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Baruch College's Model United Nations Team Receives Honors at National Conference


NEW YORK, NY - March 28, 2013 Students from Baruch College’s Model United Nations Team received honors during the 2013 National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference held in mid-March at the United Nations.

More than 5,000 college and university delegates, half from outside the United States, came to New York City to participate in the annual conference to debate current global issues. This year’s theme was “Change Your World” with an emphasis on helping students gain a new perspective on how to contribute to their communities around the globe.

During the conference, each Model UN Team represents a specific country. As part of their preparation, team participants are required to submit position papers that encapsulate the research they have done on specific issues, and solutions that they will propose at the conference.

This year, the Baruch team represented Mexico, and for their efforts they won the Outstanding Position Paper Award in General Assembly 2nd Committee (written by Baruch students Kevin Metters and Samantha Perez) and Outstanding Delegation Award in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Committee. Han Zhang and Brenda Moz represented Baruch in this committee.

“They were eager to learn more about Mexico throughout this process because of Mexico’s close relations with the United States,” said Lene Skou, Deputy Director of the Weissman Center for International Business, who is the team’s advisor. “There were many interesting issues related to economic and policy matters that team members wanted to explore.”

Baruch’s Model UN Team members are: Club President Max Wu (Senior, Finance & Investment); Vice President Mikhail Relushchin (Sophomore, Political Science); Tuyara Luova (Freshman, Economics); Kevin Metters (Freshman, Political Science & Economics); Samantha Perez (Freshman, Political Science); Senior Member Raiyan Syed (Sophomore, International Business); Jonathan Luciano (Freshman, Accounting); Dana Howell (Senior, Public Affairs/Political Science); Club Secretary Jihyun Hwang (Senior, English); Suki Singh (Junior, Political Science & History); Waed Khalifeh (Senior, Political Science); Senior Member Brenda Moz (Sophomore, Political Science); Han Zhang (Senior, Political Science); Club Treasurer Saad Chattha (Junior, Accounting); Senior Member Ali Pir (Senior, Finance & Investment); Navtej Ahuja (Freshman, Political Science & Economics); Stephen Elliott (Freshman, Political Science & Economics); and Senior Advisor Omar Ali (Senior, Accounting).




About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to


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