Delegation of the European Union 
to the United States

Schuman Challenge

05/09/2017 - 21:44

West Virginia University Wins the 2018 Edition of the Schuman Challenge.

Schuman Challenge winners 2018
The second edition of our EU-U.S. foreign policy contest for undergraduate students took place on March 23, 2018 in our premises in Washington DC.

Ten teams from across the United States participated: American University School of International Service (Washington, DC) – winner of last year's edition; the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs (Washington, DC); James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA); the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD); Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD); Norwich University (Northfield, VT), the oldest private military college in the country; Patrick Henry College (Purcellville, VA); the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC); the University of Washington (Seattle, WA); and West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV).

Teams were tasked with presenting and defending concrete initiatives and measures for transatlantic cooperation to ensure a lasting diminution of tensions in the Korean peninsula, uphold the regime of nonproliferation in the region, and improve the situation of human rights in North Korea.

The judges for the preliminary round were: Caroline Vicini, Deputy-Head of the EU Delegation to the U.S. (Chair); James M. Acton, Co-Director, Nuclear Policy Program and Jessica T. Mathews Chair, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; James Barbour, Spokesperson of the EU Delegation to the U.S., Head of the Press and Public Diplomacy Section; Helena Boguslawska, Deputy Head of the Political, Security and Development Section at the EU Delegation to the U.S.; Erik Brattberg, Director and Fellow, Carnegie Europe Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Rebecca Hersman, Director of the Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior adviser for the International Security Program, CSIS. The panel selected the two finalists: George Washington University and West Virginia University.

For the final, the judges were: HE David O'Sullivan, the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States (Chair); HE Sylvie Lucas, Ambassador of Luxemburg to the United States; and JJ Green, National Security Correspondent at WTOP and host of TargetUSA podcast.

The judges chose Morgan King and Garret Burguess from West Virginia University as the winner of the 2018 edition of the Schuman Challenge.

You can find pictures here and the video of the final here. And you can also find more information using the hashtag #SchumanChallenge on Twitter.

Please monitor this webpage in the months to come for information on the 2019 edition on the Schuman Challenge.

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