The professorship was one of the most enjoyable and meaningful professional experiences in my academic career. I connected with students from across the world… learned about their unique perspective and shared my knowledge, experience and expertise about Israeli politics, foreign policy, international relations, history, and culture. Being Russian Israeli allowed me to show students how diverse the Israeli society is, while guest lecturers from Israel brought by MGSDII to my classes showed the full spectrum of Israeli culture. Thank you to the MGSDII and its supporters for providing me with such a positive and memorable time in San Diego. I look forward to staying in touch with MGSDII and with my students and welcome them to visit Israel!