February 13, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) chapter of the Model United Nations will represent the university at the 59th session of the Harvard National Model United Nations. Nine student delegates and two professors will be traveling to Boston, Mass., on Thursday, Feb. 14. The students will interact and compete with more than 3,000 university students from around the world.
FAMU was the only historically black university invited to attend the conference.
Delegates have drafted comprehensive resolutions about their assigned countries and will debate pressing issues of international interest. The FAMU delegates, who are split into teams of two, will represent the countries of Barbados and Tajikistan.
Christopher Daniels, assistant professor of political science and advisor for FAMU’s Model United Nations, said the conference is a great platform to showcase the talents of FAMU students.
“The outstanding accomplishments of a lot of students at FAMU often go unrecognized,” Daniels said. “This is an opportunity for our students to get exposure and prove that FAMU students are just as good as, if not better than, students from around the country and the world.”
The students attending are Clarece Polke, a senior newspaper journalism student; Jecoby Young, a senior political science student; Antoine Anthony, a junior political science student; Nashandra Howard, a sophomore political science student; Mariah Williams, a senior political science student; Daune Robin, a senior broadcast journalism student; Joseph Widler, a junior political science student; Kierra Woodger, a sophomore criminal justice student and Candice Williams, a sophomore music education student. The three advisors are Victor Eno, assistant professor of political science, Karen Mitchell and Daniels.
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