ITC senior, Hanan Muse has been chosen to represent Syracuse at the League of Women Voters Student Inside Albany Conference from May 21-24, 2017. The conference is for students across NYS who are interested in politics and government.
Hanan is a refugee from Somalia who has persevered through many hardships to become a successful student with aspirations to become a doctor. According to Hanan, “Somalia has been in a civil war for decades and the people have become restless as fighting continues without a capable leader stepping up to the plate to lead the country. Due to the state my country is in, I would like to attend the students inside Albany conference to learn how the government of America and its states work. This will help me understand why my country’s government is the way it is and what they are doing wrong.”
This Conference is an intensive four day training experience held in the spring and is designed to immerse students in the process by which public policy is proposed, enacted and changed in New York State and educate them as to how they can influence and affect this process. Albany insiders discuss the operations of New York State government including how policy is shaped and enacted. Students develop knowledge of the disparate forces that influence policy development. Additionally, students are afforded the opportunity to observe Assembly and Senate sessions and to shadow both their Assembly members and Senators.