A group of Harvard undergraduates met in Athens, Greece, during spring break, March 25-29, to coordinate the World Model United Nations (WorldMUN). The diplomatic simulation allowed students, representing United Nations member-states, to draft resolutions on issues ranging from capital punishment to the situation in Kashmir. In a mock crisis, for example, the World Health Organization and the Organization for African Unity addressed a cholera epidemic in Sudan. Those who attended the conference represented nations on 12 different committees.
Conference staff members include, clockwise from lower left: Nick Stephanopoulos 01, Ramy Adeeb 00, Christian Westra 01, Marko Soldo 02, Mwashuma Nyatta 02, Ziad Obermeyer 00, Mike Gilbert 02, Winnie Li 00, Mohamad Al-Ississ 00, and Alex Athanassiou 02. Participants not pictured include Taryn Arthur 01, Sameera Fazili 00, Shirley Hung 00, Josh Jones 00, Daniel Lyons 00, and James Mwangi 00. WorldMUN was founded in a small Polish fishing village by a group of Harvard students in 1991. With 600 delegates from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, it is the largest collegiate United Nations simulation outside of North America.