48th Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN) conference held at UCA

The UCA Department of Political Science sponsored the 48th Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN) conference at the University of Central Arkansas on November 22-23, 2013.  Some 410 delegates representing 72 countries from 24 high schools in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Oklahoma participated in the conference.  Logan Spurlock, International Studies major in the UCA Department of Political Science, served as AMUN Secretary-General.  Dr. Mark Mullenbach,  Associate Professor of Political Science, served as Coordinator of the AMUN conference.

UCA President Tom Courtway gave the welcoming address to the delegates during the Opening Session in Ida Waldran Auditorium on Friday, November 22nd.  Brett Newcomb gave the keynote address during the Opening Session.  Brett Newcomb served as President of the General Assembly during the first AMUN conference held in 1967, and he served as AMUN Secretary-General for the second and third AMUN conferences held in 1968.

Committee chairs included Willis Arnold (Special Political Committee), Juan Mayen (Social & Humanitarian Committee), Miguel Lopez (Economic & Finance Committee), Alic Brown (Legal Committee), Stephanie Gray (Security Council), Breanna Wilbanks (Economic & Social Council), and Kate Loyd (Human Rights Council).  During the Closing Session, the “Outstanding Delegation” award was presented to the Argentinian delegation (Conway High School), and the “Outstanding Delegation Runner-Up” award was presented to the United States delegation (Pulaski Academy).