Marcia Kammitsi, 2010, Cyprus

Programme Manager-EU Policies, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), European Commission - Brussels, Belgium

How I plan to use my experience at Fletcher to make a difference in the world: At Fletcher I gained a level of analytical creativity that gave me a better understanding of international law. I believe Fletcher’s LLM program delivers a complex but practical toolkit of international legal knowledge invaluable when working in an international organization. It also related to my career objectives of gaining and promoting a better understanding of grass roots issues applied in an international law context, and later moving into a position to influence policy and public opinion. I cannot know that I will personally make a difference in the world. What I do know is that I am now part of a group of individuals who will make a difference in the world. At the end of the day that is what the world needs: a collective approach.

How Fletcher has broadened my global perspective: I doubt there are many places in the world where you can be in the same class and share experiences with people from such diverse backgrounds: people from Uganda to Norway, from Argentina to Nepal. I am particularly humbled to have been part of the LLM class of 2010 with 16 different nationalities. Their life stories and experiences have taken me to India, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Japan; to places closer to home like Italy, Bulgaria, Armenia, Albania, Egypt; and even made me discover Boston and a world beyond Fletcher. I am honored to be part of a group of so many dynamic individuals eager to explore and use their knowledge of international law in different fields both in their home countries and abroad. Our discussions inspired me and broadened my perspective on issues beyond just the courses. Sometimes valuable lessons were taught outside classrooms—especially around the Fletcher corridors!

Favorite blog:

http://drakouna.blogspot.com/

Favorite city:

Kathmandu

Most rewarding trip:

Trekking in Nepal

Most interesting person you have met at Fletcher:

Pilots in war zones

Favorite faculty member:

Ian Johnstone

Fields of Study

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • International Organizations
  • Law and Development

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Law Society
  • European Affairs Society
  • Mediterranean Society

Education before Fletcher

  • MA, International Politics, Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques (CERIS); Brussels
  • LLM, Law, University of Bristol; UK

Experience before Fletcher

  • European Commission Delegation to Nepal, Young Expert - Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Political Groups Secretariat, European Parliament, Assistant Political Advisor - Brussels, Belgium
  • Future World Centre, Project Manager - Nicosia, Cyprus

Languages

  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • English
  • French