HuffPo: Model UN Cultivates “Higher Level of Global Awareness”

Eleven Pace University New York City Model UN students learned about global citizenship at the 2012 Geneva International Model UN conference in Switzerland last week. Back row (left to right): Dr. Matthew Bolton (faculty adviser), Aydde Martinez (staff adviser), Kimberly Alonso '13, Amanda Corsaro '12, Jean Dorak '13, Abby Lee '13, Miranda Ronghi '12, Asia McDougle-Stamey '13, Michael Zona '13. Front row (left to right): Krupa Patel '12, Elena Marmo '15, Katie James '14, Cassandra Stimpson '13.

Model United Nations can produce a “genuine interest in global affairs” and a “higher level of global awareness” in students, Samara Green wrote for the Huffington Post today. The “stimulating” and “meaningful debate” she experienced in a high school conference, helped her “understand the global context,” as well as “better appreciate” her own community.

Green’s experience is not unlike that of the Pace University New York City Model UN students who participated in the 2012 Geneva International Model UN (GIMUN) conference last week.

“Being surrounded by people from all over the world, debating and analyzing universal topics summed up what it means to be a global citizen,” said head delegate Katie James ’14, reflecting on the deliberations in her GIMUN committee.

Read Green’s article here.

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About Matthew Bolton

I am assistant professor of Political Science at Pace University and author of Foreign Aid and Landmine Clearance.
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