Students from the Faculty of Social Sciences Visiting
On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, a group of students of international relations from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, visited the Slovenian Embassy. At the embassy, the group was warmly greeted by Ambassador Kirn, who talked about the importance of international relations and diplomacy. The ambassador presented basic features of the diplomatsâ€™ work. He talked about the mission to the U.S. and pointed out that Slovenia is closely integrated into the international community and takes its role seriously and responsibly.
Following the ambassador's welcome remarks, Ms. MaĹˇa Ĺ iftar de Arzu, diplomat in charge of business and scientific affairs, led a conversation between the students and the ambassador. That was an excellent opportunity for the students to discuss topics related to international relations and get first-hand advice from an experienced diplomat. The field trip undoubtedly constitutes an integral part of their international organizations course with the aim of deepening the studentsâ€™ understanding of key U.S. and international political and economic institutions.
During their stay in Washington, the group visited several institutions, including Department of State, U.S. Congress, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and Organization of American States. In addition, the students met with several academics from George Washington and Johns Hopkins universities and learned about the work of the U.S. Institute for Peace, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.