IWU Students to Take Part in Midwest Model United Nations Conference
February 15, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University Student Senate and the Office of
the Provost will sponsor a student trip to the Midwest Model United Nations (MMUN)
conference in St. Louis from Feb. 21 through Feb. 24 to represent the countries of
South Korea and Spain.
The conference, which has been in existence since 1960 and is governed by MMUN, Inc.,
is a "venture in practical education," intended to further students' knowledge, awareness
and understanding of world issues through a simulation of the United Nations.
Two teams of students, one representing South Korea and one representing Spain, will
attend the conference. Senior Patrick Beary, a international studies major from New
Lenox, Ill., will lead one team of delegates, while senior Marissa Holloway, a science
and European studies double major from Naples, Fla., will lead the other. Other IWU
students attending the conference will be chosen based on position papers they submit
to Diego Mendez-Carbajo, assistant professor of economics and faculty sponsor of the
After being selected, the students will be assigned to the General Assembly or the
Economic and Social Council and split into committees based on their interests and
strengths. The committees included in the General Assembly will be Disarmament and
International Security; Economic and Financial; Social, Humanitarian and Cultural
and Special Political and Decolonization. Topics that will be addressed by the subcommittees
of the General Assembly include measures to prevent the acquisition of weapons of
mass destruction by terrorist organizations, international migration and development,
implementation of human rights institutions and measures to eliminate terrorism.
The committees included in the Economic and Social Council will be, namely, the Economic
and Social Council and Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The topics
they will address include international action against money laundering and corruption,
natural disaster preparedness and reduction, international action to combat national
and transnational organized crime and combating international trafficking and illicit
For additional information, contact the IWU Model United Nations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181