Dong Song, 2010, China

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Deputy Director - Beijing, China

 Why I chose Fletcher:  After eleven years of service as a Legal Officer with the Foreign Ministry of China, I decided to recommence school life in order to improve myself and add to the skills I had developed in diplomacy. For me, the most attractive aspect of Fletcher is its firm commitment to collaboration and its cross-disciplinary approach to common challenges of the world. I know I made the right choice!

How I plan to use my experience at Fletcher to make a difference in the world:  I will resume my career with the Foreign Ministry of China after graduating from Fletcher. I am confident my graduate studies at Fletcher will help me develop a better grounding in the latest political, economic, business, and legal thinking. I will translate what I am learning here into my diplomatic practice to the full extent in the future.

Favorite magazine:

The Economist

Favorite book:

The Story of Stone (One of Top Four Chinese Classic Novels)

Favorite landmark/site:

Louvre Museum

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:

Climate Change

Favorite faculty member:

William Moomaw

Thesis topic:

How to Build An Effective Climate Regime: Lessons Learned from the Montreal Protocol

Fields of Study

  • International Environment and Resource Policy
  • Law and Development

    Education before Fletcher

    • LLM, Public International Law, China Foreign Affairs University 
    • LLB, International Economic Law, East China University of Political Science and Law

    Experience before Fletcher

    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Deputy Director, Climate Change Office, Department of Treaty and Law - Beijing, China
    • Commissioner Office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Third Secretary, Legal Department - Hong Kong
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Attaché, Department of Treaty and Law - Beijing


    • Chinese
    • English