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.
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.
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.