Wednesday June 23, 2010 | UNC Charlotte’s Model UN & Haiti

June 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

Haiti has been largely out of the public eye lately but enormous problems still exist in the country devastated by a massive earthquake in January. At UNC Charlotte there is a group of students who study the sorts of humanitarian problems faced by Haiti and they are traveling there to learn more. The Model UN is a student group organized just like the real United Nations. We learn who they are, what they do and why they are going to Haiti.
Guests
Dr. Cindy Combs
– Professor, Political Science & Public Administration, UNC Charlotte
Matt Smither – UNC Charlotte Graduate and Past President, Model UN

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  1. Morning Mike, Hello Dr. Coombs, Mat;

    I had the opportunity last fall to take Dr. Coombs class which (Afghanistan Fall ’09)was conducted as a Model UN…WOW! The class was an extraordinary experience. Because of it, I’ve become sensitized to national, international and cultural issues that would have otherwise gone unnoticed by me and many other of the students in the class.

    Good luck and much success to the team.

  2. I can’t help but think these students are profoundly unprepared for the deprivation and lack of creature comforts they will experience in Haiti.
    I hope they have read “The Uses of Haiti” by Dr. Paul Farmer to comprehend how Haiti went from the wealthiest democracy in the western hemisphere to the poorest oligarchy with the help of the USA. Stop that kind of help, please!


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