The Model United Nations Club meets every Thursday from 3:15 to 4:00 pm in room 060, immediately next to the Social Studies Lab. All Manhasset students in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend a meeting or to formally join the club.
In general, we discuss selected topics from currents affairs as they relate to the stated goals of the United Nations and international dynamics at large.
In March, we attend the Model United Nations conference in which students act as delegates for UN member states. A few months prior to the conference, students will break up into subcommittees and research their nation and topic.
Students will have the opportunity to make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure- all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.
The club is characterized by its passionate and in-depth discussions of world affairs. Additional club information can be found in the google classroom.