[Humans of ISC67] Participant Edition: Manuel Caicedo
#1 Please introduce yourself!
My name is Manuel Caicedo, I'm from Colombia and Chile, currently living in Santiago de Chile. I’m a student at the Faculty of Law of the Diego Portales University of Chile, with additional studies in economics and international law. I like to play videogames, read non-fiction books and listening to music.
#2 What is your favorite thing about your country/city? Why?
My country is very special to me because of its biodiversity and different climates and landscapes throughout its territory. Along the five thousand kilometers that compose the length of my country, you can find dry deserts, proper for astronomical research, beaches with amazing view of the sunset, green valleys where sweet produce grows, mountain ranges that dress in white after the winter snows, deep forests entrenched in their wilderness, and white glaciers that decorate the path to the South Pole. Definitely, if you come to Chile, there is no way that you travel across it and get bored for a lack of impressive scenery
#3 What made you want to join ISC67 and your table? What would you like to achieve through the conference?
I wanted to join the Conference due to the incredible opportunity that it provides a place of connection and interaction of students from all around the world, in a time where that kind of instances are scarce and much needed. I really feel that we as young people should work together to help each other advance towards peace, wellbeing and prosperity, as progress in a corner of the Earth can become progress for the rest of us too. The issue of nuclear weapons as a permanent threat to the existence of humankind and the environment should get more attention from our generations, and there is a lot that we can do to solve it, so I decided to join the 2nd Table on Nuclear Politics. I would like to achieve a deeper level of understanding of the issue, thanks to the perspectives of my table peers from around the world, and to figure out new and effective ways to engage with civil society with the purpose of increasing awareness of the issue and achieve new milestones for the total and complete elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide.