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Model United Nations has been making their mark around campus this year with their third place win at the chili cook-off for their red chili recipe and upcoming events. The Model UN is planning their annual trip to the global conference and homecoming events including the Medicine Show and the Homecoming Parade
Many people have not heard of the Adams State College Model United Nations club unless they are a government or history major. The United Nations is an international organization, which aims to address and solve global issues such as international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, with more being added as our technologies, economies, and threats grow. Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations. MUN is a great way to learn and understand the history of a country, the current global events, and practice public speeches.
ASC’s Model United Nations club does all of that and more. Interested in expanding education on global issues, MUN is hosting a panel on Women in Religion on October 3. It will be in conjunction with Dr. Centeno’s Women in Politics and Culture class and will feature 16 members representing Mormonism, Wiccanism, Buddhism, Christianity and many more. Other events MUN have coming up include their annual breakfast burrito sales during the homecoming parade, the Medicine Show, and are considering hosting a Model Arab League conference to address Middle East relations and US.
If their upcoming events were not interesting enough, MUN is also currently choosing their destination for the Model United Nations conference this year. In the past MUN has travelled to Rome, Greece, and Venezuela. This year, members must make a presentation and a valid argument for their country of choice, and the rest of the club members will vote on the destination choices. With prospects of travelling to the Netherlands and England, the club is really excited for this year. The decision for the conference will be made by Oct 5. It is not to late to join MUN, those who are interested in travelling should be sure to attend one of their meetings every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Neilson Library room 311.
For the conferences, each member of the club is assigned a country. Model UN is excited because there are now enough members to cover each region of the world, which makes training more realistic to the conference. This year MUN has countries such as Egypt Turkey, Japan, Russia, Sierra Leon, China and more. Training is focused on Eliminating Human Trafficking in a globalized world and the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while countering terrorism. The club members must research and study their countries views on these issues, and help come to a compromise that will solve these issues, while staying true to their countries independent view.
Dr. Centeno explained that it is a really exciting time to be in MUN right now because of the global economic problems and new countries, such as South Sudan, being established. Model United Nations is definitely a club to check out, even for only one meeting, participants are guaranteed to learn something new. If there are any questions, or if anyone would like to know more about Model United Nations, email Dr. Centeno at firstname.lastname@example.org.