Model United Nations students win big in Barcelona!
Fourteen Carthage Model United Nations students, accompanied by Professor Jeffrey Roberg and Professor Emerita Penny Seymoure, recently traveled to Barcelona, Spain to attend the Barcelona International Model United Nations (BIMUN) conference.
Over 350 delegates from 15 countries were in attendance. Over the course of three days, Carthage students debated and passed resolutions on such diverse topics as the negative effects of information overload on mental health, the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, women’s economic empowerment, the role of smuggled firearms in ongoing conflicts, and the containment of nuclear proliferation in 1968.
At BIMUN, three Carthage Model UN students won the following awards:
Alex Papiez ’24
Best delegate for his exceptional representation of the Republic of China on the UN Historical Security Council
Ryan Delgado ’22
Honorable mention for his exceptional representation of the United States of America on the UN Historical Security Council
Tyler Kelly ’24
Honorable mention for his exceptional representation of Ghana on the UN Security Council
The following students were members of the Carthage Model UN team:
Tyler Kelly ’24, representing the country of Ghana
Historical Security Council
Ryan Delgado ’22, representing the country of the United States of America
Alex Papiez ’24, representing the country of the Republic of China
Ian Warda ’23, representing the country of India
World Health Organization (WHO)
Jonathan Allen ’22, representing the country of Ireland
Megan Baumeister ’24, representing the country of Venezuela
Elvira Chiappetta ’23, representing the country of Kenya
Abigail Trch ’23, representing the country of Colombia
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Ashley Castillo ’22, representing the country of Malawi
Gracelyn Footit ’22, representing the country of Côte D’Ivoire
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Zoé Moreano ’23, representing the country of Mexico
Maya Zenner ’25, representing the country of Greece
These students represent majors from across the College: biology, Chinese, criminal justice, economics, English, finance, graphic design, international political economy, marketing, communications, and political science.
Please congratulate the entire Model UN team for their excellent efforts if you see them!
Model UN helps students to sharpen their “hard” and “soft” skills through research, writing, public speaking (in front of large groups), and diplomacy through working in smaller groups. In addition to helping students build and refine these skills, they also see an increase in confidence in presenting their views in a potentially stressful environment. If you are interested in international events, please join us. Model UN is open to students of all majors.
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