Two SIS Students to Attend Student Conference on U.S. Affairs
Every year future delegates and policy makers from college campuses all over the United States attend a conference to discuss international affairs and foreign policy. This year two of University of the Pacific's students, Lorna Crenshaw, an SIS senior in International Relations and Global Studies and Mudzhib Dadgar, an SIS junior in International Relations, will attend the 62nd Student Conference on United States Affairs.
Each year this conference is held at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The conference on US Affairs is a four day conference, Nov. 10-13, where the problems that the United States faces at global levels are discussed. The conference consists of various round table sessions, panel discussions and keynote speakers. Many of the discussions result in policy proposal papers that are published in the "Undergraduate Journal of Social Sciences." This year's prominent keynote speaker is Admiral James G. Stavridis.
In order to be selected from among other applicants, all juniors and senior in SIS had to prove that they are uniquely qualified to represent School of International Studies and Pacific at this conference by writing an essay. For the essay, students were asked to focus on the conference round table topics and how they are uniquely qualified.
The two winners, Crenshaw and Dadgar stood out from all the other applicants. Crenshaw is from Visalia, Calfi. In order to bring her studies in SIS together with her minors in Chinese and Economics she studied abroad in Beijing China during the fall of 2009 and has been involved with the SIS Model UN program. Dadgar is an Afghan and U.S. citizen who was born in Kabul, lived in Afghanistan and Pakistan and then moved to the U.S. in 2003. Dadger's family now lives in Tracy, Cali. Before entering Pacific Dadgar worked for a family run non-profit organization that focused on maternal and child healthcare in Afghanistan.