This weekend members invited their parents to Harvest Pizzeria in Columbus to introduce their blood relatives to their “family away from home.” President Sam Taglia provided a taste of a general member meeting, with Charles Woodrum giving a CCWA10 on the ethical considerations of gene editing and how the international community should respond and regulate scientific research such as the CRISPR babies recently born in China.
Parents introduced themselves as new members usually do, sharing their favorite international affairs topic and answering the perennial question of whether they would rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred duck-sized horses.
Parents overwhelmingly would prefer one-hundred duck-sized horses, Anya Chew’s mom answered that she would befriend the little horses and make money selling them. The night was a great opportunity to share what the Collegiate Council on World Affairs means to us, and we’re incredibly grateful to all of the parents who support us. A special thank you goes out to Kathleen Fink and Piper Womelsdorf, who organized this amazing event!
- Abi McGowan