Cramer Program 2011 Welcomed in Tel Aviv

Shown are SU Cramer Program 2011 students with Andrew Parker, (at right) Consul General of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv;  and Theodore Brosius, Vice Consul of the embassy, (at left).

Cramer Program students were welcomed to the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv by outgoing Ambassador James Cunningham, ’74 B.A. Political Science, Consul General Andrew Parker, and staff.  A fascinating panel discussion regarding Middle East economic and educational initiatives, the diversity of careers in the foreign service, and the practical side of working  in a foreign country took place.  Students were also able to tour the consular section of the embassy.

The Cramer Program is supported by Gerry (B.A. ’52) and Daphna Cramer, who have been honored in many circles for their philanthropy. Gerry serves on the SU Board of Trustees and the Maxwell Advisory Board. SU undergraduate students study at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel for two weeks and tour sites in the area with Israeli students.  Funding is also provided for a student exchange to enable study by foreign students at The Maxwell School, where the curriculum focuses on American government and conflict resolution. Students from both programs tour, dine, and attend special events together.

Read more about Gerry’s Gang in the Maxwell Perspective, here.

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