International Fellows Reception
High-level event connects students with global leaders
by MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson
October 28, 2012
Listening to the conversations during the 2012 International Fellows Reception was a bit like tuning in to all of the world's top news channels at once.
An annual event since the early 1990s, the reception brought together approximately 150 campus-community members with roughly 150 current and future military leaders from 49 countries and six continents. The results were high-level conversations in multiple languages and unparalleled networking and learning experiences for students interested in global cultures, military and political science and related disciplines.
Chris Gregoire '13, a Liberty Cap Society member, has attended the reception for the past three years. "I definitely enjoy the opportunity to converse with so many different people with diverse backgrounds," he said. "It's pretty amazing to share a room with so many top military commanders from around the world."