Madeleine Castle (PPE ’18) Represents King’s at Prestigious West Point Conference
Madeleine Castle (PPE ’18) represented The King’s College at SCUSA 69 as a delegate to the “NATO and the Future of U.S. Alliances” roundtable.
The Student Conference for United States Affairs (SCUSA) is an annual four-day conference hosted by the United States Military Academy at West Point. The 69th SCUSA conference was held on November 1-4, 2017, focusing on the topic, “The Aggrieved and the Forgotten: Remaking the World Order?” Since the creation of the United Nations, West Point has convened select students from colleges around the nation, distinguished scholars from around the world, and United States Military Academy cadets to discuss pressing international issues. With a competitive acceptance process, SCUSA provides opportunities for future military and civilian leaders to learn how to work with one another.
Madeleine Castle (PPE ’18) represented The King’s College at SCUSA 69 as a delegate to the “NATO and the Future of U.S. Alliances” roundtable. Delegates in this contingent determined three primary challenges: emerging instruments of power, disenfranchised and underutilized European countries, and competing world powers’ perceived exclusion from the world order. To address these issues, Castle and other delegates proposed corresponding policy solutions for the continued relevance of NATO and the strengthening of Europe and the United States.
Castle says, “SCUSA was an incredible experience. I caught a glimpse of what life is like for cadets at West Point, and worked with fellow students from across America and the world who think differently than I do about U.S. international involvement. I was able to brainstorm with brilliant intellectuals about pressing foreign policy problems and policy proposals to respond. I thank The King’s College for giving me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”