Pegasus

Harvard World Model United Nations-Panama Conference

  • The WC Model UN group right before opening ceremonies
    The WC Model UN group right before opening ceremonies
    Dr. Tahir Shad
  • Several WAC try to out bike each other
    Several WAC try to out bike each other
    Kathryn Bedard
  • The Panama Canal
    The Panama Canal
    Kathryn Bedard
  • One of the cultural events during the closing ceremonies
    One of the cultural events during the closing ceremonies
    Dr. Tahir Shad
  • An image of one of the beaches that Panama has
    An image of one of the beaches that Panama has
    Kathryn Bedard
  • The WAC Model UN team right before the closing ceremonies
    The WAC Model UN team right before the closing ceremonies
    Kathryn Bedard
  • A photo of the old town of Panama City
    A photo of the old town of Panama City
    Kathryn Bedard
  • A picture of the old town of Panama
    A picture of the old town of Panama
    Sabrina Mendez
  • An image of Panama City during a hike
    An image of Panama City during a hike
    Tyanna Baker
  • A picture taken during one of the trips to the canal
    A picture taken during one of the trips to the canal
    Kathryn Bedard
  • Some of the beautiful architecture that can be found
    Some of the beautiful architecture that can be found
    Kathryn Bedard
  • Jess Burns enjoying the social events before the first day of committee
    Jess Burns enjoying the social events before the first day of committee
    Dr. Tahir Shad
  • Philip Estes, Sabrina Mendez, Jess Burns, Michael Luckert, Paris Mercier (Left to Right) at Global Village
    Philip Estes, Sabrina Mendez, Jess Burns, Michael Luckert, Paris Mercier (Left to Right) at Global Village
    Dr. Tahir Shad
  • John Linderman wearing American themed accessories
    John Linderman wearing American themed accessories
    Dr. Tahir Shad
  • WC Model UN with the Ambassdor of Luxembourg
    WC Model UN with the Ambassdor of Luxembourg
    Dr. Tahir Shad
  • Dr. Shad and the MUN team at the Luxembourg embassy
    Dr. Shad and the MUN team at the Luxembourg embassy
    Dr. Tahir Shad
March 10, 2018
The Model United Nations team had a packed spring break as they attended the Harvard World Model UN conference in Panama City, Panama

From Saturday, March 10th to Sunday, March 18th, the team not only competed on an international level, but experienced the culture of Panama. The conference began with an opening ceremony where keynotes speakers, such as the President of Panama, addressed the crowd of student delegates.

During the middle of the week, WC delegates engaged in six committee sessions, in which teams of one or two would deliver short speeches during moderated sessions and work with other delegates on creating working papers and resolutions. The WC delegates not only experienced the process behind creating official papers, but collaborated with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

By Friday, the conference wrapped up with one last session before going into the closing ceremony. The WC students and audience were more than anxious to hear the results of the award ceremony. However, the Model UN team found themselves not only jumping up in celebration once, but twice as two double delegation teams from Washington College won verbal commendations. Jess Burns and Sabrina Mendez received commendations from the UNESCO committee, while Kathryn Bedard and Abigail Burnett received one from the World Conference on Women.

Outside of committee, the WC students networked with other students at a variety of social events, including a party at an official site of Spanish ruins.

Congratulations to the Model UN Team for all the hard work they put in!


Last modified on Mar. 27th at 3:53pm by Katie Bedard.