On March 7, PR Newswire announced that students from American Graduate School in Paris, Arcadia University’s partner school, earned accolades in the 14th London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) conference, from Feb. 15 to 17.
AGS was represented among the 83 delegates who earned an award out of the 1,500 participants. Other competing universities included Cambridge, Oxford, Exeter (UK), Sorbonne, Sciences Po (France), and about 200 institutions from over forty countries around the world.
This is the third conference in the MUN program that AGS started in 2012 as a component of its Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy. The AGS MUN team previously attended conferences in Utrecht, Netherlands and Barcelona, Spain, where it received five awards. It will next participate in the Paris International MUN conference, May 31- June 2, 2013.
Students partipating in LIMUN came with a solid preparation on negotiation strategies, rules of procedure, speech practices, and country history and policies, having met for weekly training sessions during the five months preceding the conference. Coordinating the AGS team throughout the entire process was Ryan Godfrey, candidate in the AGS-Arcadia dual Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy – International Peace and Conflict Resolution, who has extensive MUN experience as he participated in twelve such conferences in the past.
“We students appreciate opportunities that AGS provides which bridge the classroom to practitioner-based approaches in the field of IR. MUN develops the professional skills that undoubtedly will give us an advantage as we pursue careers in both public and private sectors,” says Godfrey.
The release was featured in several different publications including Los Angeles Business, Philadelphia Business Journal and Washington Business Journal.