Model United Nations
High School UN
The Ohio Northern University High School Model United Nations Program offers a unique experience for local area high school students.
The Model United Nations delegation participates in the National Model United Nations conference, the largest university-level simulation of the United Nations.
The course is offered during the Winter and Spring quarters. Classroom and lab exercises involve an integrated and serious simulation of many aspects of the United Nations. Students prepare to participate in the National Model United Nations in New York City.
ONU’s team competed as Zimbabwe, which was a challenge, since that nation is under sanction by the international community. The students were escorted by Professor Andy Ludanyi and Professor Kofi Nsia-Pepra, both of the History Politics and Justice Department. During the event, delegates debated issues that included Child Soldiers, Nuclear Disarmament, Economic Development, and AIDS, among others.
Professor Ludanyi commented that the members of ONU’s delegation did a fine job of representing their designated nation. Among other activities outside of the conference, the team had supper at an Ethiopian restaurant.