November 8, 2018

Model UN Awarded Accolades at Multiple Conferences

Members of Emmanuel College's Model United Nations (EC MUN) participated at conferences at Yale University and Northeastern University this fall, seeing much success in both.

In late October, EC MUN fielded a small team of delegates at the 41st iteration of the Security Council Simulations at Yale (SCSY) Conference held on Yale's Connecticut campus where they received an honorable mention for their work. The group followed up the performance by taking home six different awards for their representation of Qatar at the Northeast Regional Model Arab League (NERMAL) Conference at Northeastern University during the weekend of November 3.

Organized by Yale undergraduates, SCSY engages delegates with a competitive program that is unique within the collegiate Model UN circuit, providing participants the opportunity to engage with and debate important issues with other students from around the world. NERMAL, meanwhile, was established in 1983 and serves as a flagship student development program for the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. The experience allows students to deepen their understanding of Arab diplomacy and foreign affairs, all while further strengthening their skills as emerging leaders.

With support from Emmanuel's Student Government Association, EC MUN has expanded its reach and opportunity to participate in conferences in the region, building upon what is now a longstanding record. 

"The Model United Nations is diplomacy in action, helping students to develop valuable skills such as research toward argument preparation, effective oral presentation, and stage presence," said Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies Petros Vamvakas, the group's advisor. 

In addition, involvement in Model UN allows students to take their coursework beyond the classroom through experiential learning—a practice that Vamvakas says students take with them beyond Emmanuel.

"Participation in the club allows students to appreciate the significance of collaboration, negotiation, and compromise, but above all to build interpersonal skills and connections that lead to successful life-long interactions," he said. "Model UN alumni regularly report that their club-membership is highlighted at job interviews and is always considered to be a positive attribute."

Students stand with their awards at the Northeast Regional Model Arab League at Northeastern University (From left to right) Back Row: Nathan Spencer, Devin Boyle, Dina Malual, Matthew Donato, Lindsey Murphy and Matthew Morano; Middle: James O'Leary, Laryssa Da Silveira, Caroline Ferguson and Alaina Martin; Front: Nicole Lewis, Dillon Williams, Isabella McCausland, Jamie Wildgoose, John DeBrito and Christina Heiler; Not pictured: Meloee Nazaire and Violetta Paul.

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