Award & Closing Ceremony Global Classrooms Model UN
Irwin Hall Auditorium, Beirut campus
Since 2005, LAU has provided more than 2,000,000 hours of training in international diplomacy and peace building, all while engaging more than 3,000 LAU student leaders from various majors to train more than 29,300 middle and high school students from all over Lebanon through its simulation models, which grant scholarships to the distinguished and outstanding participants. The closing ceremony will recognize 199 distinguished high school participants and 64 middle school participants who are winners of the Secretary General Award, Diplomacy Award, and Position Paper Award. The ceremony will also include recognition of our stellar LAU student leaders.
Agenda of the ceremony (10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.):
- Projection of GC LAU MUN Closing Ceremony Video
- Presentation by AVP Elie Samia
- Distribution of awards for the school students
- Distribution of the Best Delegation Award
- Student artistic performances
- Recognizing the LAU MUN Success in Global Classrooms DC- Washington
- Distribution of certificates for the secretariat (LAU students)
The Master of the Ceremony is this year’s GC LAU MUN Secretary General, Fouad El Kadi.
Global Classrooms LAU Model UN (GC LAU MUN) was first launched in 2005 with 541 students from 76 High schools. Today, after launching the 13th annual High School and the 7th Middle School program under the slogan of “Leadership Intensified”, the numbers have reached to a total sum of 197 schools and 3,200 students. These young students are trained by over 300 LAU students. GC LAU MUN is a program that brings the UN culture of global awareness and the implementation of peaceful means for conflict resolution to the Lebanese High Schools, Middle Schools, and community at large. The training sessions take place at LAU Byblos and Beirut campuses and aim at increasing students’ cognition about the United Nations, including research and interpretation skills, rules of procedure in a United Nations conference, writing a position paper, public speaking and role playing, conflict resolution and negotiations, caucusing and resolution writing, among others. By the end of these sessions, the students become delegates who take part in United Nations sessions’ simulations. The simulations occur over a two-day Final Conference where students play the role of Ambassadors in United Nations Committees and discuss international topics.