Alma College's role
In May 2009, 10 Alma students visited Geneva and The Hague during an intensive one-month traveling course entitled “Leadership in War and Human Rights." These students make up the majority of the planning committee for the retreat. After conversations with the staff of the Asser Institute and other international institutions in Geneva and The Hague, the idea for the conference was born.
Alma College, despite its size, offers a number of classes on international law and international organizations and sends a number of current students to work on various United States missions at international organizations, from the U.N. itself to the FAO in Rome. Alma also has had the most active Model UN program among four-year colleges, sending a number of recent graduates into the study of international law. The first American to intern at the ICC was an Alma graduate.