Model United Nations Participant
Honored As Best Speaker at German Conference
by Susan Katsaros
from Dateline (January 30, 2003)
James Day, a political science and criminal
justice major who participated in a December Model United Nations
Conference in Germany, was awarded best speaker for his efforts
in representing Ireland on the United Nations Security Council.
He has been invited to attend an upcoming conference in Egypt.
“This was my first trip overseas – and
the conference went very well,” said Day whose colleagues
on the mock Security Council included doctoral candidates from Cambridge
and Oxford, international law and human rights attorneys and students
from Belarus, Egypt, Russia, Kosovo and Germany.
The conference in Egypt will be attended by primarily
representatives from Arab countries, Day noted.
“Cal State Fullerton will be representing Israel
at the April MUN conference in New York, and I think they wanted
someone to represent the Israeli perspective at the March conference
in Cairo,” said Day.
Along with Day, five Cal State Fullerton students
attended the first Bonn International Model United Nations organized
by the University of Bonn in Germany. The focus of the conference
was “Human Rights – Reaching the 2015 Goal.”
About 160 participants from around the world attended six simulated
U.N. committees. The goal of the conference was to provide participants
with a realistic impression of the work performed by the various
committees of the United Nations.
Following graduation, Day will be commissioned as
a naval intelligence officer in Virginia Beach, Va.
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