After hosting a small pilot program in the spring, Millersville University (MU) will welcome the Susquehanna Valley Model United Nations Program (SVMUN) for the first time on Monday, Oct. 7. The day’s events will take place from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Bolger Conference Center. Five different topics will be covered during the day’s events including: climate change, the crisis in Venezuela, water pollution, the Iran-Saudi Arabia crisis and September 11.
Approximately 218 students from 16 local high schools will participate, including representatives from Lampeter-Strasburg, J.P. McCaskey, Hempfield, Penn Manor, Solanco, Central York, Eastern, Cedar Crest, Hershey and others.
Additionally, a group of 12 international studies and government and political affairs students at Millersville will serve as facilitators for the event.
“We are honored that SVMUN is building MU into their program year and creating opportunities for our own students to demonstrate their field knowledge while also having a chance to serve as professional role models and mentors,” says Dr. Kirsten Bookmiller, government and political affairs professor.
This educational simulation where students can exercise their negotiating skills while learning about diplomacy and international relations is a valuable experience from both high school and university students.
For more information, contact Kirsten Bookmiller at Kirsten.Bookmiller@millersville.edu or 717-871-7502.