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.

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. 

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.