Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634

     Gabriela Baez or Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974         

Reference:  03/04: 26

Date:           Nov. 4, 2003                             

Contact:     Gabriela Baez or Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974         

Reference:  03/04: 28

Date:           Nov. 5, 2003                                                                                                                      

Media Advisory

Not a Public Event 

Student Negotiators to Meet on Whittier College Campus 


WHAT:          The International Negotiation Project (INP) at Whittier College           

WHEN:                             Beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 

WHERE:                 The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts
                             13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier

                             (Northeast corner of Painter Ave. and Philadelphia St.) 

ADD:                      More than 100 high-school students from Southern California will meet for the first time to continue in person discussions they began online four weeks ago as part of the INP.  Started by Joyce Kaufman, professor of political science and director of the Whittier Scholars Program, the INP has students negotiating global issues, with each school representing the position of a different country.  At least 10 different countries will be represented this year. 

                             High schools participating in the program are Long Beach Millikan, Long Beach Poly, Anaheim, Harvard-Westlake, Venice High, the Web School, Banning High, Wilmington, Lynwood, Cate High in Carpenteria, and Oregon Episcopal School.  Whittier College students taking Kaufman’s American Policy course will be representing the U.S. 

                             Following a plenary session at 9 a.m., the negotiators will retreat to classrooms in the science building to continue their negotiation on five particular issues:  security and weapons of mass destruction; economics (specifically child labor); AIDS and access to AIDS drugs; war and its impact on women and children; and the creation of an “international brain trust.”  “Some issues may be resolved, but that might not necessarily happen,” said Kaufman. 

                             “Students learn that reaching an agreement is only the first part of the process,” Kaufman said.  “They then have to determine how to implement that agreement, which is much more difficult and far less glamorous.” 

INFORMATION:       Contact Joyce Kaufman at (562) 907-4808, or via e-mail at jkaufman@whittier.edu.  For directions or a map to the college, please contact Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974, or by e-mail at cbrundage@whittier.edu.


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