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2016 Alamo Model United Nations Conference - A Big Success

November 1, 2016

On Friday, October 28, through Sunday, October 30, the Department of Political Science & Geography together with the Model United Nations Society at UTSA hosted the 2016 Alamo Model United Nations conference. In its third instance, 70 UTSA student delegates simulated the Economic and Social Council, as well as, the Security Council at this conference. This three day event, which lasted from the early morning hours into the late evening, brought together UTSA students of different backgrounds and majors to discuss world issues. This year’s topics were Non-State Terrorism, Gender Violence & Femicide, and Cyber Security and Internet Access as a Human Right. Various global crises came up during the conference which further challenged the delegates to multilaterally come up with resolutions. As different viewpoints clashed, debates got heated yet always remained civil and appropriate to the UN framework, with lunch and dinner provided by the conference hosts to further ensure delegates working together. To top things off, the event was completed by an expert presentation delivered by Laurence Vaughan, Information Communication Technology Specialist, who is currently employed at the United Nations Secretariat, Department of Information. By the end of the third day, ECOSOC and Security Council delegates left home satisfied at the accomplishments achieved and the many, many resolutions passed.

After this successful conference, Dr. Matthias Hofferberth is planning on hosting the next Alamo Model UN conference in the Fall next year, as well as taking the Model United Nations team to compete with other student delegates at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York. For more questions on the Model United Nations Society at UTSA or this particular conference, please contact matthias.hofferberth@utsa.edu or go to https://www.facebook.com/munsatutsa for more information.

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