Events

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Middle School Model United Nations Conference

April 9, 2010
Friday

120 students from the four Chapel Hill-Carrboro middle schools will participate in a day-long simulation of the United Nations on the topic of Iranian nuclear development.

The opening and final ceremonies are open to the public.

Student delegates will represent countries that are currently members of the UN Security Council. They will make speeches, present resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure, with the goal of resolving a problem that affects countries worldwide.

The conference is organized by the UNC-Chapel Hill Model UN Club in cooperation with the School of Education, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and the West Triangle Chapter of the United National Association.

Speakers at the opening ceremony are:

  • Bill McDiarmid, Dean, School of Education
  • Denise Bowling, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
  • Erdman Palmore, President, West Triangle Chapter of the United National Association
  • Mike O’Shea, President, Model UNC Club, UNC-Chapel Hill

Time: 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Opening ceremony 9 a.m.
Final ceremony 2:15 p.m.
Place: Smith Middle School Auditorium, 9201 Seawell School Rd., Chapel Hill (opening and final ceremonies)
Carolina Center for Educational Excellence, 9201 Seawell School Rd., Chapel Hill (Student Security Council meetings)
Contact: Björn Hennings, hennings@unc.edu or (919) 843-2874