The Harlan Cleveland Award for Excellence in International Policy Issues 2014: 
Vittorio di Ventura


This year’s recipient is Vittorio di Ventura.  He is a native speaker of Italian and studied both Chinese and Japanese languages for his region concentration in Asia, and he studied abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year (both Fall & Spring semesters) at our World Partner Program at Kansai Gadai University in Japan.  In his final semester, he was an outstanding participant in our Maxwell-in-Washington International Relations program, where he interned at Asia Policy Point. Our Washington, DC, Center Director, Ryan Williams, writes that this student is “extremely creative – one of the best writers to come through the program” in recent years.  Vittorio completed his undergraduate studies in December 2013, and his Bachelor of Arts degree was conferred magna cum laude by Syracuse University.