Scholars selected to attend West Point conference on inequality

(Sept. 15, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two McConnell Scholars have been invited to participate in West Point Academy’s Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA).

McConnell Scholars Chloe Zoeller ('16) and Jeremy Ball ('17) will participate in West Point Academy's 67th Student Conference on U.S. Affairs. The Nov. 4-7 conference, entitled “Wealth, Rights, and Power,” will facilitate interaction and constructive discussion between civilian student delegates and West Point cadets on U.S. challenges in an increasingly interconnected global society. In particular, the conference will focus on how the U.S. confronts the idea of inequality and how leaders should approach an increasingly prosperous world in which material wealth is unequally distributed.

SCUSA delegates will attend panel discussions, hear from national leaders and develop policy recommendations covering regional and topical issues. The top policy recommendation memo will be published by the Undergraduate Journal of Social Sciences.

"I am humbled and excited for the opportunity to grow in my knowledge of international relations by attending this conference. I have centered much of my studies on human rights in the foreign policy arena, and this will be a tremendous chance to contribute my ideas and to hear about the issue from multiple, qualified perspectives," Zoeller said.

Zoeller is a political science and Spanish double major at the University of Louisville. She has studied abroad in Argentina, Spain and China. She is the current Director of the Freshman Lead Program at UofL and is the President of Sigma Delta Phi, the Collegiate Spanish National Honors Society.

Ball studies political science, economics, history and German at UofL. He was the 2014-15 Greek Student of the Year. Ball also served as a student orientation staff director for two summers.