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Lloyd International Honors Students Selected to Participate in World Model UN Conference by Katie Ostrowka

For the second year in a row, seven Lloyd International Honors College (LIHC) students will proudly represent UNCG as they participate in the Harvard World Model United Nations Conference in Singapore, March 14-18, 2011. The conference will give students the opportunity to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges along with approximately 2,500 students from more than 60 countries. Dr. Robert Griffiths, Associate Professor of Political Science, along with Ryan Radford, Honors Academic Advisor, will accompany the group to Singapore with financial assistance from IPC and the Kohler Fund.

The Model United Nations simulates the work of organizations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the African Union, with participants representing countries, organizations, or leaders in order to debate pressing international issues. Last year, the UNCG delegation represented the country of Burkina Faso. This year, 6 of the delegates will be representing Qatar, 1 will be representing Germany, and 1 will be representing the Environmental Defense Fund.

Since receiving their country assignments, the delegation selected its student leaders and began preparation for the conference. They meet twice a week throughout the Spring until the conference occurs. They will need to gather as much information about the country as they can, since they will be required to know something about its economy, politics and government, society, culture, and position on many international topics.

The selected students are excited about the upcoming conference. The UNCG Honors students who have been selected and are currently preparing for the World Model UN conference are:

Pablo Diaz, Senior, Physics & Economics
Alexia Foy, Freshman, International Business
Hailey Johnson, Freshman, International and Global Studies & Political Science
Victoria Johnson, Senior, Anthropology & Political Science
Beatrix Lebenzon, Junior, International and Global Studies & French
Andrea Schronce, Senior, Economics & Political Science
Austin Smith, Sophomore, Anthropology & Political Science
Katherine Watkins, Senior, Political Science

The International Programs Center wishes the delegation the best of luck as they travel to Singapore in March!

Austin Smith, Andrea Schronce, Katherine Watkins, Hailey Johnson, Victoria Johnson, Alexia Foy, Beatrix Lebenzon. (Not pictured: Pablo Diaz, who is currently studying abroad in France).

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Volume 10, Edition 4, December 2010

Volume 10, Edition 3, November 2010

Volume 10, Edition 2, October 2010

Volume 10, Edition 1, September 2010

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