FPRG 2014-15 team
Julia Livick, Co-Chair
Julia Livick is President of the Fletcher Political Risk Group. She is a second year master’s candidate, specializing in International Business Relations as well as Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Her studies have focused on emerging market business strategy, the geopolitics and economics of petroleum, and the Middle East. Julia has worked in business development and country strategy at Migrate, a global outsourcing and networking company headquartered in Amman that facilitates lower-risk, lower-cost expansion into the MENA region. She has also worked at the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan and as research assistant to the Dean of the University of Jordan Business School. She holds a B.A. in International Political Economy and a minor in Philosophy from The Colorado College.
Shalini Sharan, Co-Chair
Shalini is a second year Master’s candidate at The Fletcher School with concentrations in Business and Economic Law and International Business Relations. Shalini has experience working at Chevron Corporation and Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. and later in India’s Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. She is currently an exchange student at Tuck School of Business and Graduate Research Assistant at Fletcher's Institute for Business in the Global Context. Shalini spent the last summer working as an Associate Consultant in Laos. Her interests include emerging markets, public-private partnerships, political risk, and data analytics for business intelligence. Shalini holds a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Russian from Bates College.
Stephanie Bergeman is a second year graduate student of political risk management and international business relations at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her professional interests lie in international business strategy for the renewable energy sector in emerging markets. Prior to Fletcher, Ms. Bergeman worked as a Foreign Trade and Investment Representative at the Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago blending commercial intelligence, public relations and business matchmaking to facilitate the market entry conversation in Brazil and the U.S. Midwest between public and private entities from private equity, agriculture, energy, transportation, biotechnology, consumables and IT industries. She speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and French and has an Honors B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from Saint Louis University.
Matthew Keller is a first year graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy concentrating in International Security Studies and the United States. After earning a B.S. in Systems Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy, Matthew served in the United States Navy for five years, deploying to 13 different countries in the Western Pacific, Central and South America, and the Middle East. He is looking to transition into the private sector and apply his global perspective, broad academic background, and project management experience following graduation in the Spring of 2016.
Joe is a first-year MALD student focusing on public international law and political systems and theories. Prior to coming to Fletcher, Joe worked for Ohio State’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs in their Washington Office. He served as program coordinator, then manager, of the Washington Academic Internship Program. Joe holds a B.A. in International Studies from The Ohio State University.
Andrew is a first year MALD student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy focusing on International Security Studies. Prior to Fletcher, Andrew worked for Deloitte Consulting and interned with the Department of Defense and on Capitol Hill. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Foreign Affairs and History.
Ali El Yassir
Ali El Yassir is a first year master’s candidate in International Affairs, focusing on International Security Studies and International Political Economy. Prior to Fetcher, Ali worked as a Researcher at Globesight, a Dubai-based strategic advisory firm, and at the Carnegie Middle east Center in Beirut. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the American University of Beirut with an emphasis in Middle East Politics.
Ashley is a first-year MALD student focusing on international business and security studies. Prior to Fletcher, she worked in non-profit management consulting, serving associations in the technology and healthcare spaces at SmithBucklin Corporation in Chicago. Additionally, Ashley has held marketing positions at a thinktank, a product development consultancy and an infrastructure development firm. She is interested in understanding the risks and effects of foreign business interventions, including foreign direct investment and social impact investing. Ashley holds a B.A. from the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
Natalie Lam is a first year master’s candidate concentrating in international negotiation, conflict resolution, and political economy. Her interests include corruption, informal finance, and post-conflict investment. Prior to Fletcher, she worked in operations and business development for a startup incubator in Cambridge, MA, where she also managed local youth education programming. Natalie holds a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University.
Peter is a first year Master of Law and Diplomacy Candidate at the Fletcher School concentrating on International Business Relations and International Economics. Before coming to Fletcher, Peter was the Special Projects Coordinator at the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab, a Denver-based non-profit specializing in global security issues and law enforcement training. Peter is a Business Intelligence Consultant at Cargometrics, a technology-driven hedge fund focusing on commodities. Peter’s interests include infrastructure development, finance, business strategy and political risk.
Matheus de Giacomo Araujo
Matheus is a first year Master of Law and Diplomacy Candidate at The Fletcher School concentrating in International Business Relations and Political Economy.
Prior to Fletcher, he served for three years as an analyst and consultant in corporate strategy and government affairs for international institutions and Fortune500 companies at Teneo Holdings Latin America, in São Paulo, Brazil. Matheus’ interests include political risk, government and public relations, finance, corruption, and public-private partnership. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish and German, and holds a B.A. in International Affairs with a Marketing and Business Emphasis from the Advanced School of Marketing and Advertising (ESPM-São Paulo).