Walls Model UN Team at North American Invitational Model UN Conference

Posted on: March 1st, 2013 by Admin

Walls Model UN Team at North American Invitational Model UN Conference

by Isabella Boland

Walls Model UN Team

The SWW Model UN (MUN) Team distinguished itself at this weekend’s North American Invitational Model United Nations Conference (NAIMUN), the nation’s most competitive MUN conference. NAIMUN is held in Washington, D.C. and is sponsored by the international affairs society of Georgetown University. The Model UN club is a team modeled after the actual United Nations. This club allows students from all over the world to attend conferences, represent countries, and discuss and create resolutions for issues currently or in the past. This diligent group of students meet twice a week Wednesday and Monday mornings to prepare for the 4-5 conferences they attend each year.

Walls eight member team worked hard over the last six weeks to prepare for the conference, and their work paid off: Max Segal (’15) and Nico Stauffer-Mason (’16) were named “Best Delegation” (highest honors) in their Russiuan Duma, 1906 committee; Jordan Davis (’14) received “Honorable Mention” representing Nicaragua in the Kyoto Protocol, 1997 committee; Tijani Marou (’14) and Kehinde Dosunmu (’14) received a verbal commendation as Nicaragua in the Special, Political & Colonization Committee.

The Walls team is mentored by George Washington University International Affairs students Melissa Miller and Kerry Lanzo, who coach the team on public speaking, MUN protocol, international issues and more.

Walls Model UN Team at North American Invitational Model UN Conference