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MUN Team Competes in Columbia’s 13th Annual Conference


Hamilton's Model UN team at Columbia University.
Hamilton's Model UN team at Columbia University.

Hamilton’s Model United Nations (MUN) team competed in the Columbia Model United Nations in New York (CMUNNY) conference from Sept. 27 to Sept. 30 in New York City. The conference invited colleges from all over North America to compete over the long weekend, engaging students in 19 specialized committees.

Hamilton student attendees were John Keirouz ’22, Sophia Ficarro ’22, Annalie Garcia ’19, Cesar Guerrero Domenech ’19, Adele Hinkle ’22, Robbyn Jimenez ’19, Edsel Llaurador ’19, and Majestic Terhune ’21. The students competed in simulations based on places such as New York City’s 1974 City Council, England in 1141, and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman universe. Each participant represented a historical or fictional person and attempted to gain power throughout the conference.

The students wrote resolutions, engaged in debate, planned elaborate schemes, and worked with one another to push their respective agendas. They debated on topics like the monitoring of AI technology, Norse myths, and the future prospects of Staten Island. While in New York City, the group also explored various museums and eateries.

The MUN team has previously competed at the University of Toronto, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania, and they plan on attending conferences at the University of Boston and Yale University later this fall. Hamilton’s MUN group ranked in Best Delegate’s top fifty North American MUN organizations for 2017.

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