About Us

Founded in 1975 and published biannually, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is the student-managed foreign policy journal at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The publication provides a broad, interdisciplinary platform for analysis of legal, political, economic, environmental, and diplomatic issues in international affairs.

The editorial board of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs believes that the publication’s audience values and expects the inclusion of conflicting viewpoints. The publication’s title, The Forum, suggests a public meeting place for open discussion.

In this spirit, The Forum website hosts online-only articles by a wider range of authors and allows authors and readers to engage in dialogue through comments on articles. The Forum is a place for open professional exchanges across institutions and continents. We welcome participation by academics, practitioners, and students from across the globe.

The views and opinions expressed in the journal and on our website are solely those of individual authors and should not be regarded as reflecting any official opinion or position of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Tufts University, or its faculty. Further, the ideas expressed in Fletcher Forum articles should not be presumed to reflect the positions and/or ideas of the authors' employers, unless otherwise noted. 



Editor-in-Chief and Business Team


Lukas Bundonis, Editor-in-Chief

Lukas is a second-year MALD candidate pursuing a focus in International Security Studies and International Information and Communication. Prior to Fletcher, he worked as a consultant for both PricewaterhouseCoopers and the US Department of Defense. Lukas holds a B.A. in History from Washington University in St. Louis and a commission as an officer in the US Army Reserves where he still serves today.


Ben Levy, Director of Business and Strategy

Ben is a second-year MALD candidate concentrating in Development Economics and International Trade and Commercial Policies. Prior to Fletcher, he taught English to nursing students at a university in Leogane, Haiti for a year. Before that, he worked at a law firm in Boston for three years as a paralegal on the business immigration team. Ben graduated from Bates College with a B.A. in History.


Rudrali Patil, Legal Associate

Rudrali is an LLM student focusing on Investment Arbitration and Law and Development. She graduated from Amity Law School, India in 2018. She heads a non-profit organization - Sai Foundation - which works towards improving access to healthcare and education for women and girls in India. 

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Achintya Saurabh, Business Relations Associate

Achintya is a first-year MALD candidate concentrating on Development Economics, International Finance and Politics. Prior to joining Fletcher, Achintya worked as a strategy consultant with KPMG Advisory India. He was part of the Strategy & Operations Management Consulting team, tasked with consulting top Indian and Fortune 500 companies on business development and corporate strategy. Originally from New Delhi, India, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with degrees in Economics and Finance.


Print Team

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Evan Concoran, Managing Print Editor

Evan is a second-year MALD candidate studying International Security and Comparative Politics with a regional concentration in Europe and Turkey. Prior to Fletcher, he worked in the educational sector in Chile, Spain, and Turkey. Evan is a native of California and holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California Santa Barbara.


Max Fathy, Senior Print Editor

Max is a second-year MALD candidate concentrating in International Security Studies with a focus on American foreign policy, diplomacy, and the intersection of business and government. Before coming to Fletcher, he worked as a Project Analyst at Mintz Levin and for ML Strategies, a government relations and consulting firm, focusing on state and local public policy issues in Massachusetts. Max grew up in the Boston area and earned a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.

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Nathan Heath, Senior Print Editor

Nathan is a second-year MALD studying International Organizations, International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and Economic Development. Prior to Fletcher, Nathan worked in several roles across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, most recently for a law firm in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. He hopes to use his studies at Fletcher to work in peace-building in post-conflict developing countries. Nathan holds BA’s in both International Relations and Music from Wheaton College (IL).

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Josh Lavine, Senior Print Editor

Josh is a second-year MALD candidate concentrating in International Security Studies and International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution. Prior to Fletcher, he worked at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for three years. Josh is from Westchester, New York and holds a BA in Hebrew & Judaic Studies and Journalism from New York University.

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Shashank Ramireddy, Print Staff Editor

Shashank is a first year MALD candidate studying International Security Studies and a self designed field of study in Technology and International Relations. Prior to joining Fletcher, he worked with the New Delhi office of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he researched on the geo-strategic impact of new technologies. Shashank is a native of India and holds a BA.LLB (Hons) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.


Web Team

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Fatima Taskomur, Managing Web Editor

Fatima is a second-year MALD candidate studying Political Systems and Theories and International Security Studies. Before coming to Fletcher, she worked as a producer in digital media with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. She has also worked in think tanks and research institutes in Europe and Turkey focused on MENA affairs, conflict, and foreign policy. A native of Cambridge, MA, she studied at Georgetown University and KU Leuven, and graduated from Istanbul Şehir University with a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations.


Samantha Chen, Senior Web Editor

Samantha is a second-year MALD candidate focusing on International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution and Humanitarian Studies. Before arriving at Fletcher, she worked in program management at a nonprofit in Oklahoma. Samantha holds a BA in International Studies and Japanese Studies from Emory University.

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Laura Handly, Senior Web Editor

Laura is a second-year MALD candidate studying forced migration, international organizations, and humanitarian aid. Prior to Fletcher, Laura worked at an ed-tech start-up in Cambridge creating educational materials for English language learners in Latin America. Prior to that, Laura studied and taught English in Istanbul for a year. She graduated from UMass Amherst with a BA in Political Science and English.


Siobhan Heekin-Canedy, Senior Web Editor

Siobhan is a first-year MALD student concentrating in Public International Law and Russia and Eastern Europe. From 2008-2014, she represented Ukraine as an elite-level ice dancer, ultimately competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics. After retiring from competitive skating, she attended Thomas Aquinas College, where she earned her BA in Liberal Arts.


Nick Brown, Web Staff Editor

Nick is a first-year MALD candidate focusing on Political Economy and Comparative Politics. Before Fletcher, he worked in London for two years at Morgan Stanley, the investment bank, as a global equity sales and research analyst. Hailing from Winchester, UK, he graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics.

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Madison Chapman, Web Staff Editor

Madison Chapman is a MALD candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, studying Development Economics. She most recently served as a Fulbright ETA in Madrid, Spain, where she also conducted research and helped to resettle refugee women and LGBTQI+ migrants with local NGO, ONG Rescate. She has formerly worked with Human Rights Watch, PeaceWomen, and the East Bay Community Law Center on migration and gender research, and is focused on gender-responsive asylum law and resettlement policy.


Dan Scaduto, Web Staff Editor

Dan is a first-year MATA candidate studying International Organizations and Public Diplomacy through the lens of the transatlantic relationship. Prior to joining Fletcher, he worked in corporate communications at a PR agency in Manhattan where he focused on coordinating media relations and building executive eminence. Dan is from the New Jersey shore and holds a BA in International Studies and Geography from the University of Richmond.


External Relations

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Annalise Burnett, Managing Director for External Relations

Annalise is a second-year MALD studying International Security Studies and International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Before Fletcher she worked as a Research Associate for the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) where she conducted economic impact evaluations on anti-poverty programs in the United States. Annalise is from Charlotte, North Carolina and holds a BA in International Economics with a French concentration from the University of Notre Dame.

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Shawn Ghuman, Senior Podcast Producer

Shawn is a second-year MIB candidate studying Marketing and International Political Economy. Before coming to Fletcher, he was a PR and digital marketing strategist and founded a nonprofit raising awareness of the Sikh religion in America. He also hosts a podcast, Sikh Meets World, that interviews prominent Sikhs in various professions to learn their stories and share advice. He graduated from Virginia Tech, where he was the Editor and Featured Columnist of the Collegiate Times’ Opinion Section.


Advisory Board

Yasushi Akashi
Eileen Babbitt
Emma Belcher
Johannes A. Binnendijk
Elise Crane
Alan K. Henrikson
Deborah Nutter
Farah Pandith
David Reidy
Tim Ridout
Rodolfo C. Severino
Dorothy Meadow Sobol
Shashi Tharoor