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UTSA @ ITAM 2017

September 11, 2017

Last week, ten UTSA students participated in a Model United Nations Conference hosted by ITAM (Autonomous Technology Institute of Mexico) in the heart of Mexico City. Based and structured on the actual United Nations in New York City, Model United Nations conferences simulate international diplomacy at the highest level for High school and University students across the country and even internationally.

This year's conference was special since it marked the 20th anniversary of ITAM conferences. For three days, students from universities and high schools from around the world came together to discuss pressing global issues. The UTSA delegation was sponsored by the Department of Political Science & Geography and was led by Dr. Matthias Hofferberth. The committees UTSA students participated in were the Security Council, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and the Organization of American States (OAS). Among other topics, human trafficking, women empowerment, and the situation in Venezuela were discussed.

All the delegates recognized that while they entered the room as strangers the first day, they all left as friends with a newfound appreciation of international relations in the end. In addition, Walker Adams (United States / Security Council) received the prestigious award of “Best Delegate” which is an honor given by the Committee Chairs to the delegate who showcased and represented their country to the highest standard. We congratulate him!

If you are interested in Model UN and want to participate in such great events, please reach out to Walker Adams who is currently the Secretary General for the Model United Nations Society at UTSA. The next upcoming event will be the 2017 Alamo Model United Nations Conference held November 3rd through 5th at UTSA Main Campus. This conference is open to all students and a great way to learn more about Model UN and make friends. For the application click here or visit the Society’s Facebook site to get in touch and for more information.

Jerry Sharp (UTSA Model UN Under-Secretary of Logistics)

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