Goran Jutrisa, 2012, Croatia

On the classroom experience: I never realized that classes can be so interactive! Role-playing as an under resourced and unarmed peacekeeper in a buffer zone, or video-conferencing with an alumna in Afghanistan, have become integral parts of my curriculum. Yes, we still have a lot of work and spend long hours in the library, but this approach helps us put our knowledge into perspective and test our assumptions. We learn to better understand and appreciate the myriad of ideas and values people have when dealing with real-life situations. Coupled with faculty often coming from the field, but still perfectly versed in theory, education at Fletcher goes well beyond books and classrooms.

My plans for my international life after Fletcher: Building on my experience in the field of international justice, at Fletcher I seek to gain a broader picture of conflicts. I am interested in their origins and theoretical models and practical approaches needed to deal with them. Whether it's through an international organization, a think-tank or government service, I see myself working to ensure effective prevention and holistic response to conflicts.

Favorite book:

Madeleine Albright's "Madam Secretary"

Favorite author:

Noam Chomsky

Favorite musician/band:

Shapeshifters, David Guetta

Favorite city:

New York City

Favorite landmark/site:

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Fields of Study

  • Human Security
  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Public International Law

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Forum of World Affairs
  • International Law Society
  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Club

Education before Fletcher

  • LL.B., Law, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law

Experience before Fletcher

  • Croatian Legal Team (University of Zagreb/Ministry of Justice), Member of the Croatian Legal Team at the International Court of Justice - Zagreb, Croatia
  • British Council Croatia, Youth and Politics Projects Manager - Zagreb, Croatia
  • European Youth Parliament Croatia, Board Member for International Cooperation - Zagreb, Croatia


  • Croatian
  • German
  • French
  • English

Summer Internship

  • United Nations Office of Legal Affairs - New York, NY