Gautier Parthon De Von

Gautier Parthon de Von


Fields of study

  • Transatlantic Affairs
  • International Security
  • EU Diplomacy


Belgium, France

Why Fletcher

A splendid alley of cherry trees started to blossom in Vancouver, British Columbia. They had been donated by the Japanese Crown Prince as a symbol of peace between Canada and Japan. As an undergraduate, I walked through this alley every week to my International Security class. It was a powerful reminder that building peace is challenging. Since then, I have been specializing in that topic. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy was my dream graduate school because of its reputation in international security.

On the MATA Program

Fletcher is the only school that jointly awards a Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs, partnering with the College of Europe in Belgium and Poland. Both institutions are tight-knit communities with exceptional faculty and students, and a strong alumni network. MATA students have tailored their transatlantic journey to trade or legal issues, diplomacy, politics; it is encouraged to make this experience yours, and MATA includes a high-level internship and a thesis. It's the perfect mix between theory and practice to jumpstart a career in global affairs.

On the campus experience

My experience in Medford has far exceeded any of my expectations. My classes are deeply engaging and address urgent international issues. The practicum includes soft skill training, and excellent professional development resources. On Tuesdays, I have class at the Harvard Business School on negotiation and strategy. When I am not busy with readings, I sail with the MIT Sailing Club on the Charles River.

Education before Fletcher

  • Bachelor of Arts, Sciences Po Paris
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia

Experience before Fletcher

  • Viscogliosi Fellow, United Nations, New York, NY
  • Technology & Policy Analyst, Joint European Disruptive Initiative, Paris, France