David Galbraith Heads BYU Jerusalem Center
August 1987

“David Galbraith Heads BYU Jerusalem Center,” Ensign, Aug. 1987, 79

David Galbraith Heads BYU Jerusalem Center

David B. Galbraith, who has served since 1972 as resident director of Brigham Young University’s Study Abroad program in Israel, has been named director of the new BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. The announcement was made by BYU President Jeffrey R. Holland.

Construction of the center on Mount Scopus near the Mount of Olives is virtually completed. The first full contingent of Study Abroad students is scheduled to move in soon.

Brother Galbraith is an assistant professor of political science on the BYU faculty. He has played a major role in directing the activities of more than two thousand students who have participated in BYU Travel Study programs in Israel over the past nineteen years. He has also supervised the hosting of nearly fourteen thousand BYU alumni and other adults participating in Travel Study tours in the Middle East.

He met his wife, Frieda Kruger Galbraith, a native of the Netherlands, while studying Hebrew at an Israeli kibbutz in 1961. They have five children.