Conference Team

Pulkit Aggrwal is a first-year MALD candidate focusing on international organizations. He is interested in the geopolitics, geoeconomics and sustainable development of the Arctic.

Tom Carugati is a first-year MALD candidate concentrating in Business and International Environmental Resource Policy. Prior to graduate school, Tom worked at Tufts University with Fletcher’s Global Master of Arts Program and helped manage international executive education programs, and the school’s Board of Advisors. He also worked on energy production and water issues as a Research Associate for an environmental NGO in Philadelphia. He is interested in the impacts of Climate Change on the Arctic, and the geopolitical challenges that arise from a warmer, more open Arctic.

Nathan Cohen-Fournier is the co-chair of Fletcher Arctic VI. A second year student in the Master of International Business, Nathan focuses on development in Northern communities. He spent the summer of 2016 in Nunavik (Arctic Québec) to better understand local perspectives towards entrepreneurship and broader economic development. Prior to attending Tufts University, Nathan worked for four years at Bombardier Inc in Corporate Strategy & Finance. Born and raised in Montréal, he graduated with a Bachelor in Finance from Concordia University in 2012 and completed the CFA designation.

Mariya Ilyas is a MALD 2018 student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, focusing on International Security and Global Maritime Studies. As a Thomas R. Pickering Fellow, she will join the U.S. Foreign Service upon graduation. She is interested in security challenges, economic opportunities, and science diplomacy in the Arctic.



















Krittika Singh is a lawyer from India, focusing on Environmental and Resource Policy and Maritime Studies at Fletcher. She is interested in the Arctic because of its unique diversity, geographic vulnerability and its people. More practically, it is an emerging market and geopolitical hotspot. She hopes to do her capstone project on legal and regulatory frameworks for the region.

Colin Steele is a first-year master’s candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His primary interests are in security, maritime, and environmental sustainability — all of which intersect in the Arctic.