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Monday, February 13, 2012

Flatbush Wins First Place at Model UN

From last Sunday to Tuesday, February 5-7, fifteen Yeshivah of Flatbush students participated in Yeshiva University's National Model United Nations (YUNMUN). Over 60 schools participated from 3 continents and Flatbush won first place for best delegation. Special recognition goes out to the honorable mention winners: Joy Fienberg and Jonathan Zahavi and the best delegate winners: Rachel Beyda, Norman Greenberg, Michelle Sabbagh, and Isabel Fattal.

The Yeshiva University National Model United Nations (YUNMUN) is a student-run simulation of the workings of the real United Nations that gives students an opportunity to experience and learn about the complex landscape of international diplomacy. Playing the roles of delegates to actual United Nations member nations, participants represent a variety of positions, often ones with which they may not agree. In advocating for a given country, students must conduct thorough research of that country's interests and policies across a wide range of issues and concerns, adding both to their knowledge of world affairs and to their appreciation of and facility with research, preparation, communication and critical evaluation.