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Hunter College Model U.N. Team Shines at Columbia Debate

Along with some 200 university students from across the United States and around the world, the Hunter College Model U.N. Team debated U.N. Security Council crises, the Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict, and North Korean nuclear issues -- and took part in historic simulations, including Macbeth's Council, the Moorish Resistance and the Russian Revolution at Columbia University's Model U.N. competition held October 7 - 10, 2010.

Head delegate, senior Jésus Pérez, took home a prize for his role, Mexico, on the U.N. Security Council, and his counterpart, head delegate, junior Emily Jones, led the sixteen new members of the Team to excellence. They were featured on Columbia's Blue and White website:

Jeffrey Ruiz, a Hunter senior, who is interning at the Council on Foreign Relations and just back from the Global Model U.N. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, said, "This Team has put Hunter on the map at Oxford and in Geneva, not only at national competitions, but at the Globals; we are grateful to President Jennifer Raab for the College's support of our class studies and our fast-paced competition schedule."

This year, for the first time, the Hunter Team joined forces with the President and Vice President of the Hunter U.N. Student Association club, Lucrecia Ayala and Marcella Rabinovich, who were part of the Hunter College Team.

But, there is no rest for the weary. The Team, which speaks 30 languages and hails from 18 countries, is headed to Washington, D.C. for the National Model U.N. competition.


Published on October 13, 2010

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