Leon Charney Diplomacy Program students attended the FPA’s World Leadership Forum in New York City to receive the honor.

Three Leon Charney Diplomacy Program students have been named Sackler Fellows by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). Alexa Menashe, Jessica Malinowska and Maria Hasbun attended the FPA’s World Leadership Forum in New York City to receive the honor.

Jessica Malinowska, Maria Hasbun, and Alexa Menashe with FPA President Noel Lateef at the World Leadership Forum in New York City.

Jessica Malinowska, Maria Hasbun, and Alexa Menashe with FPA President Noel Lateef at the World Leadership Forum in New York City.

The Foreign Policy Association was established in 1918 to promote non-partisan education of world affairs and U.S. foreign policy. Its Great Decisions Program is used nationally to engage citizens in discussions of pressing international challenges. The World Leadership Forum is an annual event that brings together leading experts from business, government, academia and diplomacy. The Forum’s theme this year was U.S. relations with China.

Maria, Jessica and Alexa with U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns at the Forum.

Maria, Jessica and Alexa with U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns at the Forum.

Before attending the FPA event, the students visited the Leon Charney Center and filmed interviews about their experiences in the Diplomacy Program. Florida Atlantic University’s Diplomacy Program is named in honor of Leon Charney, who played a key role in the 1978 Camp David Accords.  The Program competes in national and international diplomatic simulations and offers students interested in global affairs an array of opportunities and experiences in preparation for careers in diplomacy.  

Information about the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program can be found at www.fau.edu/diplomacy. Travel for the students was underwritten by a generous grant from David Moscow.

Maria, Alexa and Jessica being interviewed for Leon Charney Reporters at the office of Mr. Charney. Stay tuned to see the interview soon on YouTube. 

Maria, Alexa and Jessica being interviewed for Leon Charney Reporters at the office of Mr. Charney. Stay tuned to see the interview soon on YouTube. 

Opening a New School Year!

On Tuesday, August 29, The Charney Center opened a new school year at EMIS, welcoming a wonderful new class of students from all over the world!

Tzili Charney introduced the Charney Center to the new students, screened the film Backroom Channels, and handed out signature Charney Center 'Spy for Peace' and 'The Leon Charney Report' t-shirts.

We are thrilled to embark upon a new year with a diverse class of fresh faces, and look forward handing these students the torch of Leon Charney's legacy of peace and conflict resolution!

And returning students from last year

Juvenile Peace Congress

Today, around 60 teenagers participated in the first day of the Juvenile Peace Congress at the Charney Resolution Center.

In the middle of their summer vacation, these intrepid Israeli and Palestinian teens came to the Charney Resolution Center to participate in peaceful negotiations and to come up with working agreements. This first day was dedicated to building trust amongst the youth, as well as to introducing the peace resolution discussions that will take place over the next week.

The Congress is organized by The Charney Resolution Center, Minds of Peace, and Debate for Peace.

Workshop Led by Hannah Pilnick

As part of her lecture series in Israel, Hannah Pilnick, author, therapist and international speaker, gave a seminar at the Charney Resolution Center. In her talk, Hannah focused on being connected to ourselves and how beneficial this is in creating inner peace that will lead to peace with those around us.

 

EMIS Student Interviews

As the EMIS school year has drawn to a close and students begin to embark on their summer vacations, several students offered to share their thoughts and feelings on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Simulation, held by the Charney Resolution Center this past March, 2017.

Listen to these students from many different backgrounds reflect on the simulation here.

EMIS student Adee reflects on her experience in the 2017 Peace Talks Simulation

EMIS student Osaid reflects on his experience in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Simulation

EMIS student Olivia reflects on her experience in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Simulation