As world leaders discuss disarmament and global sustainability, students from Western Connecticut State University will be right there at the negotiating table.
Eighteen WCSU students along with Professor of Political Science Dr. Chris Kukk will not only attend talks on April 2 at the United Nations, but will join in the discussion by presenting questions in solo meetings with the leaders. The trip is part of Kukk's level-400 International Institutions course and the "Step into the World" program sponsored by the Newman Center at WCSU. Friar Brad Heckathorne will accompany Kukk and the students.
This is not the first time Western students have made their presence at the U.N. In previous years, students witnessed leaders from every world country decide on issues including the right to water and what to do about Iran's continued development of nuclear weapons systems, the idea of nuclear-free zones and international nuclear fuel stations.
"This is one of the most exciting parts about teaching at Western — the fact that we not only study what's happening in the world, we get to live it," Kukk said.
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