International Relations major, Alyssa Wilson `17, was recently invited to participate in the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)'s NATO Summer School. This conference, taking place in Měřín, Czech Republic in July 2017 titled: “NATO in the Age of Hybrid Warfare”, covered a broad range of topics including cyber security, disinformation campaigns, as well as a week-long crisis simulation on securing the Black Sea region.

This past February 2017, Franklin Alumni and Parents joined Laura Peterson, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations and President Greg and Dr. Diane Warden on a ten-day Academic Travel to South Africa for a trip that focused on elements beyond safari and into the heart of South African culture and history. 

Majda Dakkak

Born and raised in Amman, Jordan, Majda Dakkak’s ’15 decision to attend Franklin was validated the moment she stepped out of the train to the sight of Monte Brè for the first time. Lugano looked magical and she knew she would love it. Franklin’s combination of liberal arts, American education and its location in Switzerland was “the best of all worlds.”