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15th Annual Nebraska Capitol Forum on America's Future

March 25, 2013

Sponsored by Humanities Nebraska and Secretary of State John Gale, Nebraska Capitol Forum on America's Future is designed to engage high school students in a discussion about our nation's future in the ever-changing international environment.

Sponsored by Humanities Nebraska and Secretary of State John Gale, Nebraska Capitol Forum on America's Future is designed to engage high school students in a discussion about our nation's future in the ever-changing international environment.


 

Governor Heineman welcomes students.

Governor Heineman welcomes students.


Students listen to Governor's address.

Students listen to Governor's address.


Sec. Gale addresses students while Chris Sommerich, executive director of Humanities Nebraska, looks on.

Sec. Gale addresses students while Chris Sommerich, executive director of Humanities Nebraska, looks on.


Students check out posters from each school.

Students check out posters from each school.


The posters represent the students' viewpoints on various international topics like terrorism, immigration, global environment, trade and nuclear proliferation.

The posters represent the students' viewpoints on various international topics like terrorism, immigration, global environment, trade and nuclear proliferation.


Students were asked to provide their own comments to each poster.

Students were asked to provide their own comments to each poster.


Eligible students had the opportunity to register to vote at Capitol Forum.

Eligible students had the opportunity to register to vote at Capitol Forum.


Staff members of Humanities Nebraska. Kristi Hayek, program officer and coordinator for Capitol Forum is on the right.

Staff members of Humanities Nebraska. Kristi Hayek, program officer and coordinator for Capitol Forum is on the right.


Students meet in the Wherry Room during the first breakout session. During that time each group addresses a different theme like terrorism, environment, trade, etc.

Students meet in the Wherry Room during the first breakout session. During that time each group addresses a different theme like terrorism, environment, trade, etc.


Sen. Bill Kintner visits with students during lunch.

Sen. Bill Kintner visits with students during lunch.


Senator Al Davis dines with students at First Baptist Church.

Senator Al Davis dines with students at First Baptist Church.


Sec. Gale visits with students during lunch.

Sec. Gale visits with students during lunch.


Students present and deliberate options related to the future of U.S. foreign policy.

Students present and deliberate options related to the future of U.S. foreign policy.


Students vote on their choices for the best foreign policy plan.

Students vote on their choices for the best foreign policy plan.