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First Year Students Experience United Nations in NYC Seminar

October 21, 2019
  • Students in NYC 105: United Nations outside headquarters in midtown
    Jason Herman
The fall 2019 seminar, NYC: United Nations, seeks to embed first year students into the complexity of the United Nations, and begin to prepare them for MMC’s UN Professional Immersion opportunities later in their undergraduate careers.

During the months of October and November, Andreas Hernandez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of International Studies, and students enrolled in his fall 2019 NYC seminar, will visit the United Nations headquarters every other week for briefings with senior UN officials on on a variety of topics. The class’s first meeting focused on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and further visits will include discussions on UN Women, refugees, and a “Day in the Life at the UN”. The final part of the course will be a Model UN program based on the current crisis at the Turkey/Syria Border.