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September Student Spotlight: Olivia Zhang

Olivia is from Long Island, New York and currently a senior at Westminster School. She started MUN her freshman year of high school, which led her to develop a passion for global affairs. She is currently the President of our 2019 Model United Nations program. 1. Why are you interested in global affairs?I have always… Continue reading September Student Spotlight: Olivia Zhang

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Global Prison Reform: Model UN 2019

Around the world prisoners, their families, and society as a whole, is being harmed by prison systems. Many prisons violate international standards and human rights and prison populations are continuing to face issues of overcrowding. In 2013, the occupancy levels of 114 national prison administrations were above 100 percent. This overcrowding creates deteriorated conditions for… Continue reading Global Prison Reform: Model UN 2019

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Plastic Pollution: Model UN 2019

We use plastic every single day, and we use too much of it. Plastic pollution presents a serious threat to the planet, to such an extent that governments around the world have largely been forced to take action. Oceans are threatened by the 8 million tons of plastic trash that gets dumped every year, as… Continue reading Plastic Pollution: Model UN 2019

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The Opioid Crisis: Model UN 2019

The Opioid Crisis is by far one of the most pressing contemporary issues. According to the World Health Organization, in 2016 there were an estimated 27 million people suffering from opioid use disorders around the world. Affordable treatment is often inaccessible for most individuals, and in some way the influence of opioid drugs penetrates all… Continue reading The Opioid Crisis: Model UN 2019

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Intern Intro: Ellen O’Brien

Ellen is a rising senior at Boston College where she majors in International Studies and English. She joins the CTWAC team this summer as the Community Outreach and Membership Intern. In her free time, Ellen likes to run, read and travel. Welcome to the CTWAC team, Ellen! 1. When and why did you first show… Continue reading Intern Intro: Ellen O’Brien

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Intern Intro: Connor Gerrity

Connor is a rising sophomore at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC where he majors in Politics with a minor in Entrepreneurship. He joins the CTWAC team this summer as the Communications & Media Assistant. In his free time, Connor enjoys hiking, visiting art museums and exploring local coffee shops! 1. When and… Continue reading Intern Intro: Connor Gerrity