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Ten Muskingum University Students Attend National Model United Nations Conference In
New York City Where They Meet with Estonian Delegation to the United Nations

MODEL UN CONFERENCEIN THE PHOTO: Cira Bryant, Michael Konen, Chris Liddell, Jacob Daubenmire, Chris Aboagye, Mitchell Hazard, Dakotah Riddle, Gert Auvaart with the Estonian delegation, Nick Baird, Advisor Dr. Rich Arnold, Phil Hicks, and Rose Levally.

Ten Muskingum University students, chosen to represent the university at the annual National Model United Nations Conference, held in New York City, March 22-26 2015, met with the Estonian delegation to the United Nations.

The students attending the conference were Chris Aboagye (Biology); Nick Baird (Criminal Justice); Cira Bryant (History); Jacob Daubenmire (Undeclared); Mitchell Hazard (Business Management); Phil Hicks, (Political Science); Michael Konen (Criminal Justice & Political Science); Rose Levally (International Affairs & International Business); Chris Liddell (Philosophy); and Dakotah Riddle (Political Science & Molecular Biology). The students attending the conference are members of Muskingum’s United Nations Club.

For this year’s session, the students decided to represent Estonia, and researched that country and the issues it faces, including the threat of separatism from the Russian-speaking minority and tensions over its membership of NATO. At the four-day conference, the students participated in a wide range of activities that closely model the operation of the United Nations itself. The closing ceremony of the Model United Nations takes place in the actual UN building and the students had a chance to meet the Estonian delegation to the UN.

The students are advised by Assistant Professor of Political Science Richard Arnold.