Baylor Model United Nations Excels at ConferenceApril 9, 2014
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WACO, Texas (April 9, 2014) – Eleven Baylor students claimed the top awards in every division at the recent Howard Payne Model United Nations Security Council simulation at Howard Payne University.
During the conference, there were two Security Council simulations, one contemporary council discussing nuclear non-proliferation and sanctions in Iran, and a historical council concerning international intervention in Vietnam in 1964.
Baylor students represented the nations of Australia, China and South Korea in the Contemporary Security Council and China and Norway in the Historical Security Council.
Rebecca Flavin, Ph.D., a lecturer of political science and the Baylor Model UN faculty advisor, said she was pleased with the outcome of the conference.
“While the learning experience is always the most important part of these conferences, it is an honor for our students to be recognized for their excellent performance,” Flavin said. “The students represented Baylor well and I'm proud of each of them. It's especially noteworthy that for nine of the 11 students, this was their first collegiate model UN conference.”
In two weeks, 16 Baylor students will travel to New York for the National Model United Nations conference, where they will represent Belize.
For more information on the Baylor Model UN team, contact Rebecca Flavin in the department of political science at 254-710-3161.
by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805.
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