NWU Senior Among Four American College Students Selected for U.N. Conference

Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Alex Langley is one of four college students in the country who will spend 12 days in New York participating in the international policymaking process.

Langley, a political science major from Tekamah, has been selected to attend the 58th session of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, March 10-21 in New York City.

“I never dreamed I would be doing this my senior year,” Langley told members of the Student Affairs Senate.

Langley will represent the Council for American Students in International Negotiations, an organization that strives to deepen the commitment of American students to multilateral discourse through scholarship and engagement with intergovernmental institutions.

Through the encouragement of her political science professor Bob Oberst, Langley submitted a lengthy application and was notified just days shy of her 22nd birthday that she was one of only four American college students selected to attend the session.

“This is the best birthday present,” she said.

The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women has several agenda items to address over 12 days, all under the theme of challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

“This delegation will provide me a unique opportunity to witness and participate in the international policymaking process,” said Langley.

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Alex Langley is one of four American college students headed to New York City for a U.N. conference.