US Students Receive Awards at Brown Model United Nations Conference

In November 18 delegates from our MUN team went to Brown University to participate in the annual Brown University Model UN conference. Our team represented such countries as Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, DR Congo, Sweden and Turkey, as well as several historical simulations.

Congratulations to Lauren Zide '20 and Matt Roer '18 who brought home awards. Lauren won third place honorable mention for role-playing Ellen Gallant, Mt. Everest climber, in a crisis simulation of a meeting of the Sherpas and the Nepalese government. The simulation debated such issues as familial compensation following loss, climbing safety precautions, and environmental pollution in Mt. Everest.

Matt Roer also won third place honorable mention for representing Armenia in the Environmental Assembly of the United Nations, debating the development of sustainable methods of toxic waste disposal, growing energy demands in developing nations, and improving conservation practices.

"It is important to note that the extremely competitive nature of the committees make Lauren's and Matt's awards truly demonstrative of overall excellence on the part of our delegates" said Mr. Galanopoulos, US MUN Advisor.

The team will compete in Harvard MUN, January 25-28, and MUN England, March 19-26. Congratulations to our entire MUN team!