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Award-Winning Pace Students Debate Energy Challenges at Geneva Conference

Meeting in the United Nations’ grand Palais des Nations, Pace University New York City students were recognized with three awards for their participation in debates regarding the challenges of “Access to Energy” at the 15th annual Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN) conference … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Pace Students Explore the Path to Peace in Costa Rica

The preamble of the United Nations Charter states that its purpose is “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” and enable the peoples of the world “to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Community in Costa Rica Puts Model UN Discussions of Human Rights in Perspective

Before participating in the 2013 University for Peace Model United Nations Conference in Costa Rica, UPeace faculty gave Pace University New York City Model UN students a three-day training in contemporary human rights issues. This included a trip to the … Continue reading

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University for Peace Human Rights Training Offers a Taste of Graduate School

As a political science major and peace and justice studies minor, issues regarding human rights are very important to me. Before participating in the 2013 University for Peace Model UN Conference in Costa Rica, UPeace faculty gave Pace University New … Continue reading

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Pace Students Wrestle with Contemporary Challenges to Human Rights

According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” However, many … Continue reading

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Pace Model UN Students Explore Complexities of International Law

Drafting, negotiating and implementing international legal norms is lengthy and involved process, Pace University New York City Model UN students learned this week at the Geneva International Model UN (GIMUN) conference in Switzerland. “My committee illustrated the complexities of interpreting … Continue reading

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Pace Model UNers Engage in Global Debate on Religious Freedom and Defamation

Representing India, one of the world’s most religiously diverse countries, in simulated discussions on religious freedom and defamation was an “incredible, albeit at times difficult, experience” for Michael Zona ’13, one of the leaders of a Pace University delegation to … Continue reading

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