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BSC Student Delegation Participates in Midwest Model United Nations Conference in St. Louis

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    Tuesday, February 28 2012
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—A six-student delegation from Bluefield State College participated in the 52nd Midwest Model United Nations, February 15-18, in St. Louis. The BSC student contingent represented the Eastern European country of Belarus. They joined more than 700 students from 80 delegations, representing colleges and universities throughout the nation.

"The conference is designed to furnish a structure and forum for students to work with the most pressing international issues from a perspective outside of the classroom, and thus broaden their awareness of the world of politics," explained BSC Model UN Advisor John White. "Representing the role of another nation's delegation to the United Nations, students further realize the difficulties and complexities of international relations."

The BSC students sought to present the perspective of Belarus on topics that included "Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, and stockpiling of bacteriological and toxin weapons and their destruction," and "Minimizing the impact of natural disasters on national and regional economies.

While at the conference, the BSC delegates met Minister Counselor Maciej Pisarski, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.