Dean Stavridis' Monthly Video Series

"Why Fletcher?” From the Security Studies Classroom to a Career in Journalism w/ NYT’s Thom Shanker

This week’s “Why Fletcher?” features Thom Shanker (Class of 82), who served an impressive 13 years as Pentagon correspondent at The New York Times and just recently assumed the role of Assistant Washington Editor for the newspaper. In his interview, Shanker discusses how his time in the International Security Studies Program at Fletcher helped shape his longstanding career in journalism.

The "Why Fletcher?” series showcases a diverse range of alumni and students across ages, interests, sectors and degree programs discussing their reasons for choosing Fletcher, what makes it a standout institution for graduate education in international affairs, how their experiences at the School helped to transform their views of the world and shape their careers, and how the School prepared them to be successful in their current roles.