Model United Nations Club
Mr. Josh Alper
If you like history, politics, social studies, geography, current events, or world travel, come check us out!
The club usually meets once a week in room A-6, with occasional local field trips, and a 3-day trip to Eugene
In 2012-13, Rex Putnam will represent Saudi Arabia.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Model United Nations?
A: Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies.
Q: Why participate in Model United Nations?
A: Model UN is a great way to learn about world affairs and current events, make new friends, and have fun. Attending the state conference gives students a chance to spend time on a university campus and meet students from across the state. This is a great activity to list on your college applications!
Q: Who participates in Model United Nations?
A: The popularity of Model U.N. continues to grow, and today more than 400,000 middle school, high school and college/university students worldwide participate every year. Many of today's leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in Model U.N. during their academic careers – from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and former World Court Justice Stephen M. Schwebel to actor Samuel L. Jackson. Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is a Model U.N. veteran as well.
At Rex Putnam High, about 20 students participate in Model U.N., from all grade levels.
Q: Which nation will the Rex Putnam team represent at this year's conference?
A: Saudi Arabia! Students each specialized in a different subject, from global economics, security council issues, global security, and national debt to human rights, environmental issues, and health & human services.
Q: When is this year's Oregon's Model U.N. Conference?
A: The team will travel to the University of Oregon in Eugene to participate in the state conference on April 11, 12, & 13, 2013.
Q: How can I join Model U.N.?
A: Ask Mr. Alper in Room A-6 when the next meeting will be. Meetings are usually once a week.
Q: Where can I find out more?