Monday, March 21, 2011

Let's Go MUN!

March 21, 2011 (Tyler)
Today was a profound day for Bullis’ Model United Nation because it marks the first day of lobbying and debating in an international conference. The Opening Ceremonies were held at the beautiful Smolensk Palace which is light blue, gold, and white.
Although the opening ceremonies were pretty long, it was a great experience hearing the different views and perspective that students from other countries have about the country that they are representing. Our President Alex Anderson delivered a great speech that stated the views of the delegation of Argentina.
After the opening ceremonies, we ate lunch and then quickly started lobbying and debating. The setup here is very different than recent conferences that we’ve been to because within each committee, the delegates are divided by the topics they chose to write a resolution for. Today was a working day to collaborate with other nations to create to resolutions for us to debate about tomorrow. Throughout the entire conference we met many people from places such as: Italy, Albania, Russia, Germany, Panama, Egypt, and Mexico. Today was such a productive day and I can’t wait for the fruitful debate and interactions!

1 comment:

  1. Greetings, Bullis students and teachers. Sounds like you are having an amazing time! Congrats to Alex on his speech. Thanks for posting such wonderful updates and photos.
    Dr. Romeyn