St. Paul campus hosts high school Model United Nations conference

Campus hosts high school Model United Nations conference

A total of 360 public high school students from the Twin cities are expected to be on campus today to attend a Model United Nations conference. The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in O'Shaughnessy Educational Center and McNeely Hall.

Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations in which students represent assigned countries and engage in debate, negotiation, diplomacy, public speaking and resolution writing. Students in various committees are expected to tackle issues such as human trafficking, children in armed conflict, and protecting the needs of women and children refugees.

The St. Thomas community is welcome to observe the conference, watch the debates and attend the conference's open house, whichwill be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Room 103, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center.

Congressman Keith Ellison is scheduled to speak at the closing ceremony, also open to the St. Thomas community, which will run from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.