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Model UN Diplomats at SCF Celebrate United Nations Day

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 23, 2018) —State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is recognizing United Nations Day on Oct. 24 by honoring its legacy of student diplomats who compete or have competed on the college’s Model UN team. Since 2010, Model UN students have won more than three dozen awards for their performance at conferences.

Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations in which students take on the role of delegates from their assigned countries and engage in debate, diplomacy, resolution writing, leadership and negotiation to try and advocate for their assigned country’s position. More than 100 students have participated in Model UN at SCF, learning about leadership, public speaking, diplomacy and international affairs.

Model UN is a three-credit hour course at SCF that runs every fall and spring. During the course, students learn about the structure and functions of the United Nations, the foreign policy of assigned nation, UN rules and procedures, public speaking skills and detailed information about the topics they will be dealing with in their committees. The class culminates with a multi-day trip to a Model United Nations conference.

For more information about Model UN at SCF, contact Daniel Fuerstman, associate professor and team advisor, at FuerstD@SCF.edu or 941-363-7272.

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