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Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center

Levitt Center
315-859-4451 or 315-859-4894

The Levitt Center is located in Kirner-Johnson 251.

Student-Led Activities

Field Trips and Conferences

The Levitt Center supports the concept that significant learning experiences can take place off campus. Therefore a number of innovative field trips have been sponsored, including a trip by government students to Kenya, a combined English/History trip to London, and a historical tour of significant sites from the Civil Rights Movement in the southeastern United States.

Student regularly take part in national and regional conferences, often with Levitt Center support. Examples include: a Hamilton College team at the Model United Nations, a group who attended an Amnesty International conference, and a team sent to Model European Union. 

From left, top row: Scott Hancox, Dumitru Kaigorodov, Keara Fenzel, Neil Edwards, Alex Hollister, Jack Boyle, Professor Calin Trenkov-Wermuth; bottom row: Daniel O'Kelly, Hristina Mangelova, Justin Long, Nejla Asimovic, and Alice Henry.
Model EU Participates in 25th EuroSim Conference

This winter break was an exciting one for Hamilton's Model European Union (EU) team.  After a semester of rigorous debate and training, 11 students were selected to travel to the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands, to participate in the 25th annual EuroSim conference. They were acccompanied by faculty advisor Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Calin Trenkov-Wermuth ’00.  More ...

Nine Students Represent Hamilton at McMUN Conference

Nine Hamilton students traveled to Montreal January 24-27 to participate in the 24th annual McGill University Model United Nations Conference (McMUN).  More ...

Hamilton's Model UN delegates in Montreal.
10 Students Participate in Annual Model UN Assembly

Ten Hamilton students traveled to Montreal to participate in the McGill University Model United Nations Assembly (McMUN), which convened January 26-29.  The conference drew more than 1,300 delegates to fill 25 different committees that focused on international relations in the Information Age.  More ...

Model European Club members with Professor Alan Cafruny in Wroclaw, Poland.
Model EU Travels to Poland for EuroSim Conference

Over winter break 15 students from Hamilton’s Model European Union club — as well as faculty advisor Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs — attended the 25th annual EuroSim conference in Wroclaw, Poland, from Jan. 5-8.  Each year, the EuroSim conference presents a different topic relating to European policy; the topic of this year’s conference was European asylum policy and the development of a common European asylum system.

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Hamilton's Model UN participants at Boston University.
Model UN Participants Take Part in Boston Area Conference

Ten Hamilton students traveled to Boston to participate in the Boston Area Model United Nations Conference hosted by Boston University.  The conference convened Oct. 20-23, and drew more than 200 delegates to fill a variety of panels.  Unlike many Model United Nations conferences, every committee functioned as a crisis committee in order to engage students and encourage them to find non-traditional solutions to pressing international crises.  More ...

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