PULLMAN, Wash.—The Washington State University Honors College will send nine students to the National Model United Nations conference on March 26-30 in New York City.

The National Model United Nations is comprised of 2,600 students from around the world that will try to solve problems from the perspective of the countries they have been chosen to represent. The WSU students will represent Cyprus and experience the challenge of formulating policy for the island nation on a variety of economic, social and political issues.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet international diplomats and ambassadors. Each student also will be assigned to a committee to address specific issues pertinent to their country.

The National Model United Nations is designed to help students understand the dynamics of multilateral diplomacy and international relations.

The nine students make up the first independent delegation WSU has sent to the National Model United Nations in recent past. Their hometown, names and committees are:

New Castle
Megan Albrecht
International Labour Organization Committee for Employment and
Social Policy

Othello
Janelle Braunwart
General Assembly Third Committee

Sedro Wooley
Patricia Goodell
General Assembly Third Committee

Puyallup
Katherine Johnson
Food and Agriculture Organization

Sumner
Cari Loomis
Earth Summit +10

Renton
Jacob Nonis
General Assembly Plenary Session

Omak
Geoffrey Pearson
World Conference for International Financing for Development

Bothell
Amanda Scannell
U.N. Special Session on HIV/AIDS

Montesano
Matthew Schinnell
World Conference on International Financing for Development

For more information, contact Honors College Dean Mary Wack at (509) 335-4505 or mwack@wsu.edu.