Three major names are set to join the Fletcher School’s roster of lecturers this semester, each bearing a resume to make any student jealous. Here are a few quick facts about them!
German Ambassador Klaus Scharioth
- Teaching a course on U.S. – European relations since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
- Studied international relations, international law, international economics, and received his PhD at Fletcher.
- Served in the Private of Office of the NATO Secretary General in Brussels (1993-1996), and as Germany’s Ambassador to the United States (2006-2011)
Harsha Vardhana Singh
- Teaching a course on business in India entitled “Doing Business in India.”
- Economic Advisor and Head of the Secretariat for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
- Deputy director general of the World Trade Organization (2005-2013).
Mowaffak Baker al Rubaie
- Coming to Fletcher, in partnership with Tufts’ Institute for Global Leadership, as the school’s senior statesman-in-residence.
- Presenting at the 2014 EPIIC Symposium, lecturing on international business, and delivering the keynote address for a lecture series jointly hosted by Fletcher’s International Security Studies Program and the Institute for Global Leadership.
- Al Rubaie studied medicine, both in Iraq and in the U.K. before arising to international prominence.
- Head of the Da’awa Party’s international section (1979 to 1991)
- Member of the Iraqi Governing Council (2003) and was appointed Iraq’s National Security Advisor by the Coalition Provisional Authority (2004.)
- Helped negotiate the timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.
- Member of Iraq’s Council of Representatives (2009-2010, the latter year is the same year in which the institution dissolved).
Obviously, there is much more to say about the manifold accomplishments of each one of these new arrivals to the Fletcher School, but only so much space to write. Even so, the stories of these three foreign diplomats who are teaching at Fletcher this semester are enough to daunt and excite any student.