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THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019
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BERKELEY COLLEGE MODEL U.N. CLUB BROADENS GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
Helen Hall, Accounts Chief, United Nations Development Programme, Addresses Students in Class; Jophie Tang, Deputy Permanent Representative, Leads Tour of Singapore Permanent Mission in New York City
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Combining knowledge and experience in and out of the classroom continue to be the hallmark of teaching and learning at the Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business®.
Faculty Advisor Jonathan Ng, PhD, Assistant Chair, Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business®, and students in the Model U.N. Club at Berkeley College in Woodbridge, NJ, organized a field trip to Manhattan on May 17, 2019, in which 32 students and five Berkeley College faculty participated. The field trip had three components: an in-classroom presentation and discussion, a tour inside the U.N., and a visit to the Singapore Permanent Mission in New York City.
“Many Berkeley College students from our area who are passionate about global issues, and we are preparing them to participate in the national U.N. Conference in New York City next year,” said Dr. Ng.
Participants in Model U.N. conferences are placed on committees and assigned countries, organizations or political figures. They are given portfolios with roles, topics and background guides to discuss. Delegates conduct research and choose positions to debate and, at the end, often are recognized with rewards.
“The U.N. field trip was educational, informative and fun,” said Berkeley College student and U.N. Club President Dheer Patel of South Plainfield, NJ. “It opened our eyes to see and learn what the U.N. is about and how they work with country governments to achieve their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Another highlight was the opportunity to hear and learn from Jophie Tang, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Singapore Permanent Mission, about how a small country like Singapore can have an important place in the U.N., despite its size.”
At a visit to the Singapore Permanent Mission in New York City, Jophie Tang, Deputy Permanent Representative, described her experience working as a diplomat and representing her country in the U.N. The group also participated in an educational guided tour of the U.N.
Photo Caption: Top: Berkeley College students from the campus in Woodbridge, NJ, participate in the Model U.N. Club field trip to New York City on May 19, 2019. Guest speaker Helen Hall, Accounts Chief, United Nations Development Programme, is seated front row, left. Middle: Part of the field trip organized by the Berkeley College Model U.N. Club in Woodbridge, NJ, included a visit to the Singapore Permanent Mission in New York City. Jophie Tang, Deputy Permanent Representative, standing in dark suit, center, described her experience working as a diplomat and representing her country in the U.N. Bottom: The group of Berkeley College students and faculty during an educational guided tour of the U.N. on May 17, 2019.
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