Michael Baskin, United States

Why I chose Fletcher: I chose Fletcher because it had the right mix of experience to match academic excellence. As someone who is interested in working on, and hopefully contributing to, solving real-world issues, I thought Fletcher would be the best place to study and grow.

How my experience at Fletcher has changed the way I look at the world: Fletcher has started, and I hope continues, to deepen my thoughts about events in the world while providing me with mental frameworks to evaluate them. If there is one thing I am taking away from class right now, it is that there is benefit to looking at an event or situation through one lens, and then evaluating it through another, which often reveals other important points. Using just one framework would not be enough to be "Fletcher."

Favorite Book:

The Alchemist

Favorite Movie:

Surfwise (most interesting).

Favorite Website:

www.letsrun.com

Favorite City:

Chiang Mai

Global Problem That Brought You to Fletcher:

Negotiations in conflict zones by military officers

Fields of Study

  • International Environment and Resource Policy
    International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    International Security Studies

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Club
    Fletcher Green/Fletcher Energy Consortium

Education before Fletcher

  • MA, Diplomacy and Conflict Studies, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
    BS, American Legal Systems, United States Military Academy at West Point

Experience before Fletcher

  • United States Army, Officer

Languages

  • Hebrew
    Spanish
    English