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Nathan Fletcher

Nathan Fletcher is a professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He is also the senior director of global strategic initiatives for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, he leads business and strategic initiatives to identify, develop, and expand opportunities for technology to positively transform people’s lives. Before joining Qualcomm, he was a member of the California State Assembly where he served as chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Jobs in the New Economy and vice chairman of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee. He is the author of the landmark public safety legislation named “Chelsea’s Law.” Before his election to the California Legislature, he served as a human intelligence/ counterintelligence specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps and was decorated for valor in combat. He currently serves as chairman of the Three Wise Men Foundation, a veteran-focused organization he founded in memory of friends who were killed in action in Afghanistan. He has also worked with international non-governmental organizations to build and improve democracies in East Timor, Cambodia, Serbia, and Myanmar. He is a national board member of Organizing for Action and the Truman National Security Project, and is a Kauffman Fellow.

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