GSU Political Science major, Clayton Sullivan participates at NATO simulation in Brussels, Belgium

Posted On April 26, 2015
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Clayton_SullivanClayton Sullivan (on left in photograph) spent this year’s spring break preparing to play the role of German defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, because he had been awarded a travel grant by the European Union Studies Certificate Program to participate at a conference in Brussels (15th Munich European Forum, March 22-28, 2015). Of the thirty-two students who participated, only three came from the United States and all of those from Georgia EU Studies Certificate participating institutions.NATO_simulation_group_photoThe conference was divided into three committees: NATO, The Council of the European Union, and the G-20. Clayton, as German defense minister in NATO, had to consider the security implications of the Ukraine crisis and as part of his committee work, he helped pass nine resolutions on a variety of issues. Additionally, the conference participants were shown around NATO headquarters as well as other sites in Brussels. In Clayton’s own words: “the conference was well worth it. If you like European politics, working with others, and getting a week of excused absences this may be something to look into. I definitely enjoyed my time.”

Clayton is graduating in May 2015 with a political science major and the certificate in EU Studies.