NEW ALBANY, IN (Nov. 18, 2010) – Almost 240 high school juniors and seniors from around the region will take over Indiana University Southeast to debate world politics.
IU Southeast is hosting the 21st annual Model UN Security Council Conference for high school students on Nov. 18 and 19 in the campus’s conference center.
Students from 13 high schools across the state will learn about issues including pirates off the coast of Somalia; Iran and nuclear weapons; human trafficking; and the Israel-Palestinian dispute including status of Jerusalem, right of return, the wall, borders, and illegal settlements.
Throughout the event, IU Southeast students will serve as chairs of the councils.
Council sessions are open to the public. The conference begins at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, and continues through3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19.
For more information and a complete schedule, please contact Cliff Staten, professor of political science and international studies at (812) 941-2691.