Mohammad Naser Yousofzay, 2013, Afghanistan

Why I chose Fletcher: At Fletcher, I found the ability to build upon my legal, political and security affairs background. The variety of courses, experienced professors, numerous fields of studies, and extra-curricular lectures by distinguished visitors are among the many amazing opportunities at Fletcher that will help me meet my academic goals. Fletcher provides very constructive support in and outside of the classroom. The support of the Office of Career Services was something I wasn’t expecting. OCS is with us from day one to guide us toward our desired career paths. Last but not least, Fletcher cares about its students.

How Fletcher has broadened my global perspective: Fletcher helped me to better realize that we live in a small interconnected world and that an incident in one country carries regional and global influences internationally as well. From my classes, I can see that today’s challenges can only be overcome by global cooperation and partnership and that this perception should be the foundation for decisions made by nations and countries.

Favorite Newspaper:

Washington Post

Favorite Author:

Rahman Baba

Favorite Movie:


Favorite Food:

Qabuli Palaw

Most Pressing World Issues:

Global Security Threats, Climate Change, Energy Security

Fields of Study

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    International Security Studies

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Diplomacy Club
    Fletcher Students in Security
    The Week That Was

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Law and Political Science, Nangarhar University
    Graduate Level Certificate, Advanced Security Studies, Marshal Centre

Experience before Fletcher

  • United States Embassy, Political/Military Assistant - Kabul, Afghanistan
    NATO Senior Civilian Representative Office, Country Advisor - Kabul, Afghanistan
    Royal Norwegian Embassy, Manager - Kabul, Afghansitan


  • Pashto