The Canisius College community welcomes more than 350 high school students and their advisers to campus today for the 35th annual High School Model United Nations Conference. High school delegates represent the countries of the world in simulated diplomatic sessions that approximate the deliberations of United Nations (UN) councils and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Each session involves between 40 and 100 high school delegates and is moderated by Canisius College student volunteers, who also adjudicate the proceedings and recognize outstanding delegations with awards.
Many delegates will eat lunch between 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall’s West Wing. We thank you for your patience and understanding if the Dining Hall is especially crowded at this peak time. We also thank the Chartwells food service staff, along with staff from events management, housekeeping, public safety, the bookstore, admissions and public relations, the Political Science Department and especially our tireless student volunteers for making this conference possible.
The conference is organized by the International Relations Program at Canisius College, home to the multidisciplinary international relations major, which requires study in history, political science, modern languages and cultures, and international business, along with international educational experience and cultivation of skill sets in research, writing, foreign language, and cross-cultural analysis.
Please join us in creating a welcoming atmosphere for our honored guests today!
Submitted by: Jonathan M. DiCicco, associate professor of political science, director of International Relations Program