Concordia awarded three times at the Pennsylvania United Nations Conference
On February 26 – March 2, 2014, Concordia Model United Nations (ConMUN) was awarded three Outstanding Delegate awards at the Pennsylvania United Nations Conference (PUNC) held on Penn State's University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania. Eight delegates from the ConMUN Team attended the conference that hosted approximately 150 delegates from across Canada and the United States.
ConMUN is a student club which participates at simulations of the United Nations Organization sponsored by Canadian and American universities. The Concordia Model United Nations Club (ConMUN) at Montreal’s Concordia University has been very active since its creation in 1998. Its members have participated over six different Model United Nations (MUN) conferences and have been awarded a great many number of distinctions and mentions.
Over the past two years, ConMUN has been involved in training members on a weekly basis in order to measure up against the Ivy universities in the US, which make available MUN courses to students for credits as opposed to Montreal based universities. Nevertheless, ConMUN delegates have managed to collect awards on a constant basis for their individual performances and gained much respect on the MUN circuit.
At PUNC, a variety of committees were offered for the delegates such as the Nixon Cabinet (from Vietnam to Watergate), the Congress of Vienna or the United Nations Security Council. Three students from the Political Science Department, Narjiss Bendidane, Jennifer Jauvin-Goes and Nathanaël Dagane distinguished themselves in the debates and brought up three awards for the Concordia Model United Nations Club.
The team is going to other simulations this month held at Ottawa (Canimun), Brussels (Worldmun), as well as one in New York (NMUN) in April.