Department hosts 2018 International Affairs Summer Camp at UCA

The Department of Political Science hosted the second Arkansas and the World: International Affairs Summer Camp at the University of Central Arkansas on July 15-20, 2018.  More than 30 Arkansas high school students participated in a unique, interactive learning experience designed to enhance their understanding of international relations, diplomacy, and international organizations.  The students participated in educational workshops on international relations, the United Nations, and the fundamentals of Model United Nations.  The students also represented assigned countries in interactive simulations of the UN General Assembly, including committee and plenary sessions held throughout the week.  The students also competed in a Global Trivia Competition held each night of the summer camp.

The summer camp was funded by an Academic Enrichment for Gifted/Talented in Summer (AEGIS) grant awarded to the department by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE).  Dr. Mark Mullenbach, Associate Professor of Political Science, served as Summer Camp Director.  Eight individuals, mostly UCA students, served on the summer camp staff as resident assistants/counselors.  Guest speakers during the week-long summer camp included Governor Asa Hutchinson, State of Arkansas; Cindy Sellers Roach, Community Development Management at Heifer International; Warwick Sabin, Senior Director of U.S. Programs, Winrock International; and Honorable Rodrigo Morales Salazar, Director of the Protection & Legal Affairs Department at the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock.