The Harlan Cleveland Award for Excellence in International Policy Issues 2012: 
Leah Kelsch Moushey 


Cleveland Award 2012 Leah Moushey


This year’s recipient has combined her major in International Relations with a major in Spanish Language, Literature, & Culture as well as a major in Communication & Rhetorical Studies from the College of Visual & Performing Arts.  Her geographic region concentration is Latin America & the Caribbean, and her topic concentration is International Security & Diplomacy. She was a member of our 2011 delegation to the National Model United Nations conference portraying the Republic of Kazakhstan, where she served as a representative of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and was voted Best Delegate in that committee.  She is currently a member of our 2012 delegation portraying the Republic of Gabon, where she served as a representative to the Peace-Building Commission and as co-head delegate. She studied abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador, and at our SU Center in Santiago, Chile, and she was an outstanding participant in our Maxwell-in-Washington International Relations semester, where she interned at the Downey McGrath Group.  Our Washington, DC, Center Director, Ryan Williams, writes that she “is fabulous and most engaged and passionate about making a difference in the world. Really in a league of her own.”