IUP students Vincent Campisano
Lopez (English/PoliSci), Greg Berdis (PoliSci), Joe
Hutzulak (MAPA grad program), Kaleb
Ratzer (PoliSci), and Rachel Krueger
(EnvirGeo) will spend February 11–14 in Washington, D.C. representing various members
of NATO member Slovakia’s government in the committee deliberations of NATO’s
role in current international events at the 2016 International Model NATO simulation.
To prepare for their participation as the foreign
minister, minister of Defense, and other members of Slovakia’s government, the students will consult with the political officer at the Slovak embassy on Thursday
before the simulation begins.
simulates the deliberations and proceedings of the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization at its
meetings. As such, the Model provides a unique
opportunity to study the role and activities of NATO as well as the military,
political-security, and economic issues facing the Alliance, and gain
invaluable understanding of the capabilities and constraints that shape the
policies of NATO countries to determine collective security.
Mac Fiddner of the Political Science Department is advising and accompanying the students on this trip.