notes – 16 In Memoriam – 37
Fletcher Fall Reunion
FLETCHER NEWS VOLUME 32 NUMBER 1 FALL / WINTER 2010
COVER PHOTOGRAPH Alonso Nichols
Bronwyn McCarty Director of The Fletcher Fund
PHOTOGRAPHS Ellen Callaway, Nathaniel Eberle, Alonso Nichols, SHAPE Public Affairs Office
Moira Rafferty Assistant Director of The Fletcher Fund Sarah Bunnell Coordinator of Reunion Programs
EDITORS Leah S. Brady, Laura McLaughlin
Thaddeus Thompson, F01 Associate Director of Development
OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS Kathleen Bobick Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Weingarden Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Leah S. Brady Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Stewardship Laura H. McLaughlin Coordinator of Alumni Relations and Stewardship
Cynthia Weymouth Administrative Assistant Special thanks to: Kate McLaughlin
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Greetings from Fletcher, Christine and I, along with Fletcher staff, have just returned from São Paulo, Brazil, where we were delighted to meet with more than 70 alumni and friends of the School for a Fletcher Symposium entitled, “Brazil as an Emerging Power: Challenges and Choices.” Following the Symposium, the Advisory Group for Latin America met to establish next steps for increasing the School’s visibility in Brazil and throughout the region. As in all my travels, this trip reminded me of how fortunate and unique Fletcher is to have an alumni community that, although geographically distant from campus, remains deeply engaged with the School and dedicated to connecting with one another. As testament to this connection, I am pleased to report that our Fletcher alumni clubs now number sixty groups stretching from Washington, D.C., to Uganda, including our newest clubs in Turkey and the Netherlands. I am grateful to the many alumni volunteers who serve as leaders of their club, as class secretaries, reunion committee members, class fund agents, career services and admissions volunteers, and as members of our Advisory Groups and Board of Overseers. I believe that their commitment is crucial to Fletcher’s success among its peer institutions. Back on campus, our newest class has settled into the rigorous pace of academic life. These 265 students were selected from a pool of 1,818 applicants and hail from 42 countries. Of our United States population, 20% are students of color. As with each new class, diversity remains one of the defining characteristics of our student body. Students regularly note that
the myriad experiences of their peers add to the richness and reward of the learning experience at Fletcher. To kick off its tenth anniversary, the Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP@10) welcomed more than 150 graduates and guests in Washington, D.C., in October for a weekend of celebration and cerebral connection. In addition to a black-tie gala on Friday evening hosted by German Ambassador Klaus Scharioth, F74, F78, and Mrs. Scharioth, the weekend events included panel discussions held at the Embassies of Italy and Indonesia, led by the program’s distinguished graduates. In the typical Fletcher tradition, the discussions spanned the globe and sectors from Asia to Africa, from climate change to the three Ds — development, defense, and diplomacy. With now more than 500 graduates at mid- and senior levels of organizations around the world, GMAP continues to bring an added depth of experience and alumni participation to the Fletcher community. Finally, our sights are set on the close of Tufts’ and Fletcher’s Beyond Boundaries comprehensive campaign. As of the end of September, we had reached 83.2% of our $100 million goal, and we are making great strides towards its successful completion. Financial aid remains our top priority, and I am confident that we will meet our campaign commitment to double the amount of financial aid available to attract the very best students. In addition, funds raised for the campaign will help increase the size of the faculty and its research capabilities, strengthen and expand our educational programs, and upgrade and maintain a world-class
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facility. We have attracted substantial support, which has made a tremendous impact at the School. I call on the entire Fletcher community to help us finish this ambitious task. All members of the Fletcher global network will benefit from the success of this campaign, and I invite your active participation. Thank you for the many ways you help make the Fletcher community the only one of its kind. Sincerely,
Stephen W. Bosworth Dean
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Lessons from a Difficult Past, Leadership for a Bright Future On a sultry evening in Kampala, Uganda, this past July 11, Richard Opio, F11, was enjoying the final game of the World Cup over dinner with friends at an Ethiopian restaurant in the lively and international Kabalaga district. Opio had met up with fellow Fletcher students Stewart Kelly, F11, and Lisa Inks, F10, who, like Richard, were in Uganda as a part of summer internships. Just one minute before the end of the first half, a sudden, powerful blast ripped through the restaurant, knocking Opio to the floor. “I had no idea what had happened, but I realized I wasn’t seriously injured so I looked around to see if I could help anyone else who had fallen,” recalls Opio. That’s when he encountered a horrifying sight: decapitated bodies and blood littered the restaurant floor. Opio found Kelly, Inks, and a fourth friend who had joined them for dinner, and the group fled to safety. Later Opio learned that he and his friends had been seated only seven meters from where a suicide bomber detonated a fatal blast. A second attack occurring around the same time had exploded in a crowd of soccer fans in a nearby rugby club. Linked to a Somali militant group, the twin bombings killed 76 people and injured over 70, a gruesome reminder that, in Uganda, peace remains elusive. Though Opio had never been this close to a terrorist bombing before, he is certainly no stranger to them. Growing up in a nation that has endured decades of bloody civil war, he did not know safety or security throughout most of his life. Even so, Opio holds an unwavering vision of peace for his war-ravaged home country—a vision that has led him all the way to Fletcher’s Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Program, where he is training to become an agent of change for Uganda. “Nobody should grow up with the kinds of experiences of violence that I had as a child,” he says. “I want to ensure children growing up in Uganda do not have the childhood that I did.” Opio was born in northern Uganda in 1979, just as rebel groups ousted militaristic dictator Idi Amin after a murderous eight-year regime that left the nation’s economy devastated. When Opio was only six months old — his mother tells him — armed anti-government militias attacked his home town of Lira, and his family escaped to the bush. Amid the chaos and darkness, Opio was lost in the wilderness where he spent the night alone, an unprotected infant, before being reunited with his family.
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Over the next seven years, bloody coups would topple five more Ugandan leaders, each new regime’s army exacting retribution from the people, patrolling the countryside and victimizing villagers in a brutal push to gain or maintain political dominance. Military groups, associated with Uganda’s current President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, seized citizens’ property and squashed their livelihoods. Opio says that the army butchered several of his relatives with machetes. “Home was unlivable, so we lived in the bush. Our life was a life subsisting with animals,” explains Opio. Change came when Opio, then 12, was sent to live with his uncle in the relatively stable city of Kotido, which offered Opio “a few years of relief.” His uncle arranged for him to attend school. There his teachers encouraged his burgeoning academic gifts. “I came to believe that I could put my mind and my talents to building a better life for all people in Uganda,” Opio remembers. “I started to have hope.”
“Nobody should grow up with the kinds of experiences of violence that I had as a child. I want to ensure children growing up in Uganda do not have the childhood that I did.” This hope has remained a guiding force for Opio ever since. After his uncle’s untimely death, Opio returned to Lira. His mother sold their family home to help pay for his continued schooling, and the two scraped together enough to cover costs by taking manual labor jobs. The top student in his high school, Opio won a scholarship to a seminary and earned a degree in philosophy. “It wasn’t my choice to attend seminary or to study philosophy. I had wanted to study law,” Opio remarks. “But I had the chance to further my education and I took it.” After graduating, Opio worked with a number of non-governmental organizations on youth development and policy initiatives, before he set his sights on Tufts. Funded through a Board of Overseers Scholarship and a grant from the Ford Foundation, Opio says that the opportunity to study at Tufts has been “the greatest gift of my life.”
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“It’s been tremendous. Here I have found a community of students and professors from all over the world — from Afghanistan, Rwanda, Armenia — who have faced different challenges. I have learned so much from them and from how their own countries are progressing from a blood-stained past. I have learned that dreaming big is possible, and that looking beyond the shadows of history is indispensable.” According to Laurie Hurley, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Opio’s presence in the MALD program is a gift to Fletcher as well. “Richard enriches our community in so many different ways, both in and out of classroom, simply by sharing his stories and offering his perspective,” she says. “The ability to provide financial aid support for students like him is absolutely central to the school’s mission.”
successfully introduced a convention on torture to Uganda’s parliament, the first of its kind in the nation’s history. Meanwhile, Opio and his team organized public forums where victims of human rights violations could share their stories with members of parliament. Despite these victories, July’s terrorist attacks in Kampala created new obstacles on the road to peace. In the bombings’ wake, Uganda’s parliament enacted new policies in the name of national security that limit freedom of speech and assembly, making it even harder for citizens to organize for political change. “The recent terrorism has fueled the climate of fear and violence in Uganda. Now even legitimate gatherings are banned,” says Opio.
For Opio, the opportunity to share his own story with the Fletcher community has been nothing short of transformative. “I realize that others can learn from my experiences, about issues they have only read about in textbooks but I have lived.” This, he says, brings a new meaning to a difficult past. “I’ve come to see that leadership is about making sense of past challenges, and using past lessons to lay the foundation for a better future.”
Opio, as ever, stands undaunted by these setbacks. After he finishes his studies at Fletcher, he plans to return to his country and work to become a member of parliament. “My platform is change. My vision is that Uganda will become a nation among nations that rules people and promotes development in the context of human rights, democracy, constitutionalism, and equal opportunities for everybody — not just those in power,” says Opio.
During his internship with the United Nations Human Rights Commission this past summer, Opio says he already observed how his new knowledge and skills can help him facilitate powerful change in Uganda. His team at the commission
He continues, “Ugandans want change. But change cannot happen until the people have options and unless they realize the power of their individual and collective choices. I will build or strengthen mechanisms that give them options.”
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Amar Bhidé Considers Economic Collapse and Ways of Social Science By Lauren Dorgan, F11
Amar Bhidé has a lot to do. Fresh off his bicycle commute through Medford one September morning, Fletcher’s newest business professor faced piles of boxes freshly arrived from his old office at Columbia Business School and stacks of copies of his new book that needed sending to people like Paul Volcker (who wrote a blurb for the back of the book).
The lesson of the most recent crisis, Bhidé says, should not be that people should be told what to do or that enterprise is dangerous. Bhidé argues that good rules for social interaction are a crucial part of allowing people “full leeway” to make decisions.
“But unfortunately, there’s no math and no algorithm that tells us, ‘this is the optimal set of rules,’ ” Bhidé said. In a recent interview, Bhidé said he sees problems in the recent financial On top of these mundane concerns, Bhidé has more on his mind: reform bill, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer The economist has been pondering reforms in the way social Protection Act. “We’ve gone from the virtually no-rules ethos science research is valued and professional schools work. He’s to a large number of rules established by a small number of also putting together a new class about best practices that he lobbyists and experts,” Bhidé said. “I think both extremes are plans to teach next semester. unfortunate.” Bhidé joined Fletcher as the Thomas Schmidheiny Professor of International Business this fall, after teaching at Columbia, Harvard, and the University of Chicago. Throughout his career, Bhidé said, he’s been progressively drawn to human issues more than strictly business ones; coming to Fletcher, he said, “there was a draw out of a strictly business school.” Lately, Bhidé said, he’s grown a new obsession with what he calls “useful knowledge.” The natural sciences have a clear path to advancement, but in other fields — useful fields like medicine, education, business, and law — scientific methods of study need serious modification, according to Bhidé. Social sciences, Bhidé said, have an almost a “schizophrenic view” of what to do: Explain the world or improve the world, and often the result is “properly doing neither.” This month, Bhidé’s third book in a decade, A Call for Judgment: Sensible Finance for a Dynamic Economy, hit stores. The book, published by the Oxford University Press, analyzes the recent economic crisis in calling for reforms that cut across the partisan divide: More regulation in some sectors, less regulation in others, and a basic recognition of the failure of “quant”-centric finance in which mathematical algorithms came to replace the on-the-ground judgment of mortgage lenders and investors. Bhidé’s argument harkens back to seminal economist Friedrich Hayek’s case against Soviet central planning: That capital is best allocated when people on the ground have the ability to make local decisions based on local conditions. Lending, Bhidé argues, is similarly not an activity that can be centralized easily or well.
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The recent financial reform bill isn’t necessarily a good or lasting fix, Bhidé said, pointing in particular to the lack of public debate and understanding of a complex and lengthy act.
“We’ve gone from the virtually no-rules ethos to a large number of rules established by a small number of lobbyists and experts,” Bhidé said. “I think both extremes are unfortunate.”
The 1933 Banking Act (now known as Glass-Steagall), which cracked down on speculation and established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Bhidé said, was a 37-page bill established after a “dialectical process of public debate” in which the public knew the arguments for and against deposit insurance. By contrast, Bhidé said, the Dodd-Frank legislation is a 2,300-page bill that “I don’t think the president could have read in its entirety before he signed it.” While some issues ought to be left to experts — like regulating safe levels of carcinogens in products, for example — Bhidé argued that the public should understand banking laws. “I think rules for social interaction which affect us all ought to be widely debated and widely understood,” he said. Bhidé argues that the strategic goal of financial reform in the wake of the crisis should be to “bulletproof” the nation’s
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depository and payment system. The key, Bhidé said, is to separate riskier forms of finance, such as the derivative market, from the banking deposit system. The crisis of 2008 brought us to the verge of a global economic meltdown because banks and other institutions stopped trusting payments from other banks. Bhidé’s solution is clear and simple: The U.S. government has effectively been guaranteeing all deposits in banks but has not been “demanding its financial pound of flesh,” and has refrained from imposing the kind of conditions that prudent lenders ordinarily would. If the U.S. government simply prohibited banks whose liabilities it guarantees from having anything to do with complex derivatives, the market for derivatives would shrink dramatically.
Bhidé explains it this way in the book: “Without deposit guarantees, who would keep a deposit earning 1 to 2 percent in annual interest in banks that had trillions of dollars of derivatives exposure? And because the government guarantees the deposits of megabanks, it has a responsibility to ensure that the megabanks don’t put trading profits ahead of prudence. Sensible bankers at J.P. Morgan wouldn’t allow its borrowers to build up huge derivatives books. Why should taxpayers let J.P. Morgan do so?” The benchmark for what a bank could do is this: Is the activity something that a modestly trained accountant can understand? “If not, then, very sorry, we won’t let you play with the public’s money.”
“Events have raised large questions about the academic theories supporting the concept that our heavily ‘engineered’ financial markets are self-disciplined and efficiently allocate capital. Amar Bhidé’s skeptical analysis should stimulate basic reconsideration.” — Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, on the book jacket of A Call for Judgment: Sensible Finance for a Dynamic Economy
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Quotes of Note “[I]n attempting to fight a more moral and political war, are we overlooking the methods that have succeeded in the past? Can we prevail if we try to take the cruelty out of war?” —Stanley Kober, F75, F76, questions America’s future in warfare on National Interest. “There are those in Pakistan … who believe that the Americans are behind all manner of attacks that are taking place — in fact, it’s the Americans and not the Taliban. There are those who would go so far as to say that the Americans are even responsible for the floods. It’s easy to dismiss the mindset, but as a historian I take it very seriously because perceptions matter. There’s a reality deficit, which stems from a fundamental ahistorical understanding.” — Professor Ayesha Jalal discusses the physical and psychological effects of the recent flooding in Pakistan in her 28 September 2010 podcast for NPR. Listen online at http://n.pr/daypDN. “The only route out of poverty is through business, not through welfare—welfare doesn’t work anywhere.”
Not Like Yesterday: Fletcher’s Ninth Annual Talloires Symposium The Fletcher School’s Ninth Annual Talloires Symposium was held 5–7 June 2010, featuring keynote speaker and Fletcher alumnus Admiral James Stavridis, F83, F84, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander of Forces in Europe (SACEUR). Admiral Stavridis’ remarks on the theme “Not Like Yesterday: War and Conflict in the 21st Century” were complemented by afternoon sessions with faculty speaker Richard Shultz, Afghan Ambassador to France, Omar Samad, F06 (GMAP), and remarks from alumnus Tim Roorda, F93. Chatham House rules are in effect during this three-day event, set at Tufts’ European Center in the mountain- and lakeside village of Talloires, France. This year’s gathering saw more than 100 members of the Fletcher Community come together for a weekend of discussion, engaging lectures, dining and the sharing of common interests in the typical Fletcher fashion. The Tenth Annual Talloires Symposium will take place 3–5 June 2011.
Admiral Stavridis and Dean Bosworth
Admiral Stavridis continues the discussion with alumni after his formal remarks
— Thai activist Mechai Viravaidya speaking at The Fletcher School on 15 September 2010. “During the day, a suicide bomb might explode. At night people still live. They go to wedding parties. They go to their relatives’ house. When you live in a war-torn country, you somehow get used to it. It becomes hard to differentiate between what is normal and what is not.” — Adela Raz, F10, speaks to The Providence Journal about her experience as an Afghani woman.
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Left to right: Cheney Wells, Jackie Kingfield, Suzanne Andrews, Jerry and Lucy Blakeley, Mechai Viravaidya, and Qiamuddin Amiry
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Robertson Fellowship Offers Scholarship to Future Government Employees In October, Fletcher announced a $350,000 scholarship aid gift from the Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG). At the same time, the School announced the inaugural Fletcher Robertson Fellows—two members of the class of 2011. Founded in 2010 to inspire, encourage and assist top U.S. graduate students to pursue federal government careers in foreign policy, national security, and international affairs, the RFFG recently announced its fellowship program to support a growing need for well-prepared professionals as the United States faces significant global challenges. “What makes this program unique is that we’re virtually the only private foundation in the United States to be in this space, supporting students interested in pursuing federal government careers in foreign policy, national security, and international affairs,” said William Robertson, RFFG chairman. “In the next ten years, there will be a huge outflow of public employees taking retirement, and we need to fill those positions with top quality candidates. The Fletcher School was selected because it has one of the finest international relations programs in the nation. This will help prepare Fletcher School graduates for careers in the federal government and U.S. Foreign Service corps, and allow them to begin their careers without being thousands of dollars in debt.”
Mechai Viravaidya visited Fletcher for a luncheon co-sponsored by the Blakeley Foundation and Fletcher’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Dr. Viravaidya is former Thai senator and cabinet member, and founded the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) in Thailand in 1974 to promote condom use and population control through family planning. He is also is the founder and chairman of Population and Development International (PDI) and the Mechai Viravaidya Foundation. Viravaidya was introduced at the event by Jerry Blakeley III as his “friend and hero.” Blakeley was accompanied by his wife Lucy and father, Jerry Blakeley Jr. The family has a long history of involvement in Fletcher, including the Blakeley Fellowship to support ten students to do summer internships overseas with organizations working on market-based solutions to poverty. Last summer’s Blakeley fellows were present and recognized at the event. In addition, the student residential hall, Blakeley Hall, is named for the family.
Bo Kemper and Bill Robertson with Dean Bosworth (far right) and the inaugural Robertson Fellows, Christopher Murray (middle) and Amy Truong
The inaugural Robertson Fellows at The Fletcher School are Christopher Murray and Amy Truong, both members of the class of 2011 enrolled in the Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) program. Murray and Truong will receive full tuition scholarships. Following the 2010 –11 academic year, The Fletcher School will award scholarships to four second-year students. Robertson Fellows commit to working for the U.S. federal government for at least three years during the first five years after receiving the MALD degree. “I plan to focus on national security and foreign policy, as I believe our nation’s prosperity is tied to other countries and those relationships require continual work and attention,” said Christopher Murray, a native of Barre, Massachusetts, and graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. “Receiving the Robertson Fellowship gives me additional confidence to establish what I believe will be a fulfilling career in government.” Amy Truong, a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi who hails from San Jose, California, is focusing on humanitarian affairs while at Fletcher. “As the U.S. government’s role in providing humanitarian assistance continues to grow, the public sector offers an increasing number of opportunities for me to make a difference,” she said. “It is an honor to receive the Robertson Foundation Fellowship. At Fletcher, we are surrounded by people who are passionate about public service, and I am grateful to be recognized as one of them.” “The Fletcher School is proud to partner with the Robertson Foundation for Government,” said Dean Stephen W. Bosworth. “This new relationship (and fellowship) will advance the missions of both institutions and help provide financial assistance to Fletcher students eager to lead the next generation of U.S. federal government employees.” Fall/Winter 2010 FLETCHER NEWS 9
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Baghdad The Baghdad club has seen some transitions recently. Dan Langenkamp, F02, is now back in Washington, D.C. Mark Storella, F83, F84, has moved on to serve as U.S. ambassador to Zambia. Lt. Col. John O. Hagen, F07, F09, will serve as the Baghdad club’s contact until May 2011. Latest meeting, held back in August in the Underground Bar in the UNAMI Compound in the IZ. From left to right: Dan Langenkamp, F02, Mark Storella, F83, Tammi Sharpe, F05, Ben Parry, F07, Nadia Blackton, F08, Adam Hinds, F03, Ahsen Khan, F03, and John Hagen, F07/F09.
The Fletcher Club of Oregon is now being led by Kristen Rainey, F06. Many thanks to Edie Johnson Millar, F85, who has recently relocated to Shanghai, for her excellent work as the Fletcher Club of Oregon leader.
The Fletcher Club of Vietnam is still getting itself organized and trying to identify area alumni. A first event is surely to follow soon! Former Fletcher Club of Kenya leader, Viviane Chao, F02, is the new Vietnam contact.
In mid-July, the Fletcher Club of Paris hosted a dinner for alumni living in Paris as well as current and future students doing internships in the city of lights. It took place at Kong, a trendy restaurant with great views in the center of town, and proved a great opportunity for our first purely social event in recent years. Fletcher alumni at Kong in Paris
The Fletcher Club of New York held monthly happy hours this summer, in addition to a club barbecue on 22 September in the party room at the building of Bronwyn Owen, F05, in Tribeca. Additionally, Todd Walters, F08, and Donald Best, F07, have recently joined the Fletcher Club of New York board. The club’s next event, titled “Fletcher on the Frontline,” will be held on Thursday, 4 November, featuring alumni panelists who have served overseas on the ground in various capacities. The panel will be preceded by a short reception with wine and cheese. New York alumni at the summer barbecue
At least ten Fletcher alumni and students attended a reception with Tufts alumni in Beijing on 3 July.
On 13 July, the Fletcher Club of Switzerland held a dialogue on Islamaphobia at the Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva.
Buenos Aires A group of Fletcher alumni gathered this year during a Tufts Club Tuftonia’s Day Around the World event. Maria del Rosario de la Fuente, F09, Juan Cruz Díaz, F06, Javier Volosin, F07, and Francisco Resnicoff, F07 were among those in attendance.
Fletcher Alumni in Buenos Aires
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The new board of the Fletcher Club of Boston hosted a successful first event on 30 September, held downtown in the Tufts Dental School’s brand new fifteenth floor Alumni Lounge. Nearly 45 alumni attended the Fall Meet and Greet and enjoyed appetizers and drinks while reconnecting with one another, remembering their time at Fletcher, and renewing forgotten relationships. The club looks forward to planning future social, intellectual, and networking events throughout the upcoming year and will collaborate in November with the Fletcher Office of Career Services to host a reception in conjunction with this year’s Boston career networking day for alumni and current students. The board would like to know what future events are of interest to area alumni. Please send your suggestions to board members Sheila Chen Lawrence, F07, Mark Ferri, F86, Carmit Keddem, F05, Paulina Mirenkova Freedenberg, F08, Daniel Satinsky, F90, Maria Speridakos, F04, and David Weisman, F99, at email@example.com.
Founded by a group of alumnae after their Fletcher reunion in 2006, the Fletcher Women’s Network was a tentative initiative subject to the response of Fletcher women. Four years later, the FWN has more than 400 members meeting “‘Round the [Virtual] Water Cooler” through our social networking site, four U.S.-based local groups with alumnae organizing in London and Geneva, a growing cohort of women living outside the U.S., and eight newsletters distributed so far by listserve. With the network’s growth and members’ enthusiasm as endorsement, the FWN’s ad hoc steering committee drafted and approved by-laws that resulted in the establishment this summer of formal steering and executive committees. Representation on the steering committee includes alumnae representing classes from 1985 to 2006, and alumnae living in London, Geneva, Bilbao, and Bangkok. Having convened by teleconference on 1 September, the steering committee is making plans for the coming year.
Greece Last summer, the Fletcher Club of Greece welcomed in Athens our academic dean and professor of international humanitarian studies Dr. Peter Uvin. Eleven alumni and two current Fletcher students attended the dinner gathering on 1 June at a restaurant just below the Acropolis hill. The following day, Dean Uvin addressed a much larger audience at the Karamanlis Foundation discussing “The New Human Security Paradigm: Merging Development, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights.” In September, alumni met with Fletcher’s Schmiheiny Professor of International Business, Amar Bhidé.
Fletcher Alumni of Color Association The Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA) held its first summer happy hour on Thursday, 10 June, at Eatonville Restaurant in Washington, D.C. The event was open to all alumni and current students.
London The Fletcher Club of London is currently re-organizing and looks forward to its first event this year: On 11 November, the club will co-host a reception with Dean Bosworth with the Tufts London Club. The new board members are Eugenia Vandoros, F10, Tannaz Banisadre, F06, Rachel Gangji, F09, and Karen Miles, F07.
Shanghai Five Fletcher alumni attended a Tufts reception in Shanghai on 3 August. Pictured are Chao-Yang Lu, F97, Choo-Pin Ang, F03, Bryan Stewart, F07, Ming Zhong, Tufts director of Asia relationships and development, John Wang, F94, and Jay Dong, F00.
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Kabul Fletcher alumni at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, which occasionally in Kabul, he received a total of two phone calls from Washington! seems to resemble a satellite Fletcher campus, were very pleased Incredible to contemplate in the age of constant email, phone, and to welcome back former dean and former U.S. video communications. Ambassador Eliot greatly ambassador to Afghanistan Theodore Eliot at an impressed the Fletcher crew in Kabul and remains a impromptu gathering on 23 September. Dean stellar advocate for the School. Also in attendance Eliot was visiting Afghanistan as head of an Asia were (pictured L to R) Jim Wasserstrom, F80, Foundation delegation to introduce the foundation’s USAID senior anti-corruption advisor, Kabul; new president and board members to Embassy Victoria Gellis, F04, USAID democracy and leadership. A group of five Fletcher alumni from governance officer, Kabul; Michael Chelius, the State Department and USAID gathered with F09, USAID democracy specialist, elections and Ambassador Eliot to exchange Fletcher notes and political processes, Washington (on TDY in Kabul); Fletcher alumni in Kabul with learn from his observations and stories from an Ambassador (Dean) Eliot; Maria Stephan, F02, former Dean Theodore Eliot earlier chapter on U.S. policy towards Afghanistan. F05, Department of State sub-national governance Dramatically underlining how times have changed, Ambassador advisor, inter-provincial affairs, Kabul; Peter Wiebler, USAID director, Eliot noted that during the course of his five years as chief of mission Office of Democracy and Governance, Kabul.
Many thanks to David Hwa, F77, for his excellent work as the Fletcher Club of Houston leader. The Fletcher Club of Houston is now being led by former Fletcher Club of Switzerland president, Mark Fisher, F05. On September 2, Fletcher and Tufts alumni met at the Houstonian Hotel and Club for food and drinks to discuss ways to grow interest in meeting for breakfast talks, luncheons, or other events hosted by the Fletcher Club of Houston.
Hello fellow Fletcher alumni living in the Netherlands! I’m excited to help bring together what I am sure will be an interesting and diverse group with the formation of this new Fletcher Club. Please feel free to get in touch with your ideas about our first meet-and-greet as well as possible venues and topics for future events. – Jennifer Croft, F99
Washington, D.C. The Fletcher Club of D.C. has had a busy spring and summer. In May, they hosted Professor Bill Moomaw for a talk entitled, “Are we negotiating the wrong treaty? Lessons from Copenhagen and Looking ahead to Mexico.” In July, the club had one of its most successful Fletcher picnics to date: Over 100 alumni and their families attended and there were attendees from classes in the 1960s all the way through to the class of 2011. Additionally, the D.C. club has re-invigorated its volunteer program. A group of alumni served dinner at the D.C. Central Kitchen and in the fall, organized a group to participate in the D.C. AIDS walk, raising $550 for the Whitman-Walker Clinic in D.C. The board has also welcomed two new members. Jessie Evans, F10, will serve as volunteer coordinator, and Josh Roberts, F10, will be class rep. Visit the club website at www.fletcherclubofdc.org to sign up for the email listserv or to pay your club dues. You can also find the club on Facebook by searching for the Fletcher Alumni Association of Washington, D.C. If you have ideas or suggestions club events, or you are able to offer space to host a club event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or club chair, Zaid A. Zaid at email@example.com.
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Fletcher Club of D.C. Summer Picnic
CLUB CONTACTS Armenia Arusyak Mirzakhanyan, F04 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dhaka Sarwar Sultana, F98 email@example.com
Atlanta Tim Holly, F79 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dubai Paul Bagatelas, F87 Christine Lauper Bagatelas, F87 email@example.com
Australia Melissa Conley Tyler, F96 firstname.lastname@example.org Austria Rainer Staub, F96 email@example.com Jonathan Tirone, F00 firstname.lastname@example.org Baghdad John Hagen, F07, F09 email@example.com Bangkok Ekachai Chainuvati, F03 firstname.lastname@example.org Beijing Stephane Grand, F98 email@example.com Berlin Mosud Mannan, F89 firstname.lastname@example.org Boston email@example.com Brussels Katrina Destree, F95 firstname.lastname@example.org Budapest Anita Orban, F01 email@example.com Buenos Aires Carlos St. James, F04 firstname.lastname@example.org Chicago Daniela Abuzatoaie, F00 email@example.com Chile Andres Montero, F85 firstname.lastname@example.org German Olave, F97 email@example.com Colombia Stella Cuevas, F95 Stella_Cuevas_1995@alumni. tufts.edu
Fletcher Alumni of Color Association Belinda Chiu, F04 firstname.lastname@example.org Fletcher Women’s Network Marcia Greenberg, F91 email@example.com Greece Thomas Varvitsiotis, F99 firstname.lastname@example.org Gregory Dimitriadis, F06 email@example.com Hong Kong Dorothy Chan, F03 firstname.lastname@example.org Alicia Eastman, F04 email@example.com Houston David Hwa, F76 firstname.lastname@example.org India Richard Cooper, F02 email@example.com Kenya Anne Angwenyi, F02 firstname.lastname@example.org Kosovo Iliriana Kacaniku, F04 email@example.com Lebanon Mindy Burrell, F98 firstname.lastname@example.org London Tannaz Banisadre, F06 Rachel Gangji, F09 Karen Miles, F07 Eugenia Vandoros, F10 email@example.com Los Angeles Grant Hosford, F97 firstname.lastname@example.org Malaysia Shah Azmi, F86 email@example.com
Mexico José Luis Stein, F08 firstname.lastname@example.org fletcher.tufts.edu/ fletcherclubofmexico Miami Daniel Ades, F03 email@example.com Middle East Alumni Association Walid Chamoun, F00 firstname.lastname@example.org Morocco Athena Makri, F09 email@example.com Nepal Ram Thapaliya, F02 firstname.lastname@example.org Netherlands * Jennifer Croft, F99 Jennifer.Croft@hcnm.org New York Farrinaz Cress, F70 email@example.com fletcher.tufts.edu/ fletcherclubofny Oregon Kristen Rainey, F06, F07 firstname.lastname@example.org Paris William Holmberg, F05 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org fletcher.tufts.edu/ fletcherclubofparis Philadelphia email@example.com Philippines Cathy Hartigan-Go, F92 firstname.lastname@example.org Romania Sinziana Frangeti, F07 email@example.com
Sarajevo Haris Mesinovic, F00 firstname.lastname@example.org Saudi Arabia Jamil Al Dandany, F87 email@example.com Seoul Sukhee Han, F94 firstname.lastname@example.org Seattle Julie Bennion, F01 email@example.com Shanghai Bryan Stewart, F07 firstname.lastname@example.org Singapore Kim Odhner, F03 email@example.com South Africa Jacques Roussellier, F01 firstname.lastname@example.org Switzerland Anand Balachandran, F02 email@example.com fletcher.tufts.edu/ fletcherclubofswitzerland Tokyo Mariko Noda, F90 firstname.lastname@example.org Turkey * Emre Kayhan, F02, F03, F09 Emre_kayhan@yahoo.com Uganda Hildah Birungi, F02 email@example.com Vietnam Viviane Chao, F02 firstname.lastname@example.org Washington, D.C. Zaid A. Zaid, F99 email@example.com www.fletcherclubofdc.org
San Diego Geoffrey Pack, F89 firstname.lastname@example.org San Francisco Vladimir Todorovic, F01 email@example.com São Paulo Paulo Bilyk, F92 firstname.lastname@example.org
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C. Fred Bergsten, F62, F69, is presented with the Class of 1947 Memorial Award by 1947 class president, The Honorable William Dale.
Fletcher Fall Reunion Each September, the Fletcher Community welcomes back alumni to celebrate their 50th Reunion, which takes place in conjunction with Convocation. It is a wonderful time to rediscover The Fletcher School and reconnect with classmates. On 9–10 September 2010, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy was delighted to welcome back alumni and their guests for Fall Reunion. Eight members of the Class of 1960 were in attendance to celebrate their 50th Reunion, and were joined by alumni from four preceding classes and by the Class of 1962. Reunion alums enjoyed a variety of events including
faculty lectures and the State of the School presentation; luncheons with Dean Stephen W. Bosworth, President Larry Bacow, and Provost Jamshed Bharucha; and the “Fletcher Today” Student Panel discussion where alumni and current students had the opportunity to engage in conversation, connecting past memories with current students’ endeavors. The Honorable C. Fred Bergsten, F62, F69, delivered the Keynote Address, “Globalization and The Fletcher School” at the Convocation Ceremony, and was presented with the Class of 1947 Memorial Award. For more information, visit our Reunion webpages at: fletcher.tufts.edu/alumni/reunions.shtml.
CL A SS N O TES
1947 Charles Edwards P.O. Box 368 Hyannis Port, MA 02647
1956 Raymond Malley writes, “I am retired from three organizations: the State Department, the U.S. Air Force, and a large Korean industry group. I now lecture, teach, and write. And in senior tennis, I am ranked in the U.S. and France, and recently won the doubles at a major international tournament.
1957 William Jackson email@example.com
1961 Reunion 2011 20 – 22 May
1962 Patrick Pascoe firstname.lastname@example.org After record snow falls, those of us living in the Washington area suffered a record heat wave this summer. This was a good year to get away, and many of our classmates did so. More and more of us are retired and able to travel. We may want to produce a travelogue for our next reunion. Charlie Adams has been elected preceptor of the North American Preceptory for the Poor Knights of Christ. There are now enough members for Charlie to delegate some of the duties that were time consuming and tedious, such as finances. He has also taken on a full-time though temporary job teaching Latin at a local high school. He’s now rushing through a review grammar book to stay one chapter ahead of the students. Unfortunately, Charlie has no trips to Italy scheduled. Fred Bergsten, F62, F69, was awarded the school’s Distinguished Leadership Alumni Award at the
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Convocation on September 10 where he delivered the address. The Class of 1947 created this award, “Fletcher’s honorary doctorate,” about a decade ago. Fred has also been named by the President to the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations, a statutory body that by law must convey written recommendations to The White House and Congress before new trade agreements are approved. Lorne Dyke spent most of the summer in British Columbia. Jane and Fritz Gilbert, F62, F76, spent the summer at their house in Vermont with lots of visitors. At the end of the summer, they went to Ireland. Steve Goldstein, F62, F63, has been selected for the first class of research associates and fellows of the National Asia Research Program. The project is sponsored jointly by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Twenty-seven scholars of Asia were chosen whose work is considered relevant to American policy in Asia. Sandy Granzow reports she has done nothing more than seeing family and friends, painting, and otherwise having fun. Bob Houdek reports that he and Mary enjoyed a marvelous year with their daughter and her family only a few minutes’ walk from their McLean home. Their daughter and son-in-law were back from Bangkok for a year of Arabic training. Grandparenting was great, says Bob, but it will now have to be pursued in Egypt as the children have moved to Cairo, where their son-in-law has been assigned to the AID mission. Bob’s son Bill, the architect, packed up shortly after the World Cup and has moved from Cape Town, South Africa, to Kampala, Uganda, to practice his craft, as he did a decade ago. Africa travel is definitely on the Houdek agenda in the coming year.
Terry and Ed Hoyt, F62, F64, took the “mail boat” up the Norwegian coast from Bergen to Kirkenes on the border with Russia. En route, they stopped at a number of large and small ports as well as visiting spectacular fjords. Traveling in July, they still had the midnight sun, but they recommend taking the trip in June from north to south. Virginia and Patrick Pascoe took this trip about ten years ago and join the Hoyts in recommending the trip. The Hoyts spent August on an island in Penobscot Bay. Carol and Sid Hurlbert were among those suffering through the heat and storms of Washington this summer, taking care of their garden and grandson. The Hurlburts, grandson, and friends were caught in one of our heavy summer storms, barely making it to the safety of their cars. Carol says the weather service said it was not a tornado, but she hopes never to experience such wind again. Otherwise, Carol and Sid are busy with volunteer activities. Carol completed her term as president of the Reston-Herndon Area AAUW and is now serving as public policy chair, working on issues to promote equality for women and girls. The Hurlberts continue to volunteer through the Washington National Cathedral, Sid with a soup kitchen project and Carol with the Cathedral’s literacy volunteers. Their grandson started elementary school in Takoma Park, Maryland. Carol and Sid will be doing afterschool care one day a week. David Long survived the winter, including a two-night stay in a motel in February to ensure that his wife could make her surgery appointment. Dave and Barbara did escape the 100 degree weather in July by going to their cabin in the Smokey Mountains. Dave has two books coming out in September. One is the sixth edition of his textbook, The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, which he co-edited with Bernie Reich and Mark Gasiorowski . The
other is the second edition of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for which a young scholar, Sebastian Maisel, is co-author. Dave says these are the fourth and fifth absolutely last books he will ever do. Dick Ogden recently returned from six weeks in and around Florence, his wife Laura’s hometown. Dick subsequently went to Maine for a week to see daughter Allison. Malcolm Peck, F62, F70, continues working several months of the year at Meridian International Center, helping to design and implement international visitor programs sponsored by the State Department. He works largely with visitors from the Middle East and the wider Islamic world. He was particularly gratified this summer with a delegation of senior religious leaders from Yemen, which included two women. The Yemenis were in Iowa City when the uproar over the proposal to build a mosque near the World Trade Center erupted. A local mosque was subject to vandalism, resulting in a prompt condemnation of that action by locals and apologies to the visitors, convincing them of the tolerance and goodwill of Midwesterners, if not all Americans. Malcolm, his brother, and sister have embarked on a family project to preserve and put to scholarly use photographs taken by their great grandfather, John Murdock Sr., between the early 1880s and the 1920s. He was the senior naturalist on the joint 1881-83 Smithsonian-U.S. Army expedition to Point Barrow Alaska. The collection contains photographs of people, family members and others, as well as fascinating images of Washington, D.C., Boston and Cambridge, the Great Lakes, New York, San Francisco, the Black Hills of South Dakota, and Colorado. Any Fletcherites with an interest in the collection are invited to contact Malcolm or the Boston Public Library. After his “season” at the Meridian House ended,
Malcolm and Anna set off for Germany where they, as did the Stewarts, saw the passion play at Oberammergau, Oktoberfest in Munich, and visited other German cities. Betsy and Dave Powell found themselves “forced” to stay an extra nine days in London after a two-week tour of English cathedrals in April due to airport closures from volcanic ash. They found museums, pubs, and the Kew Gardens, which they had not seen before, and revisited such attractions as Hampton Court and Windsor Castle as well as attending concerts and plays. Betsy returned to Europe in June for Fletcher’s Annual Talloires Symposium featuring Admiral James Stavridis USN, NATO, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. The topic was “Not Like Yesterday: War and Conflict in the 21st Century.” The afternoon seminar featured Professor Schultz Jr. and the Afghan Ambassador to France, a recent GMAP graduate. Betsy stayed on at Talloires for the Tufts International Board of Overseers meetings focusing on undergraduates and their programs. Betsy highly recommends Talloires with its beautiful setting on Lac d’Annecy and encourages us to plan any European visits around the first weekend in June so as to take in the Fletcher Seminar. The Powells have also been to Washington a few times to see the twins that their daughter Liz recently had. Betsy’s future travels include southern India with the Tufts Travel Learn program. Peter Sellar, F62, F94, continues to enjoy the rural life in West Virginia with occasional short trips elsewhere. Todd and Georgia Stewart continued their travels with a five-week trip to Europe in May and June. The anchor for this expedition was a ten-day tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg, an introduction to Russia for Georgia and Todd’s first return since his
Moscow posting ended in 1977. Some thoughts regarding the changes appear on the Stewarts’ travel blog—www.stewartsramble. blogspot.com. After flying back to western Europe, they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in an Alsatian restaurant, saw friends in several German cities, and made first-ever visits to Warsaw and Wroclaw, both well worth seeing. Their single most interesting experience was a performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play, a Broadway-quality production staged and performed by the townspeople, who number only some 5,000. The production runs six and a half hours with a dinner break, but they remained entranced to the final curtain.
1963 Ronald Glantz email@example.com Steve Buck spent a week a month from January through March in Saudi Arabia advising the U.S. Army Central Command (ARCENT) in negotiations with the Royal Saudi Land Forces. Since then, he has been “Grandpa” in three “Boys to Men” weekends. Last July, he stopped in London to see daughter Leila performing at the Old Vic experimental theater in Aftermath, a play based on the stories of Iraqi refugees that was extended off-Broadway after the New York Times theater critic gave it a rave review. Then on to Brasov, Romania, to ICASSI, the Adlerian summer institute held in a different country each year. Hala again led intensive art therapy workshops and Steve did a men’s group. Leif Christoffersen continues to serve on the board of directors of Earth University in Costa Rica, a regional institution that offers mainly undergraduate studies in agriculture, environment, and natural resource management to students from Latin America and the Caribbean. He also serves as international adviser to a network of twenty-five agricultural
universities and faculties in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa. Besides maintaining his home in Alexandria, he spends time at his mountain home in Geilo, Norway, and visiting his sons and their families on the West Coast and friends in Norway and Italy. Glenn Cooper reports, “In a few weeks I turn seventy. I’m not sure whether my parents ever had friends that old. Headed into strange territory! We have been in Rockland, Maine since the first week in June. Great summer here … not one hot day, and the vast majority have been sunny. Enclosed is a picture taken last summer in Colorado. The pipsqueak next to me is my sole grandchild so far, Tatum, who lives in Keller, Texas. She visited Maine a few weeks ago, and I go see her every chance I get. Note the Hugo Chavez hat? That and a few big lies got me through more than one scrape in Venezuela.”
between Bukhara and Khiva in Uzbekistan; waiting almost five hours before a sufficient amount of money changed hands to be given permission to cross the closed border between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan; and visiting Stalin’s birthplace in Gori (just a few days before his giant statue was torn down).” Bob Legvold reports, “It does not feel much like retirement, since I spend a fair amount my time as director of the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative, a commission co-chaired by former senator Sam Nunn, fellow Fletcher alumnus Wolfgang Ischinger, F73, and former foreign minister Igor Ivanov.” Diana Zentay writes, “We had four grandsons, desperate for a granddaughter, and—ten days ago—we got one! Her name is Emory, and she is beautiful, brilliant, charming, does advanced physics, and is already planning her campaign for president. My only regret is that I won’t be around to attend her inauguration.”
1965 Larry Struve firstname.lastname@example.org Glenn and Tatum Ron and Gina Glantz spent most of April and May visiting every “-stan” not currently shooting at Americans plus Georgia, where Gina spoke at a National Democratic Institute conference in Tbilisi organized by Tina Bokuchava, F08. Highlights included “having to repeatedly rearrange our schedule because of the Icelandic volcano ash cloud, resulting in traveling to Kazakhstan via Calgary; being invited to speak for an hour with Rosa Otunbayeva, the new leader of Kyrgyzstan, because we were the first tourists to visit the country after the revolution; meeting with students in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan; traveling eight hours by a bus without a working toilet
Usameh El-Jamali wrote an article entitled, “Back to Basics: the Case for Iraq,” which was published in the July issue of MEES: Geopolitical. In it, he argues: “Hydrocarbons represent a fixed subsoil stock of capital. They are extracted and not produced by man. Revenue derived from the export of hydrocarbons represents the above-ground monetization of the subsoil stock of capital. This revenue should be treated as capital and not income derived from a production process conducted by humans. In other words, none of it should be expended on consumption, but rather on the formation of aboveground capital stock.” He goes on to discuss the implications for nations having large supplies of
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hydrocarbon deposits, explaining that these countries must convert their “stock of capital” into other forms of capital needed for the long-term development and benefit of their societies. Christopher Schaefer and his wife Signe (Jackson ‘67) are semi-retired but still busy supporting the further development of Waldorf Education. Chris has been to China three times in the last year and a half, helping to establish Waldorf teacher training programs in Beijing, Xi’an, and Chengdu. He reports that it is a fascinating experience to visit a foreign culture so different from our own. Chris also writes that he is still busy writing and researching, trying to better understand our misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan. Class Secretary Larry Struve reports that the Class of 1965 is engaged in a dialogue of whether and what type of class project to undertake in preparation of the Class’s 50th reunion celebration in 2015. Many classmates have submitted their suggestions, and the others are encouraged to do so. Send any comments to: email@example.com.
1966 Reunion 2011 20 – 22 May Mary Graham Davis writes, “I was recently elected to be chair of the board of Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. I attended the Women’s Education Worldwide Conference in Sydney, Australia in January 2010, supporting emerging women’s colleges around the globe.”
Gregory Smith returned to Vermont following retirement earlier in the year and will remain in Charlotte by Lake Champlain for some indeterminate time longer. His heart belongs to the coast of Maine where he was raised, so the Maine coast—or its equivalent in Chile or New Zealand—will become home one day. He has established a management consulting practice, Starboard Harbor, LLC, and is doing some consulting presently.
1970 Mary Harris firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks to Mary Harris for her excellent work as class secretary. Mary has decided to step down from the post, so if you are interested in volunteering to be the next class secretary and would like more information, please email email@example.com. Reunion committee members thank everyone who participated and contributed to a most amazing 40th reunion. We embellished and enriched fond memories and minted a few new ones. We also left behind a small treasure chest to help ensure Fletcher’s future success. Fortyone percent of us made a financial contribution to The Fletcher Fund—that’s well above the 23% average for other classes from the 1970s. Just another distinguishing milestone laid down by the Class of 1970. Visit our class web page (fletcher. tufts.edu/alumni/classof/1970) to view our 40th Reunion awards as delivered by Spencer Johnson during our class dinner at Sabur.
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Ridgely Fuller (originally F70) writes about her two weeks in Gaza, training volunteers and
staff to work with children, “I plan to spend the last few days here training new ‘Playmakers’—those adults who work with children in the psychosocial group play imparted to me by Project Joy. It is really fun and so rewarding to see these mostly young men and women learn to happily interact in a comfortable way, unusual in their customary single-sex education and very limited social contact. During a group game similar to ultimate Frisbee, the large space was so filled with physical activity and gales of laughter that I could totally remove myself and just take pictures. After they finally stopped, the men and women came thanking me, noting they themselves have little experience in play … and making me promise to come work with them again. With regard to some of the ‘missions’ you all have sent me on, I have had some interesting adventures, including looking into the ‘Gaza Mall,’ which opened in July and the Israeli PR department is desperately trying to use as ‘There is no problem, no humanitarian crisis in Gaza ... look at this fancy mall.” I asked some of the young Playmakers about the new mall, and they burst out laughing. As the picture indicates, its entrance is barely two peoples’ arms length wide—eight small stores, a supermarket, and a restaurant. It is full of goods, much of which comes through the tunnels from Egypt and much is Israeli. I interviewed the few customers as well as the general manager, who expresses the overwhelming opinion when he says, “All products here are enough for 10% of our needs.” I am now off on a mission for friends who asked me to find and deliver a Ramadan gift to a family somewhere in the huge maze of Gaza City. Our friends ‘adopted’ this family back in 2002 when the young daughter was shot in the eye by an Israeli sniper and flown to Connecticut for medical treatment. This mission will surely be an adventure as I have learned taxi drivers generally
have no idea where to go when one hands them an address, even written in Arabic. Destinations are eventually found when the drivers repeatedly stop and ask the whereabouts of specific families in their neighborhoods.”
Ridgely Fuller at the Gaza Mall Marie and I send you our best, and want to share with you word on our classmates below. We have also had the pleasure of reconnecting with Shotaro Yachi, who is now a visiting professor at Waseda University, at the U.S.Japan Research Institute. Mark Nichols reports, “I remain active building my business, Global Capital Advisors, LLC. Have made good progress this past year and now have clients in the U.S., Europe, and Australia, as well as partners in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Melbourne, Australia. I have found that while being an independent entrepreneur creates its own challenges, there is much less of the ‘corporate stress’ of working for a large organization and being subject to its politics and turmoil. I made my annual pilgrimage to Talloires this past June and had the pleasure of seeing a number of old Fletcher friends including fellow board members Andrei Vandoros, Mian Zaheen, F73, F74, Betsy Powell, F62, Paul Bagatelas, F87, and Dorothy Sobol, F66, F79, among others. I very much enjoyed listening to Fletcher alum Admiral Jim Stavridis, F83, F84, give an excellent lecture on NATO’s role in meeting current security
threats. This was followed up by a week-long business trip to London where I was also able to catch up with Micky Dobbs, F72, F75, F77, at a wonderful dinner hosted by Mian Zaheen. Have also kept busy travelling back and forth between New York and my house on the Cape, where I have enjoyed several nice week-long stays this summer.”
war college, educating future military and civilian leaders on international affairs and helping them think more strategically. He looks forward to crossing paths with other Fletcher graduates, who find their way to Washington and the National Defense University, where he is enjoying more time to think and write.
Elbio Rosselli writes, “After three years in Brussels as ambassador to the EU, Belgium, and Luxembourg, I moved to New York as permanent representative to the UN. I did manage to lunch with Mark Nichols, once. Back in Montevideo I served as director general for International Economic Affairs and then DG for Political Affairs until August last. I am currently in the process of being appointed ambassador of Uruguay to Canada, where I expect to arrive in October. Regina and I have our oldest daughter Alessandra (and only grandson Kieran) living in Ottawa, so we contemplate a balanced mix of diplomatic and grandparental work in our stay there. Our two other children (Alberto and Gabriela) live in Montevideo, so a bit of shuttling between the two extremes of the Americas is quite probable.”
Nihal Goonewardene underwent triple bypass surgery in mid August after two arterial blockages were detected in early July. In anticipation of the challenge ahead, and with doctors’ encouragement, he spent twoplus weeks at the Bohemian Grove summer encampment in California followed by a ten-day holiday with wife Chrystal and daughter Lalique visiting Yosemite, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and their two sons living there. Dean Bosworth, Board Chair Peter Ackerman, F69, F71, F76, Academic Dean Peter Uvin, the raucous group of ever supportive contemporaries, and the Fletcher community rallied to his side with prayers, love, and support. The surgery was a great success, and the grateful patient is looking forward to many vigorous years of interaction with the Fletcher family.
Andrei Vandoros says, “Our daughter Eugenia received her MIB degree this past May from the Fletcher School, having been enrolled in the first such degree class at our School. Our son continues his work on Statoil/ NorskHydro North Sea platforms on behalf of Schlumberger, while my wife Lucy and I are hosting Mian Zaheen and his family on the island of Chios, Greece.”
Greta Greathouse has just returned from a “mobile money” safari to Kenya with part of her Haiti team and the Gates Foundation. She is chief of party for the Haiti Integrated Financing for Value Chains and Enterprises (HIFIVE), a $37 million, 3-5-year USAID project that focuses on expanding the availability of finance for agriculture and productive micro, small, and medium enterprises, increasing the availability of financial services in rural zones, working to make inward remittances have a great impact on development, and encouraging the use of ITC solutions for increasing financial inclusion. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is partnering with USAID through HIFIVE to promote the rapid deployment
1973 Nihal Goonewardene email@example.com Roger Z. George spent thirty years as an analyst in CIA, having worked in OSecDef and State and served as the NIO for Europe. He is retired from the CIA and is now teaching at the national
of mobile money services in Haiti. During a difficult year in Haiti, when Greta’s house and office were lost to the earthquake, her team was 100% okay and Staten the cat survived as well. Seldom shy to voice her honest concern, Greta writes, “Haiti is in complete stasis with a government unable/ unwilling to do much, and now there is a ‘pause’ caused by presidential elections. I am not hopeful that there will be any dramatic quick fix. There are a number of individual initiatives that are very promising, but everything is still occurring in the context of a complete lack of government direction, new government policy, and a complete lack of government ‘big picture’ approach.” Michael Moodie is assistant director of the Congressional Research Service, starting in July, where he is responsible for the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, supervising more than 90 analysts who cover the full range of global political, economic, and security issues. According to Mike, “What is more exciting even than a new job, however, is that we are now a two-generation Fletcher family with daughter Amanda now in her second year, following in her father’s footsteps in Security Studies. I’ve told her she’ll never get rich, but she’ll have a remarkable ride!” Don Pramudwinai was Thailand’s ambassador to the United States until he retired from active service in August 2010. He was transferred to Washington, D.C. in August 2009 after serving three years as permanent representative of Thailand to the United Nations in New York. Don has served the Royal Thai government with distinction as ambassador to Switzerland, China (concurrently N. Korea and Mongolia), and the European Union (concurrently Belgium and Luxembourg ) before coming the full circle to the United States. Nihal Goonewardene had a delightful meeting to
welcome Don to Washington, D.C., reminisce about the F73 experience back when, and fill him in on our contingent in general. Don’s successor as Royal Thai ambassador to the United States has been unofficially confirmed by Nihal, pending diplomatic formalities, as another Fletcher alumnus, His Excellency Na-Ranong Kittiphong, F81. Cholchineepan (Pau) Padumanonda has been the Thai ambassador to Denmark for the past three years. She and her husband, Thai ambassador to Hungary, Karn Chiranond, are both retiring at the end of September after more than 30 years of individual service representing Thailand. Coincidentally, Pao and Karn are the first ever ambassadorial couple to serve concurrently in the foreign service of Thailand. Having finally tracked her down after these many years, we are getting a surfeit of timely news from Pao about the missing years. Pao has been a trailblazer in the Thai Foreign Service having punched her ticket with postings in Malaysia, Italy, and Canada before appointment as ambassador at large in the foreign ministry in Bangkok, and successively director general of the European Department and International Organizations. She served as Thai ambassador to Germany for four and one half years before being called home to serve as deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for one year. Her final lap in Copenhagen brings to an end a fulfilling career that truly embodies the fabled Fletcher experience. Husband Karn has been no slouch either, having served as Thai ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, UAE and Hungary. Norwood Knight-Richardson has been appointed to the newlycreated position of vice president and chief administrative officer of Oregon Health and Science University.
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With great sadness a report was received from Ambassador Vanvisa T. Vanno’s Thai foreign service colleagues about her untimely death from cancer after her last posting as Royal Thai ambassador to Nepal. We grieve her passing at the height of her career, and extend our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.
of career experience in the Foreign Service at the Department of State where he holds the rank of career minister.
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1979 Dorin Howitt email@example.com Stephanie Monahan stephaniepickmanmonahan@ gmail.com Kent Jones returned to Fletcher this semester as a visiting professor to teach the Advanced Seminar in International Trade and Finance. He completed his Ph.D. in Geneva at the Institute IUHEI in 1982 and has served on the faculty at Babson College, teaching microeconomics and international economics courses. His research focuses on the WTO, and his most recent book, The Doha Blues, came out in November 2009. He lives in Franklin, MA with his wife Tonya and two daughters, Ana-Lisa, who works for NPR in D.C. and Diantha, a junior at Dickinson College. Catherine Stirling lives in Annapolis, Maryland, where she works as the development manager for the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, an environmental group. When not working, she can be found sculling on the Severn or South rivers or volunteering for various animal rescue groups.
1980 Ambassador John E. Herbst has been named as the new director of the Center for Complex Operations for the National Defense University. He brings over 30 years
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Admiral James “Jim” G. Stavridis, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, was invited by Ambassador Friedrich “Fred” Tanner, F82, F 84, director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), on 4 June 2010 for a public discussion in Geneva entitled “NATO’s Comprehensive Approach: A Discussion with the Supreme Allied Commander Europe.” Before kicking off the discussion, they remembered their time spent at Fletcher together. The Centre benefited from this spirit of camaraderie between the two to organize a first-rank event for Geneva’s diplomatic community.
Admiral Stavridis and Ambassador Tanner at a GCSP public discussion in Geneva, Switzerland
1984 Nancy Anderson Sones firstname.lastname@example.org Chung Minh Lee and his wife will drop off their only child Jean to begin her freshman year at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He writes: “We’re very excited. My wife and I have mixed
feelings as you can imagine, while Jean can’t wait to be a college student. For the last few years I’ve been immersed in school work as dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul and on 1 August, I was asked to also assume the deanship of our honor’s college—Underwood International College. I’ve also been more actively involved in the policy world as ambassador for International Security Affairs and Global Issues. The Fletcher Club in Seoul is growing, and from time to time I meet up with Hiroshi Suzuki, F86, who is the new head of the Japanese Cultural Center at the Japanese Embassy. I would be happy to help out fellow alumni making plans to visit Seoul and would love to connect with any classmates who have children attending University of Michigan.” Another alum’s child will begin university this year. Diane Castiglione also wrote in that she is getting her son ready for his freshman year at George Mason University. The last year has been an unusual one for the Nancy Sones family. Nancy reports: “Our 16-year-old daughter Emily was a part of an MTV reality show, Taking the Stage, a show highlighting artistic kids at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio, as they follow their dreams of becoming singers, dancers, and actors. Emily is a singer/ songwriter and actress. Since the show followed the kids for most of the school year, yours truly even had a mercifully brief appearance. The show was a very wholesome alternative to most reality TV fare and had a small, but devoted, teen following from all over the globe that led to a Teen Choice award nomination for Best Reality Show. We have been amazed at how many kids Emily hears from on Facebook from Sweden to South America. The international relations of teen reality shows and their global
impact? Not a topic I would have dreamed of way back when at Fletcher!”
1985 Edith Johnson Millar email@example.com
1986 Mark Ferri firstname.lastname@example.org Reunion 2011 20 – 22 May Chris Hoenig’s venture, State of the USA, was featured in a 13 May Sunday New York Times Magazine article, “The Rise and Fall of the GDP.” The organization aims to evaluate national progress and enable the American public to engage in evidence-based discussions on progress indicators. The article explains, “Think of it as a report card meant to show a country’s citizens the exact areas—in health, education, the environment, and so forth—where improvement is called for; such indicators would also record how we improve, or fail to improve, over time. The State of the USA intends to ultimately post around 300 indicators on issues like crime, energy, infrastructure, housing, health, education, environment, and the economy.” Osvaldo R. Agatiello continues to work as an advisor to governments and international organizations and as professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations. His latest article, “Corruption not an end,” will appear in the next issue of the UK journal Management Decision. Pete Haymond has just completed his second year as the deputy chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos. His wife Dusadee (Sanguansook) Haymond, F87, is currently overseeing construction of their likely retirement home in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Their daughter, Faye, is beginning her junior year at the University of Mary Washington
in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and celebrating the recent publication of her third novel, under her penname “Donaya Haymond.” José Luis Mardones last April completed his four-year term as chairman of BancoEstado, the state-owned commercial bank, third in size in the industry, and is now engaged in management consulting and serving as a board member of Metro Valparaíso, the suburban railroad connecting Valparaíso and adjoining main cities. José is a student again, pursuing a diploma in humanities at a local university. He has taken up biking and is competing in races at every opportunity. At home, José’s youngest daughter, Isidora (18), is preparing to study law at the University of Chile. Lijun Jia writes, “I am still with Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) as SVP, China country manager, and chief representative for its Beijing office. In early June, we had organized BBH’s 3rd Global Investment Forum in Beijing and were fortunate to have U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman deliver a keynote speech to over 150 Chinese and international industry leaders. My wife Frances FremontSmith just joined School Year Abroad (SYA), to head its China program in Beijing. Our daughter, Grace, is in Year 10 at Western Academy of Beijing, where she enjoys music, plays guitar and drum in the school band, as well as plays volleyball and rugby. One of our greatest moments this year was that our son Eliot graduated from Middlebury College in May. He majored in physics, and was captain of both varsity squash and tennis. Three days after graduation in May, Middlebury Men’s Tennis won the national championship for NCAA Division III. Naturally, Eliot is coaching tennis in Sun Valley. We all go back to Boston and Mt. Desert Island, Maine, in the summer and during Christmas.” Dale Prince is working at the U.S. Regional Reconstruction Team in Erbil, Iraq, where he is chief of the
public diplomacy section. He has been a foreign service officer since 1988, and recently completed a tour of duty in the political section at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia. He is married and has four sons. Mark Ferri, for a few years postFletcher, engaged in international business/economic development consulting in technology ventures and foreign trade/free zone areas with assignments in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Then his focus shifted to emerging energy technologies from utility, consulting, investment, and infrastructure firm vantage points. Now he is with a private equity firm investing in green infrastructure and clean technology. Married with three daughters, living just outside of Boston, and active with Fletcher and Tufts alumni groups, he always welcomes receiving updates from classmates and looks forward to reconvening at the Class of ‘86’s 25th reunion in May 2011.
1987 David Schwartz David.Schwartz@thompsonhine. com Mark Feierstein was nominated in May by President Obama and confirmed by Congress 16 September to serve as assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Diana Munger Hechler reports: “D. Tours Travel continues to thrive and happily provides lots of opportunities for me to see the world—all part of my research, of course. Iceland, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Australia, Bermuda, and Europe have been on the agenda for 2010. David and I became empty nesters this fall as our youngest son headed off to Dickinson—a bittersweet time for sure.”
Diana Munger Hechler sailing on a “junk” in Vietnam’s Halong Bay John Hennessey-Niland is now the deputy chief of mission (DCM) at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, after a year at the National Security Council where he served as director for the G8 and G20 at The White House. His wife Julie Hennessey-Niland is still focused on making sure their boys continue to excel at school: Connor has been accepted to the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology where he will be a freshman, and Aidan will be an eighth grader at Swanson Middle School. “Hard to believe they are both now teenagers!” John adds. Colette Mazzucelli taught graduate courses in Europe in the 21st Century and Ethnic Conflicts in the Master of Science in Global Affairs (MSGA) Program, Center for Global Affairs at New York University this past summer, which integrated guest speakers and crisis scenarios using new technologies to involve participants from China, Jordan, California, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Jim Packard-Winkler writes: “The Packard-Winklers are doing well, still in Hanoi, Vietnam, since March 2007. For those of you who remember our first son Aaron who was born in Fletcher Hall in September 1987, he graduated from University of California San Diego in June 2009, moved to Hanoi in August 2009, and works for APCO Worldwide in communications consulting.
Jared is a junior at Clark University and will spend fall semester in Pont-Aven Art Institute in France and spring semester in Dakar, Senegal. Tyler is 11 and a happy sixth grader at the United Nations International School. Mary, F88, has been working almost full-time as a consultant in public health with various NGOs and more recently with the USAID to design the public-private partnership framework for PEPFAR. I have just completed my 20th anniversary with DAI and am director of a USAID project working with the government and private sector on regulatory reform, infrastructure financing and development, and economic governance. We wish everyone well. If you are passing through Vietnam, please look us up.” Mark Tally has been in the U.S. Foreign Service since Fletcher graduation. He has served at U.S. Strategic Command and in Chile, Argentina, Spain, Latvia, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia, and Pakistan. According to Mark, “The job has been better and more exciting/challenging than I ever hoped/dreamed.” He and his wife Teresa “are blessed with an amazing 11-year-old boy Kendall, who has traveled exceptionally well.” Mark mentions that he is beginning to think about retirement from government service and entering politics in his home state of Nebraska in a few years. During a whirlwind business trip back in April, Rick Weston caught up with David Schwartz at dinner before meetings the following day with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and a flight to Paris from Dulles.
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1989 Beatriz Boccalandro email@example.com Farukh Amil left his New York United Nations job and is now additional secretary to the presidency /ministry of foreign affairs in Islamabad, Pakistan; has no free time except for the occasional movie like The Lovely Bones, which he recommends; and is wondering what happened to the Fletcher Club in Pakistan. Karen (Radel) and Bruce, F90, F91, F98, Aylward and their three children are in Bend, Oregon, and keep in contact with Mary Ellen Peebles Sidhu and Laura and Mark Montgomery, F90, F92. Karen is the coordinator of the Visiting Scholar Program at the Central Oregon Community College Foundation and enjoys bringing in and spending time with great speakers like Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea. Bruce is doing well with his consulting business, Ecosystem Economics LLC. Karla Brom is an independent consultant in Brooklyn, New York, working with microfinance institutions including a microfinance bank in the Philippines; spends several weeks each year working from Cape Cod, Massachusetts; and snuck in some wine tasting in Cape Town on a work trip to South Africa. She is in touch with many classmates, including Mary Ellen Peebles Sidhu, Molly Phee, Melanie Edwards, Barbara and Philippe Truan, Jose Cruz-Osorio, and Farukh Amil. Mara Bustelo is senior human rights officer at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, where she coordinates a unit providing staff support to nine special procedures of the UN Human Rights Council and works with great student interns from Fletcher. Don’t challenge her to a race, as she is very fit after recently breaking the habit of “late work nights and zero exercise.”
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Muhammad Chohan retired after several ambassadorial and other diplomatic positions for Pakistan and resides in Islamabad, Pakistan. Stephan Crawford serves as director for the San Francisco U.S. Department of Commerce, California, where he promotes U.S. job creation by helping clean technology companies access overseas markets. He will be awarded an MS degree in environmental sciences/ management at the University of San Francisco in May. Phyllis Dininio lives outside of Boston and is a technical director working on democracy and governance at Management Systems International, a global international development firm based in Washington D.C. Anne Donohue teaches journalism at Boston University where her son—who was born about three hours after she handed in her MALD thesis—goes to school. (Yes, he’s in college already and wasn’t even born when we were in school. Gulp!). She also wrote a chapter in From Home to Homeland about living in China for six months with her adopted daughter from Hunan. Melanie Edwards is founder, chair, and chief executive officer of Mobile Metrix, a market research company that assists the “invisible poor” by gathering data that shares their reality with the world. Karla Brom recommends checking out Melanie’s company online at www.mobilemetrix.org. I did and now enthusiastically second Karla’s recommendation! Chris Gilson is regional office manager of Peace Corps in Bethesda, Maryland, where he oversees recruitment for the midAtlantic region and meets lots of future Fletcher students. He and his wife, Jean Meinhard Gilson, took their two teenagers to Fletcher in August to show them where their parents met (how romantic!). Chris reports that Doug Ryan is still working for Catholic
Relief Services and doing well. After four rewarding years at Abt Associates as a vice president in the International Economic Growth Division John Glover has accepted a position as a senior associate at Booz Allen in the Washington, D.C., area. Amy Goldman (formerly Rauenhorst), who is chairman and executive director of the GHR Foundation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which does both domestic and international work targeted at education, health care, and poverty reduction, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of St. Thomas and is looking for Fletcher folks to talk sailing. Katie Johnson is consultant for DHS/US Citizenship and Immigration Services in Alexandria, Virginia. Daryl King paints pet portraits on commission and landscapes and seascapes that can be viewed at www.Art3DTN.com, and lives in San Diego, California, with her husband. Linda Kornguth practices family medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Stephen Liston moved from Brasilia, Brazil, to Madrid, Spain, where he serves as economic counselor at the U.S. Embassy and where he recently ran into Harold Zappia, who also works there. Yuan Li is retired in the Washington, D.C., area. Jennie Litvack lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and is lead economist at the World Bank where she is currently heads a large scale evaluation of the bank’s effectiveness in supporting countries to develop social safety nets. James Loewen lives in Santa Monica, California; is senior analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission where he helps to run a rooftop solar energy program; designs furniture that can be viewed at www.fathom-design.
com; and is in touch with John DeLong, Molly Phee, David Saybolt, and Andrew Wilder. Mark Lowenstein is managing director at Mobile Ecosystem, an advisory services firm focused on the mobile communications industry in the Boston area, and is a speaker and commentator on all things wireless. For fun, he has written three running books in the past year: Great Runs in Boston, Great Runs in Boston’s Burbs, and Great Runs in Brookline and Vicinity. Kazumi Mizumoto is professor at Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima Peace Institute in Japan, where he teaches and does research on a variety of peace related issues including nuclear disarmament and atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He authored a book entitled Can Nuclear Abolition be Achieved? The Course and Discourse for the Past Decade of Nuclear Proliferation. His commentary on the 6 August peace memorial ceremony in Hiroshima, where the U.S. Ambassador to Japan visited for the first time, was published by the New York Times and other U.S. periodicals. Geoffrey Pack has just completed his last U.S. Navy job as Commander and Commodore of Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron THREE; will retire in October with thirty years of naval service; and looks forward to moving with his wife Mary to a newly built home in Coronado, California. Geoffrey Pomeroy is subcontracts manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California where he does something related to Jupiter. Meanwhile back on Earth, he took his two children on four-week exploratory trip to Ethiopia, which included a week-long trek with home stays in local villages. He also received a visit from Pam Burianek, who lives in Atlanta. Last January, Thomas Rojas moved from Seattle, Washington,
to Washington, D.C., where he serves as a program economist/ Foreign Service officer at USAID, but will soon become program economist to the USAID mission in Manila. He visited with José Cruz-Osorio and his family in midAugust in New York City and has met with Carrie Thompson, F88, who is also with USAID, and Tom Smitham, F88, who is with the U.S. Department of State. Joseph Roussel is in metro Paris, France, where he is a director at PRTM Management Consultants and president of PRTM France. His work focuses on the global operations in telecommunications, energy and industrial sectors. He continues to teach a class at HEC business school, he will have another article published in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of Bonsai and Stone Appreciation Magazine, and he has two teenagers and is in contact with Kevin Keegan and Brian Gibbs. Conrad Rubin is senior counsel in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse in New York, N.Y., with responsibility for matters related to equities, convertible securities, and high grade debt. Lyra Rufino-Maceda designs and creates custom jewelry and accessories for Line Edit Designs in northern California and is on the board of regents of Georgetown University where Bea Boccalandro happens to teach, so she’ll have to be on her best behavior! Rhonda Shore is senior public affairs advisor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Warren Smith is a broadcaster for Tibetan Service Radio Free Asia in Alexandria, Virginia, and this last year published his third book: Tibet’s Last Stand: The Tibetan Uprising of 2008 and China’s Response. Guillermo Sosa is responsible for the Asuncion, Paraguay, office of the International Organization for Migration, and has recently been
part of a project that provides temporary residence to Brazilians living in Paraguay illegally, allowing them to open bank accounts, obtain driver’s licenses, apply for land titles, and generally improve their own lot. Stuart Spencer is SVP-COO of Accident, Life, Health Insurance at the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies in Hong Kong and has an adopted son, Landon, who is now almost three years old. Claire Van der Vaeren has been United Nations resident coordinator and United Nations Development Programme resident representative in Thimphu Bhutan since 2009 and had a lovely visit with Miljana Bovan and her family in Boston in February. Elisabeth van Waay-Frey is a college professor of law and economics and president of an NGO called newTree in Clarens, Switzerland; has become a passionate beekeeper; and met up with Linda Raymond-Dougher, F90, for the first time recently since graduation. Andrew Wilder recently left the Feinstein International Center at Tufts to take the position as director of Afghanistan and Pakistan Programs for the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.
Planas, F89, whom Claire had not seen in almost 20 years. They spent several hours at the Circulo de Bellas Artes catching up. John Cooper is now working as a director of business development for Iteris, a California-based provider of software and machine visions systems for the world of intelligent transportation systems. With this new job, John and his wife Martha are able to stay in Michigan, where their two sons, respectively, attend high school and college. For the first time in 20 years, Jacques Fraysse (lawyer in Paris), Charles Lee (journalist in Hong Kong), and Erik Schwabe (banker in Oslo) in August shared the same roof again in the south of France with their families—including nine children. They ate, swam, and brushed up on their repertoire of Norwegian drinking songs, as well as made a special toast in memory of their dearly departed former housemate, Brant Simenson. Charles said they hope to see more friends (where are you, David Harland?) in Medford for our class’s 25th reunion in 2015.
Results are in! You are interested in, well, anything and everything about each other, according to the survey I conducted. The overwhelming majority of you want to hear about each other’s careers, of course, but also travel, Fletcher connections, families, avocations/fun had … you get the picture. You are really interested in each other! Stay tuned for more about your fascinating classmates.
Ruth Margolies Beitler reports that she and Angelica Martinez, F08, wrote Women’s Roles in the Middle East and North Africa, which was published in April by Greenwood Press. Max Mejia Jr. was promoted in April to associate professor at World Maritime University in Malmö in the south of Sweden. Dan Satinsky is co-author of the New York Academy of Sciences report “Yaroslavl Roadmap 10-15-20,” a survey of innovation policy in five countries with recommendations for Russia. It was to be presented to Russian President Medvedev at the Yaroslavl Forum on 9 September. The PDF is available on Dan’s LinkedIn page. Barbara (Geary) Truan is now a member of the Steering Committee for the Fletcher Women’s Network and would like to encourage all Fletcher women, especially those in Europe, to use the social networking site. For more information, Barbara can be contacted via email.
Reunion Class lunch: Mieke, Barbara, and Rebecca Joy Yamamoto is working at the U.S. Embassy in Manila as the political counselor.
1990 Joy Yamamoto yamamotoJO@state.gov Claire Carroll traveled to Madrid in April and got together with Celia de Anca and Cristina
From left, three members of the Class of 1990 in southern France: Jacques Fraysse, Charles Lee, and Erik Schwabe
7th Floor Reception – Barbara, Mariko, Joy
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their lovely London house along the Hertford Union Canal.
1990 Fletcher Clambake
1991 Emma Drew Hodgson firstname.lastname@example.org Reunion 2011 20 – 22 May Samer Salameh lives in Mexico City and has two daughters. He very often reminisces about our days together and misses the camaraderie at Fletcher, saying, “My life would be so much happier if I had friends like us around.” Darlene Sambo Dorough was appointed as a member of the International Law Association’s Committee on Rights of Indigenous Peoples and attended their most recent meeting at The Hague in August. She was also appointed by the President of UN ECOSOC to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues following her nomination by the Inuit Circumpolar Council and the Saami Council this past February. The appointment was confirmed by the ECOSOC president in May, and her three-year term begins 1 January 2011. She’s looking forward to a busy year at the University and on the Nordic ski trails with her family. Peter Kessler spent part of August in Pakistan working on the flooding crisis for the UN refugee agency and recently returned there to assist with the aftermath of the flooding and the recovery effort. He has been named UNHCR country representative to the Republic of Moldova effective 2011, pending the agreement of the government. Peter and his wife Rachel are both very excited about the prospect of moving to Chisinau, though they will miss
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Md. Shamsul Haque just returned from New York where he was Bangladesh Consul General for three years since. He joined the Foreign Ministry of Bangladesh as director general. His daughter Noor Shams stayed behind in New York and is doing her Master’s Degree from Columbia SIPA. He looks forward to joining the reunion next year as well as the Fletcher Club of Dhaka. Heydar Pourian, Ph.D., lives in San Francisco Bay area with his wife and 11-year-old son, Pasha. Heydar is the CEO/editor-in-chief of a Middle East-based monthly, Iran Economics, launched with a relationship with the London Economist in 1997. The 140th issue of the magazine is being published this month. Heydar is also a U.S. and international consultant, venturing in economic analysis and political reports. Tom Vajda is serving as the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, Burma. He is married to Amy Sebes and has two daughters, aged nine and six.
1992 Kristen Pendleton email@example.com Michael Mendelson met up with Francis Situma in Nairobi back in April and Maria Teresa Tejada in London in June. Francis teaches international law at the University of Nairobi, Maria Teresa works at Goldman Sachs, and Michael is assistant general counsel at Intelsat, working primarily with Africa and Asia-Pac operations.
This fall I-House is home to 71 students from 31 different countries.
representative to the Rome-based UN organizations. Great to hear from you, Tasnim!
Kingsley Moghalu was appointed deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in November 2009. Kingsley is happy to be back home after a successful 17-year career in the United Nations and subsequently founding a risk management consulting firm in Geneva, Switzerland. He heads the Financial System Stability directorate of Nigeria’s reserve bank and is leading the implementation of extensive reform of his country’s banking sector. Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan recently named Kingsley to the board of directors of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, the “bad bank” set up to absorb about $15 billion toxic assets of several Nigerian banks affected by poor risk management and the collapse of a stock market bubble.
Matt Levitt has had a busy year. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court twice cited one of his books, Hamas: Politics, Charity and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad, in its majority opinion upholding the material support statute that is the cornerstone of U.S. counterterrorism prosecutions. (The case was Holder, et al., v. Humanitarian Law Project, et al.). He co-authored a July 2010 study on counter-radicalization, entitled “Fighting the Ideological Battle,” for the Washington Institute for Near East Studies. Meanwhile, he is working on a forthcoming book on Hezbollah’s global presence and capabilities (to be published by Georgetown University Press).
1993 Dorothy Zur MuhlenTomaszewska Dorothy.firstname.lastname@example.org
1994 Mi Ae Geoum Taylor email@example.com
1995 Larry Hanauer firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrice Dabrowski has again been invited to teach at University of Massachusetts Amherst; she will offer courses in Central and East European history there this academic year.
Twelve classmates traveled to Medford for our 15th reunion in May—Mark Baker, AnneSophie Cremers, Martha Culver, Donna Dholakia, Maria Farnon, Ladeene Freimuth, Jen Gergen, Annika Hansen, Katrina Menzigian, Phil Moremen, Mary Beth Reissen, and Marguerite Roy. By all accounts, everyone had a fabulous time. (Take a look at the photos on Fletcher’s website.) Save the date for our 20th in May 2015!
Kristen Pendleton continues as community operations manager at the International House at San Jose State University in California.
Tasnim Aslam writes that she serves in Rome as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Italy, Slovenia, and Albania and its permanent
Several classmates made significant career (and life) changes: Maura Lynch left Liberia in September to start a temporary assignment in New York as the chief of staff for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Before leaving Africa, Maura had a great time at the World Cup in South Africa and caught up with Liz McClintock, F94, when she passed through Monrovia in May. In the past 12 months, Andy Kennedy and his wife Shameem have become parents (to Sanya, who turned one in August), moved three times, bought a new house in Australia, and started teaching at the Australian National University. Mark Baker married Andrés Muñoz Díazgranados in Washington’s National Gallery of Art in July (in a ceremony presided over by Larry Hanauer’s wife, D.C. Magistrate Judge Julie Breslow). The next week, Mark and Andrés moved to London, where Mark is taking on a new role as the head of global tax policy for Diageo. Diana (Quintero) Martin has left Coca-Cola, where she was director in internal communications, and is now a senior vice president for
communications at the Royal Bank of Scotland/Citizens Financial Group. Diana, her husband, and two boys (Daniel and Ryan) have relocated back to Massachusetts. Finally, after more than five years on the House of Representatives’ intelligence oversight committee, yours truly, Larry Hanauer, is leaving government (again) to take a senior national security research position at the RAND Corporation. It’s been great to hear from classmates who haven’t sent news in a while, as well as from those who contribute regularly. Please stay in touch!
1996 Karen Coppock email@example.com Reunion 2011 20 – 22 May Even almost fifteen years after graduation, folks from the Fletcher class of 1996 make an effort to stay connected. Ngan Nguyen, Dia Warren, F97, Candace Lun Plotkin and their families (3 husbands and 6 kids!) had a Boston reunion at Jasper White’s Summer Shack this July, followed by a massive water gun fight in the 100 degree weather at Candace’s house. The kids range in age from 7 1/2 years to 6 months (and the adults, thirtynine to forty something). On the other side of the U.S., Karen Coppock, Helena Cerna, Carol Welch and their families reconnected over a three-day hike and backpacking trip in the gorgeous Olympic National Park in Washington. Wedding bells were also in the air. Rich Brewer married Beth Link at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis on 8 May. They honeymooned on the Big Island of Hawaii and are now living in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, where Beth works in internal communications at Symantec; Rich is still at SunPower. Karen Coppock and her husband
Brian were honored to help Rich celebrate his new marriage at the reception he held for friends in San Jose. Mark Vail also got married last May. He married Charlotte Maheu, associate director of the Newcomb College Institute in Tulane. Mark also completed his first book this year, Recasting Welfare Capitalism: Economic Adjustment in Contemporary France and Germany. Adam Glenn joined the faculty of the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism as an associate professor, interactive. Along with teaching and blogging, he continues his digital media consulting practice, with recent projects including staff training at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and journalism initiatives at Columbia University, Yale, and University of Missouri. Meg DeGuzman just celebrated her one year anniversary of teaching at Temple Law School. She teaches criminal law and international criminal law, and will add transitional justice this spring. She absolutely loves being a law professor. She loves the teaching, the writing, the conferences— pretty much everything about the job. She and her husband Anthony have two daughters, Elena (7) and Viv (4), and they are all enjoying getting to know Philadelphia—an interesting and very livable city. Meg saw Pedro Munoz and his family last Christmas and then met up with them in Costa Rica for Spring Break.
Photo from Meg DeGuzman After four and a half years of having established and directed
the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s regional Rule of Law Program South East Europe based in Bucharest (Romania), Ricarda Roos moved back to Berlin in the beginning of June. She continues to work for the foundation, but in a different capacity. She is now head of the Southern Caucasus and North America Section within the International Cooperation Department of the foundation. She hopes to see some Fletcher people in Berlin soon. Matt Frankel just completed a year as a federal executive fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He spent the year mainly conducting research; his paper on electoral boycotts was published by Brookings, and his paper on high-value targeting against insurgent and terrorist groups is slated to be published in the January 2011edition of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Matt also welcomed two new members to his family this year. Charlotte Jeanne and Samuel Joseph Frankel were born on 26 April. Big brother Jackson (7) and big sister Taylor (4) were very excited about their arrivals, especially since there was one of each. Jen Evans Bilchick and her husband Ken moved from the D.C./Baltimore area to Charlottesville, Virginia, three years ago (August 2007) due to a job change for him. Since then she has continued to work as a senior Middle East analyst for DoD from Charlottesville, where hundreds of her colleagues are now relocating from the D.C. area due to DoD’s BRAC relocations. This move has worked out very well for them due to the shorter/easier commute and general ease of getting around a smaller city. She gets to spend a lot more time with her three kids (Jessica, 8; Nicole, 6; and Amanda, 3) while still working full-time in a job that she loves. Karen Coppock left the consulting world and is now working in corporate philanthropy. She manages the Mobilizing for
Health(sm) initiative for the McKesson Foundation, which is focused on understanding how mobile phones can improve the health outcomes of under-served patients with chronic diseases. Rusty Barber stepped down from his three-year post as director of Iraq programs for the U.S. Institute of Peace in D.C. and is now enjoying a sabbatical at a fishing camp in Quebec with his girlfriend, Ana Taboada. He had a wonderful visit to Argentina in July to meet Ana’s family and enjoyed prowling the tango scene in Buenos Aires and horseback riding among the vineyards in Mendoza. He has been busy contributing to a USC-sponsored paper on lessons learned from the Iraqi reconstruction experience applicable to North Korea and is writing a chapter for a USIP book on negotiation and mediation which draws on his experience in Iraq. Erika de la Rosa Hennessey is back in the Bay Area and looking forward to reconnecting with Fletcher alumni. She continues with the work she was doing for White & Case in Mexico with their capital markets practice, but now out of their Palo Alto office. Her husband Patrick is part of a team at Charles Schwab providing consulting services to the firm’s independent financial advisor clients. She was very happy to find another Fletcher alum at her office, Mark Sato Stevens, F00. She writes: “While in Mexico City we were able to see and spend time with Jeanette Moreno Casas, F97. She and her family welcomed us from the first day I arrived in Mexico and helped us navigate the intricacies of that challenging metropolis.” Erika and Patrick spent the first few months of the year house hunting, and in May they moved into a house in El Cerrito, which is east of San Francisco and north of Berkeley. She spent the summer studying for the California Bar Exam and sat through the three-day test at the end of July.
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1997 Alexia Latortue firstname.lastname@example.org Gayle Meyers Cooper writes from Jerusalem and noted how this year, September brings Rosh Hashana and Eid-al-Fitr together. She marked the holidays with her husband Hillel, their son Eitan (22 mos), and colleagues at the Abraham Fund Initiatives, which promotes equality and shared living for Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel. Gayle is also proud to share with us Eitan’s latest achievements: emptying the highest drawers of cabinets, singing along with Cookie Monster, and saying, “No, no, no, no, no!” Some of these achievements must sound familiar to Marko Velikonja, who, with his wife, is the proud parent of four children, twins Michael and Albert (7), Heidi (3) and Kenneth, born on 29 April 2010. The family just arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan where Marko will be the transnational crimes officer at the U.S. Embassy. Also fairly new in his post, Colonel Bob Cassidy is serving in Kabul, Afghanistan, with the ISAF Joint Command during 2010–2011, as a special assistant to the commander. He most recently published, “The Afghan Choice: Peace or Punishment in the Pashtun Belt,” in the AugustSeptember 2010 issue of the RUSI Journal.
Bob Cassidy in Baghlan with Brother Z — our interpreter
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Chao Yang Lu sends his greetings from Shanghai where he has been based with a public relations firm for nearly six years. He enjoyed visits from Boris Li, Takashi Matsuo, and John Fargis, F98, recently. Most of all, he enjoys his three-year-old son and one-yearold daughter, who are only getting more and more fun every day. From Europe, Claudia Ibarguen writes that she is still working with the ILO in Geneva with the International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) and living across the border in France. She has two daughters, Chiara (4) and Camila (2.5), and the eldest one enjoys correcting her mom’s French accent and mistakes. After spending 2007–2009 in New York, Keisuke Kato moved to London in August 2009 to work as a fund manager for Mitsubishi Corporation. Though he thought he had seen and heard everything in finance, he said that going through the 2008 financial crisis was quite an experience. Outside of work, Keisuke enjoys rugby and cricket, sports he had played growing up in Australia. Ana Trbovich (nee Mitrovic) is still in Belgrade, Serbia, teaching public policy/EU issues, and consulting on economic development projects. Her two boys Marko (9) and Urosh (6) attend the French school in Belgrade in line with the Fletcher global approach. Ana was recently in Boston where she was thrilled to attend Rusty Tunnard’s, F85, F03, Ph.D. defense, and also visited Julio Garro and his family in London. From Latin America, Jeanette Moreno writes to share her exciting news. After seven years of taking care of her son (7)— and obtaining a law degree at the University of Mexico—she is reentering the work force as divisional manager for government relations with WalMart Mexico and Central America. She also writes that Lenny
Feinzaig will soon give up the honor of being the most eligible bachelor of the Class of 1997 (no offense to other fine Class of 1997 bachelors!), as he is soon getting married.
Jeanette Moreno and husband Not far from our alma mater, David Reinfeld, lives around the corner from the Bunker Hill monument in Charlestown with his wife Amanda and two children, Sophie (4) and Jack (2). They’ve had a busy summer with Amanda working half of her time for BP in the Mobile, Alabama, incident response center as deputy director overseeing efforts to coordinate government agency and BP clean-up efforts. During that time, David found out how challenging life can be as a single working parent. They’ve also started a second company selling energy to businesses in New England and Mid-Atlantic. David enjoyed catching up with Masha (Pavlenko) Gordon when she was in town, saw one of the last games with Lebron as a Cavalier against the Celtics with Raimund Grube, F99, and randomly bumped into Lisa (Bozoyan) Sebesta near Davis Square. Also in the Boston area, Sara (Mason) Ader and Jason Ader welcomed baby Hank in November 2009 to join their older kids, Rachel (9) and Zeke (7). Jason is working as a technology analyst with William Blair & Co., and Sara takes on freelance writing and editing projects. Sara writes: “The big kids are a huge help with the baby, and we are all well and having fun. We always love to hear from Fletcher friends.”
Chris Samuel celebrated daughter Vivian’s first birthday this past May with her husband Frank and family members and also marked five years with Save the Children in Connecticut. The family enjoyed the summer holidays, with a trip to Vermont that included a stay on an organic dairy farm and some time with Anna Greene at her parents’ lake house. Gabriella Rigg Herzog and her husband Matt are happy new parents to Christian, born in February 2010. They live in New Jersey and both work in Manhattan, with Gabriella having recently left the U.S. government to accept a position with Hess Corporation as manager, corporate social responsibility.
Gabriella Rigg Herzog’s son, Christian (5 months) Also in New York, Rebecca Kreis Strutton’s son, Will (6) just started first grade, and daughter Kate (4) is starting pre-K. Rebecca is still working at New York Life Investment Management LLC and got promoted to director and associate general counsel in March. On the weekends, Rebecca and her husband work on fixing up their home and enjoy taking the occasional hike or camping trip. In Washington, D.C., Malikkah Rollins celebrated her graduation from the Smith College School for Social Work by proudly walking across the stage to receive her diploma with her son Miles (6). She is thrilled to have found her life’s work/calling—clinical social work (aka psychotherapist). Brian Casabianca, also in Washington, D.C., works with the Global Infrastructure Department
of the IFC (World Bank Group) on strategy and development impact. He leads the strategy of IFC’s direct investments in projects ranging from renewable energy (hydro, wind, solar, geothermal), to transport (airlines, railroads, airports, ports) and water/gas projects across emerging markets. Brian particularly enjoys work travel to fascinating places like China, Turkey, Russia, South Africa, France, and Latin America. He has kept deep connections to Fletcher, helping to hire around ten Fletcher alumni at IFC (summer hires and some permanent hires). Outside of work, Brian recently finished his Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the Sloan School at MIT, volunteers teaching catechism at a local church to eighth graders, and takes flamenco/classical guitar classes. Kuniko Ashizawa, on leave from teaching at Oxford Brookes University, is a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. Back from several months supporting Fletcherite Humayun Hamidzada, F01, deputy minister of finance for policy, on Kabul Conference preparations, Richard Ponzio returned to the State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. Living on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Julie Lloyd and her husband Grady celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in April. Julie has been doing public relations for the American College of Emergency Physicians for four years, and Grady has worked for PhRMA for seven. Though the past year has come with heartbreaking family losses, Julie reflects at how much suffering exists both in the United States and the world, and feels extraordinarily grateful for health, a happy marriage, and a roof over her head that isn’t under water. Another wedding anniversary was celebrated in Washington, D.C. — this time eight years — by Chris
Johns and his wife Barbara. Their celebratory dinner was attended by their son, Alex (2.5) who has just reached half of Chris’ height (and twice his energy level). Early this year, Chris made the jump to the U.S. Department of Energy where he is deputy director for budget, and now also acting budget director since the promotion of his boss. New members of the large Fletcher contingent in Washington, D.C., Fiona Oliphant and husband Frank, are settled in Bethesda with their three children. Frank is with MIGA (World Bank Group) and Fiona is searching for work as a domestic violence attorney. In North Carolina, Felicia Wilkerson just passed eight years with the Marine Corps (occupation: helicopter pilot). After completing a combined four deployments in three years, she and her husband took the plunge into parenthood and are the jubilant parents of joyful Solenne Sofia (7 months). The West Coast is home to quite a few Fletcherites. Lee Clancy and his wife Sarah are still living in San Francisco with their two kids, son Finn (5) and daughter Sevilla (3). They’ve just bought a new home and are maintaining quite an international household, with Lee speaking to the kids only in Spanish and Finn attending Mandarin-immersion kindergarten. For the last two years, Lee has been running product management and revenue at IMVU, an online social entertainment company built around 3D avatars and the world’s largest virtual goods catalog. Tamar Dolgen announces: “I am still living in Los Angeles, California, but home life feels international as my Mexican husband and I speak Spanish with our kids Rose (5) and Moises Guillermo (2); plus I am due to have baby #3 in October. I now have my own business doing marketing consulting. My main project is doing PR for
my husband’s organic candy company YummyEarth, but I also have a few other clients including Casa Mexicana Foods (authentic seasonings from Mexico) and wearegoodkin.com (parenting site for gay and non-traditional families).” Los Angeles is also home to the large and rambunctious family of Grant Hosford, which includes his wife Stephanie, soccer playing Ethan (9), and ballet dancing daughters Naomi (3) and Samantha (2). He works at eHarmony, trying to bring a little more love to the world, and is leading the launch of an all-new dating site called jazzed. com. Stephanie is busy writing a book called, “Bald, Fat, and Crazy,” the story of her recent battle with breast cancer while pregnant. Grant heads the L.A. chapter of the Fletcher Alumni club. Meighan Howard shares her time between Southern California and the Eastern Sierras and enjoyed an amazing ski season last year with a record opener in October and closing July 5. On the work front, she took on the management of another company, for a total of three. Meighan also is a full time volunteer and area leader for Guide Dogs of America that provides guides for the visually impaired cost-free. After serving seven years with the Bush Administration in various positions at the State Department and Pentagon, David Glancy joined Booz Allen Hamilton in March 2009. He is currently working as an assistant professor (contractor) at National Defense University. He has also gone back to school—he is working on a Master’s of Business Administration at the University of Chicago through the school’s Executive MBA program. David reports that he is enjoying the program and learning a lot, but that it is a huge amount of work. Alexia Latortue writes: “We had a wonderful group of summer interns at my work, CGAP, this
summer. In August, I had lunch with them to muse about life and work. In preparing for the talk, I reflected on what I liked about Fletcher. The list is long, but I quickly honed in on how Fletcher allows—actually encourages— every student to follow their own destinies. There is no one path to success or fulfillment. So it is not surprising to read the diversity of places, professions, and personal choices that are part of our classmates’ stories.”
1998 T. Colum Garrity email@example.com David Bowker’s wife Amanda gave birth to Vivian Cynthia Bowker on 1 September. Their first daughter, Eve, just turned three and is enjoying her new role as the big sister. They’re thrilled to have two little girls and are enjoying life in D.C. Congratulations to Nicole Byrns, who had her second child, Alexander Spencer, on 26 August 2010. He joins older sister Julia, who is two years old. Nicole and family continue to live in New York City where she works in finance. Lindy Cameron finished a year back in Afghanistan as head of the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team and NATO senior civilian, Regional Command (South West). She is looking forward to a year in London living round the corner from Masha and attending the Royal College of Defence Studies. Pedro Sanudo writes, “I am back in Boston. I was admitted as a Sloan Fellow at MIT and will be in Cambridge for the duration of the program until 2011. If anybody wants to get together, please let me know.” The Cummings family is starting their final year in Accra, Ghana, where Phil is the Economic Chief in the Economic Section. Phil’s wife Yuko writes, “Are there other Fletcher alums out here?”
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Stephen Meade and his wife Kelly are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Eva Collins Meade, in February. People say she resembles her mother because she is a beautiful and active baby girl, and that she resembles her father because she has a large head and makes a lot of noise without actually saying anything. Jan-Philipp Goertz writes, “I got married on 4 September in Warsaw to Dominika Ossolinska. Thanks to Tom Sanderson for coming over. Sorry for not having been more prolific with the invitations. It was a little overwhelming with 500 people anyway, so I didn’t want to make people come long ways and then have between one and three minutes to talk to them. We will celebrate the one-year anniversary in a little more humble way.” JanPhilipp and Dominika live in Berlin. Andrea Wilczynski and her husband Cristobal moved to Vilnius, Lithuania, this past spring and will be based there for the next couple of years. Andrea says, “We are enjoying it so far, though we found the summer heat here (the hottest summer in 200 years) more difficult than that of Madrid, where we had previously been living. I am keeping busy doing teaching and consulting work for the International School of Management, here in Vilnius. We would welcome any Fletcherites heading out to the Baltics!”
1999 Ellen Shaw firstname.lastname@example.org Sonja Bachmann says, “I am still working for the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General in Cyprus, Alexander Downer, an ex-Australian foreign minister, and truly enjoy my job on the island. We are inching forward in the negotiations to reunify the island, and I am using my free time to travel in the Eastern Mediterranean. For example, I am off to Turkey with Zeynep Ogut to check out Bodrum, a hot spot on
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the Turkish Riviera. And, to keep balance, I probably have to pay a visit to the Greek islands as well. Tough life!” Tobin Freid writes, “I am happy to announce the birth of our second daughter, Siveya. Our beautiful little red-head was born on 11 May and is a happy, healthy baby bringing us much joy (though not much sleep).” Isofumi Fukumoto has been seconded from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation to its subsidiary, SMBC Securities to provide M&A advisory services focusing on Japan-U.S. crossborder transactions. Along with the transfer, he moved from Park Ave. to Times Square in New York recently. He writes that it is just one mile away from the old office, but it is a very different world. Yunju Ko, now a director position in the FTA Goods Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Korea, is negotiating FTAs with Colombia, Peru, Australia, and Turkey and would like to get in touch with any Fletcher grads in those countries. Hongyu Liu and family moved back to China after ten years in the U.S. Both of Hongyu’s kids will be studying at the affiliated primary school of Fudan University in Shanghai where her husband is teaching Western and Chinese philosophy. She has recently joined TPG Capital to cover local investors. She writes, “There is a small crowd of Fletcher alum in Beijing. Stephane Grand, F98, and I met our board member Charles Dallara when he traveled to Beijing in May. It is fun to be back to China, a place some people call a boiling pot now.” Lauro Locks and Silvi Llosa, F98, happily announce the birth of their first child, Maia Sofia. Maia was born in Florianópolis, Brazil, on 5 June, World Environment Day. After more than two months in wintry Southern Brazil (the coldest winter in the last ten years with temps reaching as low as minus
18 degrees centigrade!), Maia and her parents have just returned to sunny and warm Geneva. Noah Rubins was elected partner in the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in Paris in May. His practice focuses on arbitration between states and foreign investors pursuant to investment protection treaties, as well as disputes in the former USSR. Tim Swett, his wife Isabelle, and daughters Manon and Phoebe will be finishing up their first tour with the State Department in Mexico City and headed to Ouagadougou, where Tim will be the economics/ commercial officer for the Embassy there. Greg Unruh, professor and director of the Lincoln Center for Ethics at Thunderbird School of Global Management, published had an article in the June 2010 Harvard Business Review Called “Growing Green” Hidefumi Yamamura moved from Tokyo to New York with his family in June this year and is working for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, UFJ Limited, Planning Division for the Americas. His wife (Kaori) and son (Takafumi) are doing well; threeyear-old Takafumi will attend the local pre-school in Manhattan beginning in September. Hidefumi writes, “I hope he will learn English quickly and find himself comfortable soon.” Zaid A. Zaid is finishing up his tenure as the chair of the D.C. Fletcher Club after an exciting and fun-filled year. After finishing three clerkships, he is working at in the D.C. office of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr, where he sits just two offices away from Dave Bowker, F98.
2000 Laura Rótolo email@example.com Many thanks to Laura Rótolo for her ten-year term as class secretary and for her commitment to the
class of 2000. We are currently seeking the next class secretary to continue Laura’s excellent work. If you are interested, would like to nominate a classmate, or would like to learn more about the position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Todd Neff’s book, From Jars to the Stars: How Ball Came to Build a Comet-Hunting Machine, is finally coming out this fall. More info at www.earthviewmedia.com. Daphne Paulino Ramos and husband Vil welcomed their first child on June 20th. Her name is Gabriella Paulino Ramos. In September, Judy Slater (Renorah) started a new position in Washington, D.C., as the director of the Policy Advisory Program at Global Financial Integrity, advising developing countries how to curtail illicit financial flows and related corrupt practices. She spent the greater part of 2009 and 2010 in London and Paris working as an economic consultant to researchers at international financial institutions and as a financial adviser to small businesses writing business and marketing plans. She looks forward to reconnecting with Fletcherites in New York and Washington. Michele L. Malvesti was commissioned by the Center for a New American Security to research and write a report on U.S. Special Operations Forces. Her findings were published in June 2010. Amy Coletta Kirshner works at the Department of State. She served for the past year as chief of staff to Andrew Shapiro, assistant secretary of state for PoliticalMilitary Affairs. Amy and her husband were thrilled to welcome Alexandra Madeline Kirshner, who was born on 1 July. Kate Houghton just got back from an exciting summer at Beijing Normal University, Advanced Institute for Hazard and Risk, and is working on her doctorate at the University of Kiel.
2001 Shantha Rau email@example.com Reunion 2011 20 – 22 May The Class of ‘01 has been enjoying new adventures—in parenthood, in home ownership, with new jobs and old friends. First up, Susan Banki gave birth to a baby girl on 5 August. Her name is Peri Mae Banki, and they are calling her “Pepper.” Congratulations!
Pepper Banki Over the last year, Rear Admiral Paul Becker, Federal Executive Fellow ‘01, has been the director of intelligence for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command in Kabul. There are other Fletcher alum in Afghanistan serving the public, and he is proud to be contributing to this important mission. Sarah Prosser spent the summer as the acting office director in the State Department, Office of the Legal Adviser for the regional office covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, South and Central Asian Affairs. It’s an understatement to note that the region is always very interesting, and the work keeps her hopping. She hopes all the Fletcher mafia is doing well, and enjoys running into Fletcher friends at State Department and everywhere. She and her husband just moved into a new home in Woodley Park, a neighborhood in Washington, D.C. In the midst of buying and selling homes, they managed a quick trip to Colorado for Sarah’s Peace Corps Uzbekistan 15th reunion, which was fantastic.
Esteban Sacco recently took a job with OCHA in Haiti as strategic planning officer. Jan Bohanes began working at the Advisory Center on WTO Law in Geneva. Rob Gatehouse received his onward assignment and will begin work at the U.S. embassy in Bucharest, Romania in August 2011. Coleen Gatehouse is getting ready to schlep the kids off to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for a few months, since their current hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, has been deemed too dangerous for child dependents. The annual BPC Summer Bash took place this past August in a placid nineteenth-century hacienda in the Puuc hills of the Yucatan jungle. Attendees included Carlo Pozzi, F98, Alejandra Bolanos, F02, Sue Mi Terry, F98, Yannick Mireur, F98, Arturo Ramos, F01, Andreas Vogt, F98, Nicole Monter, F98, Enrique Hidalgo, F98, and Jill Van den Brule, F02. Every year the group finds many reasons to celebrate, but above all “that after fourteen years we still have as much fun lounging together as the first days in Trios,” as Pozzi commented. Other members of the BPC were frequently recalled, and some were particularly missed: Mimi Alemayehou, F98, Masha Gordon, F98, Burkhard Schrage, F98, and Stephane Grand F98. A new standard of enjoyment was set thanks to two full-time chefs on the premises, excursions to the ruins and cenotes, Mayan healing massages, as well as copious amounts of wine and other distillates. Besides facing noisy frogs and nosy tarantulas, as well as a potent curse of Haitian voodoo, the group seems to be finally maturing. Gone were the long arid discussions on policy and current events. Instead deeper discussions on the enjoyment of life, the most recent fashion trends, and the attributes of a soulfulfilling meal took precedence, turning the gathering into a true
“act of hope in a time of despair.” Participants were able to conclude that in Yucatan, “You can tan, you can drink, you can dance (if you want to).” Past gatherings have been held in the hills of Tuscany, in undisclosed locations in the Caribbean, and in the French countryside. Next year’s location has yet to be revealed.
the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. She is also the club leader of the new Fletcher Club of Vietnam. She leaves behind Lisa Karanja, who just took a job with Trademark East Africa as their director for private sector and civil society partnerships. Audrey Selian may be safe from any exposure to sunlight in London, but her job at an investment advisory to a family trust frequently takes her to India. She and her husband report that their first child is due in October.
Andreas Vogt, Enrique Hidalgo, Yannick Mireur, Carlo Pozzi, Arturo Ramos, Alejandra Bolanos, Sue Mi Terry, Jill Van den Brule
2002 Ben Ball firstname.lastname@example.org The class of 2002 has certainly felt the heat during this long summer, and it’s not just those of us who are sweating it out in D.C. Take Dan Fahey for instance—he’s been splitting his time between a European Commission project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (average high: 25°C) and a professorial gig at Deep Springs College in Bishop, California (average high: 28°C). John Moore traded the swelter of Houston for the slightly ritzier swelter of Dubai, where he works for ExxonMobil on projects in Iraq. Usually Moscow wouldn’t fit into the “hot” category at all, but this summer is an exception. So reports Peter Neisuler, who works in the political section at the U.S. Embassy there with his wife, fellow Fletcherite Mariana, F00, along with their two sons Alex and Martin. Viviane Chao is maintaining her position vis-àvis the equator—having moved from Nairobi, she now works at
Speaking of children, Alexander “Sasha” Gupman and Katherine Gupman, F04, F05, welcomed a new (their third) future Fletcher grad to their family in May, Anika Katherine Gupman. Back here in the U.S. of A., Nathan Monash is out in Denver, where he works for AngloGold Ashanti on sustainability issues. By the time you read this, Guillermo Pinczuk will have made the transition from Chicago to the wholly owned Fletcher subsidiary we call Booz Allen Hamilton. Alla Dowse is working with regional law-enforcement and investigations after spending six years with U.S. DoD in the areas of investigations, operations, and analysis. Her husband, Frank, retired from the Marine Corps in 2006 and is enjoying his private security consulting (www.agemusgroup.com), DoD assignments, writing, and addressing various fora on issues of national and international security. Frank has been an author of numerous articles and blogs and is a frequent speaker in various media outlets. Frank also writes a daily blog American Sentry and is frequently found in the National Top Ten on Townhall.com. Frank can be reached at info@ agemusgroup.com. Frank and Alla are the proud parents of their young son.
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Hildah Birungi is proudly serving as a special assistant to the director of the Assembly of States Party to the Rome Statute at the International Criminal Court. There, she recently participated in the first ever review conference of the ICC in Kampala, Uganda, held in June 2010. Key representatives from the Court’s 111 member states, the UN, and other intergovernmental organizations and civil society activists were present to evaluate the state of international criminal justice and the impact of the Rome Statute on victims and affected communities.
Hildah Birungi, F02, right, with fellow conference attendees
2003 Brett Freedman email@example.com From the air-conditioned confines of Washington, D.C., following a year of blizzards, floods, no electricity, record heat, and even an earthquake, I can’t wait to see what the fall has in store. Much to share. So, here goes nothing … Malini Goel is working and living in New York City as a consultant with UNDP and has also started a line of award-winning eco-friendly, educational toys, Global Green Pals. She has had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with Fletcher friends recently which is great. A discount is available for all members of the Fletcher family who may wish to make Global Green Pals purchases this year; use coupon code “FLETCHER” at www. globalgreenpals.com. Now that he successfully ended the Cold War, Tim Nikula has returned from Moscow (he returned a week before the peat
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smog fires started) and got a job teaching grade nine history at his old high school. Good luck in the new position! Speaking of job changes, since March Aurelie Boukobza has been hard at work in Haiti where she is working for UNDP as a programme specialist. In this position she supports the organization by strengthening their project management/ monitoring and evaluation capacity. She welcomes all to Port-au-Prince, which is a beautiful and welcoming city despite the negative image given by the media. Kelly Smith, who admitted his lack of updates in recent years, has a bunch of news to report. Ladies, he is now off the market officially, having married Melissa March last year in September. Kelly remains in D.C. doing security and privacy consulting with Deloitte. Turning our attention to Africa, Silke Rusch has traded Geneva for the Oubangui River in Central Africa. There she is working with the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) as a DDR officer. Silke states she has yet to meet a single Fletcherite in country but hopes that will soon change. Captain Yancy Lindsey recently finished a 2½ year tour of duty at European Command Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, last year. He subsequently assumed command of Naval Base Coronado, California, in July 2009. He is very busy but says that living in Coronado is well worth the work. Yancy also mentions that there is plenty of room for Mallards to roost at his house on the Naval amphibious base should they need to rest during their migration. David Abraham left NYC for Japan in September to serve as an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He will be based at Tokyo University studying natural resource security. He also has been grateful for the
support the Fletcher Community has shown ClearWater Initiative, the water-focused NGO Ben Sklaver started. David is thrilled that Brett Freedman has taken the lead in ClearWater’s D.C. fundraiser featuring the Tufts band Guster as well as the running of the Army ten-mile road race the weekend of 23 October. The goal is to raise over $20,000 to support our activities in Uganda. Laura Sitea has joined the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General after serving as desk officer for Sudan/ Darfur in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations for 4.5 years. Badu Katelo is currently working with the Kenya government as deputy commissioner for refugee affairs, striving to meet the challenges of managing the influx of Somali refugees into Kenya.
2004 Brandon Miller brandonedwardmiller@gmail. com It’s been another busy summer for F04s. A bounty of news from D.C.! After over two years working for the U.S. Africa Command in Germany, Hadley White is headed back to D.C. in late September. “I had a great experience and traveled like mad, but am really looking forward to reconnecting with everyone and staying put for a while.” Also in D.C., James Patton has had an eventful year. He “got engaged, finished work in Colombia, traveled in Europe, moved to D.C. to start work for the State Department Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, got married, and had a baby (Gabriela Amar Patton).” James will be in Sudan for six months to do conflict mitigation related to the upcoming referenda. Greg Watson recently took a new
position within the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund where he is the team leader for the MIF’s Climate Change team. He also got engaged to Eric Kite in late August. Greg is “glad to say that the D.C. Fletcher contingent has given full approval to the match.” Raphael Carland continues his work on Afghanistan and Pakistan at the State Department and moved from the NATO office to become a special assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State this last July. Raphael and his wife Rebecca, A03, still live in the Washington area and regularly run into Jay Strohm and Cameron Hudson in the city and this summer caught up with Philip Shetler-Jones and Sajid Khan, who are both in New York at the UN. Rebecca Kinyon recently moved to New York City. She is working at the United Nations for the State Department. Verdina Mekic passed the 8 February 2010 Louisiana bar exam and was recently admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association on 29 April 2010, upon taking the oath at the admission ceremony at the Pontchartrain Center in Metairie. Closer to Boston, Lauren Brodsky successfully defended her dissertation in July at Fletcher— and had my second baby, a boy, Leo Cantor Brodsky, who joined his big sister, Hannah, on 18 August. April Rinne was in India recently and will take a lifetime dream adventure to Nepal later this year where she will spend a month trekking in the Himalaya. Roham Alvandi is finishing up his doctorate at Oxford and getting ready to begin a tenure-track post as lecturer in international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science this fall. Sharon Deutsch-Nadir is headed to London after five years in New York City. “Being in Europe
and so close to Israel, means it’s trains, planes, and automobiles almost every weekend.” Sharon has enjoyed catching up with old Fletcher friends and has also started working recently as head of philanthropy for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Credit Suisse. Iliriana Kacaniku, Maja Marjanovic, F05, and Teuta Kacaniku, F07, holidayed together in Corfu, Greece, this summer. Iliriana also reports that she and Hema Chugh frequently get together in Prishtina, Kosovo, where Hema helps the Ministry of Agriculture in developing a strategic development plan.
Chai finishes up his Master’s of Architecture degree at MIT.
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After three and a half years with the European Commission’s European Anti-fraud Office, Tamas Kovacs has taken up a position with the Hungarian government as a deputy junior minister for European Union and International Relations in the Ministry of National Development. Finally, I am happy to announce that I, Brandon Edward Miller, am engaged to Ekachai Pattamasattayasonthi. We plan on getting married next year, after
Kristy DeRemer, F05, and Stephan Sonnenberg welcomed their son Milo Gerhard Sonnenberg to the world on 28 July 2010. Out of pure nostalgia for the old stomping grounds, they also moved back to within a stone’s throw of the Tufts field in Medford.
David Janes and his wife Patricia welcomed son Emerson Bryan Janes on 11 August.
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Santiago Alvira Lacayo and his family just relocated from Vienna, Austria, to Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he has taken up the position of director of the Office of Legal Affairs of the International Renewable Energy Agency. “We are delighted to be here but we have landed here so recently that we have still to meet other Fletcherites in the area.”
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Jacqueline Day is now based in Brazil where she is heading up Control Risks’ crisis consulting practice in Latin America.
May. In one of those “Fletchies are everywhere” moments, they even ran into Josh Newton and Deb Delay in downtown D.C. on the way to the hospital.
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Maja, Iliriana, Teuta
Pines in southern New Hampshire overlooking Mt. Monadnack and witnessed by over 30 members of the Fletcher community. Much merriment ensued.
Joshua Newton firstname.lastname@example.org Reunion 2011 20 – 22 May As is becoming the norm with the Class of 2006, there were a plethora of weddings, engagements and babies over the last six months. Adam Day got married in Marrakech in May, but that’s not news because almost all of you were there. He lives in New York and works on the Sudan Team in DPKO, but spends most of his time at the park with his daughter Kaia, F35.
Kartika Palar got married to Vincent Cocula in his family home in Southwest France on 4 September 2010. The weekend wedding was attended by Tega Shivute and included many friends from around the world. Erica Miller is still living in D.C. and working at the State Department on Afghanistan counternarcotics and women’s issues. She and her boyfriend of four years, Tommy Bobo, will get married on 18 September in Baltimore. The Class of 2006 have special reason to celebrate as two of its own, Vivek Mathur and Abby Parish, are engaged and plan to be married in India in January 2011.
Kaia (Adam Day)
Laura (Schlapkohl) Johnson received her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in May 2010 and is now working as a project assistant at the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. She, her husband Shawn, and their son Beckett are all excited to welcome a new addition to their family this year, as they are expecting their second child in November.
Leigh Nolan and Geoffrey Gresh, F07, also tied the knot in June at the Cathedral of the
Jill Bernstein and husband Josh welcomed the birth of twins, Ari Nathaniel and Rayna Grace, on 2
Ned Spang and his wife, Elise, welcomed their second child, Lucy Mabel Spang, to the world on 25 May 2010. In good Fletcher fashion, she has already traveled internationally with her parents and is currently learning how to gurgle in three languages. Xanthe Scharff Ackerman and her husband, Elliot, welcomed their baby girl Colinda “Coco” Mayme 25 July. They are living in D.C. and are enjoying the first months of parenthood. Xanthe is writing up her dissertation on education in northern Uganda and is also celebrating AGE Africa’s fifth year educating girls in Malawi. Lt. Col. Joe Rupp finished his tour of duty on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon this past summer and moved with Jenn and the boys to Okinawa, Japan, for three years. Joe is currently assigned as the assistant chief of staff G-1 for the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa.
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Erika Lopez recently, blissfully, quit her job to start up a small import company specializing in flamenco wear. She had a great time “working” on this project in Spain in May and hopping on down to Morocco with the Fletchies attending Adam Day and Wendy’s amazing wedding in Marrakesh. A highlight was a highly memorable, if not altogether comfortable, camel trek with Charlotte Taylor and Josh Newton. Andrew Dixon just entered year three in the capital of Latin America, aka Miami. He’s loving his job as marketing director for BGT Partners, a global digital marketing agency, and just returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic. Eric Roland and his wife Colleen have relocated from Washington, D.C., to Geneva, Switzerland. Eric is working with the World Economic Forum as a community manager with the Forum’s Young Global Leaders program. Also moving to Geneva, Tega Shivute relocated to join the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Mike Lurie joined the Foreign Service in January 2010 after almost five years as a civil servant at the Department of State. He was assigned to Israel for his first tour and moved there along with his wife Kate and son Isaac in midAugust.
Europe, Rodrigo Ordóñez is back to work with Save the Children, as the information and communications manager for the humanitarian response in Kyrgyzstan. Starting in January 2010, Stella Ngumuta shifted gears in her career path. She is now working with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Eastern Africa, as the regional advocacy officer. After four exciting years at the New York Fed, during the height of the financial crisis, Ashish Bhatia has switched gears and joined the World Gold Council as manager in government affairs. In his new role, he’ll still be working closely with the official community, conducting research on gold as a reserve asset as well as engaging in the global dialogue on gold’s role in the new financial architecture. Anika Binnendijk and Nat Hoopes visited their classmate Teitur Torkelsson in Iceland in August. The intrepid hikers scaled the still-steaming volcano that infamously grounded Western travelers last spring. They ate dried fish and even came close to perfecting the elusive pronunciation of Eyjafjallajökull. Nat is working for Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, Anika for the U.S. Department of Defense, and Teitur for the design house Studiobility.
Teitur, Anika, Nat Isaac After a great summer spending time with family and friends (including Fletcher folks) around
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From Honolulu where she served as consul at the Philippine Consulate General for two years, Lourdes Tabamo is now posted at the Philippine Embassy to the
Vatican as first secretary and consul general. She moved to Rome end of May this year and relishes her new assignment to the Eternal City, seeing the rich history of Italy and being in the seat of the Catholic faith.
GMAP I 2006 Mareilla Greco email@example.com Reunion 2011 20 – 22 May John “Mac” Regan is busy with organizations for Fletcher’s GMAP 10th celebration in October in Washington, D.C., and he urges all GMAPers to attend. Not only will it be a great opportunity to re-connect but also to hear from a number of our classmates who are presenting as part of the eight continuing education panels. The panels alone will make the trip worthwhile, but the icing on the cake is the three superb embassy locations that have been secured for the meetings and dinners. He looks forward to seeing as many GMAPers there as possible. Harold Caballeros announced, “Next week we start our campaign for the Presidency of Guatemala. One exact year and we will have elections. I am very optimistic. … Besides the political work, I am very happy about our advance in the new University San Pablo. We just bought our new campus. A wonderful piece of land in Guatemala City. So, I keep myself real busy but very excited about the future.” Roberta Graham was appointed as a senior fellow at the Institute of the North, a think tank based in Anchorage that focuses on the political, economic, and strategic global interests of Arctic nations. She will be focusing on public diplomacy and strategic communications as they pertain to relations between Arctic nations. Antonio Menendez is still in Colombia with the UN, and when not basking in the glory of his
country winning this year’s World Cup, he will be busy working on his presentation as a panelist in the Latin America Panel at the October GMAP event. Suzanne Bond Hinsz is consulting for USAID on capacity-building issues facing Southern Sudan. In the last year, she has advised the National Security Council, House Foreign Affairs, Senate Foreign Relations, State Department, and USAID on issues regarding building the south’s capacity to govern ahead of its January independence vote. Murali Barathi currently works for NetApp as a consulting project manager managing an initiative to revamp the customer portal. San Francisco Bay Area had the mildest summer in 30 years; he visited Texas for a week with family to get the summer feel. Graham Maitland writes, “The back of the winter beast has finally been broken and we’re all very happy here in the south. My news is that I have been appointed as South African Ambassador to the Sudan. I move to Khartoum end of September. It is a big challenge which I approach with feelings of apprehension and excitement.” Josy Joseph recently took up a new assignment with the Times of India as editor, special projects, doing focused investigations across all subjects—a 360-degree view of Indian life (that GMAP inspiration!). And there is plenty of work to do. Since joining the Times in May, she has had her share of fun with run-ins with all sorts of people, including some senior political figures. She is presently busy with a series of investigations into the Commonwealth Games, scheduled here next month amidst much controversy. Yukiko Noguchi is working for three TV stations as a freelance translator and news organizer. She and her husband Shoichi have recently started volunteering to support teachers at a nearby nursery school that is providing
personalized and hands-on early education to children aged 0 to 3. Yukiko and fellow GMAP 2006 classmate Yasuko Oda, who is still working in Japan, get together often for dinner, remembering how tough it was to survive the GMAP program, but also how much they miss the camaraderie. Both Yukiko and her husband Shoichi look forward to seeing old friends at the 10th anniversary celebration in D.C.
Yukiko’s husband, Shoichi, back left As for yours truly, Mariella Greco, when not basking in the glory of winning a bet that Spain would win the World Cup, I too will be working on my presentation as a panelist in the Latin America panel at the October GMAP event. Hope to see one and all there.
GMAP II 2006 Steve Bergey firstname.lastname@example.org Reunion 2011 20 – 22 May
2007 Katy Bondy email@example.com Greetings Class of 2007! Thanks to all for sending in updates. In Boston, major congratulations are due for Sylvia Ciesluk Kinnicutt who along with her new husband, Timothy Kinnicutt, welcomed son Nolan Austin Kinnicutt on 12 August. Ronan Wolfsdorf reports he is running a real estate boutique in Brookline, Massachusetts, called Boston Town Properties. He specializes in international relocations. His children, Paolo and Isabella, are 11 and 10.
Lauren Inouye is experiencing lots of change in her life. She just moved from London to New York, and started a new job with an investment fund focusing on U.S. renewable energy projects and other environmental commodities. She was originally connected with the fund years ago through a Fletcher alum’s sibling—well done, Mafia! She says it’s been “great to be in New York and to reconnect with Fletcher alums.” Her second week in town was spent at Divya Mankikar’s, F08, wedding festivities, which were also celebrated with Brian Neff, F08, Alison Lytton, Teuta Kacaniku, Tessie Petion, Zeba Khan, Ken Fan, and Shal Mylvaganam, F08. Congratulations also to Brian Cathcart, who married Ding Su on 18 May 2010. He still works in the International MBA Program at Globis University in Tokyo and asks people in Tokyo to give him a shout when you’re in town. We have another Fletcher couple to congratulate as well. Matan Chorev reports that he and Claire Putzeys, F09, are engaged to be married. He proposed several days after attending Ben Micheel’s wedding in Ireland, while walking on the cliffs of Howth, a small fishing village on the coast of the Irish sea. Racey Bingham is getting the best of both worlds by farming spring, summer, and fall on a diversified organic farm in upstate New York, and contracting for the World Bank Agriculture and Rural Development and Urban Water Departments in the Central African Republic in the winter. Sounds great. Patrick Meier was busy this past year spearheading Ushahidi’s response to the Haiti earthquake. It turned into a Fletcher-run project. The group created a live map of the disaster by crowdsourcing text messages from the disasteraffected population and mapping their needs in near real time. According to some responders like the Marine Corps, the map
helped save hundreds of lives. The entire operation was run out of Patrick’s living room at Blakeley Hall (full of Fletcheries!) during the first two weeks. They are now trying to do the same in response to the floods in Pakistan. Patrick is now living in San Francisco where he is a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Program on Liberation Technologies.
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GMAP II 2007 Nicki Petras email@example.com Gonzalo Gonzalez was selected to the Harvard Kennedy School, Executive Education, Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard for Feb.–Mar. 2011. The Senior Executive Fellows program is designed for upperlevel managers in the federal government, the military, the private sector, and their international counterparts. It is the program of choice for participants in SES Candidate Development Programs and other professionals looking to strengthen skills in problem solving, strategic analysis, persuasion, and negotiation. Jeff Ehrlich left EFCA in Kazakhstan at the end of August 2010 to move to Chiang Mai, Thailand, a more attractive destination for guests. Everyone is welcome. It was a tough choice, as he loved his job, but Jeff and his family decided to put life ahead of work. Jeff is very excited about trying some new things: consulting, writing, maybe video, and stopping to smell the rose apples. Ivan Marovic and his wife Marija welcomed a baby boy, Relja, to their family on 28 June 2010. They are preparing to move back to their old apartment in Belgrade, Serbia, after three years in Washington, D.C., at the end of September.
Nicki Petras is now working in the Asia-Pacific Americas division of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency in Washington, D.C., as a country program director. She is looking forward to discovering new challenges working with different countries and is hoping to catch up with classmates located in the Asia-Pacific region.
2008 Catherine Pfaffenroth firstname.lastname@example.org Mariella Campos, F05, and her husband, Mason Smith, welcomed daughter Brisca Campos Smith on 2 July.
Brisca and family Carmen Arce-Bowen happily reported that adorable baby MariPili is now three months old. Congratulations! Carmen and husband Jim are still living in Boston.
MariPili Congratulations as well to Nate Arguelles and Eunice An, who were married at the groom’s house in Montana in November 2009 and in a traditional Korean wedding ceremony in Seoul in May 2010. They are both working in FedEx’s marketing department. (See next page for photo.)
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They took a picture in front of the Peace Palace to document their enthusiasm for international law.
Nate’s wedding Dmitri Goudkov teaches European and World History at a small private school in Los Angeles and works out with inner-city kids who are part of the Heart of LA Youth. He still hasn’t met Arnold Schwarzenegger. Jenny Kennedy reports that she and Doug Gellie are getting married on 10/10/10. Congratulations! More congratulations are in order. Elizabeth Mandeville and Christopher Rae, F09, celebrated their marriage in July in Wellesley, Massachusetts. They met in the Nairobi Airport in 2007 and were joined this summer by friends and family, including Nick Gossen, Julia (Bennett) Rizvi, Joe Gagliano, and Anne Dwojeski. Steve Murphy moved from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Kabul, Afghanistan, with the State Department in October 2010. He just learned that he will next serve in Sudan from 2012–2014. Steve would love to connect with Fletcher grads working in Afghanistan and Sudan. Anna Schulz has been busy working with Earth Negotiations Bulletin tracking climate negotiations under the UNFCCC and team leading conferences, which has taken her all over the world this year, including Turkey, Germany, Thailand, Indonesia, Spain, Denmark, South Korea, and Brazil. Evelyne Schmid reports that she attended an international law conference in The Hague in August and met with two other Fletcher grads, Garth Schofield, F09, and Bart Smit Duijzentkunst, F10.
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Three Fletcherites – Bart, Evelyne, and Garth Maggie Sullivan, a government economist in D.C., will marry her Fletcher sweetheart, Robert Marcus, F09, a professional staffer on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, on 2 October, in her hometown of Sudbury, MA. Congratulations! They live in the Cleveland Park area of Washington with their furry children, Moshe and Petunia. Tim Rhatigan reports, “Sam, the kids, and I are finally back together again in Norfolk. I’ve spent nearly 15 months at sea aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) since leaving Boston in the late summer of 2008. We deployed in early 2009 and again this year to fly missions from the North Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I was ship’s company and worked on the flight deck, so my opportunities to fly were limited. However, upon our return at the end of July, I transferred to a local squadron to begin my training in the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter. I begin my Department Head at HSC-28 here in Norfolk in February of next year and will likely deploy again next summer (hopefully to the 6th Fleet, i.e., Med, AOR). Liam, Declan, and Molly all started school last week, and Maeve (who was born just after our graduation) is right on their tails. It’s amazing how many Fletcher connections are out in this small world of ours—truly a special place!” Be well, Fletcherites, wherever you are.
GMAP I 2008 Rodrigo Marquez email@example.com Gil de los Reyes has left her position as vice dean at De La Salle University College of Law and will join the new cabinet of Philippines President Benigno C. Aquino III as the Secretary of Agrarian Reform. She looks forward to “ensuring greater productivity in our agricultural lands and ensuring social justice for our farmers.” Pauline Tweedie and Bernie are delighted to announce the arrival of their son, Rhys Holden Tweedie, who finally decided to join the Fletcher-GMAP family on 2 August. The family is doing well and looking forward to meeting everyone in D.C. in October.
Rhys Holden Tweedie As a result of the PepsiCo merger, Yan Martinez assumed a new position as director of finance for the Minnesota/Wisconsin Market Unit within the new Pepsi entity. In this role Yan is the lead finance person for the Market Unit, overseeing the financial planning/forecasting process. This opportunity allowed Yan and his family to stay in Minnesota with no need to relocate at this time. Lintang Wibawa (Mita) delivered a baby boy on 19 August in New York City, who is named Alex Wibawa. Congratulations Mita!
GMAP II 2008 Xavi Fontan firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Forrest is living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, now working in a fantastic job involved with USAF Safety. Sounds like he still gets to fly while he’s there—
what a great deal! His family is doing fantastic as his wife begins her Ph.D. What an academically sound family. Matt Kramer is still living in Hong Kong and loving every minute of it. Sounds like he had the opportunity to meet up with Hasan Jafri in Singapore with the kiddos a while back. Aren’t we lucky to have friends all over the world? What a great gift GMAP has given us. Hasan Jafri is doing exceptionally well and still travels much for work. Luckily, he gets to spend a lot of quality time with the family when he’s home. It’s a fine balance for all. Josephine Polanco just got back from Iraq and is working in D.C. now with Brian Treat. Again, another small world in the GMAP II family. They are both working in positions that focus on the Netherlands. And finally Courtenay Rattray is doing well as the Jamaican Ambassador to China in Beijing. Every email from him invites us to learn even more about the amazing Chinese culture. Courtenay has a fascinating perspective and is a fine individual for the role he plays in China on behalf of Jamaica. He actually had the opportunity to meet with Hasan Jafri last summer when Courtenay presented his credentials to Singapore. He has also reunited on occasion with Matt Kramer and his family as well. Sounds like many of the graduates of GMAP II 2008 have become great friends. Hopefully we will all have the chance to meet up again at GMAP’s 10th Anniversary in D.C. this October. Contact Emma Heffern for additional details. See you there! [Note: Over 150 GMAP alumni and guests attended!]
2009 Erica Bauer email@example.com Jodi Ziesemer is entering her second year of law school at New
York Law School in Manhattan, and she continues working at one of New York City’s largest non-profit immigration law firms representing immigrants applying for asylum, relief from deportation, and other benefits based on U.S. law and international treaties.
had been to Buenos Aires since she graduated: Erica Bauer, F09, Maria Eugenia Munaretto, F10, Johannes Schwarzer, F09, Sam Stonberg, F10, Patrick Elliot, F11, and his wife Whitney, and Nina Tandon, F10. She looks forward to hosting many more.
Eddie Eichler is a 2L at William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg VA. Eddie spent this past summer at International Bridges to Justice, an NGO in Geneva focused on criminal defense reform in Asia and Africa. Nick Lesher proposed to Rachel Stock this April in Istanbul, a trip that coincided with the volcanic eruption in Iceland and nearly turned a magical week together into a vacation with no discernible return date. (Fortunately, the happy couple returned just one day late from their travels.) Nick has been working for a mobile financial services company, OpenRevolution, since February of this year as an associate in their Advisory Services division. His work recently took him to Haiti, where he had the good fortune to see several Fletcher alums (Greta Greathouse, F73, Natalie Parke, F08, and Chrissy Martin, F10) and one current Fletcherite, Christine Shepard. After graduating Fletcher, Maria del Rosario de la Fuente has returned to academic life both as a student at the Doctorate of Juridical Science program at the Law School of the Universidad Católica Argentina, and as a researcher. She served as judge in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition both at the Argentine rounds final match and the international rounds in Washington, D.C. In June, Maria was distinguished by the Argentine Chamber of Deputies because of an article she published on the Malvinas/ Falklands situation. She is the youngest and first female jurist to be awarded the distinction. Meanwhile, Maria has been happy to meet with Fletcher friends who
ALFA Fair with Tufts Alumni and Fletcher graduates Francisco Resnicoff and Carlos St James, President of Fletcher BA club
Maria de la Fuente with Erica Bauer
Maria de la Fuente with Maria Eugenia Munaretto, Johannes Schwarzer, and Sam Stonberg
With Nina Tandon, Patrick Elliot, and his wife Whitney Daniel Friedman is currently living in D.C. and working on issues of conflict development and post-war recovery at the Department of State.
Jessica Farmer moved to Taipei in March, where she has proven to be a failure of an orchid- raiser but a success at growing lime trees. She will be there until March 2011 and is eager to host and meet up with other Fletcherites in Asia. Christopher Rae and Elizabeth Mandeville, F09, celebrated their marriage on 10 July 2010, at Wellesley College. After graduating from Fletcher, David Bank married his lovely wife Amy and started work as an economist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Office of Policy Development and Research. He spent the past year in the Boston regional office researching the housing markets in New York and New England and conducting market risk analysis for new development projects. He reports, “I have enjoyed my first year at HUD and look forward to learning a great deal more about U.S. housing policy in the coming years.” Wajiha Ahmed is a consultant for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) at the World Bank. The goal of GPOBA is to increase access to reliable infrastructure and social services for the poor, especially by supporting public private partnerships (PPPs) that mobilize the private sector. Amanda R. Jones has been living in Ottawa, Canada, since January 2009. After graduation, she was hired as locally engaged marketing specialist with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She says, “I have enjoyed the work to promote U.S. agricultural, food, and beverage products within Canada through market research reporting and working directly with U.S. companies interested in exporting to Canada.” Amanda will leave Ottawa this winter to accompany her husband Kyle to his onward posting with the U.S. State Department Foreign Service to Paris, France in September
2011 after language training in Washington, D.C. Andrea Walther is the chief of party of DAI’s civil-military operations training program, a professional military education course that she and her team implement throughout West Africa on behalf of the State Department, Defense Department, and USAID. Erica Bauer works in the energy industry in Houston. Between all-too-rare trips to Doha, she daily confuses drivers as the only pedestrian in the greater Houston metropolitan area. She and Josh Nevas were engaged in May. They are eagerly planning an end to their long-distance relationship in early 2011. Elizabeth King is a visiting assistant professor at Wake Forest Law School, teaching criminal procedure and international criminal law. Josh Goldstein has spent the year romping around East Africa working on a variety of digital technology projects—including leading State Department’s Apps4Africa contest and helping run Map Kibera, a UNICEFsupported open source mapping project in Kenya’s Kibera slum. He is starting a Ph.D. in technology policy at Princeton this fall. After working in South Darfur and Khartoum, Hannah Gaertner has now moved to the North-South border of Sudan as a program manager for an international NGO, hoping to build the capacity of local civil society organizations. Jan Havranek became the advisor to the Czech Minister of Defense in July 2010. Amy Margolies is currently working with a Brazilian government agency (the National Foundation for Educational Development) on a Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship.
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GMAP II 2009 Christian Paasch email@example.com Ken Becker is studying Japanese at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. He is presently eight months into the program with another seven to go. Terry Dudley writes: “I’m reporting to Lisbon by the end of August to assume duties as chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation at the American Embassy there (or perhaps now deputy for Security Assistance Operations, under the SDO/DATT construct). Promises to be a superb upgrade from being so far from Sarah and Annabel here, of course.”
GMAP II 2010 Dylan Monaghan firstname.lastname@example.org. edu Class of GMAPII 2010 has been busy traveling the planet! Natasha Donayre has moved and is loving Panama City, Panama. Joel Burnham jumped ship after 20 years with the Navy and is now an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton in D.C. and will see you all at the reunion. Doc Spitters continues to work on treating tuberculosis in Washington State where 80% of the cases were born in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. Julia Hyatt returned to Jamaica with a promotion to the deputy director ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade after five interesting and fulfilling years in China. Mike Young moved back to the U.S. running IRC ops in Asia, Caucasus, and Middle East. Usman Dogar is now a coordinator for regional disarmament based in Darfur/ Sudan. Tommie Whitener is continuing to practice law while putting his GMAP and Russian skills to work as
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an OECD elections observer and mentoring Iraqi refugees through the IRC. Steven Alfaisi was promoted to lead policy coordinator for the Regional Development Minister in Suriname. He spends much of his time in Russia and the Netherlands while negotiating a new hydropowerplant for Suriname. Marv Park was admitted to the exclusive USN FAO community and is looking forward to a Korea assignment working with the ROK Navy. Dave Bond has been out island hopping to the UK, Japan, and Taiwan. Dylan Monaghan continues to burn the candle at both ends and the middle. Many more of our classmates send their warmest greetings.
2010 Tara Leung Tara.email@example.com Amelia Berry and husband Jason welcomed daughter Amelia Rose (a.k.a., Rosie or Amelia IV) in December of last year. After a summer traveling around the western United States, Beka Feathers has moved to Washington, D.C., to begin her first year of law school at American University’s Washington College of Law. At WCL, she is supplementing her Fletcher studies with a concentration in international and comparative law. Brooke Adams spent the summer at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria, where she worked on Afghanistan programming. Afterward, she went on an amazing trip to Turkey. In September, she will start a job with the New York City Police Department. Colin Christensen and wife Kim are excited to move to Busia, Western Kenya; raising a kid in rural-ish Kenya should be quite an adventure. Colin will be working
with Innovations for Poverty Action, a great organization that runs rigorous impact assessments and scales-up successful projects. Darius Hyworon and Mariah Levin are waiting for Fletcher friends to visit them in Toronto. They both begin work in September, Darius peddling ladies cosmetics at Proctor & Gamble and Mariah imparting her penetrating wisdom to the Ontario government (government reform in 20 pages or less).
specialist with Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control in September. Lucija (Bajzer) Straley married Matthew Straley on 19 June on the Creighton University campus in Omaha, Nebraska. After a wonderful honeymoon in Croatia, the couple settled into their new home in Omaha where Lucija works as an adjunct professor at Creighton University and Matthew is finishing medical school.
Emily Wyatt explored New England this summer, including an extended adventure on a deserted island off the coast of Maine. She is now working with colleagues from Northeastern and Harvard to found the Journal of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking— the first peer-reviewed academic journal on the issue. Eric Sullivan is enjoying life in West Palm Beach working as a contracting officer for the VA in the Presidential Management Fellows program. Fletcher friends are welcome to visit even in the heart of winter with the snowbirds! Gaurav Relhan is now ensconced at the Africa Sustainable Development department of the World Bank, working on technology applications for urban governance and water improvement. He recently completed his first assignment devising frameworks for the Bank’s role in promoting technology innovation. Jamie Lynn DeCoster will be in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the next year working at ISAF headquarters on General Petraeus’s personal think tank, the Commander’s Initiatives Group. They work on any and all issues relating to the NATO campaign in Kabul. Lesley Young spent the summer in D.C. studying Farsi, interning at the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the Treasury Department, and watching Real Housewives. She will begin working as a sanctions compliance
Lucija Straley Luis Marquez has been happily working at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Gender and Diversity unit as a research fellow for the last four months. He is working on a new Gender Equality Policy and Gender Mainstreaming Action Plan for the IDBs operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. This August, Mabel Ntiru joined GE Healthcare as a communications specialist in their Boston office. She is looking forward to another New England fall, dreading the winter, and hopes to catch up with other Fletcherites on the East Coast. Marriage, a baby, and a Ph.D. in international studies with focus on international law at the IHEID in Geneva should be enough to fill the coming years for Matthias Braeunlich, who is also considering short-term assignments with an IO, NGO, or with the government. Living in Cambridge and commuting downtown for work, Michael Jones and his wife Janet have been rediscovering Boston
while Michael learns to be an analyst at a shipping advisory firm. He enjoys Muay Thai kickboxing and watching Iron Chef in his spare time. After attending his brother’s wedding in Kathmandu, Saurav Thapa vacationed in Bangkok and moved to San Francisco. Currently a fellow for the Asia Foundation, he will be starting work as a project assistant in October with the National Democratic Institute in Washington, D.C. Stylianos Malliaris is preparing for his wedding in December and has joined a law firm in Athens as a junior partner specializing in international business transactions, IP, and securities law. He is happy to work almost exclusively with foreign clients, keeping the international aura of his studies alive. Tara Leung and husband Daniel are now living in Dhaka, Bangladesh. While adjusting to their new surroundings, Tara is working as a livelihoods project manager with Save the Children US, and Daniel is researching cholera immunology at ICDDRB. After graduation, Yasuhiko Yuge moved to D.C. and is valiantly tackling the psychological and practical challenges of the job hunt. He looks forward to laughing about these days down the road with his Fletcher classmates. Sarah Hahn is now gainfully employed at Waggener Edstrom in the D.C. office on the Social Innovation team, proving that a post-graduate internship should never be dismissed as a job option.
GMAP I 2010 Juliana Coelhode Magalhaes Juliana.Magalhaes@tufts.edu
DOUGLAS HENDERSON, F41, a career United States Foreign Service Officer, died of cancer on 14 July 2010 at home in Weston, Massachusetts. He was 95 years old. He joined the Foreign Service in 1942, and served in Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Switzerland, and Peru. On 19 November 1963, he was sworn in as ambassador to Bolivia by President Kennedy, and reconfirmed by President Johnson upon President Kennedy’s assassination. He was the first U.S. Fletcher School alumnus to achieve the rank of ambassador. He directed the U.S. assistance to the Bolivian government in response to Che Guevara’s last stand in that country in 1967. He returned to Washington in 1968, and retired from the Foreign Service in 1975 as U.S. Representative to the Inter-American Committee of the Alliance for Progress. After retiring from the Foreign Service, Ambassador Henderson returned to Weston, Massachusetts, where he volunteered on the Weston’s Sewer Committee, which established “in-place cycling” of sewage, later incorporated into federal Environmental Protection Agency policy. He was a co-founder of the non-profit Land’s Sake, Inc., which promotes the use of local resources to prove that there is benefit in small-scale uses of land. Douglas Henderson was born in Newton, Massachusetts, on 15 October 1914. In 1940 he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and received a masters degree in law and diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in 1941. His wife of 25 years, Dorothy Frances Henderson, died in 1968. A son from his first marriage, Peter (F69), died in 1976. Survivors include his wife Marion M. Henderson of Weston; one brother, John (Virginia) of Ashland, Massachusetts; five children from his first marriage, Bruce (Leslie) Henderson of Tampa,
Florida; Lee (Oscar) Martinez of Falls Church, Virginia; Jennifer Henderson of Falls Church, Virginia; Karen Henderson (F81, F87) of Montgomery Village, Maryland; and Mark (Dorothy) Henderson of West Roxbury, Massachusetts; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Jean Shepard, F47 of Northfield, MA, died 26 March 2010. Born 30 January 1922 to Harrison MacDonald and Barbara Boynton, she grew up in Braintree, MA, thriving at Thayer Academy and as a student of violin/ viola with Lillian Shattuck and Arthur Fiedler. At Boston University she was Phi Beta Kappa and earned an MA in history. She pursued an MA at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In 1950, she married Col. Claude Lee Shepard, Jr. During many moves, Jean created a stimulating, loving home for her family and helped soldiers’ families through Army Community Services. She worked at UMass Amherst in International Programs 1972-1984 and gave her talents to the Unitarian Church and the Northfield Conservation Commission, Democratic Committee, and public library. She gardened, canned, did genealogy, quilted, resumed viola, and treasured time with family and friends. She anchored her children and grandchild through college, relationships, and jobs, and her husband through work, play, and renal failure, which claimed him in 1998. Years later, she found sweet romance with Thayer classmate Stanley Schwartz, who died in 2009. This spirited, independent woman of open mind and clear convictions wore the “Liberal” label proudly. She is survived by children Margaret Shepard (John Henderson and daughter Sarah Shepard), David Shepard (Pilar Cabrera and daughters Olivia and Alicia), and Anne Shepard; brother Duncan MacDonald (wife Cynthia, children Heather, Malcolm, Kendrick and families); and cousins Natalie McFadden and Kendrick Rand. Reprinted from The Boston Globe.
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MARVIN LYLE DURHAM, F53, F62, of Philomath died 29 July 2010. He had lived in Philomath for 37 years. He was 83 years old. Upon graduating high school in 1945, he joined the U.S. Army, and was sent to Japan as part of the Army of Occupation. After the war, he entered the University of Washington, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He pledged SAE, and was elected president of the Interfraternity Council in his junior year. In his senior year, he served as president of the Associated Student Body. After Fletcher, he joined the University of Vermont, and became an assistant dean there and later joined the faculty as an administrator of the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii, Manoa campus. In 1970, he joined the Oregon State University faculty as a foreign student and scholar adviser. Durham was committed to serving his community as a volunteer vegetable chopper at Stone Soup, was a member of the Interfaith Prayer Group, Queen Anne Alumni Association, Crossroads, and was a regional chair of the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs. He served on the board of Westminster House as well as the Philomath City Council where he was involved in the planning commission, and budget, bond, and comprehensive review. He worked with John Connor and others in peace studies and conflict resolution. He and Beverly also worked with Philomath AFS. He loved to sing old tunes, read poetry, and make fudge. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; son M.T. (Tom) Durham of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, wife Tina, and sons Chandler and Sean; son Fritz Durham of Boise, Idaho; daughter Emilia (Mia) Spencer, husband Andrew, son Richard Kessler, and daughters Emma and Holland; stepdaughter Shane Fritz of Boardman; daughters Lara Fritz and Sara Fritz Elkington (husband, Seth); stepson Nicholas Cochran of Santa Ana, California; sister Gwendolyn Braile of Belfair, Washington; nieces Dr. Margaret Braile (Lawrence Braile), and Linda Package; and a nephew, Michael Durham.
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ATAUL KARIM, F56, passed away due to lung cancer at the Japan-Bangladesh Friendship Hospital on 28 July at the age of 78. Ataul Karim served as the Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary, permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, and Bangladeshi Ambassador to the United States. He was instrumental in numerous UN peacekeeping operations. He is survived by two sons, including Hussain Karim, F97. JOHN G. CRAIG Jr., F57, died on 26 May at the age of 77 from metastatic melanoma. He was a probing, unconventional, forward-thinker who was a leading media and civic figure as the editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for twenty-six years. Craig prided himself on his ability to think outside the box, to provoke others to do their best work, and to size up the potential of people, and his associates inside and outside of journalism recognized those attributes as well. He was more of a creative risktaker than many peers in his industry. He took a chance on hiring people if he found them to be smart, regardless of their journalistic background. He did not bow to anyone who came into his office, whether mayors, corporate titans, or impressive officials of another stripe. In his later years, both as editor and after departure from the newspaper, Craig played a more visible public role spearheading creation of the Riverlife Task Force and directing efforts to objectively measure how the Pittsburgh region was faring compared to its counterparts. Craig is survived by his wife, Candace; daughters Eliza Craig of Tucson, Arizona; Landon Craig, of Georgetown, Delaware; Emily Craig, of Sewickley Heights; a son, Peter Craig, of Heidelberg, Germany; a stepdaughter, Lindsay Jackson, of University Park, Maryland; and six grandchildren. Craig also had a son, John, who was born severely disabled and died in the 1980s at the age of 16.
JUAN MANUEL GARCIA PASSALACQUA, F58, a well-known Puerto Rican attorney, political analyst and historian died 2 July at the age of 73 of liver cancer. He resided at the Ohio home of his daughter Ivonne Marie García Acosta during the last months of his life, where he died surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, professor and author Ivonne Acosta, their three children, and six grandchildren. García Passalacqua was an adviser to Luis Muñoz Marín, Roberto Sanchez Vilella, and former United States president Jimmy Carter. He became a television producer of numerous shows including Cara a Cara Ante el País (Face to Face) and was a sought-after political analyst by other television producers. Additionally, he published over twenty books, wrote articles for multiple newspapers and magazines, served as an on-air radio commentator, and taught as a visiting professor at a number of prestigious universities Governor Luis Fortuño, his former neighbor and friend who in 2009 declared the day of his birthday, 22 February 2009, as “Day of Juan Manuel Garcia Passalacqua,” upon learning of his death, officially declared three days of mourning. ANDREW LEDDY, F64, died on 18 September 2009. He was born on 30 March 1938 and served as an attorney in Nantucket, Massachusetts. No further information was available at the time of this printing. MAUREEN BROWNE, F75, died on 25 June in Buffalo, New York at the age of 57. She served as branch chief for the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. She was proud of her contributions to the passage and implementation of Title IX. Browne is survived by her children, Mary Singer and Michael Singer; brother, James Browne; and sisters Kathleen Boice, Eileen Robinson, and Joanna Quinn.
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Look Ahead and Give Back to The Fletcher School From a Peace Corps regional office in Madagascar, Brandon Edward Miller, F04, applied to The Fletcher School, planning to become a diplomat. Brandon completed his undergraduate degree at Alma College in Alma, Michigan, and then served four years in the Peace Corps, in both Ethiopia and Madagascar. “I was really interested in public policy, but at Fletcher there was freedom and flexibility to explore many different classes and subjects. After taking an interesting international law class and being a teaching assistant for Professor of Practice of International Politics and Law Antonia Chayes, I decided to also go to law school.” A graduate of Harvard Law School, Brandon is now a litigator at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, one of the top 10 law firms in the country. Brandon lives in Boston and recently became engaged to his partner Chai Pattamasattayasonthi, an architecture student at MIT. The couple is planning an August 2011 wedding in Brandon’s home state of Michigan. Brandon continues to be actively involved with The Fletcher School. He has been a member of the reunion committee and as class secretary he compiles class notes for 2004 alumni. Brandon wanted to give back to the school and made Fletcher a beneficiary of his IRA soon after graduation, while he was still in law school. “What I love most about Fletcher is the community. There is a sense of family among Fletcher alums—we are an incredibly loyal group.”
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3-2-1: Youngest classes rise to the challenge
Save the Date! Spring Reunion 2011 20 – 22 May 2011 Classes of 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006 Dean Stephen W. Bosworth and the entire Fletcher community invite you to return to Medford for Reunion 2011. Mark the dates on your calendar, 20-22 May 2011. Whether you are returning for your 45th or 5th Reunion, every Fletcher graduate—and their guests—can enjoy this exciting weekend!
Fletcher’s Annual London Symposium 4 December 2010
Fletcher’s Tenth Annual Talloires Symposium 3–5 June 2011 Details to come…
The 3-2-1 Challenges in fiscal year 2010 inspired high levels of participation in The Fletcher Fund from our youngest two classes. The Christine Lauper Bagatelas, F87, and Paul Bagatelas, F87, Challenge, which matched gifts from the Class of 2008 on a 2:1 basis, encouraged participation to increase to 22%, compared with 14% last year. A second challenge put forth by Rene Henri Bodmer, F95, resulted in record support from the Class of 2009 with 25% participation. Gifts from this class were matched on a 3:1 basis and raised a total of $15,900. How many records will 2010 set when their own challenge begins this year? Thank you to our challenge sponsors for their leadership and support and to everyone from the Classes of 2008 and 2009 who made a gift!
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