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Goldstein Program in Public Affairs

Model Programs

Washington College offers students several opportunities to develop leadership skills and to better understand the policymaking process through participation in student conferences on U.S. affairs and model international diplomacy programs.

The Goldstein Program in Public Affairs provides financial support to student delegates participating in special programs and student conferences, including:

  • Air Force Academy Assembly Conference, Colorado Springs
  • Annual Security Council Simulation at Yale University Conference on United States Affairs at the U.S. Military Academy
  • Maryland Student Legislature
  • PLEN Seminar on Women and Public Policy, Washington, D.C.
  • Model United Nations, McGill University
  • West Point Military Academy, Annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs

Model Programs and Conferences 2009-2010

Fall 2009

10/29-31/09 Yale Model Security Council Simulation
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Delegates: Rebecca Akdeniz, Mike Bonadies, Paige Cook, Beverly Frimpong, Michael Hauss, Alex Insel, Khalil Karrakchou, Smaa Koraym, Danyelle Martin, Stacey Massuda, Zachary Morgan, Kim Pittman, Laura Reiter, Aziza Temple, Savannah Weldon, Megan Willis
Adviser: Andrew Oros

11/13-15/09 PLEN, Public Leadership Education Network
“Women, Law and Public Policy” Washington, DC
Delegate: Christy Berger

11/14/09 The League of Women Voters of Maryland
Annapolis, Maryland
Programs: “Effective Lobbying Techniques” & “Building Relationships, Gaining Influence”
Delegates: Sarah Sheppard and Timothy Danos

11/25-12/2/09 Quixote Center Accompaniment Delegation to Honduras
The Quixote Center/Quest for Peace has committed to a permanent international presence in Honduras. Known as the Honduras Accompaniment Project, each month the Center sends a delegation to Honduras to accompany the national resistance movement in its coordination of non-violence resistance efforts.
Delegate: Jordon Larigan

Spring 2010

1/11-15/10 PLEN, Public Leadership Education Network
“2010 Women and Public Policy Seminar” Washington, DC
Delegate: Danyelle Martin

1/27-2/1/10 McGill University Model United Nations Simulation
McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Delegates: Rebecca Akdeniz, Mike Bonadies, Oliver Hegglin, Cindy Hesse, Khalil Karrakchou, Kathleen Pattie, Kimberly Pittman, Zackary Morgan, John Tremper, Joshua Smith, Sue Jo Yun
Adviser: Andrew Oros

2/16-20/10 CPAC: Conservative Political Action Conference
An annual political conference in Washington, DC for conservative college activists and elected officials from across the country. CPAC is hosted by the American Conservative Union.
Washington, DC,
College Republicans
Adviser: Joe Holt

3/14-18/10 Harvard World Model United Nations 2010: Taipei, Taiwan
Delegates: Christina Fisher, Alisha George, Grace Harter, Michael Hauss, Brittny Parsells, Laura Reiter
Adviser: Dr. Tahir Shad

4/6-9/10 NAFAC 2010: Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference
An annual forum for undergraduate students from across the country to meet and discuss major contemporary issues. NAFAC delegates engage in lively discussions, hear renowned experts on the issues, share their own personal views on world events and learn more about the U.S. Naval Services.
Annapolis, Maryland
Delegate: Christine Fisher

Summer

6/12/10 African Issues Conference

University of Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Students: Rebecca Akdeniz, Brittany Bonday, Natalie Butz, Colleen Duffy, Grace Harter, Lisa Jones, Scott Jones, Jacqueline Melvin, Katie Nakayama, Ellen O’Brien, Emily Willen
Adviser: Tahir Shad

Recent Model Programs

  • 04/10-14/06 - United States Naval Academy 46th Annual Foreign Affairs Conference, Annapolis, MD. Delegate: Amanda Flinchbaugh
  • 04/06/06 - Panel Discussion. “Making Sense of Immigration Reform and Its Local Impact.” Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Senior Policy Associate/Counsel with the National Immigration Forum and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law at American University, Washington, DC; Tim Dunn, Associate Professor of Sociology at the Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD; Neda Biggs, Director of the Latino Crime Victim Advocacy Program at the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, DE.
  • 03/04-12/06 - Geneva International Model United Nations Assembly 2006, Geneva, Switzerland. Delegates: Renee De Mott, Caryn York, Mary E. Campbell, Margarita Vigrande. Advisor: Professor Tahir Shad
  • 03/01-04/06 -National Model African Union, Howard University in Washington DC. Delegates: Lindsay Bell, George Connelly, Brittany Borden, and Kwadwo Frimpong. Advisor: Professor Lisa Daniels
  • 02/9-11/06 - CPAC- Conservative Political Action Conference, Washington, DC. Delegates: Rachel Levengood, Hayley Taylor, Kerry Delaney, Tammy Barnes, Rachel Stahm, James Vorhies, Chris Fullerton, Zack Jones, Lex Burns. Advisor: Professor Terry Scout
  • 02/07-11/06 - United States Air Force 48th Academy Assembly Colorado Springs, CO. Delegates: Isadora Vigier de LaTour, Katie Schriner
  • 01/25-30/06 -McGill University Model United Nations Assembly, Montréal, Canada. Delegates: Tiffenie Shircliffe, Jackie Olt, Melody Warner, Christina Naguiat, Lauren Leffler, James Vorhies, Helel Smith, Seth Olson, Brendan Ledwith, Brianna Moulton, Sian Faustini. Advisor: Professor Tahir Shad
  • 11/13-16/05 -West Point Military Academy, 57th Annual Student Conference on US Affairs (SCUSA). Delegate: Junelle Wright

Archived Model Programs

2004-2005

  • 11/11-13/04 - West Point Military Academy, 56th Annual Student Conference on US Affairs, “Beyond Hegemony: Goals and Consequences of American Actions at Home and Abroad.” Delegate: Daniel Holler
  • 01/03-08/05 - PLEN Women and Public Policy Seminar, Washington, DC Delegates: Alyse Shelton, Ambika Vishwanath, Patricia Ephraim
  • 01/27-31/05 - 2005 McGill University Model United Nations Assembly, Montréal, Canada. Delegates: Chris Davis, Keshi Kanya, Nicole Alpert, Nico Armstrong, Mollie Binotto, Patricia Ephraim, Kevin McGarry, Andrew Mehdizadeh, Laura Parr, Ioana Secosan, Tiffenie Shircliffe, Ambika Vishwanath, Advisor Professor Andrew Oros
  • 02/08-11/05 - United States Air Force 47th Academy Assembly Colorado Springs, CO. “Spreading Democracy: America’s Obligation?” Delegates: Ioana Secosan, Zain Shad
  • 02/17-19/05 - CPAC- Conservative Political Action Conference, Washington, DC Delegates: Sarah Waller, Beth Ann Hargraves, Kerry Delaney, Amanda Campbell, Jami Rosencrance, Tammy Barnes, Rachel Stam, Rachel Levengood, Daniel Holler, James Vorhies, Rory Carlin, Lex Burns, Jake Kahan, Joe Conrad, David Brooks, Advisor Joe Holt
  • 02/26-03/04/05 - Geneva International Model United Nations Assembly 2005, Geneva, Switzerland, “Conference on Disarmament.” Delegates: Conor Caporale, Amanda Grossman, Andrew Henderson, Yukiko Omagari, Zain Shad, Advisor Professor Tahir Shad
  • 04/12-14/05 - United States Naval Academy 45th Annual Foreign Affairs Conference, Annapolis, MD, “Power and Purpose: Defining America’s Role in the World.” Delegate: Amanda Grossman

2003-2004

  • 11/19-22/03 - West Point Military Academy 55th Annual Student Conference on US Affairs. Delegate: Nico Armstrong.
  • 02/03-06/04 - USAF Academy Colorado 46th Academy Assembly. Delegates: Christine Garrett and Minety Abraham.
  • 03/03-06/04 - 2004 National Model African Union, Howard University in Washington DC, Timothy Appel, George Connelly, Florin Ivan, Gregg Brill, Ioanna Secosan, Emily Getman, Keshi Kanya, Brenna Schneider, Minety Abraham, Laura Parr
  • 03/08-12/04 - Rebecca Binns and Amy Varner, PLEN Seminar in Washington DC, “Women and Congress”
  • 04/04-09/04 - 2004 General Assembly of the Edgar Maya Model Organization of American States, Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington DC, Christna Vouros, Kari Pinkerton, Blazej Lippay, Giovanny Inca, Lindsey Bell, Jessica Hoff, Jeremiah Johnson, Tine Kracun, Lindsay Wolfe, Ambika Vishwanath
  • 04/13-15/04 - Megan Angwin, delegate, US Naval Academy in Annapolis, “44th Annual US Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference”

2002-2003

  • 10/23/02 - Student Delegation to 25th Annual Security Council Simulation at Yale University
  • 11/20/02 - Mary McAuliffe, delegate, Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA), U.S. Military Academy, “U.S. Foreign Policy Post 9/11: Challenges, Concerns, and Opportunities in a Changed World”
  • 11/23/02 - Student Delegation attending the Maryland Student Legislature, Morgan State University
  • 01/02/03 - Minety Abraham and Bridget Caviola, PLEN Seminar on “Women and Public Policy,” Washington D.C.
  • 01/22/03 - Student Delegation, Model United Nations, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 02/04/03 - Jeff Remeikas, delegate, Air Force Academy Assembly Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 03/05/03 - Student Delegation, Model Organization of African Unity, Howard University, Washington D.C.
  • 03/10/03 - Julia Meyers and Lainie Knowles, PLEN Seminar on Women and Congress, Washington D.C.
  • 04/13/03 - Student Delegation, Model Organization of American States, Washington D.C.

2001-2002

  • Student Conference on Ethnic Diversity, “Redefining the American Identity;” keynote speaker, Dr. Seble Dawit, Director of the Peace Studies Program, Goucher College
  • Student Conference, “Thinking About Prisons: Theory and Practice,” SUNY Cortland
  • Student Delegation to the Yale Model United Nations Conference, New Haven, CT
  • Student participation in the 53rd Annual Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA), U.S. Military Academy
  • Student participation in the PLEN Seminar on “Women & Public Policy,” Washington, DC
  • Student Delegation to the Model United Nations, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Student participation in the 44th U.S. Air Force Academy Assembly, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Student Delegation to the Model Organization of African Unity, Howard University, Washington DC
  • Student Participation in PLEN Seminar on “Women & Congress,” Washington, DC
  • Student Delegation to the Model Organization of American States, Washington, DC

2000-2001

  • Symposium, “Strategic Partners or Competitors? U.S. and China in the New Era,” Dr. Minxin Pei, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Dr. Bates Gill, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
  • Student participation in the 52nd Annual Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA), U.S. Military Academy
  • Student Delegation to the University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference, Philadelphia
  • Student participation in the PLEN Seminar on “Women and Public Policy,” Washington, DC
  • Student participation in “Campaign 2000: The Inauguration,” The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
  • Student Delegation to the Model United Nations, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Student Participation in the 43rd United States Air Force Academy Assembly, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Student Delegation to the Model Organization of African Unity, Howard University, Washington, DC
  • Student Participation in the Center for the Study of the Presidency’s 32nd Annual Student Symposium, “The First 100 Days of the Bush Presidency,” Washington, D.C.
  • Student Delegation to the Model Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.
  • Student Participation in the United States Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, “Terrorism: Old Conflicts in New Clothing?”

1999-2000

  • Student Conference on Conflict Resolution, “The Vietnam Peace Conference,” co-hosted by Washington College and the U.S. Institute for Peace
  • Student Participation in PLEN Seminar on Women & Congress, Washington D.C.
  • Student Delegation to the Center for the Study of the Presidency’s 31st Annual Student Symposium, Washington, D.C.
  • Student Delegation to Air Force Academy Assembly Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Student Delegation to the Model United Nations, McGill University, Montreal
  • Student Delegation to the Model Organization of African Unity, Howard University, Washington, D.C.