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This weekend, I chaired the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) at the fourteenth Dartmouth Model United Nations Conference (DartMUN). I signed up for the conference on a spur of the moment, yet that was one of the best decisions I’ve made this year.

I used to attend a lot of Model UN conferences in high school. I was in love with the intense debates. I was thrilled at the new knowledge I was able to learn. And above all, I felt grateful for the friendships I made during each conference. My experiences at Model UN in high school has played an important role in defining who I am today.

Therefore, I found myself reliving those amazing experiences while chairing SPECPOL this weekend. Even though I was no longer a part of the debate, seeing these high school students being so passionate about tackling global issues was extremely inspiring. The students also improved a lot after only three days. The fact that I was able to be a part of their journey with DartMUN was very rewarding.

This weekend reminds me of the ample opportunities we have here at Dartmouth. Before this weekend, I wasn’t really involved with Model UN in college, not because I didn’t have an opportunity to, but because I never reached out to them. Yet, all it took was a short (and very spontaneous) email to DartMUN, and once again I was able to be a part of a Model UN community. I think this weekend reiterates the fact that Dartmouth provides students with endless opportunities to do anything they want.

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