Rhodes to Host Model UN Conference
Publication Date: 1/27/2011
Rhodes will host the 30th annual Mid-South Model United Nations Conference January 28-31, 2011.
More than 220 high school students from seven schools across the Mid-South area will participate as delegates in the conference. Over the three-day period, students will participate on various committees and United Nations simulations as well as hear from the Department of International Studies faculty on topics related to each committee.
“The idea is to get students thinking,” says conference organizer Anna Laymon ’11. “When you’re 16, it is easy to forget that there is a great big world around you, and this conference is a really good reminder of that.”
Laymon, who is an International Studies Rhodes Student Associate, will serve as Secretary General for the proceedings. She and 18 other members of the newly-formed International Studies Club will run the event. The student-led conference serves as a fundraiser for the club.
In addition to organizing the Model United Nations conference, members of the club participate in the Model UN class on campus and travel to collegiate level conferences around the country.
Learn more about Model United Nations at Rhodes.
(information compiled by Rhodes Student Associate Lucy Kellison ′13)