Nurik Eldosov, 2019, United States

On a favorite class: My favorite class at The Fletcher School is Geopolitics of Energy in Eurasia taught by Professor Andrew Hess. The course examines my research interests of the role of energy issues in the contemporary geopolitics of Eurasia. Professor Hess' professional and academic background, as well as the unique perspectives of students from the region, have enhanced my understanding of the complexities of energy security in Eurasia. I seek to use the knowledge I gain from this course to conduct research in the region.

On Fletcher alumni: I experienced the significant power of the "Fletcher Mafia" during my summer internship at the State Department. When a foreign service officer discovered that I was part of the Fletcher community, they went above and beyond to help me with my assignments and provide additional contacts if they couldn't help. The mentorship I have received from Fletcher alumni has helped guide my studies and provided me with a rich resource for professional development.

Favorite newspaper
Washington Post

Favorite book
A Hero of Our Time

Most pressing world issue
Russian malign influence around the world

Most interesting person you’ve met at Fletcher
Human rights lawyer in my class who has worked on cases concerning illegal detainment of citizens in Afghanistan.

Favorite Guest Speaker
Ambassador Daniel Shapiro

Fields of Study

International Information and Communication

United States

Activities at Fletcher

Tufts Energy Conference

Diplomacy Club

CVE Working Group

Education before Fletcher

BA, International Affairs, The George Washington University

Experience before Fletcher

Pickering Fellow, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, USA

Research Assistant, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, DC, USA

Research Assistant, RWR Advisory Group, Washington, DC, USA