The Department of International Relations to attend Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) as part of its academic tour in the United States

By Mercy Kaburu

Over the last ten years, the department of International Relations has prepared students to participate in the Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN), an annual simulation conference targeting student across the globe. The conference aims at sharpening delegates in tackling global pressing issues.

This year, the University is represented by a team of seventeen (fifteen students, a Chaperon-Christopher Barak, and a faculty Advisor-Dr. Mercy Kaburu). Apart from taking part in the HNMUN, the delegation is scheduled to visit the Centre for African Studies, Harvard University and Hip hop Archives Museum. In addition, the delegation will be undertaking a guided tour of the United Nations in New York. The last leg of the tour will be in Washington DCI where the delegation will take part in the International Model African Union (IMAU), an annual simulation conference organized by Howard University. Students will also get an opportunity to visit Center for African Studies in Howard University, courtesy of the Director Dr. Johnson Krista. Finally, students will take a tour of the Capital and other monuments in Washington DC.

The three-week academic tour of the United States is immensely informative and organized with the aim of exposing the students to the practice of diplomacy, and to help them establish valuable academic and social networks that they will exploit in their future endeavors.

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