NSC 2022: Emerging Threats
NSC 2022: Emerging Threats will examine the dynamic and evolving relationships between the most serious threats to US national security, including great power conflict, humanitarian crises, and terrorism. Participants will assume the roles of key decision makers on the National Security Council and will be expected to apply their skills as delegates in a high-tempo environment where teamwork and critical thinking are of paramount importance.
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Sam Underwood is a senior in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University majoring in International Affairs and concentrating in Security Policy. Prior to enrolling at the Elliott School, Sam worked for five years in domestic politics as a campaign staffer. His academic areas of interest include space policy, Russian geostrategy, and South Asian regional affairs. Outside of the classroom, Sam enjoys winter camping, long-distance running, and board games. He is the president of GWU Strategic Crisis Simulations.
Ryan Mackler is a junior in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University majoring in International Affairs and concentrating in International Politics and Economics. He spent the fall semester in an Arabic language immersion program in Amman, Jordan. His academic areas of interest include the intersection of geopolitics, economics, and energy demand, international and supranational organizations, and energy policy. Outside of the classroom, Ryan enjoys playing and coaching tennis, hiking (something he has taken advantage since being in DC, as his native Florida is notoriously flat), and attending country music concerts.