Discussion with Board Members of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association in Denmark
March 24, 2016 9:30 AM
Sage Hall, Room G006, Beirut campus
The Department of Social Sciences and the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution are hosting a discussion with Anne-Sofie Totsi and Casper Due on the Government and Politics of Denmark and the Role of the Youth.
The Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA) Denmark is a non-political youth organization under the Danish Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA). It aims to educate and engage Danish high school and university students in debates about current national and international security issues.
The Danish Atlantic Treaty Association was created in 1950 when Denmark joined NATO. Denmark’s shift away from neutrality in the Cold War created a need to inform the public on Denmark’s new international role as a member of NATO. The Atlantic Treaty Association is therefore closely related to the Danish Armed Forces. It exists in 37 countries, of which most have youth sub-organizations. YATA Denmark is an all-volunteer organization which primarily consists of university students who okan and execute lectures, workshops, debates, study tours, etc.
This event is part of Associate Professor Imad Salamey’s class titled “Comparative Political Systems”.
All are welcome to attend.