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Model United Nations Conference
Register for NWACC's virtual High School Model United Nations Conference to engage with other high school students and learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations (UN). You'll have the opportunity to role-play different countries among UN committees and sharpen your skills in public speaking, debating, writing, critical thinking and team work.
Conference committees include the Economic and Social Council, Human Rights Council
and Security Council, and the conference director will assign committee chairs. Delegates should conduct themselves by Roberts Rules of Order while in committees, advance their country's interests on the policy topic, and convince
the committee to pass a resolution addressing the policy. Position papers are encouraged but not required in preparation for the tournament.
Awards will be mailed to best delegation and honorable mention from each committee.
Conference & Registration Details
When & Where: Jan. 30, 2021 from 9 AM to 6 PM on Zoom and other video conference platforms
Cost: $10 per delegate. There are limited scholarships available. Contact ModelUN@nwacc.edu to see if you qualify.
Register: Use button below to register for conference.
Questions? Email ModelUN@nwacc.edu.
Guest Speaker & Committee Topics
About Sherri Holliday-Sklar
Sherri Holliday-Sklar recently moved to Rogers, Ark. from the Washington DC area upon her retirement from the U.S. Department of State. Sherri grew up on a farm near Coffeyville, Kansas. She earned History and Political Science Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Kansas in 1985 and a Master of Arts in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota in 1988. She worked as a budget and policy analyst for the Kansas State Division of the Budget from 1988 until 1991.
In 1991, Sherri became a foreign service officer. Over the span of her 29-year career, she lived and worked overseas, representing the United States in Sofia, Bulgaria, Singapore, Baku, Azerbaijan, Toronto, Canada and Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where she worked with the U.S. Marine Corps. She worked at the State Department in Washington on foreign policy related to global export controls, the Pacific Islands, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg, South Korea, maritime Southeast Asia, and regional security, including cybersecurity, in the East Asian and Pacific region, and nuclear nonproliferation. Sherri also served as a foreign policy advisor to the three-star director of strategic plans and policy on the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.
During her foreign service career, Sherri also completed a post-graduate command and staff college course at the Naval War College in 2002. She is married to Bruce Sklar, a computer software designer. Bruce and Sherri love dogs (especially German Shepherds), bicycling and scuba diving. They enjoy spending time with family and volunteering in the local community.
About Sherri's Talk:
Foreign Service: Practicing the Art of the Possible
What is diplomacy, who are career diplomats, and what kind of work do they do? Recently retired Foreign Service Officer Sherri Holliday-Sklar will outline U.S. foreign policy objectives, describe her career, and answer your questions about life as a diplomat working for the United States.
- Global and national economic recovery from the pandemic
- Global and national public health responses to the pandemic
- Sustainable economic development responses to commercial logging and agriculture
- Rights for religious minorities
- Indigenous human rights
- Reproductive rights for women
- Ending the Syrian civil war
- Ending the conflict between Hong Kong and China
- Mineral extraction in the Artic and Antarctica, and on the moon and outer space
- Associated Press coverage of UN
- CIA World Factbook
- Council for Foreign Relations coverage of UN
- CSPAN coverage of UN
- International Crisis Group
- Jurist legal news and commentary
- New Humanitarian publication
- Pass Blue publication
- UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) news
- UN general news
- UN General Assembly news
- UN Human Rights Council news
- UN Security Council news
- Rand Corporation research on UN
- Security Council Report publication
Delegation (Country) Assignments
View country assignments and the role of each country on different committees.