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Second Annual Model United Nations Conference on St. Croix

Students from the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses will participate in the second annual University of the Virgin Islands Model United Nations Conference on Friday, March 27, 2009. The conference will take place on the St. Croix campus from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m in the Great Hall's North West Wing.

The conference simulates committees and programs of the United Nations. Through this conference, UVI students will gain a better sense of international concerns, policies and affairs. Students also stand to improve their communication skills as they learn approaches of debate, deliberation and the development of solutions to world problems.

The UVI Model United Nations Conference is sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of UVI, Rotary Club Harborside and the Rotary Club West of St. Croix.

Students from the St. Croix delegation will represent Venezuela, while the St. Thomas delegation will represent Panama. Some of the topics to be discussed include human trafficking, drug trafficking, child poverty, imperialism and environmental sustainability.

The Venezuelan representatives are Shanet Alexander, Risa C'DeBaca, Amaris Chew, and Steve Gill. Representing Panama are Shenell Albert, Edward Sello, Ernest Smithen, and C'Neesha Williams. Dr. Kula Francis, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UVI, is advisor to the competing students.

For more information contact Dr. Francis at (340) 692-4065, by e-mail at, or Sonia Boyce at 626-9207.