International Relations Classes Go to Model UN

By Sanjev deSilva’s International Relations classes, Fall 2015

This past weekend, both sections of the International Relations course attended the Contra Costa County Model United Nations conference at Diablo Valley College. While there, we made friends, bonded with our fellow Athenians, and had fun acting as professional diplomats.

C-period was representing Saudi Arabia while E-period was from China. C-period said they were able to experience the work of the delegates within the United Nations and its various branches. C-period, aka the China delegation, also liked how we presented our country’s policies, debated possible solutions, and drafted resolutions to be passed throughout the two days.

E-period enjoyed communicating with other country’s delegations through note passing, debate and the dynamic process of passing resolutions. We all thought the conference was challenging and exciting. We also felt that the extensive research and writing of our “country books” we prepared in anticipation of the M.U.N. conference was incredibly useful. From the conference, we improved our public speaking skills and learned much about the procedure and style of debate in the M.U.N. and we see ourselves as global citizens. We are glad to have participated in this unique experience and we learned a lot about ourselves and our fellow delegates.

Nick and NiaChina is proud to say that our Security Council committee delegates Madelyn 6 and Dylan Ratner ’17 received a verbal commendation while the delegation of Saudi Arabia received two awards. Nick Armanino ’18 and Nia Warren ’16 won the “Exceptional Delegate” awards, which is the second highest honor. Congratulations to Nick, Nia, our UNSC members and the entire Athenian M.U.N. delegation.

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International Relations classes of 2015