Model United Nations Team Wins Again

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    Model UN teams from Pace’s Pleasantville and NYC campuses competed at the Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) held in Atlanta in November 2009.
     

Over the last year, Pace University’s Model UN team has had a number of national and international victories.

At the Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) held in Atlanta November 2009, the Pace PLV team won the following awards: Honorable Mention for the United States of America, Outstanding Position Paper for the United States of America, Outstanding Position Paper for the Republic of Haiti, Outstanding Delegate for the Organization of American States--Claudio Alvarez, and Dubious Delegation for the Organization of American States--Claudio Alvarez and Aliraza Hussain. The Pace NYC team won the following awards: Honorable Mention for the Republic of Zambia, Outstanding Position Paper for the Republic of Zambia, Outstanding Position Paper for the Republic of Paraguay, Outstanding Position Paper for Canada, and Outstanding Delegation Award for the Republic of Zambia in GA 4th -- Taylor Sartory and Justin Teitell.

In the spring Political Science Adjunct Professor Andre Guzzi, PhD and New York political science majors Alejandra Lopez and Stephanie Robayo, head delegates, led Pace University’s internationally recognized, award-winning team to yet another victory April 5-9, 2009 at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City. More than 300 universities from around the world sent delegations to the competition.

The Pace New York team won Outstanding Delegation and Outstanding Position Papers. Nicole Montecalvo won the Outstanding Delegate Award in the General Assembly 1st Committee. Pace’s team represented the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and consisted of: Maliha Khan, Yasmien Khalil, Mykesha Bradley, Cameron Vea, Krupa Patel, Nicole Montecalvo, Enmanuel Cruz, Jesse Doyle, Caroline McMahon, Meghan Schale, Kathleen Black, Alison Quirch, Mickeasha Lawrence, Megan Henry, and Heidi Gardner.

Earlier in the spring semester, the team also traveled to The Hague, The Netherlands to represent the Republic of Honduras at the World Model United Nations Conference, where over 2,000 delegates from over 200 universities competed. Afiya Modeste and Jesse Doyle won an award for their work in the Special, Political, and Decolonization Committee. Other team members included: Nicole Montecalvo, Heidi Gardner, Mykesha Bradley, Justin Teitell, Ali Aoun, Valeria Manchego, Megan Henry, and Enmanuel Cruz.

The Model United Nations team is supported by the Political Science Department and the Dean of the Dyson School of Arts and Sciences.