Yi, 2013, China
Why I chose Fletcher: After serving in the Foreign Service for a decade, I mistakenly thought I had already seen the world. It wasn’t until I came to Fletcher that I realized I was wrong. Thanks to Fletcher’s flexible and inter-disciplinary curriculum, and vibrant academic environment, I am truly enjoying myself as I explore and expand my potential, thus moving everyday a little bit closer to my next career high.
How do you plan to use your experience at Fletcher to make a difference in the world? Many Chinese diplomats consider the Fletcher School to be a top IR school where academic excellence meets practical training. It has graduated a long line of Chinese diplomats, most of whom are influential and active today at China’s foreign forefront. Just name a few: Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador to Canada Chen Mingming, Special Representative on African Issues Zhong Jianhua. I hope I can join them in the future.
Caijing (A Chinese influential finance magazine)
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Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:
Fields of Study
- Development Economics
- Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization
Activities involved in at Fletcher
Education before Fletcher
- BA, Arabic Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU)
Experience before Fletcher
Head Arabic Interpreter, Department of West Asia and North Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Beijing, China
Attache, Political Section, Embassy of China in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, KSA