May 2, 2017
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Jordan West
Communications Specialist

VSU Model United Nations Team Wins National Awards

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Model United Nations team won the Honorable Delegation Award and three Outstanding Position Paper Awards at the 2017 National Model United Nations Conference in New York City.
 
Fifteen VSU students, in joint delegation with two students from Palacky University in the Czech Republic, represented Poland as delegates at the National Model United Nations Conference. Students also had an opportunity to meet with two Polish diplomats to learn about Poland’s policy positions.
 
More than 5,000 university students from around the world come to New York City each spring to discuss current global issues. The experiential learning program provides students with a better understanding of the inner workings of the United Nations and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research.
 
VSU helped Palacky University establish a Model United Nations program more than a decade ago. VSU’s Department of Political Science continues to engage in faculty and student exchanges with Palacky University and offers a yearly study abroad trip to the university in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
 
On the Web:
 
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts-sciences/political-science/
 
http://blog.valdosta.edu/modelun/
 
http://www.nmun.org/index.html
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