The Hood College Model United Nations attended the National Model United Nations conference in New York City March 22-26.
The delegation from Hood consisted of 12 students, accompanied by Kiran Chadda, Ph.D., director of multicultural affairs and international student programs. They represented Timor-Leste (East Timor) in six committees: the First, Second and Third committees of the U.N. General Assembly; the Special Committee on Peacekeeping (C-34), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); and the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon). During the conference, the Hood group visited the United Nations Headquarters and the Permanent Mission of Timor-Leste to the U.N., where they were briefed by the Timorese diplomats on their work within the U.N.
The Hood students on the trip were Chad Allen, Andela Golemac, Kyle Oakes, Abigail Jines, Lydia Jines, Léa Marot, Marko Petric, Nailah Russell, Tyler Shuck, Sophie Smith, Ivana Soce and Maja Tavra.
The Hood Model U.N. meets on a biweekly basis during the fall semester and on a weekly basis during the spring semester. Occasionally, Model U.N. is offered as a class taught by Chadda and faculty adviser Paige Eager, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and chair of the department.