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Spelman Model UN Team Competes in Panama

May 2018

Ten Spelman students participated in the 2018 Harvard World Model United Nations Conference in Panama City, Panama, March 12 - 16. The team discussed and debated a wide range of issues including biological warfare, workers rights in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), and children’s healthcare access.

Spleman Model UN in Panama

The Harvard Model United Nations, sponsored by Harvard University, is one of the most internationally diverse college-level Model United Nations Conferences. For the past 14 years, Spelman students have joined the more than 2,000 students from over 100 countries to simulate the work of the actual United Nations organization located in the United States. The conference is held in a different international location each year.

Jeanne Meadows, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of international studies and International Affairs Center director, serves as faculty advisor for Spelman Model UN. For the past four years Charissa Threat, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, has been responsible for in-country logistics and photography.

Spelman Model UN Team Spelman Model UN Team
Deaundra Jackson, C’2020, Political Science
Kimya Loder, C’2018, International Studies
Joy Ikekhua, C’2018, International Studies
Alexis Mack, C’2020, Economics
Taylor Smith, C’2020, International Studies
Alexis Eichelberger, C’2020, Spanish
Faty-Sharone Sylla, C’2018, International Studies/Women's Studies 
Zainab Kabia, C’2018, International Studies/Political Science 
Natalie Rogers, C’2020, Education Studies
Naima Shaw, C’2019, International Studies

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