Author Archives: Matthew Bolton

About Matthew Bolton

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

Sailing the Good Ship Model UN

My first experience attending the National Model UN conference in New York City can be best described as having sailed a giant tidal wave with my professor’s lessons as the sails and my delegation partner as shipmate. Advertisements

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Enhancing Leadership Skills through a New Role

Taking Model UN for the second time this semester has been an opportunity for me to improve my leadership skills. Prior to the conference, I was able to guide junior delegates in the right direction when writing position papers, practicing  … Continue reading

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Taking Pacific Island States Seriously

I will always remember my experience at the 2018 National Model UN conference in New York City. At the Opening Ceremony, I was inspired by the speeches that recalled all the past events and historical resolutions that were passed in the … Continue reading

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Model UN Is Unlike Any Other Class

Model United Nations is definitely unlike any other class offered at Pace University. It can be overwhelming at first but you get used to everything that goes on after the first day or so. The big committees at the 2018 … Continue reading

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Geneva Conference Gave Me Confidence to Follow My Career Path

Participation in the 2018 Geneva International Model UN (GIMUN) conference in Switzerland gave me a wonderful opportunity to immerse myself in the world of international work. The conference that was held in the Palais des Nation, home to the UN … Continue reading

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A Unique Opportunity to Discuss International Policy

This semester I represented Nicaragua in a simulation of UN Women at the 2018 Geneva International Model UN (GIMUN) conference in Switzerland. It was very different from my experience at the 2017 National Model UN conference in Washington DC.

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GIMUN Was an Unforgettable Experience

The opportunity to participate in the 2018 Geneva International Model UN (GIMUN) conference was an unforgettable experience. The ability to engage in diplomatic negotiations, perform speeches and collaborate on a single proposal at the UN’s Palais des Nations was remarkable.

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