A Talk to the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania
Alan Luxenberg was elected president of FPRI on January 31, 2012, and has served the organization since 1976, when he was still a student at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1990 he founded FPRI’s Wachman Center (originally known as the Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education), which ever since has served as the outlet for FPRI’s educational programming, including its nationally renowned History Institute for Teachers. He serves on the board of the Global Philadelphia Association, a consortium of internationally oriented organizations in Philadelphia, and was chairman of Forum International, a predecessor consortium. He has also served on the boards of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Congregation Adath Jeshurun (Elkins Park), Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education, and was Steering Comittee chairman of WAC’s Forum III division (for young professionals). He founded and chaired Penn Periodicals, a consortium of journals and magazines published at the University of Pennsylvania. For six years, he taught grades 7-10 in two religious schools in Elkins Park, PA. He received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, and an M.A. in history from Temple University, where he was a Russell Conwell Fellow.
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