Developing the knack for being able to negotiate with individuals from other parts of the world is something that’s become vital as the scope of the business world takes on a greater international perspective. While it is only one facet of that skill set, it is something that students from all areas of the planet have the opportunity to do when they attend the Change the World Model United Nations conference held in New York City.
With over 2,000 students taking part, a wide array of important categories were researched beforehand and then discussed at the United Nations. During the research portion, each country that’s part of the UN, as well as the different committees that make up the organization, were part of educational plans in the students’ respective countries.
Since the students were representing a specific country, they had to adopt the political philosophy of their nation. That encompassed looking at previous resolutions that had been passed, while also checking how others countries voted.
The basis of all this work was not only to enhance the students’ researching abilities, but also to push them into working together with those representing similar interests. More importantly, the work was meant to force the students to work with countries that might be diametrically opposed to their interests, thereby developing the mediation and resolution skills of all involved.
The intensive nature of the overall project was balanced by the fringe benefits of traveling to interesting areas of this vibrant town. Students were able to check out the melting pot of different communities within New York City, while also checking out iconic spots like the Statue of Liberty.
The schools from which the students came represented some of the finest institutions of higher learning in the world. Names like Harvard University, the University of Copenhagen and Politecnico di Milan came together with the EU Business School and others.
Despite what would ordinarily be considered stiff competition, EU Business School delegates were able to hold their own throughout the course of the competition. In two instances, students from different schools representing EU Business School were recognized for their efforts.
From the Switzerland branch, a student that was representing Uruguay within the Security Council, Marvin José Posas Bautista, was presented with an award for Best Delegation. In addition, Christian Plattes from the Barcelona branch was given Best Delegate accolades for representing Bulgaria within the Historical Security Council.