Seniors from 12 Nebraska high schools, including Chadron, are in Lincoln today for the 24th annual Capitol Forum on America’s Future.
The Capitol Forum is designed to engage high school students in a discussion of our nation’s future in a changing international environment, learning the complexity of world politics and their role as active, informed citizens.
Delegates from each participating school exchange ideas, which they take back to their classrooms for further deliberation.
The morning schedule includes an update on the situation in Ukraine by UNL professor Dr Hana Waisserova and break-out sessions on foreign policy
The afternoon has a presentation on 4 distinct options for the future of U-S foreign policy and the nation’s global role in this century, followed by small group breakout sessions to create their own fifth option to present to the group.
The day ends with the students engaging in a conversation about foreign policy with members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation.
The Capitol Forum is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska and Secretary of State Robert Evnen and funded in part by the Cooper Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a state appropriation by the Nebraska Legislature.