The Julian R. Friedman Award for Internationalism 2014: 
Amanda L. Claypool and Briana M. Rinaldo


      Friedman Award 2014 Amanda Claypool          Friedman Award 2014 Briana Rinaldo

This year’s recipients are: Amanda Claypool and Briana Rinaldo.  Amanda has triple majors in International Relations, Political Science, and History, as well as a minor in Middle Eastern Studies.  She participated in our Maxwell-in-Washington Program and our SU Institute for National Security & Counterterrorism.  She has studied abroad in Israel and Palestine, and extended her undergraduate studies to a 5th year in order to spend a year in Jordan in an immersive Arabic language study program, funded by the US government’s David L. Boren National Security Education Program. She is participating in the Renee Crown University Honors Program, and she was recently named to Phi Beta Kappa.

Briana combined her major in International Relations with a major in Middle Eastern Studies.  She studied abroad at our SU Center in Florence, Italy, in her first year, participated in our SU World Partner Program with AMIDEAST in Rabat, Morocco, in her junior year and in our Maxwell-in-Washington Program last fall.  She has studied Italian, Spanish, and Arabic and represented Tunisia at the National MUN conference.