Model UN competes in Harvard conference


Students attend an assembly where they listened to Harvard University speakers before the competition. Printed with permission of Carolyn Hong

Anthony Weinraub

Members of the Model United Nations Club attended a conference hosted by Harvard University Jan. 28 – 31 at the Sheraton Boston and Hynes Convention Center.

Nine students went on the trip, which was chaperoned by upper school deans Jamie Chan and Celso Cardenas. Only students with substantial experience in Model UN could attend.

Committees included the Economic and Social Council and the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Eight students represented Denmark, and Jaebok Lee ’16 participated in a crisis committee and represented the Minister of Petroleum in the Cabinet of Iran during the Iran-Iraq War.

“Crisis committees are my favorite part of [Model UN],” Lee said in an email. “Rather than writing one long and comprehensive resolution at the end of a four-day conference, crisis committees interact with the world as we debate…it’s realistic, fast-paced and challenging.”

Lee won Best Delegate at the convention, the highest award presented. In addition, Elliott Rollins ’16 and Neda Mazdisnian ’16 won a Verbal Commendation.