David Chalude, 2010, Belgium

Business Development Director, Alma Learning Group - Paris, France

Why I chose Fletcher: Two reasons brought me to choose Fletcher: the flexibility of the curriculum and the diversity of the Fletcher community. In an everyday more complex world, we must be able to adapt to very different situations requiring diverse skills and notions. Most of us will go through several professions during our career and Fletcher allows you to get ready by providing you with a wide range of courses in law, business, diplomacy and economics.

The other main reason for my choice was the diversity of the community. To me, it made no sense to enter an IR program without a great number of international students. The Fletcher School staff knows that and considers foreigners as an essential element of the Fletcher experience.

Fields of Study

  • International Trade and Commercial Policies
  • International Political Economy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Mediterranean Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Modern History, UniversitĂ© Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Experience before Fletcher

  • Political Officer, European Commission’s Delegation to Syria
  • Media officer, Human Rights Watch
  • Media officer, International Crisis Group


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Summer Internship

  • Global Financial Integrity, Economic Department, Washington, DC