30 select Southeast students spent their 2014 spring break in Washington, D.C., learning about global issues in business, the environment and politics at the prestigious Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). "This is a remarkable opportunity for Southeast students to work with researchers and consultants who advise national leaders in the top levels of government as they develop policies and strategies that affect the United States and the global community," said Southeast President Ken Dobbins.
Participants have the opportunity to examine issues which may play out through the next 20 years and beyond.
The several days spent studying global issues with renowned scholars at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D. C. is an opportunity of a lifetime for Southeast students. "Southeast is the only educational institution to have this week-long relationship with CSIS. It has been very fulfilling to see how truly impressive our Southeast Students have performed in this intense setting", said Dr. Willie Redmond, Southeast's Project Leader for the CSIS Program.
"The Southeast students who participate in the CSIS seminar are a diverse group of elite students who originate from all across the Southeast campus. It is very enlightening for them to learn that the key global matters that will face the leaders of our country over the next several decades, affect their particular areas of study much more profoundly than they may have previously thought".
Below two students from the 2014 program, describe this amazing experience in their own words.