Nov. 19: Model UN to Debate 'Health Care as a Human Right'

Event Details

Date: November 18, 2011

Times: 1-5 p.m.

Location: Gilbert Science Center, Room #100, Augustana College

Augustana College is proud to host the College's first-ever Model United Nations, an academic simulation of the UN General Assembly that aims to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. The event is sponsored by the International Programs Office in celebration of International Education Week on campus. The Model UN will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Gilbert Science Center, Room #100. Previously selected high school and college students will participate as delegates.

In Augustana's Model UN, students from all academic departments are invited to step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate this year's key topic, "Health Care as a Human Right." While playing their roles as ambassadors, student  "delegates" make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure — all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.

Model UN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development and globalization. Model UN delegates also look closely at the needs, goals and foreign policies of the countries they will represent at the event. The delegates' in-depth knowledge of their countries guarantees a lively and memorable experience.

International Programs Office