The purpose of the World Affairs Seminar is to provide a forum for the world's future leaders to some of the most complex problems. It also provides an environment for students all around the globe to learn and discuss these problems. Furthermore, students get the great opportunity of meeting and sharing different customs from many different countries. In its 30th year (2006), there were students coming over from 32 different countries ranging from Canada to Nigeria. Every year, there are different central themes. The schedule of a regular day in the program includes: lectures, films, small group discussions and the chance to engage social and recreational activities in the campus.
Famous quotes containing the words world, affairs and/or seminar:
“Just kids! Thats about the craziest argument Ive ever heard. Every criminal in the world was a kid once. What does it prove?”
—Theodore Simonson. Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr.. Jim Bird, The Blob, responding to the suggestion that they not lock up the teens pulling the alien prank, (1958)
“As an example of just how useless these philosophers are for any practice in life there is Socrates himself, the one and only wise man, according to the Delphic Oracle. Whenever he tried to do anything in public he had to break off amid general laughter. While he was philosophizing about clouds and ideas, measuring a fleas foot and marveling at a midges humming, he learned nothing about the affairs of ordinary life.”
—Desiderius Erasmus (c. 14661536)
“A child of three cannot raise its chubby fist to its mouth to remove a piece of carpet which it is through eating, without being made the subject of a psychological seminar of child-welfare experts, and written up, along with five hundred other children of three who have put their hands to their mouths for the same reason.”
—Robert Benchley (18891945)