The 2019 Schuman Challenge
Supplementing the Minsk agreements: Taking additional steps in support of Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.
The 2019 Schuman Challenge will welcome undergraduate students from seventeen different U.S. colleges and universities to the EU Delegation to the United States in Washington DC on February 14-15, 2019. During the competition, students will work in teams to develop and defend before senior international affairs professionals new policies for transatlantic cooperation supporting Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.
After two days of competition, the 2019 Schuman Challenge final round will be live streamed from the EU Delegation on Friday, February 15, beginning at 5:00 pm. Go to “@EUintheUS” on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and #SchumanChallenge on Twitter for updates, pictures, and live streaming of the final round.
Weiser Diplomacy Center is sending a Ford School team to the competition:
Brooke Bacigal, Stavroula Kyriazis and Ashton Smith mentored and accompanied by Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky.
Final round judges will include:
David O'Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the US
Karin Olofsdotter, Swedish Ambassador to the US
Julie Fisher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Europe & the EU, US State Department
First round judges will include:
Caroline Vicini, Deputy-Head of the EU Delegation to the US
Jamie Fly, director of the Future of Geopolitics program and the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the U.S., former foreign policy advisor to Marco Rubio during the 2016 campaign
Jorge Benitez, Director of NATOSource, professor at the US Marine Corps Academy, and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council
Maria Belovas, Spokesperson, Head of the Press and Public Diplomacy Section, EU Delegation to the US
Dino Mihanovic, Counsellor, Political, Security and Development Section, EU Delegation to the US
Helena Boguslawska, Deputy-Head of the Political, Security and Development Section, EU Delegation to the US
Christoph Heinrich, First Secretary, Political Department, German Embassy