Hardin-Simmons University will be hosting its first Model
United Nations on January 30. Aaron Henry, Sophomore Political Science major
from Lewisville, Texas said, “This is a very important thing for HSU in the
fact that this is the first time that we have done it. We have participated in
other Model United Nations conferences, such as in Vienna, but this one in
particular we are hosting and shows that internationally HSU is on the map.”
The Model United Nations is a student organization that simulates
how the United Nations works.
“It gives you more knowledge about how the world works and helps
you understand what happens in the UN and how it affects everyone,” said Henry.
“I would encourage students who have never done it before to look into it.
Being more informed about what goes on in the world is important.”
Eleven students from Hardin-Simmons, 50-60 students from
around Texas and twelve Turkish students will be participating in the Model UN
Coleman Patterson, Director
Leadership Studies and Professor of Management/Leadership offered his thoughts
on hosting the event, “We are so interconnected, so understanding how
the UN works is important. It is an eye opening experience, the global
dimension is wonderful, understanding culture, languages and where people are
coming from is important for us as leaders, and especially as Christian leaders,
to help identify the problems in the world.
HSU Model UN lives under
the umbrella of the Leadership Studies Program, but is available to
everyone. Students can take Model United Nations for course credit
through the Leadership Studies Program or Political Science Department. More
information about the Leadership studies program can be found at https://www.hsutx.edu/academics/leadership/ .
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