About 30 select Southeast juniors and seniors spent their 2008 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," said Dr. Fred Janzow, Southeast vice provost and dean of the School of Graduate Studies. "We are very proud that Southeast joins Pennsylvania State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Chapman University as one of only four institutions that now are involved with the CSIS.
The Southeast students who are participating in the CSIS seminar are an elite group of young people who have learned from some of the nation's top policy advisors about global matters that will face the leaders of our country over the next several decades."
Below the students describe this amazing experience in their own words.