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Model UN Summer Program
for High School Students



MODEL UN SUMMER PROGRAM

Taking part in Mercy College's summer Model United Nations program shows global citizenry, interest in international relations, and civic responsibility. Participation in such a program demonstrates leadership and social consciousness in addition to adding further accomplishments to your academic resume.

YOUR VOICE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD



Overview of Model UN Summer Program

Taking part in Mercy College's summer Model United Nations program shows global citizenry, interest in international relations, and civic responsibility. Participation in such a program demonstrates leadership and social consciousness in addition to adding further accomplishments to your academic resume.

In a dynamic two-week program, motivated high school students will be able to take part in expertly taught classes, simulations, lectures by respected leaders, and participate in field trips to New York City to visit the United Nations, country missions, and global organizations. In a serene setting overlooking the Hudson River, students participating in this program will greatly improve their research, writing, networking, and other skills essential for success on any career track!

Location

Founded in 1950, the main campus of Mercy College is located on the picturesque Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, New York and is just minutes from Manhattan, and is easily accessible by mass transportation. The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and offers more than 90 in-demand undergraduate and graduate programs. Mercy College is committed to offering high quality, affordable, student-centered programming and teaching within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Recognized as a teaching college, Mercy offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate with talented faculty in outstanding majors.

Program Faculty

Frederick L. Shiels, Professor/Ph.D., has headed the Model United Nations program at Mercy College for 25 of his 33 years there. He has been Adjunct Professor at Baruch College, Long Island University, and Marist College. He teaches the theory and practice of diplomacy, research, and self-presentation in classes on International Organizations, International Relations, American Foreign Policy and U.S. history and politics. His research specialty has been the American Presidency, but he has branched out into studies of Japan, nuclear weapons control, the Baltic States, and Civilian casualties. The author and editor of five books and numerous articles, he taught in Japan and Latvia for the Fulbright program. He has traveled to 34 countries and encourages students to travel in an informed and happily curious way, and to engage the world through lifelong study, with stress on clear speaking and writing, and the use of new technologies in preparing for international careers-- or any career.

Center for Global Engagement and Mercy Summer Model UN Advisory Board


Jude Aguwa
, Nigeria, Prof. Philosophy and Religion, African History and Religion, A.I.D.s in Africa

Saliva Baha, India, Associate Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy

Zhixiong Chen, China, Professor and Director, Cybersecurity

Andrej Gaspari, Adjunct Professor Pol. Science, Eastern Europe/Slovenia, Middle East and security studies

Hassan, Heba, Bahrain, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, international relations, Middle Eastern politics

Michiko Kuroda, Japan, Adjunct Professor of History, East Asia and United Nations, world history; previously United Nations career specialist
in human rights

Chelsea Kuo, Taiwan, Sociology, international migration, demography

Arthur Lerman, Professor Emeritus, Political Science and Asian Studies, China

Alberto Manzi, Italy, Assistant Professor in Psychology; research is in Cognition: Memory and learning,

Andres Matias-Ortiz, Assistant Professor of History, Professor, Latin American and Caribbean studies

Benjamin Manyindo, Uganda, Asst. Professor of Business, organizational leadership, and economics

Lana Obradovic, Bosnia, Assistant Professor International Relations, International Relations, diplomacy and security studies; also a member of the CGE Board

Please e-mail summer@mercy.edu for information and/or to receive a program application. Please include your contact details (name & telephone number) in the e-mail. Space is limited so email us today!

A typical day:

9:30 am-12:00 pm UN Simulation: The UN and a Delegate's role: The toughest job you will ever love
International Relations and Diplomacy: History and Terms
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm-3:00 pm You are the Delegate: Preparing for A Model UN Simulation
Leadership, political, voting positions

During the program students will visit the United Nations and will have the benefit of meeting several guests speakers including Ambassadors and other notable experts in the fields of communication and public speaking, conflict resolution, and international law.

Location
Mercy College | Dobbs Ferry, NY

Program Dates
July 9th - 20th (Monday - Friday)

Time
9:30am - 3:00pm

Fee
$400 (includes lunch and all programming)
This affordable tuition rate of $400 per student for this 2 week day program is offered through a subsidy contributed by Mercy College.

Qualifications


To be eligible for the Model UN Summer Program for High School students, the applicant must:
  1. Be a citizen of the United States
  2. Be a high school student (within three years of graduation)
  3. Demonstrate evidence of academic excellence.
  4. Demonstrate evidence of leadership skills through extracurricular activities and school/community involvement.
  5. Provide a positive Recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher.
  6. Submit a well-written essay consisting of 200 words on: What do you hope to gain from the Model United Nations experience?