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Bard Students Attend Annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs

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Two Bard students were among the 200 delegates who attended the West Point Military Academy’s 70th annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA) in late October. The purpose of the conference is to facilitate interaction and constructive discussion between civilian student delegates and West Point cadets, in an effort to better understand the challenges the United States faces today. SCUSA delegates attend panel discussions, hear from high-profile keynote speakers, and develop policy recommendations over the course of their four days at West Point. Round tables, focusing on 15 contemporary regional and topical issues relating to democratization, put delegates at the forefront of national issues, and expose them to complex problems facing leaders today. Bard senior Hailey Cassidy ’19 participated in the Migration and Refugees round table and sophomore Sadia Saba ’21 was part of the Middle East / North Africa group.

SCUSA is part of the Bard–West Point Exchange, which serves as a model of cooperation and collaboration between a U.S. liberal arts college and a service academy. The exchange provides opportunities for students and faculty from Bard and the U.S. Military Academy to exchange ideas in the classroom, as well as through public presentations, debates, and extracurricular activities.
Post Date: 11-06-2018