Education ---Grant Recipients

European Union Studies Center of the Graduate Center of the
City University of New York is dedicated to study questions relating
to the European Union, its member states and economic and
political issues including transatlantic relations.  The Otto Walter
Lecture Series focuses on issues that Dr. Walter cared about:  
international markets, Euro zone, corporate governance, and the
full integration of the central and Eastern European states.

The New York Law School, Dr. Walter’s alma mater, holds his
books and memorabilia and is the site of the newly established
Otto Walter Distinguished Chair in International Tax Law. Not only
did Dr. Walter graduate from the New York Law School, he was
also a distinguished member of the Law School’s adjunct faculty,
recipient of the Dean’s Medal, the Distinguished Alumnus award
and finally the degree of doctor of laws, honoris causae.

Safe Passage is a literacy program that strives to assist children
whose families live in the shanties on the Guatemala City dump
and who scavenge through other people’s garbage for food and
clothing.  Since 1999, Safe Passage has been trying to address
these conditions through education and self-help programs
directed at breaking the cycle of poverty.  The Fran Doonan
Walter Pre-School includes Montessori-style classrooms and
curriculum, a playground and a cafeteria in a place where an
education represents the only hope for a life beyond the
Guatemala City garbage dump.