Columbus State Hosts High School Model U.N.

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State University’s Department of Political Science and MPA Program will host nearly 300 local students for the annual Columbus Area High School Model U.N. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 17-18 at CSU’s Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd.

Students and their teachers from Northside, Shaw, Columbus, Brookstone, Hardaway and Spencer high schools will check in and gather for a 4:45-7:30 p.m. opening session on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the students, as delegates to 173 different countries, will explore and debate issues related to environmental problems, human rights, economic development and globalization. A 5-7 p.m. awards ceremony closes the event.

More than 20 Columbus State political science majors will help oversee the proceedings and assist their younger counterparts.

Thursday Model U.N. Schedule
• 8:30-11:30 a.m. - Morning Session
• 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - General Assembly
• Noon-1 p.m. - Economic and Social Council
• 12:15-1:15 p.m. - Security Council
• 12:30-1:30 p.m. - International Summit
• 4-5 p.m. - Dinner Recess
• 5-7 p.m. - Awards ceremony

For more information, call 706-507-8700.