Perry R. Landesberg
9 Carol Ct, Crugers, NY 10521
[email protected] / 914-262-8694

The Fulbright Program                                                                                        Pekan, Malaysia
  US-Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
                                                                        January 2015-December 2015
  • Year-long posting as a native-speaking English Teaching Assistant at SMK Paloh Hinai in Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia.
  • Developed and taught topical lessons on the English language, US history/culture/politics, and general creativity for students aged 10-17.
  • Organized and ran several "English Camps" each involving upwards of 100 secondary-school students.
  • Spearheaded the Pekan World's Fair, a first-ever intercultural festival for students from Pekan-area schools.
  • Coached SMK Paloh Hinai's English Debate Team to victory in annual Pekan tournament.

Hanover Research                                                                                              Washington, DC
  Primary Research Associate/News Aggregation Specialist                                        February 2013-December 2014
  • Researched and produced strategic briefings on market opportunities for client businesses.
  • Identified market leaders and industry-specific contacts via telephone for firsthand product/business information.
  • Produced daily, twice-weekly, and biweekly custom newsletters for client distribution, summarizing/analyzing trending current events in the IT, life insurance, and education industries.
  • Worked directly with client firms to optimize research targets during the project-scoping process.
Embassy of the United States of America                                                           Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  Political Section Intern                                                                                                         January 2012-May 2012
  • Researched and drafted diplomatic cables on ministerial council formation and youth political involvement.
  • Conducted interviews and field research in support of rule-of-law and constitutional reform initiatives.
  • Drafted the embassy’s Daily Action Report, summarizing relevant news items for the State Dept's European bureau.
  • Helped allocate over $500,000 in small grants to Bosnian-based NGOs promoting democratic initiatives, women’s empowerment, and ethnic reconciliation.
  • Interviewed and evaluated visa applicants at the embassy’s Consular Section.

The EU-Ukraine Business Council                                                                      Brussels, Belgium
  Consultant                                                                                                                                 August 2010-December 2010
  • Planned panels and public events to raise awareness of business opportunities in Ukraine.
  • Provided information to potential investors and business partners.
  • Worked with Ukraine’s Mission to the EU to collect and present up-to-date economic indicators.
  • Compiled professional contact list to be used for networking purposes and newsletter distribution.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators                                                  Washington, DC
  Special Assistant to the Embassy Dialogue Committee (EDC) Chair                      2009-2011
  • Planned and organized embassy workshops and receptions for cultural and educational attachés.
  • Coordinated membership databases for the NAFSA Embassy Dialogue Committee (EDC).
  • Communicated daily with embassy officials and their staff in collaboration for public events.
  • Redesigned the EDC webpage, designed and wrote the EDC newsletter, and operated social-networking resources.

American University International Student and Scholar Services                       Washington, DC
  International Student Assistant                                                                                         2008-2012
  • Point of contact for the University’s international student body.
  • Interfaced directly with embassies and international exchange funds concerning sponsored students.
  • Collected and evaluated student visa, passport, and financial documentation.
  • Planned, coordinated, and ran informational events for the American University community.
The Embassy Series                                                                                            Washington, DC
  Marketing Committee Intern                                                                                               May 2009-September 2009
  • Identified target audiences for the Embassy Series.
  • Compiled and analyzed data from audience surveys.
  • Liaised with the Executive Board and other stakeholders on behalf of the Marketing Committee.


American University, School of International Service                                         Washington, DC
  BA in International Relations
                                                                                             Graduated: June 2012
  • Minor in International Business
  • Graduated cum laude

Leadership Roles:

American University International Student and Scholar Services                       Washington, DC
  American University Ambassadors/Diplomats                                                                 2009-2012
  • Led outreach team for ESL students and groups visiting from foreign institutions.
  • Corresponded with prospective students and their families on live web chats.
  • Panelist during public Q&A sessions over Visitor’s Weekends.
  • Gave tours for visiting groups of prospective students, business partners, and intercollegiate specialists.

Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Corel WordPerfect, IBM Lotus Notes, Feedly, Google News, SiteBuilder
Language Skills
Italian – Intermediate
Japanese – Intermediate

Malay/Indonesian – Intermediate
French – Beginner
Russian – Beginner

International Travel
Albania, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, Vietnam.