From: A & S Blecher
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003
Subject: Student Intern

Jason Ballet '04 is the first recipient of the Class of 1964 Internship grant and is in Washington, D.C. this winter term. Below is a letter he sent to me for the entire Class of 1964.

(Picture of Jason Ballet at our 40th Reunion celebration, May 2004)

"I want to take this opportunity to thank the entire class of '64 for the Rockefeller Center Public Affairs Grant. Your generous grant makes this internship opportunity possible and allows me to pursue and apply my interests in international political and economic issues.

"I will be interning at a nonpartisan think tank called the Council on Hemispheric Affairs where I will conduct my own foreign policy research on economic and political issues pertaining to the Hemisphere. As a government major with a concentration in comparative politics, this internship will stimulate my already rooted interest in the field. It enables me to further explore my academic interest in studying the complex problems facing developing nations and the foreign policy of the United States towards these nations.

"Again, let me thank you for selecting me as your class of '64 intern. The grant will permit me to further explore my academic interests and will provide a valuable understanding of the political process by allowing me to live and work in our nation's capital. I will surely update you on my progress throughout my internship.


Jason Ballet"

We look forward to Jason's interaction with '64s in Washington, DC and his follow-up reports upon his return to campus inthe Spring.