Model UN participates at UCLA conference

Connor Reese

The Model UN club attended BruinMUN conference held at UCLA Nov. 14-15.

The club represented Greece and Jordan in committees such as the General Assembly, Security Council and UN Development Program.

The conference consisted of three levels: six novice committees (beginning level), 12 general assemblies (intermediate level) and four crisis committees (advanced level).

Each committee gives two to three awards of commendation for third place, two awards of outstanding for second place and one award for the best delegate.

Thirteen members of the club attended the conference. One attendee, Carolyn Hong ’17, participated in one of the six novice committees.

“I really enjoyed the specific topics of my committee and I was pleased by how much I learned in terms of leadership, cooperation and just general knowledge,” Hong said.

Hong and her partner, Charlie Noxon ’17, participated in the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, which focuses on the regulation of robotic arms in outer space and the role of migrant workers in the transnational economic community.

Hong and Noxon were chosen as the best dual delegation team of their committee and were awarded a gavel for their efforts.

Jaebok Lee ’16 and Elliot Kang ’16 also were awarded an Honorable mention. They were third in the SOCHUM council. William Klink ’16 and Diego Ayala ’16 were named an “Outstanding Delegation” in the Novice DISEC council.