During Mar 16-18, Columbia International College delegates tried their hands at the Change the World Model United Nations (CWMUN) for the third consecutive year and displayed remarkable debating, presentation and conflict resolution skills throughout the simulations.
The three-day annual event held at the UN Headquarters in New York City attracted over 2,500 students from all around the world. Five CIC students were recognized for outstanding contributions in the committees and countries they represented:
- Best Position Paper: Chi Weng Mou (Kimmy)
- Honorable Mention: Zimu Zhao, Lecheng Zeng (Charlie), Karen-Olivia Kouame, Nandi Traore
“Upon entering the General Assembly Hall for opening ceremonies, the students expressed much excitement and willingness to resolve global issues, ” said Anthony Mattiacci, CIC’s Senior Activities Advisor overseeing the training program.
Since 2016, CIC students have participated in the CWMUN, stepping into shoes of UN ambassadors and debating major issues challenging the world.
The preparation seminars are also a great way to help students develop skills in leadership, research, public presentation and consensus building through negotiation.
CIC has received lots of positive feedback on our delegates’ accomplishments. If you see the members of the Model U.N. Team, please congratulate them on their hard work and achievements at the conference.
Photos by Anthony Mattiacci