Students participate in the Nagasaki Critical Issues Forum

Sarah Bitter, Benjamin Jankowski, and Karinne Gordon represented our school and community at the Critical Issues Forum Conference, April 3-5, in Nagasaki, Japan. Along with their teammates, Eric Cuellar, Juliana Heritage, Henry Loh, and Zeus Marquez, they created a 15-20 minute presentation on this year’s conference topic: the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and its Role for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons. Besides delivering their own presentation, Ben and Sarah had the unique opportunity to hear the viewpoints on this topic of students from not only other American high schools, but also from schools in Japan and Russia.

Watch the Presentation Video: Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: A Humanitarian Approach.

View the Slideshow: Presentation Slides

The Critical Issues Forum (CIF) is a unique program of project-based education facilitated by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. The CIF program is designed to promote awareness of nonproliferation and disarmament issues as well as develop critical thinking skills among high school students from around the world, including the United States, Japan and Russia, through educational outreach activities. CIF develops appreciation and understanding of different national and cultural perspectives on complex but vital international security issues.

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