Who We Are
Laurie Wax (Program Officer) - Laurie has been working with Project GO since January 2007. After completing four years of AFROTC at Cornell University, Laurie spent six years in the Air Force including a year at the Defense Language Institute working on curriculum for Middle East One. She has studied Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Arabic, and Spanish, and has an MFA in writing and literature from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
The Institute of International Education - The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the Project GO Institutional Grants on behalf of the National Security Education Program. IIE is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building international goodwill through educational and cultural exchange among nations. By enabling more than 18,000 outstanding men and women each year to study, conduct research, receive practical training, or provide technical assistance outside their own countries, IIE fosters mutual understanding, builds global problem solving capabilities, and strengthens the international competence of U.S. citizens.
National Security Education Program - The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is an organization within the Department of Defense. NSEP was established by the National Security Education Act of 1991, which created the National Security Education Board, the National Security Education Program, and resources to provide undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and institutional grants. NSEP is guided by a mission that seeks to lead in development of the national capacity to educate U.S. citizens, understand foreign cultures, strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness and enhance international cooperation and security. NSEP funds Project GO through the Institute of International Education.