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This past weekend, twelve of our high school students participated in MIT’s 10th Annual Model United Nations conference (MITMUNC) held at their campus in Cambridge, MA. Model UN is a truly unique opportunity that students from all over the world can enjoy. It’s basically a simulation of the real UN, where students debate, deliberate, and come to resolutions on pressing world issues. Students engage in “moderated and un-moderated” working sessions, follow strict procedural rules, all while learning and practicing diplomacy, critical thinking, and leadership.
At MITMUNC, hundreds of students from all over the world came together and debated different topics from Nuclear Proliferation, Proliferation of Cyberweapons, and Hydraulic Fracturing, to Children’s Rights, Climate Change, and Economic Aid for Syria. Two students from IACS came away with awards: Owen Sparks with Best Position Paper and Isabel Stanley-Kemler with an Honorable Mention. The team of 12 will be attending another MUN conference in April at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center.