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Sophomores Debate Key Topics at Model U.N.
Posted 03/09/2018 07:00AM

Masters students took on gender equality and other pressing global problems during the annual sophomore Model United Nations (MUN) held on campus on March 2.

Participants, representing a range of countries, split up into several committees that met in Estherwood Mansion to discuss and debate resolutions during the daylong event.

The entire sophomore class participates in this key annual program, says Upper School History teacher Skeff Young. The class divides into committees of the United Nations based on timely issues, with each student taking the position of the country that he/she represents.

From November to March, sophomores research their assigned nations and prepare resolutions to solve problems. This year’s committees focused on: Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Women; Regional Security: Asia; Transnational Crime; States, Competition and Resources; and Religious Conflict and Religious Freedom.

On the Monday after the MUN, the students discussed what they had learned about diplomacy, group dynamics and negotiations.

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