AGS Participates in MUN in Barcelona
|Tuesday, 15 May 2012|
Seven AGS students participated in the Catalonian Model United Nations (C'MUN) in Barcelona on May 2-5, 2012. The AGS team was the most awarded team of this United Nations simulation as in each committe where AGS delegates were present, a prize went to one of them.
Carolyn Meyer and Amy Pope were both nominated "Outstanding First-year Participant" as they represented - respectively - Kenya in the Environmental Committee and Spain in the General Assembly; Etienne Rosas was awarded the "Oustanding Delegation" prize as he represented Portugal in the Security Council, and MUN student advisors Ryan Godfrey and Andrea Badiola both received honorable mentions for their participation as Chinese delegation in the Security Council and Guatemalan delegation in the Human Rights Council. Also receiving high praise for their participation were Jhinni Awotar (Australia in the Environmental Committee) and Lisa Albright (Democratic Republic of Congo in the Environmental Committee). All of these students are enrolled in the Master's in International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS.
Here is a testimonial by MUN student advisor Andrea Badiola (class of 2013):
"At the beginning of the negotiation the nerves were tangible, but after jumping into the arena everybody started adapting to their new role and enjoying the game. The first day every committee started with the sometimes complex procedures, but we AGSers knew our way through. After debating the subjects that were on the agenda of each committee, we worked on drafting the resolutions to be voted.
We went to this MUN with our hand-luggage and came back full of energy, experience and hope. Hope for the future, knowing that we are getting ready to be the decision-makers of tomorrow. No matter where each one of us ends up whether in a diplomatic career or in other fields, we have learned ways to deal with very complex current issues and negotiate with diverse people, and we have proven to ourselves what we are able to accomplish. New ideas, new solutions, new friends and a lot of sun - so much have we learned and so much have we shared!"
AGS 2013 Conference
April 18-19, 2013 in ParisTheme: "Identity and Gender Politics within International Relations"
Laura-Lee Smith USA
As citizens of the world community, AGSers share a deep will to improve international state of affairs. This drive for change translates into prescriptive discussion between students and teachers, not simply criticism. I most admire this quality about AGS and know that because we have the will to improve the system, we are the way for change.