Hardin-Simmons Hosts First Model United Nations Conference

HSU will host several universities from around the state of Texas in first ever collegiate model UN conference.


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 conference.

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/ .


3-3:45 Opening Ceremony

4-5:30 PM. Committee Sessions

6:30-8:30 PM Committee Sessions


9:00 AM-12:00 PM Committee Sessions

12-1:30 Lunch

1:30-4:00 PM Committees (break)

5:00-7:00 PM Committees


9:00 AM-12:00 PM Committees

12-1 Lunch

1-1:45 PM Voting

2:00-2:45 PM Closing


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