Thursday, February 7, 2013

Janesville Academy for International Studies Tackles Nuclear Disarmament Issue



The Janesville Academy for International Studies (JAIS) is participating in a prestigious disarmament and nonproliferation education project titled “Critical Issues Forum” organized by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Monterey, California. The Janesville Academy for International Studies (JAIS) was selected to receive a $1,200.00 grant to assist academy students in their research and travel in preparation for the spring conference that will be held April 19 -20, 2013 in Monterey, California.

The Critical Issues Forum brings together high school teams from throughout the world. This year, the project focuses on the United States and Japan. Japanese high schools are from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two of the cities that suffered from the atomic bombing in August, 1945. Academy teacher Amy Uhe guides the JAIS team through rigorous science and international relations benchmarks established by the CNS that will result in a creative and innovative response to the topic “Toward a World without Nuclear Weapons: Progress, Prospects, and Challenges.”

This year’s team includes: Alexander Thompson, Alyssa Whiteaker, Kellie Lamken-Flynn, and Ivan Ramírez. This will be the Academy’s fifth year participating in the Critical Issues Forum. The JAIS is one of 12 schools participating in this year's Critical Issues Forum.

The project is funded by the US-Japan Foundation. For more information, visit http://blogs.miis.edu/criticalissuesforum/

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