The tension between Russia and Crimea has been mounting for years. Savannah State’s Model United Nations and Model African Union hosted a simulation of a UN conference last Tuesday in the auditorium of the COBA building to discuss the crises between the two countries. The students modeled delegates as they argued the need for Russian troops to be on the ground in Crimea. The simulation proudly depicted the expanding knowledge SSU students and international affairs.
Parallel to a debate, the representatives were given guidelines and a limit on the time they were allowed to speak. The rules of actual United Nations Conferences were followed as representatives raised the signs bearing their country’s flag to speak and obeyed proper procedures of a formal debate, moderated Caucus, and un-moderated Caucus.
Savannah State students represented the countries of Canada, Germany, United States, China, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Turkey. They strutted their knowledge with facts of how many citizens of Crimea were Russian and the amount of Russian troops that were sent to Crimea. Their debates required them to be well versed in the countries they represented in order to accurately depict how officials would react.
“It took a lot of work to put this together” USA representative and President of The Model UN, Immanuel Golden, said “we are happy so many came out to support”
Savannah State University tell it’s students “you can get anywhere from here” and the Model UN simulation correlated perfectly with the expanding mindset SSU encourages it’s students to have.