Herricks Participates in Princeton Model UN Conference
Herricks Model UN students from both the Model UN class and club attended the Princeton Model United Nations conference in New Brunswick NJ from November 15 - 18, 2018. Our delegates worked together with other delegates from other schools, representing different countries, to create diplomatic solution to international issues. This was a great way to expand students’ knowledge on international affairs and public speaking skills. While all students did extremely well, some Herricks delegates were acknowledged by the conference with awards: Congratulations to Bhavesh Patel, Rohan Gupta, Viren Sehgal, for winning honorable mentions and to Aditya Lodha and Harsh Agarwal for winning best Position Paper.
The Model UN exec board ran training sessions to train students before the conference. During the training sessions delegates receive help to write position papers on their topics as well as debate prep. In MUN students take real problems and simulate the UN’s system to find resolutions for the problems. During the conference sessions students created blocs (groups of people who had similar ideas on the topics) in order to collaborate similar ideas to create one final paper of possible solutions called working papers. Delegates participated in a range of committees including the WHO, UNHCR, NATO, The International Criminal Court, Pacific Islands Forum, The European Commission, UN Security Council, and a simulation of Japanese Imperialism: Shōwa Period through the lens of Korea and Japan.
Any students who are interested in Model UN can join us every Tuesday in the Basement after school. Our next conference will be hosted by Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School on December 14 and 15.