College Hosts Second Annual Student World Affairs Conference
On Saturday, February 28, the College welcomed over 100 participants to the second annual
Student World Affairs Conference. Entitled "Conflict and Crisis Resolution," the gathering
provided both undergraduates and faculty with the opportunity to share their research into
such issues as human rights, military intervention, and economic sanctions. As shown in the
conference program, students' work explored a rich variety of issues including nationalist violence
in Sri Lanka, felon disenfranchisement in the US, and HIV treatment in Mumbai.
The conference's keynote speaker, Dr. Susan Thomson of Colgate University, discussed her
experiences working for the UN and USAID in a variety of conflict-ridden areas. Student
presenters came from Bard College, the US Military Academy, the University of Delaware,
Vassar College, the State University of New York-New Paltz, and Marist. The active community
of policy-minded students who helped organize and publicize this year's conference is already
looking forward to next year's event.