Natia Japaridze, 2011, Georgia

 On campus life: From day one at Fletcher, I was amazed and fascinated by a very strong sense of community among students, faculty, and staff. There is a common understanding that everyone is part of a bigger family, which creates a very positive atmosphere. People here are friendly and always ready to help.

How Fletcher has broadened my global perspective: Academic programs at Fletcher are designed to broaden students’ global perspectives, but what does so even more are the things students learn from one another. A very diverse student body made up of people with different backgrounds, interests, and experiences is a non-exhaustive source of information. By interacting with peers from all over the place, every day I discover something new about the world we all live in.

Favorite magazine:
The New Yorker

Favorite author:
Kurt Vonnegut (among many others)

Favorite musician/band:
Bob Dylan

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:
Unresolved conflicts and displacement

Favorite lecture attended:
LLM High Table luncheon with Philip Alston

Fields of Study

  • International Organizations
  • Public International Law

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Law Society
  • United Nations Club

Education before Fletcher

  • LLM, Human Rights Law, Central European University
  • Lawyer's Diploma (JD equivalent), Jurisprudence, Georgian Technical University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Norwegian Refugee Council, Project Coordinator - Tbilisi, Georgia
  • European Court of Human Rights, Trainee - Strasbourg, France
  • UNHCR, Protection Clerk - Tbilisi, Georgia


  • Georgian
  • Russian
  • English