Students in the AP Human Geography and International Relations course attended the International Negotiation Project (INP) conference at Whittier College on Saturday.
The INP, a month-long simulation of international diplomacy that concluded with Saturday’s face-to-face conference, is the culmination of the class’s unit on international diplomacy, history teacher Nini Halkett said.
Twenty-five students attended the conference, which focused on the spread of infectious diseases, providing better access to education for girls, eliminating the funding of terrorist groups and stopping the trade of animal parts. After the conference, students will continue negotiation through online messages to finalize proposals.
“My hope is that they will be able to reach agreements on proposals that they have written with the other schools,” Halkett said.
“I learned that face-to-face conferences are different than online ones and that although things get done in both, when you are face-to-face you can really get things done,” Hannah Tuchman ’17 said.