The student-led group will play United Nations trivia for prizes and to prepare for their assigned role as Russia in the 56th Annual Midwest Model United Nations conference Feb. 10-13 in St. Louis.
New members welcome
Current club president Jaren Newman said they hope to see some new faces at the event.
“It’s a lot of fun for those who enjoy debate, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, writing, and even acting. So our target audience is usually global studies or political science majors, but we welcome anybody who wants to join and have fun.”
Model U.N. offers perspective
Model U.N. meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Strong 204. In addition to the yearly regional conference, Newman said they hope to organize a world hunger panel and events surrounding the United Nations’ 70th birthday this October.
“We go to competition and try to win, but in order to do so we must walk in someone else’s shoes. We have to learn why other countries support certain ideas and approach it from their standpoint. Also we work on crucial skills that are almost necessary for anything you do after college — writing, public speaking, working with others (diplomacy), so on and so forth. And last but not least, we have a lot of fun doing it.”
More about MSU’s Model U.N.
Missouri State’s chapter began in 2013. It promotes the understanding of international diplomacy. At conferences, students take on the persona and positions of a particular country, and work with students from other universities to develop solutions to world problems.
Join this group
Visit the Model U.N. Facebook page for a commitment form or come to this week’s event to join.
Date: Sept. 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Strong Hall, 204
Admission: Free and open to the public