The recipients for the 2008 Jérôme Lohez September 11th Scholarship have been selected, and are as following:
Andrew Kessinger, 2008
Andrew Kessinger is a graduate student pursuing a double degree in International Security at the Institut des Etudes Politiques in Paris (Sciences Po) and Columbia University (SIPA). Through this highly selective program, to which only fifteen students are admitted each year, he is acquiring a unique European-American perspective on foreign affairs while simultaneously gaining fluency in the French language.
Kessinger has worked as an editor for four different publications (The Common Ground News Service, The Paris Globalist, The New Atlanticist, and The Columbia Journal of International Affairs), in three different countries (US, Morocco, France), over the last four years. His career goal is to serve as a Foreign Service Officer with the US State Department, formulating constructive public policy aimed at bridging divides and reducing tensions between the Muslim world and the West, with a particular focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.