NEW YORK, NY, October 29, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to honor Susan A. Gitelson, PhD, with inclusion in Who's Who in the World. An accomplished listee, Dr. Gitelson celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Gitelson is an esteemed philanthropist, scholar, and consultant celebrating a lifelong commitment to encouraging international and cross-cultural collaboration and organizational giving. Her father, Dr. Moses Leo Gitelson, who was also an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, shaped her philosophy from a young age by training her to continue his tradition of supporting universities and cultural institutions. She initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College before pursuing postgraduate studies at Columbia University leading to a Master of International Affairs (MIA) at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a Ph.D. r. Gitelson also attended courses at the University of California, Berkeley.
After an internship with the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Gitelson began her academic career as an assistant professor of international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She later served as the director of international affairs and the third world for the World Jewish Congress. She then went on to become an entrepreneur in the housewares and scientific equipment industries as president of MTIIC Corporation and a consultant on international culture and affairs as president of International Consultants, Inc. As a widely-recognized expert on policy and organizational development, Dr. Gitelson has been active as an advisor or board member for numerous institutions, including Columbia University as co¬chair of the SIPA Dean's Council and president of the SIPA alumni association. She has also served on the boards of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, the Center for the Study of the Presidency, the National Institute of Social Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, the Einstein Visionaries Society, Network 20/20, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and other institutions.
Dr. Gitelson is extensively published in professional and academic journals, and was the author of "Multilateral Aid for National Development and Self-Reliance: A Case Study Of the UNDP in Uganda and Tanzania" in 1975 and co-editor of "Israel in the Third World" in1976. In addition to her research work, she wrote a guidebook on accessible philanthropy, "Giving is Not Just for the Very Rich: A How-to Guide for Giving and Philanthropy" in 2012. In service of her commitment to carry on her family legacy of giving and her personal dedication to international cooperation, Dr. Gitelson has sponsored the Gitelson Peace Papers and Publications and the Gitelson (now Truman) Peace Prize at the Truman Institute. In addition, she has been sponsoring the Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson Award for "Human Values in International Affairs" at SIPA since 1979 (now endowed). She also sponsored the Gitelson Distinguished Service Award at the Sutton Place Synagogue.
Dr. Gitelson is the recipient of numerous accolades in recognition of her lifetime record of advocacy, including an Alumni Medal for Distinguished Service from Columbia University, an Outstanding Service Award from SIPA, and an honorary degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She remains passionate about lifelong learning and building strong inter-institutional partnerships. In her spare time, Dr. Gitelson can be found enjoying arts and culture in all its forms.
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