The 25th Japan National Model UN Team announced in August its intention to pair for a second time with the University of Bridgeport Model United Nations team. The Japan team is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and is made up of students who intend to join Japan’s diplomatic corps. Yukari Hara, who served as her team’s captain for the 2007 Model UN team that visited UB last year, was sent to Nepal on a diplomatic mission by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs this past Summer. Members of the UB team have begun a regular weekly training and a selection process with Dr. Dave Benjamin, Assistant Professor of International Political Economy. Dr. Zhiqun Zhu and Dean Ward will assist Dr. Benjamin. Ayumi Sumita has been chosen to lead to the 25th Japanese National Model UN Team and Nevena Navatchka, an International Business Major and an International Political Economy & Diplomacy Minor, will lead this year’s UB Team.
|(Above) Model UN members meeting with Trustee Robert L. Berchem.||(Below) Giovanni Scaringi who served as General Assembly President at the 2007 National Model UN with Team Captains Miguel Arroyo and Yukari Hara.|