Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Palestinian Scholar Recieves Distinguished Public Service Award

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Palestinian Scholar Recieves Distinguished Public Service Award

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Fulbright Scholar Samer Abu-Ghazaleh, MBA, received the "Distinguished Public Service Award" from Northeastern University's Political Science Department on June 6, 2002. Abu-Ghazaleh, who was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 1997 to study for his MBA degree, is an alumnus of the university, where he received his bachelor of science degree in political science in 1997 and his MBA in 2001.

The NU Political Science Department gave Abu-Ghazaleh the award in recognition of his commitment to educating the public about political, social, and humanitarian issues. As department chairman Prof. Denis Sullivan said at the award ceremony dinner, this was "the first time a recipient of this award has distinguished himself or herself in both an international and local public service capacity."

Added Professor Sullivan, "Samer, you are a leader in helping our greater community rebuild our sense of security and freedom as we all strive for the public service ideal of 'E Pluribus Unum,' out of many, one."

Both before and since 9/11 Abu-Ghazaleh has delivered numerous speeches and lectures and taken part in panel discussions and educational forums on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, prospects for peace, and the current economic and on-the-ground situation in the occupied territories. …

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