Delegation of the European Union 
to the United States

Schuman Challenge 2020

22/10/2020 - 16:02
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Our annual EU-U.S. foreign affairs contest invites undergraduate students in the United States to present and defend transatlantic policy initiatives before transatlantic experts. The 2020 edition of the Schuman Challenge will take place virtually on 28-30 October 2020.

 

Thirty teams of undergraduate students from U.S. universities have registered to compete in the 2020 edition of the Schuman Challenge scheduled virtually from October  28-30, 2020. The contest is at capacity.

The theme of this edition is: "How should the EU and the U.S respond to China’s alternative models of governance? Address a specific example or case study."

Watch the preview of the 2020 Schuman Challenge here.

Participating teams this year originate from 18 U.S. states and the District of Columbia:

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)
  • UC Berkeley (CA)
  • Pepperdine University (CA)
  • US Air Force Academy (CO)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)
  • American University (DC) -- winner of the inaugural edition in 2017
  • Georgetown University (DC)
  • Howard University (DC)
  • The George Washington University (DC)
  • University of Florida (FA)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • Wheaton College (IL)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of Rochester (NY)
  • West Chester University (PA)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • University of Texas San Antonio (TX)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • Patrick Henry College (VA)
  • Norwich University (VT)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • University of Washington (WA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • West Virginia University (WV) -- winner of the 2018 edition

Panels of Judges:

The panels of judges are as follows:

First Round Panels

Day 1 (Wednesday 28 October from 9.30 am ET to ~5:30 pm ET)

  • Dearbhla Doyle, Head of the Political, Security, and Development Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States (Chair)
  • Tomas Baert, Head of the Trade and Agriculture Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
  • Rachel Ellehuus, Deputy Director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Day 2 (Thursday 29 October from 9.30 am ET to ~5:30 pm ET)

  • Michael Curtis, Deputy-Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States (Chair)
  • Rachel Ellehuus, Deputy Director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Aili Ribulis, Deputy-Head of the Political, Security, and Development Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Day 3 (Friday 30 October from 9.30 am ET to 5:00 pm ET)

  • Mercedes Garcia Perez, Head of the Global Affairs and Innovation Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States (Chair)
  • Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
  • Peter Fatelnig, Minister Counselor for the Digital Economy, Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Final Round Panel (Friday 30 October from 16.45 to 19)

  • Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
  • Karen Donfried, President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Jim Sciutto, CNN National Security Correspondent

 

The final round will be livestreamed on Friday, October 30, from 5pm to 7pm ET HERE

Connect with us using @EUintheUS #SchumanChallenge.

 

28/10/2020 - 30/10/2020

Delegation of the European Union to the United States
2175 K street NW

20037 Washington
United States of America