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May 4, 2017 – Sixteen students from King's College participated in the recent National Model United Nations Conference in New York City. As part of the educational experience, 14 students represented Bulgaria and received a briefing from the Bulgarian Permanent Mission to the United Nations. Two students represented Senegal in a Security Council simulation.

Two King’s students, Gary Loughney and Alcides Mauricio, won an Outstanding Position Paper Award at the United Nations conference. The delegation as a whole won the Honorable Mention Award for their representation of Bulgaria.

Participants are enrolled in a political science course, titled “Politics of the United Nations.” To prepare for the Model United Nations Conference, each student researches three topics of their committee and country and submits a position paper reflecting the country’s stance on each topic. The course is open to all King’s College students and is an elective for political science majors.

Dr. Margarita Rose of King’s Economics Department and Dr. Beth Admiraal of the College’s Political Science Department led the delegation. 

King’s College students who participated in the recent Model United National Conference held in New York City, pictured front row from left: Kyle Rozitski, Jeremy Peters, Jaclyn Victor, Casey O'Connell, Melissa Mariani, Megan Ziller, Ayrton Omoigui. Second row: Gary Loughney, Stephen Czankner, Andrew Guarilia, Daniel Mushat, Alcides Mauricio, Demetre Coles, and Mikaela Hank. Absent from photo: Meshari Albakhat and James McDonough.