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Meet our outstanding graduates

Meet a few of our outstanding former students, who have gone on to reach new and exciting heights.

Davide Cymbalist

Davide Cymbalist

Masters in International Relations, with a specialization in Diplomacy and Security Studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

"I am presently enrolled at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where I am taking an MA in International Relations with a specialization in Diplomacy and Security Studies. My current research falls in the realm of diplomatic history, where I am researching the relationship between Italy and Israel following the Six Day War. As a graduate student, I divide my time between the Mount Scopus Library and the Israel National Archives, where I am compiling material for my upcoming work that will focus on Israeli economic relations within the Mediterranean community. While I was first exposed to Israeli political history during an exchange program at Ben Gurion university of the Negev, it was Dr. Nikolenyi of the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies that first introduced me to the world of academic research. During the summer of 2018 I took an advanced reading course instructed by Dr. Nikolenyi titled: Israel’s Wartime Foreign Policy, where I wrote three research papers on three separate events of Israeli foreign policy history. The most enduring aspect of this course was the detailed (and occasionally strenuous) guidance and feedback offered by Dr. Nikolenyi, which I have applied to all my academic pursuits ever since, including to my current research!" 

Isabelle Wilms

Isabelle Wilms

Masters in United States Foreign Policy and National Security at an American University in Washington D.C.

"I will be attending American University in Washington D.C. in the fall to complete a Masters in United States Foreign Policy and National Security. My main academic interests are Middle Eastern affairs as well as intelligence gathering and analyzing. My goal is to work for the U.S. government in either the Department of State in an overseas embassy or the Department of Defense." 

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