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UMBC's Model UN Team Takes Five Awards

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Model UN conferences allow students to step into the shoes of ambassadors of UN member states to debate current issues impacting the globe.
Baltimore, MD, Dec. 3--Members of the Model United Nations Team at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) were recognized at the 15th Annual American Model United Nations International Conference as Distinguished Delegations for their representation of the United Kingdom on five committees. Over 1,100 conference participants at the Chicago Conference elected the UMBC delegation for distinctions, representing more than 75 colleges and universities.

UMBC Model United Nations awards winners include:

Historical Security Council: Melissa Kirkendall, Senior, Political Science and Modern Language and Linguistics, and Greg Winger, Sophomore, Political Science and History

Security Council: Rob Crow, Senior, Political Science, and Kevin Lyons, Senior, Political Science

Commission On Sustainable Development: Greg Lowe, Senior, Political Science, and Jenna Mok, Freshman, undeclared major

General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security): Christina Stanley, Sophomore, Political Science and Aubrey Gallo, Freshman, Political Science

General Assembly Second Committee (Economic and Financial): Ehsan Sanaie, Sophomore, undeclared major, and Melissa Minogue, Freshman and Economics, Political Science

In addition, Kavita Sahai, Senior, Political Science and Economics, was elected Vice President of the International Court of Justice. The 15-member panel recognized all participants as a distinguished Justices for their contribution in deliberations.

"We are very proud of our team for their representation of the United Kingdom at the American Model UN Conference," said Dr. Cynthia Hody, chair of the UMBC Political Science Department and faculty advisor for the university's Model UN Team, in a prepared statement to the press. "The United Kingdom is a Permanent Member of the Security Council and a prestigious appointment for any delegation. Our students worked hard to prepare for the conference and performed marvelously."

Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Security Council and other multilateral bodies. Model UN conferences allow students to step into the shoes of ambassadors of UN member states to debate current issues impacting the globe. Student participants, known as "delegates," prepare resolutions, plot regional strategies for development, resolve conflicts and navigate the UN’s vast rules of procedure. The UMBC Model UN Team has prepared and educated students to participate in these simulations for the past 10 years.


Additional information about the UMBC Model United Nations Team may be found at here.



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