Colin Halvey

Colin Halvey


Fields of study

  • International Business and Economic Law
  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution


United States

Preparing for the Future

When I was considering graduate school, I knew that I wanted to attend a program that would equip me to handle the complex global issues facing our society not just today but in ten, twenty, or thirty years. After interviewing, I realized that the dual-degree program between Harvard and Fletcher offered an unparalleled opportunity to do so. Fletcher has a tradition of incorporating legal thought and the systems-design framework into international affairs. The MALD equips me with the analytical tools to grapple with where things are going through understanding where they came from. Without this perspective it is hard to be anything but reactive, and that isn't going to cut it.

On life at Fletcher

Campus life defines Fletcher. While the flexibility of the curriculum, passion of the teachers, and intellectual rigor are all outstanding, the inspiring and diverse community is what will last forever. Everyone is always around and there is no shortage of talks, clubs, and activities to keep you engaged. That being said, what I like the most is how the vibrancy of campus leads to so many chance discussions you couldn’t have anywhere else. Because people enjoy being on campus, there are always so many interesting people ready to share their knowledge and experiences.

    Activities involved in at Fletcher

    • Fletcher International Law Society
    • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Club

    Education before Fletcher

    • Bachelor of Arts, English, Tufts University

    Experience before Fletcher

    • Intern, United States Department of the Treasury, International Affairs, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC
    • Legal Assistant, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, New York
    • Executive Intern, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC


    Spanish, English