U.S. National Security: Mock Council
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." With this quip, Benjamin Franklin stoked a debate over American politics that continues to this day: when trying to protect the country, how should we balance concerns over security and liberty? In this camp, you will step into the shoes of policymakers as you attempt to answer this question and learn about the fascinating realm of American national security. Throughout the week, you will learn about the people who influence security policy, and you will take a swing at crafting security policy yourself through simulations, role-playing, and debate. The course will culminate with a major simulation in which you will work together to solve a security crisis. Whether you hope to win dinnertime debates, to understand recent news reports about the NSA, or to become president, this camp will help you to make sense of American national security.
|Course Date:||Monday, July 6, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015|
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Day and Overnight Options Available
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $350
Overnight Camp - $750
Students should have a strong interest in government and current events, and a willingness to participate in debate and role-playing simulations. No prior knowledge of national security policy is required for this camp.
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download in the right hand column of this page as soon as registration opens, and will be processed in the order they are received. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out beginning in mid-May, and could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.
Kayce Mobley is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, where she teaches political science courses to undergraduates. She studies international relations and American politics, and she specializes in American foreign policy and the study of decision making. Currently, she is researching the influence of revenge on foreign policy creation, a topic which she has discussed at several national and regional conferences. Before beginning graduate work, she earned a B.A. in political science with a minor in classical studies from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. In addition to teaching at UGA, she has taught summer and weekend courses in international relations for gifted high school students. This is her second year as a UGA Summer Academy instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.