Ethan Corbin, United States

How Fletcher has broadened my global perspective: Fletcher has changed my understanding of the world because it has offered me a depth and breadth of global experiences that I never imagined possible.  Throughout my time as a MALD and PhD student, Fletcher has offered me academic and professional experiences in places as far afield as Iraq, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France and Scandinavia.  While pursuing my doctorate at Fletcher I have had the privilege of working for the State Department, various think tanks, and also the professional military educational establishments.  It has clearly been a life changing five years!

Something that has surprised me about Fletcher: I was surprised by the broad range of possibilities that Fletcher offers its students.  With the right combination of ambition, effort and persistence, there are very few opportunities not available to Fletcher students.  The school has a stellar reputation everywhere I have been, whether working with UN officials in the Congo, US State Department officials in Northern Iraq or in the Department of Defense in Washington, DC.  Simply be prepared to be faced with the dilemma of too many opportunities, rather than too few.

Favorite Blog:

Stephen Walt - Foreign Policy (Sorry Professor Drezner!)

Favorite Book:


Favorite Movie:

Blade Runner

Favorite Landmark/Site:

Palmyra, Syria

Most pressing world issue:

The growing challenge to the NPT and potential for a new wave of nuclear proliferation

Fields of Study

  • International Organizations
    International Security Studies
    Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Al Nakhlah
    PhD Colloquium
    Institute for Global Maritime Studies
    Fletcher Futbol

Education before Fletcher

  • MALD, International Security Studies, The Fletcher School
    MA, Contemporary Middle Eastern History, Université de Paris IV - La Sorbonne
    AB, French and History, Bowdoin College

Experience before Fletcher

  • Financial Analyst, Robertson Stephens; Boston, MA


  • French