UN team expands competition schedule, wins awards
Wheaton’s Model United Nations team has had a busy academic year. Not only did they increase their competition schedule from one event to five, but they also brought home accolades at their first competition.
Saba Mundlay ’17 received an honorable mention for her outstanding work as a delegate at the National Collegiate Security Conference, held Oct. 23–26, 2014, at Georgetown University. She participated in the conference’s Japanese Diet session, a modern-day debate that examined Japan’s constitutional policy regarding the stationing of American troops and ships.
“In February 2014, one of the articles that was put in place in the Japanese constitution after World War II was reinterpreted, so the debate we were having was whether there needed to be an amendment made to the constitution,” Mundlay said. “I was a member of the Democratic Party of Japan. I defected from my party, and I and a lot of the other people formed a different party and managed to gather the majority vote.” [Read more...]