Three JCC students participated in the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held in April at SUNY New Paltz.
This year’s program was “European Council Summit: The Czech Presidency.” Students were assigned a role as a representative of a larger delegation (an EU country or the EU Commission), as heads of government, foreign ministers, EU commissioners, or even, for journalism majors, as members of the press corps.
Brody Childs of Olean, Grace Nadeau of Jamestown, and James Snow of Kennedy received scholarships provided by the Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY to participate in the three-day simulation. The JCC students, accompanied by Gregory Rabb, associate professor of political science and simulation advisor, joined over 120 other students from SUNY colleges and European partner institutions.
The Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY is the first and oldest EU simulation in the country and was established under the leadership of JCC’s political science department in 1988. The 2010 simulation will be held in Europe at a university in an EU member state.