Students take part in Model United Nations; blog available

Ten Gettysburg College students traveled to Philadelphia to take part in the 43rd annual University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations conference from Nov. 12 to 15.

The Gettysburg students, members of the campus International Affairs Association, are posting their thoughts on a blog throughout the event.

Participants take part in a simulation of the practices, actions and debates of the real United Nations. Delegates are assigned countries and positions that they represent through a series of sessions in an effort to negotiate a solution. For the Gettysburg students, this year's nation is Venezuela.

Gettysburg has sent delegations to previous Model UN sessions, in sites such as The Hague, Beijing, China and Geneva, Switzerland. Gettysburg's Model United Nations team won "best delegation" honors at a major conference in Cairo, Egypt in 2006.

More than 1,000 student delegates from around the world were expected at this year's event.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,500, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

Contact: Jim Hale, online content editor

Posted: Fri, 13 Nov 2009

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