IU Southeast hosts Model United Nations for hundreds of high school students

16th November 2011

NEW ALBANY, IN, (Nov. 16, 2011) – High school students from around the state are joining forces at IU Southeast to combat political unrest and drug activities throughout the world.

The 22nd Annual IU Southeast Model United Nations for High School Students will be held Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17 and 18, in University Center North at IU Southeast.  

More than 210 juniors and seniors will participate in seven simulations of world issues including the Palestinian request for full admission to the UN, the political uprisings in Syria, the international drug cartel activities in Mexico, and the famine/security issues in Somalia.

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

High schools sending student delegations include Jeffersonville, Shawe, Salem, Silver Creek, Crawford County, Crawfordsville, Zionsville, the Model Lab High School at Eastern Kentucky University, the Canterbury School (Fort Wayne), and the Christian Academy of Indiana. 

The event begins at 6 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.