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IU Southeast hosts Model United Nations for high school students

NEW ALBANY, IN, (Nov. 13, 2012) – High school students from around the state are joining forces at Indiana University Southeast to combat global conflicts.

The 23rd Annual IU Southeast Model UN  Security Council Conference for High School Students will be held Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15and 16, in University Center North at IU Southeast.  

Juniors and seniors from nine high schools around the region will participate in six simulations of world issues including the crisis in Syria, Iran and the issue of nuclear weapons, the dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, and the ongoing crisis in Somalia.

IU Southeast political science students will serve as chairs of the Model UN councils.

High schools sending student delegations include Arsenal Technical (Indianapolis), Canterbury School (Fort Wayne), Christian Academy of Indiana, Crawford County, Crawfordsville, Jeffersonville, Model Lab School (Richmond, Ky.), Silver Creek, and Zionsville. 

The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday evening and continues Friday morning. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Cliff Staten at cstaten@ius.edu or (812) 941-2691.

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