"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.
Monday, July 10, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
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 - $360
Overnight Camp - $830
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.
Charlie Carlee is a second-year PhD student within the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. His primary focus is conflict within international relations. He holds a BA in History and a MA in Political Science, both from University of Southern Mississippi. Throughout his years of military service and study, he has amassed a background of extensive knowledge concerning the domestic and international impacts of the United States' national security policy. Charlie is excited to help students understand the intricacies and inner-workings of the government, while fostering an environment to think critically and creatively through investigation and lively debate. This is Charlie’s first year as a Summer Academy Instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.