Millbrook students participated in spirited debate and collaborative problem-solving over the weekend at Dartmouth's Model UN Conference. Topics included the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis, Argentinian debt crisis, Yemen civil war, climate change, and more.
Students represented different countries and spent hours researching their assigned countries and topics prior to attending the conference.
"My topic was about the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar, and I represented Romania," says Kate Smith '21. "One of the things that I found particularly interesting during my research and preparation is that Romania gives refugees coming into the country all rights that are given to citizens, which is very different than in the U.S."
Students learned much from fellow delegates and returned with new facts and opinions, excited about putting their problem-solving skills to work. "My topic was the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee," says Max Lotruglio '20. "I really learned a lot about how diplomacy works. It was a unique opportunity to problem-solve with complete strangers and to have to work to find common ground."
Our Mustangs undoubtedly returned to campus with an enhanced global curiosity and a better understanding of the political decision-making process. All of our Millbrook attendees shared that they are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this experience, and we thank Dartmouth for organizing another successful Model UN event.