By Shane Surrey
From April 19-23, AJU students participated in the Model United Nations conference in San Francisco. The conference was hosted by Model United Nations of the Far West (MUNFW), which was first founded in 1950.
The Model United Nations is an event where students step into the shoes of ambassadors from various nations and discuss global politics. Each school is assigned at least one country with a set of standardized values and issues that arise from their region. The students use this information to collaborate with allies and negotiate with enemies of their state.
These conferences can vary from just 20 students to hundreds. Real UN ambassadors even attend these conferences to learn possible new grounds of negotiation. Read more »