University's Model Arab League garners most conference awards

Political Science Department held West Coast Model Arab League Conference last weekend

2017 University of Nevada, Reno Model Arab League.

4/11/2017 | By: Natalie Fry | Staff Report |

The University of Nevada, Reno Political Science Department hosted the West Coast Model Arab League Conference April 7 through 9.  Model Arab League is a simulated meeting where students prepare and debate formal resolutions as representatives of countries from the Middle East and North Africa.

The delegates were divided into three broad policy areas: Joint Defense, Social Affairs and Political Affairs. Participants included the University, the Air Force Academy, San Francisco State University, and the University of California, Merced. Participants are judged on both their written proposals and oral participation.

"Students from the University did exceptionally well, taking several top rankings (outstanding)," Eric Herzik, political science professor, international affairs chair and undergraduate director, said. "Our students were prepared by Eliot Assoudeh as part of the PSC 405Z class addressing the Model Arab League. Congratulations to Eliot and our students."

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University of Nevada, Reno Team - Outstanding Delegate Representing Egypt  

Secretary and Chairs:  

Tylo Ward - Outstanding Secretary General
Joshua Sundberg - Outstanding Chair (Joint Defense)
Ivana Madera - Distinguished Chair (Social Affairs)
Alana Bannourah - Distinguished Chair (Political Affairs)  


Emmanuela Gore - Outstanding Delegate (Social Affairs)
Paige Ritzman - Outstanding Delegate (Social Affairs)
Evelyn Valencia-Rodriguez - Outstanding Delegate (Political Affairs)
Casey MacCheyne - Outstanding Delegate (Political Affairs)
Samuel T. Lair - Outstanding Delegate (Joint Defense)
Edwin Tran - Outstanding Delegate (Joint Defense)  


Chaz Fernandez - Outstanding Delegate (Political Affairs)
Kirsten Oleson - Outstanding Delegate (Political Affairs)


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