ASU High School Leadership Academy: 'The U.S. Recognition of Israel'

Event description

  • Family friendly
  • Open to the public

In partnership with the Truman Presidential Library’s White House Decision Center, the ASU Center for American Institutions is pleased to offer incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors an opportunity to join us on the ASU Tempe campus on Monday, Jan.15, 2024, Martin Luther King Day, for a High School Leadership Academy.

The academy will challenge students to step into the roles of President Harry S. Truman and his advisors to tackle the historic decision to recognize the new State of Israel in1948. Student participants will choose which cabinet role they would like to explore in the simulation. 

Students will gain skills in:

  • Close reading and information gathering.
  • Primary source analysis.
  • Comparing and contrasting multiple points of view.
  • Synthesizing complex information.
  • Group cooperation and communication.
  • Speech writing and public speaking.
  • Crafting evidence-based solutions for a complex problem.

Two academies will be held on Monday, January 15 from 9 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the ASU Tempe campus. Depending on availability, students will be assigned to one of the two sessions. The fee to attend is $50, which is subsidized by funding from the Apgar Foundation, the Bradley Foundation, the Palo Verde Republican Women, and community donors to the ASU Center for American Institutions. There are scholarships to attend for families who request them via email to the event contact by January 1, 2024. 

Event contact

Roxane Barwick

Monday, January 15, 2024


9:00 am12:00 pm (MST)