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.

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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I Was Excited to Share Our Weeks of Research

I’ll never forget the rush of emotions that were going through me as I was next in the speaker’s list. I was nervous, because I’m naturally a shy person who avoids public speaking at all costs. But I was also … Continue reading

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Jet-Lagged and Motivated, Jolted with a New Drive

Our assignment at the 2018 Geneva International Model UN (GIMUN) conference was bigger than what we could have ever comprehended. We embarked on a flight with the intention of being diplomats for our respective countries. We went to enjoy the experience of … Continue reading

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We Can Create Meaningful Solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems

Participating in a Model UN conference for the second time was just as, if not more exciting than the first time around. Getting the opportunity to sit inside the United Nations Headquarters during the 2018 National Model UN  (NMUN) conference in … Continue reading

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