SMU Model UN

Ten students in SMU’s Model United Nations program participated in the World Model U.N. 2009 Conference in March in The Hague, Netherlands. The SMU delegation was assigned to represent the Vatican at the conference, where students from more than 40 countries debated and discussed world issues facing the U.N. system.

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A great end to a great trip

An update from Kathleen, an international studies major who served on the Model U.N. Disarmament and Security Committee:

Today was our final day in The Netherlands, and I am definitely not ready to leave. I had a fantastic day, though … we got to go to the Peace Palace as well as see the World Peace Flame, the ICC and the Queen’s Palace.

It is just inspiring being in the presence of all of these things. Spending time in a place where people are changing the world every day is incredible.

I also finally got my ballet fix. As someone who dances for hours every day, I was definitely going through withdrawal, and tonight a fellow ballet lover and I got to see a local company performing some local choreography. This was the perfect end to an absolutely awesome week. The choreography was innovative, and it was interesting to see how contemporary works are developing in other countries.

As we were packing up before our final night out in The Hague, we reminisced about this and past conferences.

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