Eight Cameron University students recently participated in the Midwest Model United Nations 57th Session in St. Louis, Mo. The Cameron contingent participated as the delegation from the United States in a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council during four days of competition. Midwest Model U.N. is an annual conference that serves as a forum for college students to learn about international affairs, diplomacy and teamwork.
“Participating at the Midwest Model U.N. allows Cameron students the opportunity to realize the difficulties and complexities of international relations while broadening their perspective of the world of politics,”
says Dr. Wendy Whitman Cobb, Assistant Professor of Political Science. “Next year, the Cameron delegation will represent the United Kingdom at the conference.”
Curry Coleman, Sterling, earned an honorable mention for Best Position Paper for the Security Council. Among the issues he tackled on the Security Council were tensions on the Korean peninsula, South Sudan, and women, peace and security.
Kristopher Mayfield, Okmulgee, won honorable mention for Best Delegate on the Economic and Social Council, which addressed biodiversity and food security as well as substance abuse issues and their effect on global health.
Kalista Castillo, Lawton, worked on the First Committee of the General Assembly on weaponization of space and nuclear proliferation.
Luis Jaquez, Fletcher, worked on the Second Committee of the General Assembly on information and communications technology in the developing world and promotion of sustainable tourism.
Elizabeth Hormann, Cyril, worked on the Third Committee of the General Assembly on issues of torture and promotion of the 5th Sustainable Development Goal.
Teresa Canada, Lawton, worked on the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly on criminal accountability of U.N. peacekeepers and responsibility of states for wrongful acts.
Robbie Day, Lawton, worked on the U.N. High Commission for Refugees on improving international cooperation on burden sharing and environmental refugees.
Novia Hernandez Henley, Lawton, participated on the staff of MMUN as the legal staff member for the Economic and Social Council. This is her second year as a staff member for the conference.
Cameron University’s participation in the Midwest Model U.N. was funded through the Dr. William L. and Barbara Scearce Endowed Lectureship in Political Science.
The Midwest Model U.N. has three goals: to promote interest and understanding of the nations of the world; to help students gain a broader perspective of global issues and the role of the United Nations in world politics; and to encourage investigation into the field of international studies.
March 2, 2017