Ahmad Hemmat, 2017, Afghanistan

Bringing Experience Back Home: As an Afghan, with decades-long experience with war, I felt the urge to pursue the course of understanding the world and contributing to positive change. The Fletcher School has some of the most brilliant faculty in the world; by engaging with them I am confident that I will further understand the complexities of today’s turbulent world and help to bring about positive change in my native country. I also hope to use my skills and knowledge acquired at Fletcher, to realize that change in my country. I am certain about one thing when it comes to Fletcher, and that is its dedication to sustaining a vibrant marketplace of ideas and promoting multidisciplinary approaches to solving the world’s most pressing issues. I am a firm believer in Fletcher’s mission and know that Fletcher is a natural fit for me.

On Career Services:  Fletcher’s Professional Development Program is a superb venue to assist students in fully realizing their roles in their communities as professionals. It unquestionably makes the Fletcher education more relevant to real world. It provides a hub for acquiring the professional skill-set, resources, and opportunities required in today’s world. Career Services also facilitates continued professional development, leadership, and mentoring opportunities through networking events and connecting current students with former alumni.

Favorite book:

The Future of Power

Favorite movie:

The Godfather

Favorite landmark:

Gardens of Babur

Most pressing world issue:

Cyber warfare

Fletcher alumnus you admire:

Admiral James G. Stavridis

Fields of Study

International Security Studies

Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization

Activities involved in at Fletcher

Fletcher Students in Security (FSIS)

South Asia Society

International Communications Club

Education before Fletcher

BA, International Relations, Computer Science - Beloit College

Experience before Fletcher

Adjunct Fellow - American Security Project (ASP), Washington, DC

Senior Analyst - International Energy Partnership, Washington, DC

Research Associate - InterMedia Survey Institute, Washington, DC