City Times Staff
STEVENS POINT — The UW-Stevens Point Model United Nations Summer Camp heads into their second year, and they are looking for more students eager to learn about world affairs.
According to Senior, and Political Science and International Studies student Alexandra Miller, the goal of the camp is to given students a framework in which to learn various aspects of world affairs through simulation activities of the United Nations. Participants assume the roles of diplomatic representatives to the UN as they consider contemporary international concerns. Last year, the students focused on nuclear proliferation.
“I believe that the experience we provide to our participants is an invaluable one and promotes critical thinking and analysis, global awareness, and good citizenship,” said Miller. “Additionally, participants have an opportunity to develop and enhance technical skills such as research, public speaking, negotiation, and leadership.”
The camp spans for three days, and includes 14 students from around the state. This year’s goal is to grab more local area students from Stevens Point and Plover schools. This camp started as a project last year in the UWSP Political Science Department and the award-winning UWSP Model United Nations team.
“We are so excited to run the camp for its second consecutive year, last year being the very first, and are currently deciding on topics,” said Miller. “With current global issues, we are between nuclear proliferation again or the refugee crisis. Either will be interesting to watch play out in simulation.”
The camp runs from Aug. 15-17. For more information, visit https://www.uwsp.edu/polisci/Pages/muncamp.aspx