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PORTALES—Sevenstudents from Eastern New Mexico University have been selected toattend a summit on America's role in the world on Thursday, Nov. 4, atthe La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, N.M. The summit, called Global Solutions, Local Connections,aims to inspire today's most promising young leaders to make localconnections to global issues and to view a collaborative, principledU.S. role in the world as the special mission of the next generation ofleaders.
The Eastern studentsare Dwan Martinez, Deborah Petrone, Ashante Hammons, L. AndrewKloefkorn, Amanda Bassett, Alexander Odame and Diego Espinoza.
Atthe summit, young leaders with a demonstrated commitment to publicservice will engage in workshops and discussions aimed at equippingthem with the tools to effectively educate and raise support for acooperative U.S. role in the world on their campuses. The summit willfeature talks by leading policymakers, scholars, and advocates,including New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, New America FoundationSenior Fellow Steven Clemons, and Women's Action for New Directions(WAND) Executive Director Susan Shaer. The summit will also givestudents an opportunity to meet likeminded peers from across thecountry who are similarly passionate about global issues.
The student conference is being co-sponsored by Americans for Informed Democracyand Citizens for Global Solutions. AID is a non-partisan organizationworking to raise global awareness on more than 250 U.S. universitycampuses and in more than 10 countries.