Monday, June 12, 2017

Global Austin: Diplomacy Begins Here Summit

Funded by a Department of State grant, the Summit will feature expert speakers on US foreign policy priorities and how they affect our communities. Speakers will include community leaders, elected officials, business leaders, and foreign policy experts. We'll focus on current and emerging US foreign policy priorities, their impact on Texas, and the role of local citizens in reaching out to international visitors for an exchange of ideas and perspectives. An important component of the Summit is a Youth Track geared for high school and college students interested in learning about international diplomacy and what it's like to work in the foreign policy arena. High School and College students will have the opportunity to attend simulation exercises during the Summit. Simulation topics include:
  • International Refugees Crisis: Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistanc
  • International HIV/AIDS Crisis: Global Health and Development
  • Freshwater Crisis: Climate Change, Natural Resources and Development
  • International Nuclear Crisis: International Law and National Sovereignty
  • Crisis in our Oceans: Negotiating a Solution to Protect our Food
  • Countering Violent Extremism: Civil Liberties and Security
When: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Where: The Texas State Capitol

Why: To fill a need for civic education in the area of diplomacy by informing Summit participants of diplomacy's role in our nation's history and relevance at home, at school and on the job.



Click here for a Youth Track Participation Contract Form. If a student is interested in attending, they will need a teacher to complete this form, scan and return it to elliott.nowacky@utexas.edu.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2017 Central Texas Aggiebound Workshop

Class of 2018, want a head start on your Texas A&M application? Clink here to learn more about information sessions and application workshops held in the Austin Area.