Lauder ('17) to attend World Affairs Council's national conference, earns local scholarship
Landon Lauder, of Russell, Ky., has been selected to participate in the World Affairs Council’s national conference, earning a scholarship from the local Kentucky and Southern Indiana chapter to cover all expenses. The Nov. 5-7 conference will be held in Washington, D.C.
“This opportunity will allow me to engage topics ranging from security to health to social interests around the world,” said Lauder, a McConnell Scholar (’17) who is studying political science and psychology at the University of Louisville.
Lauder became interested in foreign policy and world affairs after taking a UofL summer course with Prof. Michael Fowler, he said.
“That class really helped frame my world-view and solidified my desire to pursue and seek out opportunities to develop deeper knowledge of global issues,” Lauder said.
The World Affairs Council provides opportunities for those in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana region to engage international issues and global leaders.
Lauder is senator for UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences and senate historian for the student government association. He is a 2013 graduate of Russell Independent High School.