Jeffrey Reynolds, 2012, Canada

Why I chose Fletcher: I applied to Fletcher because of what it offers to students; I chose Fletcher because of what it expects from me. It gives students a world-renowned academic education, a student and alumni network without equal, and an opportunity for intense personal growth. It expects from me nothing less than an enduring commitment to a bold vision, global perspective, and ethical leadership.

How my experience at Fletcher has changed the way I look at the world: Fletcher has changed the way I look at the world by reinforcing the importance of studying both detail and generality. It may have a flexible curriculum, but the school instills in all its students a rigid truth: complex issues can only be understood by knowing the context in which they exist, grasping the particulars that make them unique, and challenging all their corresponding assumptions.

Favorite magazine:

Lapham's Quarterly, Foreign Affairs

Favorite movie:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Favorite food:

Iskender kebab from Hamdi restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey

Favorite landmark/site:

Whistler Blackcomb in Winter

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:

The implications associated with hybrid threats, the Global Commons, a rising Asia, and a changing NATO Alliance

Fields of Study

  • International Security Studies
  • Public International Law

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Forum
  • Jessup Moot Court Competition Team

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Political Science and History Double Major, University of British Columbia

Experience before Fletcher

  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Strategic Analyst - Norfolk, Virginia
  • Office of the Premier of British Columbia, Political Aide - Victoria, BC Canada
  • Canadian Forces, Inspection Diver - Victoria, BC Canada

Languages

  • French
  • English

Summer Internship

  • NATO Allied Command Transformation - Norfolk, VA