Students from the 2018 Task Force in Rome were recently hosted at the Turkish Embassy in Rome, Italy. The Turkish Ambassador, Murat Salim Esenli, spent more than one hour with the students; their hosts were quite impressed with the quality of the student questions.
Task Force is the capstone experience in the undergraduate International Studies Program. For 35 years this winter, undergraduate seniors who are international studies majors will work in teams to research current international issues, write a concise policy report, craft possible responses, and present these to ambassadors, military leaders and other high-level experts, for evaluation. The expansion of Task Force in Rome, a first-ever Task Force based fully abroad and that launched last year, is one example of how the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies is preparing students for the 21st century world: teaching first-hand context creation and access to global decision-making bodies, from NATO to the World Food Program and more. This year’s Task Forces at the UW Rome Center cover Brexit-EU and NATO-Russia relations.
Click here to read more about this year’s Task Force in Rome.