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Negotiating their way to the top: SIM students bag international diplomacy award

25 Feb 2019

Two SIM students did Singapore and the school proud when they were commended for their negotiation and diplomacy skills at the Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) conference held in Boston from 14-17 February. It was a first for the school since its participation in the annual event in 2013.

Joanne Wee and Kayven Tan – undergraduates from the SIM-University of London programme - were among the 12-strong SIM contingent to take part in the simulated United Nations conference. Participants assume the role of leaders of different countries to debate on their cases to achieve the best outcome for their country.

The SIM duo represented Qatar and negotiated solutions on issues such as civil disobedience and LGBT rights. Their outstanding negotiation skills impressed the judges and distinguished them from others in the social, humanitarian and cultural committee.

The HNMUN conference, the longest running and largest of its kind, aims to engage young adults on international issues and policy-making. This year’s event attracted more than 3,000 college students from the United States and all over the world.

Congratulations to Joanne and Kayven, and well done to the team!

Diplomats in the making – the 12 SIM Global Education delegates.​


Joanne and Kayven, members from the SIM International Affairs Society, posing with their award certificates.


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