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Sophomores Debate Timely Topics at Model U.N.
Posted 03/09/2017 11:00AM

Masters students took on international migration and other pressing global problems during the sophomore Model United Nations program held on campus on March 3.

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

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

During the month of February, sophomores research their assigned nations and prepare resolutions to solve problems. This year’s topics included transnational crime, energy and the environment, globalization and the world economy, and collective security in the Middle East.

The students followed up this week by discussing what they had learned about diplomacy, group dynamics and negotiations.

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