Jacqueline Lehmann, 2013, Switzerland

Why I chose Fletcher: I chose the Fletcher School simply because it offers everything I had been looking for in a graduate program: the possibility to acquire in-depth knowledge in an environment that thrives on discussion; interactivity between students, teachers, cultures and communities; and real-life experience. Moreover, the vivid community offers an extraordinary opportunity to meet people of all backgrounds who share the passion to learn and connect with one another. The flexible schedule and the quality of the faculty round out my experiences, making the Fletcher School the best possible fit for my interests and future career goals.

How has Fletcher broadened your global perspective? Fletcher has definitely broadened my global perspective by enabling me to meet people from all over world and with such different backgrounds. There's nothing more valuable (and interesting, too!) than hearing first-hand experiences about development irrigation projects in Kenya, military operations in Iraq, or humanitarian emergencies around the world. Whether I'm in classes, attending a lecture with an astounding guest speaker, catching up with friends in the hallway, or participating in a serious discussion with a student group, everyone has a unique perspective and experience to add, which creates an incredibly stimulating and enriching environment.

Favorite Books:

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Favorite food:

My Grandma's Spaghetti

Favorite City:

Paris

Favorite landmark:

Maccu Picchu

Favorite place to study on campus:

“Harry Potter Room” in the Ginn Library

Fields of Study

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Humanitarian Studies

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Club
  • Humanitarian Action Society
  • Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
  • Dip Ball Committee
  • The Fletcher Mediation Practicum

Education before Fletcher

  • MIA, International Affairs and Governance, University of St. Gallen
  • BIA, International Affairs, University of St. Gallen

Experience before Fletcher

  • Intern at Global Malaria Program, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Academic Intern, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Lima, Peru

  • Management Support Officer, UBS Community Affairs Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland

Languages

  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Summer Internship

The Bridgeway Group, Cambridge, MA.
I worked at The Bridgeway Group's Centers for Excellence in Negotiation (CEN), where I was in charge of prodcuing podcasts with the newest findings in negotiation theory and practice, as well as research.