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24 January 2013

Summary of Kerry Nomination Hearing

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

On Thursday, January 24th, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for Senator John Kerry, who has been nominated to serve as Secretary of State. In light of Senator Kerry’s nearly 29 years of service on the Committee (the last four as Chairman) and strong relationships with his colleagues, the hearing took on a largely deferential tone, though several Republican Senators continued to hammer the Administration on Benghazi. While there was relatively little in the way of direct mentions of the UN or discussion of U.S. engagement with the world body, several noteworthy exchanges from the Q&A portion of the hearing are highlighted below. In addition, it is worth noting that Senator Kerry, in his opening remarks, discussed America’s budgetary challenges and made a case for protecting the international affairs budget from drastic cuts.

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10 January 2013

New Interim Director of Global Education

UNA-NCA Welcomes Emily Brock

UNA-NCA is excited to announce a new Interim Director of Global Education, Emily Brock, to lead Global Classrooms DC through the spring semester. Emily was previously a Communications Program Assistant with UNA-NCA and will now be utilizing her background in education in this her new position.
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13 July 2012

When Teens Meet, Cultural Divides are Broken and Learning Happens

On July 12, the GCDC Youth Team had the amazing opportunity to meet four students from the Cyprus Friendship Program (CFP). The group of American and Cypriot teens learned about the two programs. GCDC also learned about the situation in Cyprus and felt that the best way to share the story and information about CFP was from the Cypriot teens. The four teens worked together to write the following article:


IN A COUNTRY DIVIDED...PEOPLE UNITED!

By Ariadne Hadjikyriacou, Ipek Angolemlı, Barkın Cihanlı, and Kyriacos Neophytou.

Would you ever be able to face your own brother as an enemy? Actually, this is common in the daily life of people in Cyprus, an island located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. From the 1960s onwards, there has been a conflict between the two communities: Turkish and Greek speaking Cypriots. This conflict escalated to a peak in 1974, when there was a Turkish invasion resulting in the occupation of 36% of the island and a physical separation of the two communities.
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11 June 2012

2012 Annual Membership Meeting

On Friday June 8 UNA-NCA held the 2012 Annual Membership Meeting at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies(SAIS). The Rome auditorium was nearly full as one hundred members and guests attended the event. Special thanks to SAIS International Development (IDEV) program for hosting the event.
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14 May 2012

Taking Classrooms Global with Model UN

National Geographic's Education Blog recognizes GCDC for providing teens with the opportunity to tackle the world's most challenging development and security issues.

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