Model UN 2010

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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Opening ceremonies

An update from Chad, a junior finance and economics major:

We got up around 8 a.m. and walked down the street to a burger place called “Mos Burger” to eat. After eating, we explored the area around the hotel.

We stumbled upon the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. We explored the area for quite a while. We saw the monument and went into the museum. The museum was filled with numerous artifacts about Chiang Kai-Shek, including some of his personal letters.

We then went back to the hotel and changed to go to the opening ceremonies. The opening ceremonies were held at the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. The highlight of the ceremonies was when the President of the Republic of China spoke to the group. The mayor of Taipei City also spoke.

After the opening ceremonies, we took the subway to a Taiwanese restaurant where the group ate dinner. After dinner we went back to the hotel to change for Global Village that evening. We took the subway to Taipei City Hall where the Global Village was being held. Many different universities from around the world had booths set up so we could learn more about the different cultures. After Global Village we took the bus back to the hotel for the night.

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