All About Model U.N.

All About Model U.N.

Model United Nations is a club not many students know about. Lauren Kindstrand, the adviser of the club, describes Model UN as “an extracurricular club where students meet to debate and discuss various global issues.” This is a club at many schools, so the group attends conferences where they work with other schools to pass resolution papers. Each student is assigned a country and they research specific issues based on their country.

This year, Lauren Kindstrand says some of these issues were “threats to international peace and security, LGBTQ+ advocacy and action, deforestation and the privatization of space.” During the meetings, students will participate in practice debates and simulations; in later meetings they will research and write papers about the assignments for the conference.

The club was originally started by Dr. Chuck Greanoff years ago, but the club was later taken over by Lauren Kindstrand. Although she did not start it, she states “I’ve realized how important Model UN is to give students a voice in global and international issues. With the overwhelming inundation of news today, it is empowering to watch students learn how to research, debate and resolve various global issues.”

Model UN meets on Wednesdays after school from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room C126. But why might you want to join Model UN? Lauren Kindstrand says “It [Model UN] provides a foundation for students to learn communication skills both verbal and written as well as give a more global perspective of the world.” In addition, Model UN has an open and passionate group of students involved. If you would like to join or learn more about Model UN, talk with Lauren Kindstrand.


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