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2010 Winner

Perrotti and Kirshner Photo

The Peace Studies Program (PSP) awarded the 2010 Harrop and Ruth Freeman Prize to Cornell graduating senior Alexandra Perrotti, shown here being congratulated by Jonathan Kirshner, Director of PSP.

Alexandra Perrotti was a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Government and Near Eastern Studies. At Cornell Alexandra served on the executive board of United for Peace and Justice in Palestine for four years. In her sophomore year she was awarded an Einhorn Discovery Grant, which she used to travel to the Middle East to conduct research on the status of and interview Palestinian refugees in Jordan. Off campus she worked as a "Peace Camp" counselor at the Peace Center in Langhorne, PA; as an Education Department Intern at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia; and as the Future World Leaders Summit Coordinator and Program Assistant at the nonprofit Presidential Classroom.

After graduation she planned to be a Teach for America secondary social studies teacher in Washington, DC and planed to complete her Masters of Arts in Teaching at American University and to supplement her studies with international peace and conflict resolution joint coursework from the School of International Service.