Model U.N. Trip to Princeton


Quentin McCarthy

Several weeks ago, on Thursday, November 17th, the Bronxville Model United Nations club traveled to East Brunswick, NJ, to attend the 2022 Princeton Model U.N. Conference. The conference was one of the first overnight trips for many of the club members, as the past two years this conference has been canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It was the second in-person conference Bronxville has attended since the pandemic, with the group attending the one-day Dalton conference last spring.

Over 1000 both American and international students attended the conference, which was staffed entirely by undergraduates at Princeton University. The conference was composed of 21 individual committees addressing topics ranging from the Spanish Civil War in the early 20th century to the Uyghur humanitarian crisis in the Xinjiang province, China. Twenty students from Bronxville school, ranging from sophomores to seniors, attended the conference — each representing a different country in their own committees. The conference had both single-delegation and double-delegation committees, meaning that some committees had groups of two delegates working together and some had only individual delegates.

While at the conference, several Bronxville delegates won awards. Juniors Delaney Leddy and Lilah Keating won the award “best position paper” while representing the United Kingdom in their committee. Aarna Pal-Yadav also won best position paper in her committee. The conference as a whole took three days: from Thursday at noon to Sunday evening. Overall the group as a whole did an amazing job and were able to both learn more about global events and practice public speaking.