TREVOR MYERS // Official Portfolio

Photo of Trevor Myers ontop of Mount Masada, Israel

Trevor D. Myers

Virtual Student Foreign Service e-Intern

U.S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal


University of Florida

Class of 2013

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science


Editor & Contributing Writer

The Political Voice Magazine




MOST RECENT TRIP:

JNF's CARAVAN FOR DEMOCRACY MISSION TRIP TO ISRAEL

Official Blog Post: Sunday Drive, January 6, 2013


Caravan for Democracy
After having a lovely buffet breakfast at the Prima Kings Hotel, we packed up the bus and headed to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. But before we went in, Yoni, our esteemed and well-versed tour guide, talked to us about the importance of the Israeli Supreme Court — especially within a country that doesn’t have a written constitution. What I found extraordinary about the judicial process was that you didn’t have to be an Israeli citizen to have your case heard before the Court and that the judges weren’t politically appointed. Once we had passed through security at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, we met with two brilliant women — one an expert on Syria and Iran; the other the Deputy Spokeswoman for the Ministry. The expert spoke mainly about Iran’s nuclear military ambitions — specifically the status of their enriched Uranium and the threat it poses to Israel’s security. The Spokeswoman talked about Israel’s perception to the international community; themes like apartheid and boycott that contribute to the propaganda of the international arena that are against the State of Israel... (CONTINUE READING)


MOST RECENT PUBLICATION:

The LEND Network

The Political Voice: Volume II, Issue II Fall 2012


Hillary Clinton in Mongolia

In March 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet announced that the United States and Estonia would co-chair a Working Group within the Community of Democracies to promote a groundbreaking new esort to support leaders in emerging democracies (State.gov). On July 9, 2012, the LEND (Leaders Engaged in New Democracies) Network was officially launched in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, by the Secretary of State, the Estonian Foreign Minister, and other high-level officials during the Governing Council meeting of the Community of Democracies.

Led by the Secretary’s Senior Advisor, Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, and a dedicated team of professionals, the Network brings together partners from Club de Madrid, the world’s largest forum of former democratic Heads of State and Government, and OpenText, a Canadian software company. Together they create an online platform that facilitates real-time information sharing between leaders in new and emerging democracies. The belief is that an exchange of personal experiences from leaders who have been through transitions before will assist those leaders in emerging democracies, as they work to build a solid foundation for long-lasting accountable institutions...(CONTINUE READING)