What is Model UN?

The Clarion

Bethel University students gather to discuss human rights, foreign and domestic issues and how change can affect the future.  

Callie Schmidt | For the Clarion

Bethel junior Jolene Rotich stood in front of a group of students in AC333 as the Model United Nations meeting began with a question.

“What do you think ‘human rights’ means,” Rotich asked.

Members of the Model UN club at Bethel were present Thursday, as well as students who were interested in human rights. According to Bethel senior and club President Matt Stock, Model UN seeks to spread awareness of international issues around campus.

Kelly Russell, senior international relations major, presented alongside Rotich. The group is made up of roughly 40 members from varying majors. Political science professor, Christopher Moore, oversees the club as the advisor.

Russell and Rotich discussed topics of human rights such as Guantanamo Bay, the current European refugee crisis and the Burundian…

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