Micah Peckarsky, 2013, United States

On the flexibility of the curriculum: The flexibility of the curriculum at Fletcher has allowed me to personally tailor my coursework within my chosen concentrations to reflect my academic interests and career goals. During my first semester at Fletcher, I took a diverse set of courses, including Role of Force, Iran in Global Politics, and Social Networking Analysis, giving me a strong grounding in security studies, a major player in Middle East affairs, and network analysis.

Why I chose Fletcher:  I chose Fletcher because of the school's strong academic programs in International Security Studies and the Middle East, its welcoming and active student body, and numerous opportunities to become involved in extracurricular activities. Fletcher brings together experienced, internationally-focused, and open-minded students to form a unique community. Whether I am inside or outside of the classroom, I am consistently exposed to different ideas and perspectives by my peers, creating a diverse and collaborative environment.

Favorite Newspaper:

New York Times

Favorite Food:


Most Rewarding Trip:

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Global Problem That Brought You to Fletcher:

Security challenges in the Middle East

Favorite Lecture Attended:

The future of Libya

Fields of Study

  • International Security Studies
    Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization

Summer Internship

Booz Allen Hamilton, Community of Professional Intelligence Analysts (CPIA) Program - McLean, Virginia

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Students in Security
    The Mediterranean Club
    Al Nakhlah

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Political Science & Middle East Studies, McGill University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Helios Global, Inc., Analyst - Arlington, Virginia, USA
    St. Andrew's Refugee Services, Teacher - Cairo, Egypt


  • Arabic