Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 11:41am

Seven JCC students participated in the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held earlier in the spring at SUNY New Paltz.

The simulation is sponsored by the SUNY Institute for European Union Studies and Simulations (IEUSS) and the SUNY Center for Global Affairs. JCC is represented on the IEUSS board of directors by associate professor of political science Greg Rabb.

Portraying key governmental entities for Sweden were Zachary Ahlstrom of Lakewood, Douglas Nuhfer of Warren, PA, Olivia Wines of Mayville, Daniel Ganoung of Ceres, and Todd Parke of Olean. Nicholas Bianco of Franklinville represented Romania and Noah Westfall of Kennedy played the role of the international press corps.

Participants explored enlargement of the European Union, political stability in the Middle East and North Africa, European financial strength, and border control and immigration. JCC's Swedish delegation also examined reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and terrorism.

JCC's course on the EU simulation is taught via interactive television technology between the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

SUNYMEU is the first and oldest EU simulation in the country and was established under the leadership of JCC's political science department in 1988. It is the only transatlantic model European Union which sends American students to Europe in even years and brings European students to the U.S. in odd years. JCC continues to be the only community college participating in SUNYMEU.


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