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Model UN Team Travels to Harvard

UHD's Model United Nations team recently attended the Harvard Model United Nations Conference 2012.

Delegates from 37 countries convened in Boston to simulate diplomats, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and journalists focusing on the United Nations.

"This was our first time at Harvard, but we did great and sponsored many resolutions that either passed or were the last eliminated," said Merilee Cunningham, associate professor of English and team sponsor.

Team members include Elfego Chavez, Jhinelle Graham, Perla Lambrosa, Diana Lopez, Edwin Narvaez, Nigar Safarova, Omar Vargas and Jasmine Williams.

"We were actively invited to return by the staff of Harvard's Model UN who twice congratulated me for the preparation of our team," said Cunningham.

According to Cunningham, the UHD team has won awards in Milan, Italy (Human Rights Council); Seattle, Washington (Best Delegate to General Assembly; Best Delegate to Security Council, Best Delegate to Human Rights Council; Best Delegation); Mexico City, Mexico (Best Delegate to Security Council; Best Delegate to World Health Organization); Paris, France (Best Delegate to Security Council and Best Delegate to Human Rights Council) and other places as well.

For more information on the Model UN, contact Cunningham at cunninghamm@uhd.edu.