A delegation of 28 members of the Clark University Model UN Team attended the 59th session of the prestigious Harvard National Model UN Conference (HNMUN 2013), which took place February 14 to 17 at the historic Park Plaza Hotel in downtown Boston. “Our team did an exceptional job this year,” said Clark Model UN faculty adviser Srini Sitaraman, associate professor of Political Science. Clark University students won awards in highly competitive committees at the HNMUN 2013 Conference: Samer Said ’13 and Marialejandra Poleo ’15 won Outstanding Delegate Awards in the UN Human Rights Council; Mayya Abdullaeva ’13 received the Outstanding Delegate Award in the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, Melat Seyoum ’14 and Seble Alemu ’13 (Status of Committee on Women), Yohan Senarath ’14 (Historic Security Council of 1996), Dylan Sansone ’14 and Bryan Diehl ’14 were awarded Honorable Mentions in their respective committees.
Each year the HNMUN conference welcomes more than 3000 student delegates from all over the world, with representation from 48 countries representing the 193 UN member states. Clark University will also host the Middle School Model UN Conference on March 23 with the cooperation of the U.N. Association of Greater Boston. About 130 students from seven schools will participate in the conference. Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a small, liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to contemporary challenges in the areas of psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge convention. Change our world. www.clarku.edu,