IUP Students Attend Model NATO

Posted on 2/11/2016 12:09:30 PM

IUP students Vincent Campisano (PoliSci), Vincent 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.

The Model 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.