Each year, ASM’s Model United Nations club partakes in conferences around Europe.
The trip in mid-April to Zurich was the last trip of the year, and was a wonderful opportunity for our freshman delegates to experience their first summit. ZuMUN is a prestigious conference, which offers our students the opportunity to grapple with world issues while developing their skills as orators and collaborators. It takes place annually and is co-hosted by UZH and ETH universities. ETH ranks in the top 10 worldwide, and we were privileged to get a private tour of the campus.
In the conference, we debated in the Historical Security Council and G20 committees. In the HSC, we represented the USSR, Ukraine and Canada during the 1948 Berlin Blockade. Our delegates enjoyed changing history in this fast-paced committee, responding to international issues and conflicting political interests. Meanwhile, our students truly shined in the consensus-based discussion of the G20, engaging in impressive compromise and consideration. We are very proud of our students' preparation and eloquence. While ZuMUN does not offer awards, we were flattered with praise from the moderators, and ASM clearly led debate in both committees.