On November 4th, Hee-Eun Kim and David Maxwell, supported by Anna Kraemer, spoke to the “Asian Parliamentarians’ Forum on Dalit Concerns, 2014” committee at the 51st National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC) for Model United Nations. This committee was made up of 80 college students from across the U.S. and abroad interested in national security issues. Model UN simulations like the NCSC engage thousands of students each year who seek to learn more about the principles of the UN and how it functions as a diplomatic international organization.
Mr. Maxwell and Mrs. Kim introduced CAPS to the students, with Anna providing a brief background on the Global Future Leaders Program. Mr. Maxwell then presented for 30 minutes on the CAPS history and mission along with current national security issues and how they are being discussed, finishing with the future of diplomacy and national security strategy. This was followed by a Q&A portion with the students, whose questions demonstrated their engagement during the presentation. They asked questions on current events as well as on opportunities for career advancement from Mrs. Kim and Mr. Maxwell’s own experiences. In addition, many of the students asked Mrs. Kim and Mr. Maxwell follow-up questions as they were leaving. This event was a great opportunity for CAPS leadership and students to engage with relevant security issues as part of CAPS’ Global Future Leaders Program.