Cameron University students honored with awards at Midwest Model United Nations 55th Session

Cameron University students Kelly High and Chris Greene were recognized with awards during the Midwest Model United Nations 55th Session, held recently in St. Louis, Mo. During the conference, Cameron’s seven-member team represented the Russian Federation over four days of competition.

High was named Outstanding Delegate on the Security Council, and Greene won the Delegate’s Choice Award for his performance on the General Assembly First Committee.

“As this was just the second year that Cameron University entered a team at the Midwest Model UN, we performed quite well, with two of our delegates receiving recognition,” says Dr. Wendy Whitman Cobb, Assistant Professor of Political Science. “Next year, the Cameron delegation will represent the country of Chad at the conference.”

Midwest Model UN is an annual conference that serves as a forum for college students to learn about international affairs, diplomacy and teamwork. This year’s conference focused on a variety of issues including HIV/AIDS, use of unmanned aerial vehicles, the concept of universal jurisdiction and cyber warfare. Approximately 400 students from 38 colleges and universities participated in the competition.

High, a history and political science major from Lawton, was recognized for her work in representing Russian interests through a crisis simulation wherein a French-sponsored agency undertook a cyber-attack against Russia.

Greene, a political science major from Lawton, served on the General Assembly First Committee, which examined two specific topics: the role of science and technology in the contest of international security and disarmament, and general and complete disarmament as it relates to national legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment, and dual-use goods and technology.

Other members of the Cameron team were Brandon Clark, Norman Holcomb, Jacob Martin, Sabrina West, Lawton; and Audrey Whitefeather, Elgin

Cameron University’s participation in the Midwest Model UN was funded through the Dr. William L. and Barbara Scearce Endowed Lectureship in Political Science.

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February 26 ,2015

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