Our Team

 
  Zoltan Feher: Co-Chair   Zoltan Feher is a diplomat from Hungary and a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations at The Fletcher School. He is a lawyer and a political scientist by training. He worked as a diplomat for 13 years, serving as Foreign Policy Analyst at the Hungarian embassy in Washington DC and most recently as Hungary’s Deputy Ambassador and Chargé d’Affaires in Turkey. He earned a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was an assistant to Joseph Nye. He works as a geopolitical risk consultant with Duco Advisors.

Zoltan Feher: Co-Chair

Zoltan Feher is a diplomat from Hungary and a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations at The Fletcher School. He is a lawyer and a political scientist by training. He worked as a diplomat for 13 years, serving as Foreign Policy Analyst at the Hungarian embassy in Washington DC and most recently as Hungary’s Deputy Ambassador and Chargé d’Affaires in Turkey. He earned a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was an assistant to Joseph Nye. He works as a geopolitical risk consultant with Duco Advisors.

  Quinn Rask: Co-Chair   Quinn Rask is a first-year Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate, focusing on international security and international political economy. Before Fletcher, Quinn spent five years working as an analyst in DC on a range of issues, including defense, national security, technology, and energy. Most recently, Quinn worked with the office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the Department of Energy on the Quadrennial Energy Review, a presidentially-mandated policy report on the future of the energy sector in the United States. A Double Jumbo, Quinn completed his undergraduate education at Tufts as well, earning a BA in International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, and Arabic.

Quinn Rask: Co-Chair

Quinn Rask is a first-year Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate, focusing on international security and international political economy. Before Fletcher, Quinn spent five years working as an analyst in DC on a range of issues, including defense, national security, technology, and energy. Most recently, Quinn worked with the office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the Department of Energy on the Quadrennial Energy Review, a presidentially-mandated policy report on the future of the energy sector in the United States. A Double Jumbo, Quinn completed his undergraduate education at Tufts as well, earning a BA in International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, and Arabic.

  Tom Humphries: Co-Chair   Tom is currently a Masters of Law and Diplomacy candidate at Fletcher studying the intersection of development economics, international finance and international economic policy. He previously worked at the Australian Department of Finance as a policy analyst working on federal budget strategy, and most recently interned with the U.N.'s global economic monitoring unit performing macroeconomic analysis of global development issues. Tom is originally from Canberra, Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from the University of Sydney.

Tom Humphries: Co-Chair

Tom is currently a Masters of Law and Diplomacy candidate at Fletcher studying the intersection of development economics, international finance and international economic policy. He previously worked at the Australian Department of Finance as a policy analyst working on federal budget strategy, and most recently interned with the U.N.'s global economic monitoring unit performing macroeconomic analysis of global development issues. Tom is originally from Canberra, Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from the University of Sydney.

  Conor Sanchez:    Development Director   Conor Sanchez is pursuing a Master’s degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, concentrating in Development Economics. Previously, he worked as an aide on Capitol Hill, an appointee in the Obama Administration, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua. At Fletcher, he is pairing his prior experience with a rigorous empirical toolset for evaluating policy interventions in emerging markets, especially with regards to impacts on foreign investment in Latin America. 

Conor Sanchez:  Development Director

Conor Sanchez is pursuing a Master’s degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, concentrating in Development Economics. Previously, he worked as an aide on Capitol Hill, an appointee in the Obama Administration, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua. At Fletcher, he is pairing his prior experience with a rigorous empirical toolset for evaluating policy interventions in emerging markets, especially with regards to impacts on foreign investment in Latin America. 

  Kelsey Shrenk: Operations Director   Kelsey is a Master's Candidate at The Fletcher School, studying Latin American political economy and trade and investment in emerging markets as a Celia Howard Fellow. Her research interests include political risk in Latin America and interactions between the market and the state.  Previously, Kelsey served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua, and led trade missions and export promotion activities for the State of Illinois and at Metro Chicago Exports. Kelsey holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Loyola University Chicago and speaks Spanish. 

Kelsey Shrenk: Operations Director

Kelsey is a Master's Candidate at The Fletcher School, studying Latin American political economy and trade and investment in emerging markets as a Celia Howard Fellow. Her research interests include political risk in Latin America and interactions between the market and the state.  Previously, Kelsey served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua, and led trade missions and export promotion activities for the State of Illinois and at Metro Chicago Exports. Kelsey holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Loyola University Chicago and speaks Spanish. 

  Akshobh Giridharadas: External Relations Director   Akshobh Giridharadas is a first year MALD focusing on International Political Economy. Prior to Fletcher, Akshobh was broadcast journalist based out of Singapore, covering business and international news with Channel NewsAsia - the region's largest PAN Asian English news channel. He has penned op-eds and moderated panels on geopolitical, business, and tech-related events and has presented at TEDx in Singapore.

Akshobh Giridharadas: External Relations Director

Akshobh Giridharadas is a first year MALD focusing on International Political Economy. Prior to Fletcher, Akshobh was broadcast journalist based out of Singapore, covering business and international news with Channel NewsAsia - the region's largest PAN Asian English news channel. He has penned op-eds and moderated panels on geopolitical, business, and tech-related events and has presented at TEDx in Singapore.

  Daniel LeDonne: Online Content Director   Daniel is pursuing a MALD degree with a focus on international business and political economy. Prior to Fletcher, Daniel spent time living and teaching in Beer-Sheva, Israel, and working domestically in higher education development for the region. Most recently, Daniel worked with political risk consultancy firm Eurasia Group as a communications and global macro research associate. He holds a BFA from New York University.

Daniel LeDonne: Online Content Director

Daniel is pursuing a MALD degree with a focus on international business and political economy. Prior to Fletcher, Daniel spent time living and teaching in Beer-Sheva, Israel, and working domestically in higher education development for the region. Most recently, Daniel worked with political risk consultancy firm Eurasia Group as a communications and global macro research associate. He holds a BFA from New York University.

2017-2018 FPRG Advisory Council

FPRG Advisory Council is a group of Fletcher alumni and academics with expertise representing an array of political risk topics. Its members include:  

David Glancy, Institute for World Politics  

Tanya Hoke, Belem Group 

Stewart Kelly, G3 Good Governance Group  

Julia Livick, Control Risks 

Munish Puri, Presearch Strategy 

Prof. Patrick J. Schena, The Fletcher School, FPRG Faculty Advisor 

Shalini Sharan, Willis Towers Watson 

An independent body, the advisory council is intended to offer guidance on FPRG's medium and long-term strategy, and to support continuity as the Group develops. The Advisory Council members are at the core of The Fletcher School's deep roster of alumni working in the political risk field. For more information, please contact team@fletcherpoliticalrisk.com