2019 FASPE Fellowships: Photos and Testimonials
This summer, 69 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 continued to be discussed and debated over lunch, over dinner and sometimes far into the night. 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 view a slide show from each trip and read testimonials from Fellows. For detailed information on each program, please click on the program names above.
Business, Journalism and Law (May 25 – June 7, 2019)
"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
"I feel very thankful to have participated in FASPE. It was very well organized. 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 armour has been strengthened. Overall, FASPE was an unforgettable experience. Thank you to everyone at FASPE for making this happen."
"This was one of the best educational experiences of my life, and I appreciate how low-stress the logistical and financial aspects of it were, enabling us to focus on the intellectual and emotional intensity."
Slideshow of the 2019 Business, Journalism and Law Programs
Medical and Seminary (June 15 – June 28, 2019)
"The FASPE concept is so important to disseminate throughout professional education. It is important for people to know that the work they do – and the skills they develop – can be corrupted and be used to justify something antithetical to one’s moral code. This was an enlightening and simultaneously troubling experience for me, as it forced me to reconsider my action – and inaction – as a professional and citizen."
"It went well beyond my expectations. I expected a historical, engaging academic experience. It was far more than just an intellectual exercise as we explored incredibly painful and challenging experience that were existentially unsettling. We were taken into places of unspeakable sorrow and given space to grieve and process in community. The careful selection of participants constructed a group of thoughtful and caring people who were willing to be vulnerable and “speak the truth in love.”"