Connecticut Model United Nations Conference
December 6, 2022
From Dec. 2-3 at the University of Hartford, 21 Cheshire Academy students took on the roles of leaders from countries around the world, working together with other like-minded individuals to resolve international issues.
Held annually, the World Affairs Council of Connecticut Model United Nations program develops students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, empowering students to become global citizens and to motivate positive change in the world.
This year, students participated on committees specific to security in space, genocide, deforestation, post-conflict economic development, and resolving the Ukraine/Russia conflict, among others. Two students — Payton Einhorn ’24 and Elise Lurix ’24 — served as officers during the conference, which is a title given to fewer than two dozen participants from around the state. As part of their duty, they collaborated with the Connecticut National Guard to develop a crisis scenario for the conference.