2019 Photos and Testimonials

This summer, 70 new Fellows in the Business, Journalism, Law, Medical and Seminary programs spent two weeks in Berlin, Krakow and Oswiecim, visiting historical sites, attending intensive seminars and participating in intimate cross-disciplinary discussion groups. Questions raised in the classroom and reflections spurred on by site visits were discussed and debated over lunch and dinner. Business, Journalism and Law Fellows traveled together from Saturday, May 25 through Friday, June 7. Medical and Seminary Fellows traveled together from Saturday, June 15 through Friday, June 28. Below you can see photos from each trip and read testimonials from Fellows.

Business, Journalism and Law (May 25 – June 7, 2019 )

  “I found it immensely valuable to think about ethics not only in the legal profession but in terms of how I as a legal practitioner may interact with business and journalism professionals in the course of my career.” 
Miriam Marks, 2019 Law Fellow

  “FASPE was a transformative experience that will be very helpful to my entrance into the legal profession.”
— Benjamin Seelig, 2019 Law Fellow

  “FASPE has given me a clear perspective of how professionals at a pivotal point in history failed to recognize their responsibilities and the nature of the choices they made. Equipped with this knowledge and with a better appreciation for the human suffering that resulted from their actions, I better understand my role as a future business leader and the responsibilities that entails.”
—Keller Durkin, 2019 Business Fellow

  “Thank you for this precious opportunity. It was truly transformative, and I am so thankful. From the relationships, to the knowledge gained, to the lasting memories, this is one of the best educational experiences of my entire life.”
— Austin McKinney, 2019 Business Fellow

  “I feel very thankful to have participated in FASPE. It has sparked an ongoing curiosity in me regarding the topics we discussed, and left me feeling inspired and confident. I returned to my newspaper feeling like my ethical armor has been strengthened. Overall, FASPE was an unforgettable experience.”
— Vjosa Isai, 2019 Journalism Fellow

  “Participating in the program gave me so much inspiration and energy as I move forward as a journalist. It’s helped me feel more confident in my ethical decisions, and thus more confident as a journalist overall. Also, in the end it was just great to be around so many other people who take ethical questions seriously and are willing to deeply engage with these issues.”
— Laura Neumann, 2019 Journalism Fellow

Medical and Seminary (June 15 – June 28, 2019)

  “I was thoroughly impressed and stimulated by my peers in the Seminary and Medical groups and by the stellar team of educators and guides.”
— Yitzhak Bronstein, 2019 Seminary Fellow

  “I’m forever grateful I went. It is an amazing program. I wish I had known more about it before, and I am so glad to have learned so much from this unique set of concepts while I was there. I’ll be thinking about it and using it for the rest of my life! This is one of the most important adventures I’ve ever had.”
— Emmie Arnold, 2019 Seminary Fellow