West of Reading traveled to China to participate in National Model United Nations

Paige West of Reading, a student at McDaniel College, Westminster, Md., participated in the 2018 National Model United Nations China conference at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, China, Nov. 18 through 24.

McDaniel’s delegation of 13 students represented either Belarus, Chad or Togo. West was a member of the Belarus team, which received an honorable mention delegation award.

“The National Model United Nations China conference proved a once-in-a-lifetime trip for our students as they were able to be immersed into a multicultural and multinational experience with participants from institutions all over the world,” said Francis Grice, assistant professor in the political science and international studies department at McDaniel. “Many of the McDaniel students had previously attended a Model United Nations conference in New York or Washington, D.C., and/or had a strong interest in Asian-Pacific politics. My hope is to be able to offer further national and international conference experiences for our students over the coming years.”

The mission of the National Model United Nations is to advance the understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues through quality educational programs that emphasize collaboration and cooperative conflict resolution and prepare participants for active global citizenship.

The National Model United Nations China conference is held through a long-distance partnership between the National Model United Nations and Northwestern Polytechnical University.

For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu.

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