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DISAM Adjunct Faculty Receive Honors.

In June Moroccan King Muhammad VI knighted Dr. John Duke Anthony, bestowing on him one of Morocco's highest awards for civil excellence, the Order of Ouissam Alaouite. Dr. Anthony is currently chairman of the U.S.-Morocco Affairs Council. The award was presented at a special ceremony following a meeting between the Moroccan king and Dr. Anthony at Blair House, the U.S. official residence for visiting heads of state. At the presentation were members of Congress, the administration, the diplomatic corps, and the press. This ceremony was the culmination of the king's first official state visit to the United States.

Established in 1913 by Moroccan Sultan Moulay Youseff, the award is the premier Order of Morocco and is awarded in five classes in recognition of exceptional civil and military accomplishments. Previous American recipients of the award include General George S. Patton.

One of the very first guest lecturers at DISAM, Dr. Anthony has been a fixture in the Middle Eastern seminar in the Overseas Course since 1978. In 1983, Dr. Anthony was appointed an adjunct faculty member. In 1993, he received the Department of State's Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Award, one of three awarded over a span of 25 years, in recognition of his preparation of American diplomatic and defense personnel assigned to the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf states. In 1994, he received the Stevens Award for Outstanding Contributions to American-Arab Understanding.

Dr. Anthony is founder, president, and chief executive officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, a non-governmental educational foundation dedicated to enhancing American awareness of Arab culture and heritage and U.S.-Arab bilateral relations, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the founding president of the Middle East Educational Trust, a founder of the Commission on Israeli-Palestinian Peace, the founding president of the Society for Gulf Arab Studies, a founder and board member of the National Commission to Commemorate the 14th Centennial of Islam, founder of the annual U.S. Mideast Policymakers Conference, a founder of the U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council Corporate Cooperation Committee.

He received masters and doctoral degrees from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service (with distinction), and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. A consultant to the U.S. Departments of Defense and State for the past 25 years, he has taken more than 200 members of Congress and their chiefs of staff on familiarization visits to Arab, Middle Eastern, and Islamic countries.

Dr. Donna Schlagheck

Annually in New York City, universities from all over the world participate in the National Model United Nations conference. Each university represents a country or an organization in mock proceedings of the real U.N. Professor Donna Schlagheck, chair of the political science department and director of international studies at Wright State University in Dayton, along with her colleague Professor Laura Luehrmann, were the faculty advisors for the Wright State team that won the conference's three top awards this year. Dr. Schlagheck, who has been a lecturer at DISAM since 1989, was named a DISAM adjunct faculty member in 1994. This year, she led a team of 37 Wright State students who represented Germany and the Inter-Parliamentary Union in the deliberations. Their top prizes keep alive the school's 21-year winning streak at the conference, marking the university as one of the nation's top performers in this competition. The secretary general of the conference noted that Wright State is always a force to be rec koned with and is well known for its thorough preparation and willingness to exert leadership in the conference.

Dr. Schlagheck, a recognized expert on terrorism who has published widely on the subject, offers this expertise to DISAM's Overseas Course. In addition, she lectures on events in Europe and the Middle East in our regional seminars. At Wright State, Dr. Schlagheck has compiled a superlative record of teaching excellence. She was named four times as the Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching, and has been the Honors Teacher of the Year, the Student Government Faculty member of the year and the winner of the Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence. She attended the Japan Studies Institute at San Diego State University in 1989 and was a Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange in 1992. Dr. Schlagheck received a B.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota.

Interestingly, Dr. Schlagheck's success in the Model U.N. continues along the path set by her predecessor at Wright State, Dr. Jim Jacob, who is also an adjunct faculty member at DISAM. In the early years of Wright State's participation in the conference, DISAM supported the team through its own library of resources on international affairs.

In both of these cases, DISAM salutes our colleagues for their accomplishments. We are proud to count them among our faculty, and our educational program is clearly enriched by their participation.
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Title Annotation:Dr. John Duke Anthony, receives high award in Morocco
Author:Anthony, Dr. John Duke
Publication:DISAM Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:6MORO
Date:Sep 22, 2000
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