Student joins political heavyweights at key summit
An LSBU student has been rubbing shoulders with some of the world's political powerhouses.
International Politics student Filip Karimi with the Dutch Prime Minister
Attending the NATO summit in Chicago was a great opportunity for International Politics student Filip Karimi.
He was one of a handful of winners of a NATO competition for youngsters to report live from the event.
Filip attended speeches by world leaders and met face-to-face with top NATO officials to discuss their views on peace and security.
Afghanistan was high on the agenda when the likes of Barack Obama and David Cameron met to thrash out world problems.
Filip said: "This was a once in a lifetime experience to attend such an important summit at an early stage of our lives.
"It not only gave us a better understanding of the role of NATO in global issues by looking at world affairs from a different angle, but it stimulated us to more actively engage in those affairs and contribute to solutions that would benefit all of us.
"Because we are young, energetic and live in a more advanced world, we are in the ideal position to make the necessary changes and be today's leaders."
Filip was selected for the all expenses paid trip after impressing judges with his short video explaining what peace and security means to him.
Posted: 6th June 2012
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