Anubhav Gupta, 2013, United States

Assistant Director, Asia Society Policy Institute - New York, NY

How did your Fletcher experience prepare you for your current job? My regional focus on South and Southwest Asia while at Fletcher provided me the knowledge and policy insight that is necessary for this position. I also learned a lot about international negotiations, diplomacy, and conflict resolution through various courses and simulations at Fletcher. Having both a functional and regional focus definitely helped me.

On relationships with faculty at Fletcher: Its really important to find mentors at Fletcher. I was lucky to have three specific professors in my corner. Professor Ayesha Jalal, Ian Johnstone, and Richard Shultz provided me sage guidance while I was at Fletcher and helped me land on my feet once I graduated. I will continue to solicit their counsel as my career progresses.

On Career Services: I did not have direct professional experience in the international affairs field before coming to Fletcher, and I was fairly apprehensive about the process and prospect of finding a job after graduation. My experience with the Office of Career Services and the Professional Development Program
thus far was a relief. OCS staff members are helpful and supportive, but also honest. They prepare you by helping you to understand the full spectrum of your options and then crystallizing what actually is a good fit. But they are also helpful in identifying what your weaknesses are and pushing you to set goals and make decisions. For the first time in my academic/professional career, I felt that I had some credible guidance to help me move in the right direction.

Favorite Magazine:

The Economist

Favorite Author:

David Foster Wallace

Favorite Movie:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Favorite City:

San Francisco

Favorite Lecture Attended:

Guest Lecturer Michael Klare on Resource Wars

Fletcher Capstone

  • A Militancy Defeated? Counterinsurgency, Geopolitics, and the Decline of Violence in Jammu and Kashmir (2002-2013)

Fields of Study

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    International Security Studies
    Self Designed Fields of Study: South Asia

Summer Internship

U.S. Department of State, India Desk, SCA - Washington D.C.

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Forum
    Fletcher Students in Security
    Fletcher Debating Society

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Political Science, Northwestern University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Natural Resources Defense Council, Program Assistant - San Francisco, CA
    Skadden Arps LLP, Legal Assistant - Boston, MA
    Senate Office, Senator Barack Obama, Intern - Chicago, IL


  • Hindi