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

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.

Education:

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.
 
Skills:

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.